Bethenny Frankel Gets Real About “Tortuous” Divorce on ‘RHONY’ Reunion Part 2
Bethenny Frankel hasn’t been able to escape Jason Hoppy since filing for divorce in December 2012.
Though the Real Housewives of New York star has remained relatively private about her difficult relationship with her ex-husband, she opened up about the “torment and torture” she’s faced on last night’s reunion part 2 episode.
The Skinnygirl creator discussed the aftermath of the harassment and stalking charges brought against Jason and how difficult life has been since the split.
The 46-year-old father was arrested in January for threatening the Bravolebrity at their 7-year-old daughter Bryn’s school and the case is currently still in court.
Though it’s been an emotional few months for the business mogul, she wants nothing to do with the father of her child.
“Any resolution is legally mandated and I’m fine with that,” the 46-year-old told host Andy Cohen last night.
“I don’t care what happens, I have faith that somehow I will be able to live a normal free life. But it has to be with zero contact. Because with any contact, this will not end.”
Bethenny and Jason got married in March 2010 and had their daughter just two months later.
“It is indescribable and it is inexplicable and it’s like, if someone wants to talk about like a war zone in Israel, how are you going to explain that to someone?” she revealed.
“I’m not comparing this to actual war but in my life, you can’t even imagine the torment that this has been. There’s no way to describe it. I just stifled it in because if I let any of it out, I’m going to totally break down. I can’t believe this happened to me.”
The pain and anguish has been so much a part of her life, she’s not even sure how to articulate it to other people.
“It was part of my life. I thought I was never getting out of it. I couldn’t even understand it. How can I explain this to everybody?” she asked.
“You’ve never — it is torture. So that’s why I didn’t explain it. There’s no way to describe this to anybody. Nobody would believe it.”
In fact, fellow cast member Carole Radziwill believes Jason is obsessed with his ex-wife.
“He’s obsessed with her. It’s like an obsession. And I guess when someone walks away and you no longer have control?” Carole said.
“I’ve known you [Bethenny] a few years now. When we first started getting close, I saw all the times you tried to reach your daughter, FaceTime your daughter.”
The 54-year-old continued, “And he would sometimes pick up the phone and hang up or face it to the wall. Weird stuff. And I thought, ‘Wow, this guy is a little off.’ But now, I don’t think you even realized at a certain point how painful and the emotional havoc it played on your life.”
What a difficult situation. We’re thinking of you, Bethenny!
RHONY Reunion Part 3 airs Wednesday, August 30 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.