Friday, July 25, 2014

Bethenny Frankel In Court For 4 Hours, Still Working On Divorce From Jason Hoppy


NYDailyNews.com:
Bethenny Frankel worked up an appetite for lunch on Thursday while sitting on a courthouse bench for hours with her tender tootsies exposed.

The Skinnygirl Cocktails founder was in Manhattan Supreme Court for a divorce proceeding, but waited two-and-a-half hours for her case to be called. She spent much of the time with her tender feet out of the extremely high black pumps she wore to do battle with her soon to be ex-husband, Jason Hoppy.

“What time is it? I’m soooo hungry!” the former member of the “Real Housewives of New York” cast asked her lawyer, Allen Mayefsky, as they headed out of court after about four hours.

Frankel, who gained fame and fortune through products promoting a “skinny” lifestyle for women, was criticized online for being too thin after the 43-year-old posted a picture to Instagram earlier this month of her wearing her 4-year-old daughter’s pajamas.

“This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts,” her caption read. “Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?”

Frankel’s legal team and Hoppy’s lawyers, led by Bernard Clair, have locked horns over a division of assets and other matters.
Frankel has dug in in those fancy heels over how much Hoppy, 42, will get of her reputed $55 million fortune, which was built, in large measure, from the 2011 sale of Skinnygirl Cocktails to Beam Global. Sales of Skinnygirl soared before the couple’s marriage hit the rocks, but dropped 26% last year. The couple was married in March 2010 and separated in December 2012.

After a brief trial earlier this year, the couple settled on a joint custody arrangement over their daughter, Bryn.

Neither Frankel nor Hoppy would talk to reporters as they waited for the case to be called. They sat in separate areas of a courthouse corridor.

Their lawyers were equally mum, both beforehand and after emerging from a closed-door conference with the judge’s law clerk.
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