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You don’t have to be a diehard fan of The Real Housewives of New York to know about Bethenny Frankel. Aside from being the sharp-tongued cast member on the hit Bravo show, she’s the money-making mogul behind the Skinnygirl brand.

Without a doubt, Frankel is anything but your average housewife. But unfortunately, not even the biggest bank account can save someone’s personal life from going up in flames. And yet again, Frankel is making headlines not for her business savvy, but for her tumultuous relationship with her ex, Jason Hoppy.

Interested in hearing all the juicy details? Well then, you’re in the right place. But before we reveal exactly how Frankel’s battle just got even uglier, we’ll recap all the terrible events leading up to the latest.

Their battle has been going on for years

Bethenny Frankel speaking into a microphone during a radio interview.
Bethenny Frankel has been involved in a very messy and public divorce. | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

A messy celebrity divorce is nothing new. And for Frankel, the process has been anything but quick and painless. To really understand just how bad the past few years have been, though, we need to take a look back at where their short-lived love story began.

In 2010, Frankel, a then-aspiring entrepreneur, married Hoppy, a pharmaceutical sales exec. Two months later, the newlyweds welcomed their daughter, Bryn. But soon after that, things started going south — fast. The couple separated in 2012 before filing for divorce in 2013.

Sadly, their legal battle would last far longer than their marriage. In fact, the two are still in and out of court today.  

Next: It’s been a long and rocky road.