Bethenny Frankel’s career may be hotter than ever, with her Skinnygirl brand booming and her new talk show Bethenny making its official full-season debut earlier this month, but her personal life is still a minefield, thanks to her contentious divorce with soon-to-be ex-husband Jason Hoppy.
The former Real Housewives of New York star is allegedly being accused by her estranged husband of getting together with him in an attempt to have a child, rather than out of love, according to RadarOnline.
“They hardly speak to each other, but when they do, it’s nasty,” says a member of the couple’s inner circle, who claims the two are still sharing the same New York apartment.
“During a recent argument, Jason accused Bethenny of using him as a sperm donor in order to have Bryn. Jason was pushed over the edge because Bethenny is going forward with her plans to win sole custody of Bryn.”
The source claims that Jason believes that their marriage was all in service of one goal and, and he’ll fight tooth and nail to gain custody of their daughter.
“In what world does Bethenny live in where she thinks Jason would just walk away from Bryn? It’s clear to Jason that Bethenny once she had their child, she got what she wanted from the relationship and she walked away.”
While the pair have no remaining romantic relationship, the source claims that Jason refuses to take off his wedding ring, in part because he knows it will edge the normally composed Bethenny toward losing her cool, which could be a valuable bargaining chip when it comes to their custody battle.
“He remains married and it irks Bethenny that Jason continues to wear it. Anything he can do to push her buttons, it’s being done. She can’t steamroll Jason.”