Last we heard, talk show host Bethenny Frankel from The Housewives of New York was in the middle of an ugly divorce with husband Jason Hoppy — and, he wouldn’t leave! Since then, amidst rumors, the couple is still together. Why? Find out below!
1. Jason Refuses To Take off His Wedding Ring
Is Jason making the divorce between him and Bethenny super difficult on purpose?
Looks like it…
She put a ring on it — but he won’t take it off. Almost six months after Jason Hoppy, the pharmaceutical sales…
— Royal Wedding (@SayRoyalWedding) July 22, 2013
The allegedly “heartbroken” husband refuses to take off his band until the marriage is officially done-zo, according to Radar Online. And, an inside source to the couple adds this:
Jason won’t take off his wedding ring until the divorce is final. He didn’t want to pull the plug on the relationship, but Bethenny decided to file for divorce.
Is Jason playing the sympathy card just to prolong the divorce process? Or, is he serious about getting Bethenny back? Hopefully we’ll find out soon…
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2. Jason Hates Bethenny’s Billionaire Boyfriend
The divorce between Bethenny and Jason may not complete, but, that doesn’t stop Bethenny from dating whoever she wants! And, coincidentally, her “new guy” just so happens to be a billionaire!
Radar reports the Housewives of New York star was spotted vacationing with boyfriend Warren Lichtenstein in Hong Kong back in 2012 (while Jason and Bethenny were still married), and again recently in the southeast of France. Meanwhile, Radar claims Jason is “disgusted” that Bethenny would start dating before the divorce is complete. According to an inside source, he “refuses to even entertain the idea of dating…”
3. Jason Thinks Bethenny Isn’t Fit For Parenting
Bethenny also spent New Year’s with her Lichtenstein — bringing along daughter, Bryn, for the ride at his vacation home in Aspen, Colorado. Oops! Bad move… At least, according to Jason. This is what an inside source revealed:
The fact that Bethenny has taken their daughter on vacation with Warren in the past is outrageous to him. What kind of role model is Bethenny going to be to Bryn? The parenting choices she is making are very poor.
Did Bethenny go too far?
4. Jason Craves Sympathy Throughout The Divorce
Bethenny thinks Jason wants attention and won’t stop ’til he gets it!
According to PerezHilton, an inside source claims:
Bethenny just can’t understand why Jason is still wearing his wedding ring! It makes absolutely no sense to her because they have zero plans for reconciliation.
Could Jason’s wearing of the wedding band be his way of trying to pick at Bethenny’s new man’s nerves in order to remind him who Bethenny really belongs to? Or, is he just convinced it’s not the end? If he does, then apparently he’s not the only one! Jill Zarin, former Housewives co-star of Bethenny says this, according to Gather:
I don’t know if it’s really that nasty. I don’t always believe that kind of press. They’ll work it out. They’ll find a way and they’ll work it out because they both love their daughter.
Do you think Jill is right?
5. Jason Files For Sole Custody of Their Daughter
Radar reports, Bethenny and Jason have also each filed for sole custody of their daughter, Bryn.
It’s no wonder for Jason — since he’s made it clear he thinks his wife is a terrible mom. But, all things considered… does he still see a future between him and Bethenny? We’ll have to stick around and see what the couple decides!