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Following the announcement of their separation last week, reality TV star Bethenny Frankel has officially filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy.
The former Housewife took the first step in ending her two-year marriage to Hoppy by filing a summons for divorce in New York City earlier this week.
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Frankel, who is no stranger to Twitter, has been following Bravo’s slogan — “live out loud” — even moreso lately by sharing her heartbreak and her coping methods with her fans online. She’s recently been spending a lot of time with her daughter, as well as talk show host and pal Hoda Kotb.
To those of you who are being supportive: thank you. To those of you who are judging: I totally get it.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) January 5, 2013
A stint on NBC’s The Apprentice in 2005 launched Frankel in front of the public eye, and the business woman has been on reality television ever since. Frankel met Hoppy (“a regular guy with a regular salary,” according to Frankel) at a nightclub in 2008 while starring on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City. She landed her own spinoff in 2010, Bethenny Getting Married?, documenting her pregnancy 11 months into their relationship and their marriage when Bethenny was seven months pregnant. The show became Bravo’s highest-rated series premiere, drawing 2.1 million total viewers.
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After the nuptials, the show was expanded into Bethenny Ever After, which documented the couple’s lives in New York City with their two-year-old daughter, Bryn, as well as Bethenny’s Skinnygirl business, a line of low-calorie cocktails, which she sold last year to Beam Global for a jaw-dropping $120 million. The series averaged 1.4 million viewers in season two, and 1.1 million viewers in season three, with the final episode airing in May.
Since then, Frankel and Hoppy have fought rumors that they were divorcing, but said at the time that they were working out their marriage.
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