People.com Celebrity Bethenny Frankel Divorcing Jason Hoppy Having announced a separation over the holidays, the reality star makes it official by filing divorce papers By Sarah Michaud Sarah Michaud Instagram Sarah Michaud is the senior news editor of PEOPLE's music vertical. She has been with the brand for close to 15 years, holding various roles across the digital news team before focusing on music. In 2021, Sarah won the CMA media achievement award for her coverage of country music. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, social work and English and resides outside of Boston. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 5, 2013 05:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Albert Michael/Startraks It’s official – Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy‘s marriage is over. Having announced a separation over the holidays, the reality star began the divorce process by filing earlier this week in New York, TMZ reports. “It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” Frankel, 42, had said in a statement Dec. 23. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.” The split comes after months of rumors that the pair – who married in 2010 and are parents to daughter Bryn, 2½ – were on the rocks. “Bethenny is devastated,” a friend tells PEOPLE.