As rumors swirled recently that former Real Housewife and current liquor mogul Bethenny Frankel was divorcing husband Jason Hoppy, the Skinnygirl stayed curiously quiet.

Now, a source tells RadarOnline that Bethenny purposely stayed mum on the subject in order “to create buzz for her new talk show … No one is smarter and knows how to use the press to her advantage more than Bethenny. She could have issued a statement straight away but she recognized that it would be better if she waited until the premiere.”

The talk show, called Bethenny, will premiere on Fox affiliate networks in New York, Los Angeles, and four other markets on June 11. The source continued, “Bethenny has absolutely no plans to divorce Jason at this time.”

So where and why did the divorce rumors start? Star magazine reported that both Bethenny and Jason had visited divorce lawyers on May 23. Apparently the new talk show means that the couple and their 2-year-old daughter Bryn would have to relocate to Los Angeles. The source says, “Jason wasn’t thrilled about the prospect of moving to Los Angeles, even temporarily, but he is adjusting very well.”

We’ve all had moving pains, so we can understand the rumored tension. We hope Bethenny’s new show works out, since we love seeing her on TV, cracking wise!

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The Real Housewives of New York Season 5 premieres on Monday, June 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

Source: RadarOnline, Star

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