Bethenny Frankel’s marriage was looking rocky for awhile and now In Touch reports that the TV personality is splitting from Jason Hoppy.
“She told him they are done,” a source close to the couple told IT. “She’s meeting with lawyers and just figuring out the next steps. It’s over.”
On Dec. 9 in NYC, Frankel was seen with the couple’s 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Bryn, not wearing a wedding ring.
“This has been bubbling up for a year,” a friend of the former Real Housewives star dishes. “Over the summer they spent time apart. She lived in the Hamptons for six weeks with Bryn while Jason stayed home in New York.” Frankel was also seen in Miami Beach on a solo vacation with her daughter and some friends.
The couple’s daily life was chronicled on her Bravo reality series, Bethenny Ever After. Frankel, 42, met Hoppy, 41, in 2009, while filming the third season of Housewives. His Bravo bio reports the Pennsylvania native works in pharmaceuticals and real estate.
At least one Housewife is experiencing marital bliss: NJ’s Melissa Gorga landed a book deal with St. Martin’s Press, for Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage. “A great marriage doesn’t just happen. It’s a job,” Gorga has said of her union with Joe Gorga.
Hot and heavy?
Looks like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez really are kaput.
Life & Style reports that while Biebs was in Miami Dec. 8 co-hosting the Y100 Jingle Ball he met up with Hungarian model Barbara Palvin, 19. She’s the same gal he was spotted getting cozy with at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in November. “Justin and Barbara were together in Miami,” a friend of Justin’s confirms in the new issue. “They aren’t being bashful about hanging out and getting closer.”
Want to see Bradley Cooper without his shirt? Be warned. The actor told Ellen DeGeneres something about his odd anatomy on Tuesday’s show. The Hangover hunk, 37, claimed he had a third nipple underneath his “regular” one as well as ones on both his arm and leg, which he displayed. But it was just a ploy (paste-ons) to freak out viewers. Mission accomplished.
On the mend
Jennifer Aniston’s estranged mother will be released from a California hospital soon and has not suffered a stroke, reports RadarOnline. Nancy Dow, 76, underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in her arm following a fall. The former model who wrote an infamous tell-all about her 43-year-old superstar daughter had a stroke last October.
Ke$ha took to Twitter to apologize for her single, Die Young, in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre. “I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express,” she wrote, adding she isn’t even a fan herself. “I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.” The song has been pulled from radio stations.