After much speculation and countless tabloid reports, Bethenny Frankel has confirmed that she and husband Jason Hoppy are now separated.
In an statement released on Sunday, Bethenny said the following:
“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating. This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family ... We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority," the statement continues. "This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us."
The two married in 2010 after meeting less than two years earlier while Bethenny was filming The Real Housewives of New York City. Their lives together were then documented in Bethenny Ever After, where every aspect of their lives -- including the struggles -- were fair game for the cameras. There was often a focus on whether combining business opportunities with their relationship would cause too much strain.
Over the summer during her new talk show, Bethenny dismissed divorce rumors swirling at the time, saying: For those of you who don't know me, basically the press has said that Jason saw a divorce lawyer and that I saw a divorce lawyer and there's this whole big thing going on. The truth is, I put it all out there on my show ... If it's out there, I'll tell you. I'm in a good marriage, we have issues, we are not perfect, we work on it every day. We're committed."