I hope Bethenny Frankel’s divorce lawyer broke the news to her very carefully and slowly. It would put a real damper on things if every pulled-tight muscle in her face were to snap like a bundle of elastic bands from surprise-smiling too quickly.
Former-turned-current Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel has been battling it out in divorce court with her soon-to-be ex-husband Jason Hoppy for more than three years now. It’s been a long, tired, dramatic, expensive mess. Last May, a judge took pity on Jason (who played the “Help me, I’m poor” card) and forced the low-calorie drink/snack mogul to start handing over a whole bunch of alimony money. Jason left court that day with $100,000 (raise your hand if you too read that number in RuPaul’s voice) and $11,858.42 a month for the maintenance fees on their apartment, which he was living in. The deal was that Bethenny would fork over almost $12,000 a month for 12 months or until they’ve figured out who gets the apartment.
Well, Page Six says Bethenny and Jason recently met up again in court, and an appeals court judge decided she can stop writing big support checks to Jason. Bethenny and Jason still have to fight over who gets their apartment, but at least Bethenny no longer has to foot the bill for a plumber every time that careless bitch Jason dumps a pile of pork bones into the garbage disposal.
No word on what changed the judge’s mind two months early, but it’s probably irrelevant to Bethenny. All that matters is that she’s got an extra $24,000 burning a hole in her money-for-the-ex checking account. So if you see a gleeful Bethenny skipping around the 18″ doll clothing section of the American Girl store on 5th Avenue and hollering “I want one of each!“, you’ll know why.