Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bethenny Frankel Asks Judge To Evict Estranged Husband From New York Apartment
Reality TV star and talk show host Bethenny Frankel was back in divorce court Friday trying to bounce her ex from sharing the Tribeca apartment where they have been living with their daughter.

Frankel allowed Hoppy to share their Hudson St. loft after filing for divorce last year so he could continue to be close to their 3-year-old daughter, Bryn.

It’s unclear whether Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer resolved the request or why it was made.

Frankel's papers, like all divorce records, are sealed and Gesmer, who presides full time over divorces, does most of her work behind closed doors in her chambers instead of in open court.

Frankel arrived looking spiffy as usual in a short black leather quilted skirt and black high heels with a pointed red toe. The toe matched her red quilted bag.
Hoppy, 42, wore his favorite grey suit -- but sported a closely trimmed full beard.

The couple spent hours in separate courthouse corridors, waiting for their cache of high powered lawyers to confer privately with the judge and then with their opposing colleagues.

Their paths crossed just before lunch when they both met with the judge.

Hoppy seemed more relaxed when he left but Frankel was tense, retreating to a hard bench where she sat with crossed legs and arms as she talked to her attorneys.

Neither Frankel nor Hoppy were talking as they left the courthouse.

Frankel, 43, now appears to have a new, younger boyfriend, financier Michael Cerussi III, 34. The two were photographed in the Florida surf over New Year's weekend.
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