RHONY star Bethenny Frankel no longer paying ex-husband $12,000 a month for spousal support
23 March 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Manhattan, NY, United States (4E) – The “Real Housewives Of New York” star Bethenny Frankel can now stop paying the temporary spousal support for her ex-husband Jason Hoppy , which is at $12,000 per month.
According to court documents, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, March 22, that she will no longer pay him. The documents said that the court judges ruled that they have found that both parties’ agreement “forecloses the husband from seeking any kind of spousal support, including temporary support.” This is after both have acknowledged that they are self-supporting. The documents added: “The parties agreed to ‘waive any and all claims for spousal support and/or maintenance' ‘both now and in the future’”
Accordingly, the reality star is paying a total of $26,000 a month to Hoppy since their divorce in 2012. This includes the $12,000 spousal support and $10,000 a month child support for their daughter Bryn. It was unclear what the remaining amount is for.
However, despite the spousal support being crossed off from the payments being made by Frankel , it was reported that she is fighting to keep the $5 million Tribeca condominium that she bought when she and Hoppy were still together. The court says that Franke did fund the purchase of the apartment and should be the settlor but her former husband claims that both of them agreed that it was a joint property. He also claimed that he made payments regarding maintenance and renovations.
The attorney of Hoppy , Bernard Clair, said in a statement, "My client is extremely happy that the appeals court rejected his wife's position that she automatically owns the marital apartment just because she paid for it, and he is looking forward to the appeal's court directive that a hearing must occur to flesh out his and his wife's competing claims.”
The Skinygirl founder was the first to pull the plug on her two-year marriage with Happy. She filed for a divorce in January 2013. Their daughter is now five years old.