Bethenny Frankel Settles Nearly 4-Year Divorce Battle with Ex Jason Hoppy
Bethenny Frankel can officially put one difficult chapter of her life behind her.
On Monday, Hoppy’s attorney Bernard Clair confirmed that the divorce case has finally been resolved – a settlement that came after nearly four years of contentious negotiations.
Noting that the terms of the settlement are private and confidential, Clair says on Hoppy’s behalf in a statement to PEOPLE: “Jason is thrilled that this chapter of his life is over; he is extremely pleased with the settlement that was reached. Jason looks forward to the future and enjoying that time privately with family, friends and most important to him, his daughter.”
Frankel’s lawyer Allan Mayefsky released a statement exclusively to PEOPLE on her behalf: “Out of respect for her privacy and the well-being of her daughter, Bethenny is declining to comment. We can confirm that the divorce has been resolved. Our client is ecstatic that this long chapter is over, and she is looking forward to moving on with her life.”
“I feel like I’m on the 18th hole of the golf round now. I feel like we’re here,” Frankel said. “I feel like I survived something. When it all shakes down, I’ll be a woman who has not kind of just felt backed into a corner. I stayed strong and I did what was best for myself, my daughter, for women.”
Most recently, Frankel opened up about about the “gnarly, nasty ordeal of a divorce” on her weekly SiriusXM radio show, B Real with Bethenny, revealing that Hoppy had finally vacated her Tribeca apartment.
“I walked in and it just washed over me. I sobbed for hours. It was like this release,” she said. “And you always think things are going to be one way. I thought it was going to be, like, the biggest party ever. I’d be rollerskating through there with my top off, my t— hanging out, so excited and there’s nothing good about any of it. It was all just remembering moving in there. It was a hideous experience, and I just didn’t know how to even process the feeling.”
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