'RHONY's Bethenny Is Still Working Out Her Divorce

When you're as nosy as me, and as big a fan of the Real Housewives as I am, the question on your mind — well, my mind — is a simple one: when will Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy's divorce be final? If your response to that question was one of your own, namely, "Wait, their divorce isn't already final?," then don't worry. You're not alone. I had the exact same thought. This has already been a long, drawn-out process, and it seems far from over, so let's start from the beginning. The Real Housewives of New York star and Jason Hoppy started dating in December 2008, announced their engagement in October 2009, and were married by March 2010, with their daughter Bryn Hoppy arriving a few months later, in May 2010. But just two-and-a-half years later, in December 2012, the couple was separated, and Bethenny filed for divorce in January 2013.

So what I'm getting at here — I promise I have a point — is that since that was over three years ago, the divorce proceedings have now gone on for longer than the actual marriage itself. Or, at least, the happily-married part. The insane thing is that these two are technically still married, even though they haven't wanted to be since 2013. So what's the endgame here? When can we expect the divorce to get hashed out?

Well, part of it is already wrapped up, and that's the custody agreement, which was settled in June 2014 after many contentious months. The details are confidential, so I can't spill them for you here, but the rumor is that Bethenny's petition for sole custody was rejected, and that she and Jason were awarded joint custody.

So if that's how long it took to settle who would care for their child, whose wellbeing is of mutual interest, I can't even imagine how much more squabbling we still have in store over the division of property, which is the remaining issue. As I mentioned before, everything is strictly confidential, so we don't even have a hint of when to expect a resolution here, but, if the acrimonious nature of the proceedings up until now is any indication, I sense it could stretch on for years.

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