Bravo’s Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy are separating after two years of marriage, she announced on Sunday, Dec. 23. Things had become so strained the two could no longer continue their marriage.
“This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family,” Frankel tells Us Weekly, adding that the situation brings her “great sadness.”
Continued Frankel, “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.”
“They care about each other. They’re both devastated,” a Frankel pal tells Us of the split. “Bethenny fought really hard for her family.”
The split comes just days after sources told Us Weekly that the spouses have been increasingly butting heads.