Monday, December 24, 2012

R.I.P. Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy

It's the days before a major holiday, which means that it's a great time for a celebrity couple to release a statement about splitting up. I know I said I was only doing holiday posts this week, but I can't not write about this break up.  I was literally depressed for a good fifteen minutes after reading that my fave ever reality TV couple-- Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy-- were calling it quits.  Some of you probably don't even know who they are, but you may have remembered my love letter to them back in March.  Bethenny is the chick that invented the Skinny Girl Margarita and started out her career as a Real Housewife of New York.  She since went on to get her own reality show on Bravo and more recently, her own daytime talk show.

Here's their official statement:"It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating. This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.  We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority.  This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us." 

A good chunk of Bethenny and Jason's relationship was documented on their reality show, including their wedding and the birth of their daughter Brynn (named after Jason's deceased brother Bryan).  The reason they were so lovable is because they found each other a little later in life and they just seemed down to earth and relatable.  And through Bethenny, we got to see that a woman could have a really successful career + the supportive husband.  But truth be told, the writing was kind of on the wall for them during the last season of the show, I just didn't want to see it.  I was hoping all their bickering was just fake drama for the purposes of the TV show, but turns out all the turmoil was the real thing.  And Bethenny just got too famous for her own good.  After she sold Skinny Girl to Jim Beam for $120 million dollars, it seemed like their life was an endless string of public appearances and bitching and moaning about something while she got her hair and make up done.  Plus, she was also the type that complained about the tabloids and the paparazzi with a sort of glimmer in her eye-- like you knew she was actually really into it.  I think being a C-plus list celebrity got to her head and she couldn't help wondering what famous guy she could date.  I would not be surprised if in a few months she starts dating someone like Maksim Chmerkovskiy or Simon Cowell.  The thought of her living in that super million dollar pimped out New York City apartment all by herself makes me a little sad.  Okay, I'd be more sad if she lived in a shit-hole, but you know what I mean.


  1. that chick is crazy.... poor guy. hopefully he gets half.

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  3. Saaara I'm also extremely upset by this. For better or worse I see a lot of myself in Bethenny (minus the 120 mill unfortunately). But I really wanted her to prove that women could have it all and that even if the success and love came later in life it would all be worth it. I feel really badly for Bryn. Regardless of whatever went on in their relationship, Jason seems like a really good father and it sucks for her they won't be together everyday.

    I also agree the writing was on the wall and I have a big time problem w/ any therapist that allows therapy sessions with their reality star patients to be filmed an televised so who knows if she even worked through any of her issues.

    The worse part of this is you know that it made Jill Zarin's 2012 and that she and Bobby are toasting with anything but a Skinnygirl beverage

  4. *worst...not worse ugh I haven't even started my Christmas Eve drinking yet...