Reality star-turned-mogul Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy tied the knot in 2010. They then untied it in 2021 after separating in 2012. Describing their custody war as unfriendly wouldn’t even come close to being descriptive enough. Words like vicious, ferocious, and downright nasty might be better suited to this particular showdown.
In 2014, the gloves were officially off when Frankel accused Hoppy of threatening her, and he, in turn, accused his ex of using their child, Bryn, as a prop, per People. In 2019, the fight was still ongoing with Us Weekly reporting that the “Real Housewives of New York” alum had asked the courts for full custody of their daughter. In legal documents, Frankel said that her ex-husband had a temper problem, harassed her, and allowed Bryn to see negative press about her. At the same time, Hoppy accused his ex of bad parenting and making decisions that put Bryn in harm’s way.
Per Page Six, in 2021 the judge eventually granted 50/50 custody to the former couple. After Frankel suggested that Bryn spends most of her time with her, it was later ordered that she no longer had to pay Hoppy child support. Per the outlet, he didn’t fight her on it. “I will not spend the remainder of Bryn’s childhood fighting as we share joint physical custody,” he said in court. “Bryn knows I love her, I want her, and I will always be available for our time together.”