Bethenny Frankel is the poster girl for "single girl makes good." The star who first became known on Martha Stewart's "Apprentice" rose to prominence on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City." In contrast to her rich, married frenemy Jill Zarin, Bethenny was the poor, lonely one in the clique. As our society treats being single like it's a disease to be cured, fans rejoiced when Bethenny found her happily ever after.
The Bethenny that viewers have gotten a chance to know on her own series is fun, fresh, brazen and still refreshingly honest. She followed today's celeb path to matrimony: First comes the baby in the baby carriage then comes marriage. "Bethenny Getting Married" and "Bethenny Ever After" show us a relatable post-singlista. She's Carrie Bradshaw living with Mr. Everyman instead of Mr. Big. It certainly doesn't hurt that Jason has a megawatt smile and JFK good looks.
In business Bethenny has been a winner as well. She's riding her smarts and "Skinny Girl" brand all the way to the top. The Forbes Magazine cover girl trumps those who are building an empire on being famous for being famous. As a healthy foods chef and fitness enthusiast, she actually has skills and information that are an asset to her legion of followers.
As if all of that isn't exciting enough, Bethenny and her smalltown boy Jason Hoppy are parents to daughter Bryn. As far as cute reality TV babies go, only Kourtney Kardashian's son Mason Dash Disick can compete.
So what's the problem?
Bethenny and Jason's marriage is reportedly on the rocks. Even under the best of circumstances a relationship can be challenging. Beth and Mr. Hoppy are facing uncharted territory as they let the sadness play out for the cameras. Unlike other reality TV couples like Kate Gosselin and her estranged hubby Jon, both Bethenny and Jason are likeable and relatable.
It's being reported that both B and J have met with divorce lawyers separately. Shocking allegations include Bethenny's alleged infidelity with Matt Hesse, one of her business partners seen on the show. The story is that, to Jason's dismay, our girl was seen canoodling in public with Matt.
On their reality show, Bethenny often accuses Jason of lashing out at her and calling her "damaged." The two even took an ill-fated therapy trip on a boat with another couple to find a solution. Jason has said on-air that he finds her success challenging to his manhood.
Can it be true? Can our favorite reality TV couple be calling it quits? We certainly hope not. This very sad story is developing. Stay tuned.
What do you think?
Would Bethenny really cheat on Jason?
In an divorce whose side would you be on? Are you Team Bethenny, Team Jason or Team Stay Together?
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