Bethenny Frankel's bitter divorce from Jason Hoppy hit a boiling point after the two failed to reach a financial or custody settlement, fueling the reality star to call her estranged husband "trash," "lazy" and "stupid" in front of their 3-year-old daughter Bryn.
Frankel and Hoppy have been unable to reach an agreement in their nasty divorce, and the former housewife was sent into a fury when he refused to settle. "Bethenny became enraged and called him trash in front of their daughter Bryn," a source told Radar Online. According to the insider, the explosive argument came after yet another divorce court date that has failed to yield any progress.
"The argument took place in their swanky Tribeca apartment," the source said. "She also said Jason was lazy and stupid because Jason doesn't have a regular full-time job." Hoppy was only more outraged that their daughter watched the vicious argument unfold despite the fact that he has gone to great lengths to sensor his words about Frankel. "Jason has always been very, very careful to never say anything negative in front of Bryn," the source explained, but he feels that Frankel should follow the same rules.
In fact, Bryn has been at the center of Frankel and Hoppy's bitter divorce, with both sides unable to reach a mutual custody agreement. The Skinnygirl creator is said to have an iron-clad prenup that will prevent Hoppy from dipping into her fortune of $25 million, although he is asking for child support and primary custody of their 3-year-old daughter. Hoppy has made it clear that he doesn't want Bryn to appear on Frankel's talk show, airing in September, and has asked a judge to sign on to the movement.
"[The divorce] has taken an even nastier turn after Jason told Bethenny, via their respective lawyers, that he absolutely doesn't want their daughter Bryn to appear on her talk show," a source said. "He doesn't want Bethenny to have Bryn in the audience, or do pre-taped segments for the show. He just doesn't feel that their daughter should be on display on Bethenny's talk show," the insider added. Hoppy's move made Frankel go "ballistic" and she has every intention on fighting her ex.
"If she is doing a segment about kids' birthday parties, or cooking, she would like the option of having Bryn being a part of it," a source explained. "Bethenny would never exploit their child, it's just not who she is as a mother. Her entire world is devoted to Bryn, and she comes first," the source added. Frankel has been forthcoming in admitting that her marriage to Hoppy was a mistake, but said the silver lining was having Bryn. "I made the wrong choice. But I do have my daughter, who is so beautiful and amazing in every way," Frankel said.