Jason Asked for the Split by NoMoreDrama
While Bethenny Frankel broke the news that she was separating from husband Jason Hoppy, an insider has told the AllAboutTruth blog that it was actually Jason that called for a break in the relationship. According to the source:
“Jason was full aware that Bethenny made him look bad throughout their marriage. He was made fun of from friends and family all the time that he was letting Bethenny control him. Jason wanted out of this marriage a long time ago but Bethenny was so caught up in proving the media wrong about her marriage that she kept it going and begged him to stay with her.”
The source added, “Jason has been miserable for a very long time and thinks this is the right decision. He cares about his daughter more than anything in this world and doesn’t want her to grow up witnessing a failed marriage. Although Bethenny continued to put what the media would say in his face, he had enough and told her he wanted out of this marriage for good!”
Bethenny’s marriage woes were front and center of season three of her reality TV show, and the separation comes as no surprise to viewers. I was rooting for this couple, but it is difficult enough to enter a marriage in your late 30s and immediately have a child, without adding the reality TV show, Bethenny’s troubled past, and her meteoric business success. When Jason and Bethenny first met she was just another reality TV housewife trying turn her TV exposure into a few bucks while she was in the public eye.
Today her Skinnygirl brand can be found in major liquor/grocery and department stores, and she’s set to launch a talk show next year. Perhaps you can’t have it all, but you’ve got to give her credit for trying.
Real Housewives of Miami – Reunion Opens New Wounds by NoMoreDrama
Well it looks as though the healing ceremony in the Bahamas didn’t heal much between these ladies, as gloves are apparently off for the reunion.
Seating is always interesting, and in this reunion seating is exactly the split that the ladies had during their vacation. To Andy’s right – Joanna, Lisa, Karent, and Lea at the far end of the couch. To Andy’s left – Adriana, Marysol, Ana, and Alexia. Apparently Lea asking Elaine Lancaster to do her dirty work didn’t earn her a good seat at the reunion. You have to bring your own
Going in to season two of the Real Housewives of Miami there were rumors that this was more scripted than any other show in the history of housewives – and it sure did seem that much of the drama was made up. Karent had a fake boyfriend, Joanna had fake relationship troubles, and who knows what was going on between Adriana and Joanna, but it certainly seemed to me that they had some sort of agreement to fight on camera.
But at the end of the day the show was pretty interesting if you could get past the manufactured storylines. The tiff between Lea and Marysol seemed real. Marysol and Ana were dealing with real relationship issues. Alexia was dealing with her son’s accident and recovery. Lisa was struggling to get pregnant.
The main drama coming out of the previews is that Ana Quincoces takes on Lea Black and basically tells her that she doesn’t believe Lea is a self-made woman, and that she slept her way to the top. Then Ana says something about her girls and how they are not socially awkward. This comment has been taken to be a slam against Lea Black’s son RJ – who many viewers felt came across as socially awkward on the show. Usually kids are off limits, and Ana doesn’t seem to be the type to take low blows at kids, so I’m going wait until I see the whole thing before commenting, but Lea giving her take twitter.
Tweet to Lea: “if that dig was towards Lea son- she really is brown trash judging a young child”
Lea: “It was! Shame.”
You can see the preview video here.
There won’t be a new chat blog today for the reunion since it’s such a quiet day and I’m off skiing. We have a new blogger recapping the reunions for us – so don’t worry, you won’t miss out while I’m off having fun.
Phaedra is also with Kandi in the Bahamas
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