The fairytale relationship of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy is coming to its bitter end.
Once upon a time, they were the star-crossed couple of reality television with their very own happy ending chronicled in "Bethenny Ever After." Fast forward a few years and they are parents to an adorable little girl, founders of a mega-million dollar Skinnygirl brand, and ready to call it quits on their marriage.
After months of tabloid ready tactics and bitterness on both sides, it looks like the former couple has decided to play nice for the sake of their 2-year-old daughter, Bryn, by reaching an amicable divorce settlement. In new legal documents filed in New York, the couple have agreed to part ways due to the "irretrievable breakdown" of their relationship.
While it looks like the divorce is a done deal, there are still a number of unresolved issues for the couple to work out, including the division of property, child support, spousal support and the custody of their daughter. The judge in the case has given them until May 24 to come to terms on a parenting plan to keep the divorce moving forward.
Acrimonious divorces are hardly new in the celebrity work, here are some of the couples who have come to a messy end:
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen: It may be all sunshine and roses for the former couple today, but once upon a time they had one of the nastiest splits in recent memory. After three years of matrimonial harmony, Richards filed for divorce from the Hollywood bad boy in 2005 alleging that he was abusive, unfaithful, and addicted to prostitutes and pornography. Although they were officially divorced in 2006, the former couple went back and forth for years calling each other out for all of their alleged bad behavior. It all came to a happy end when the two decided to play nice for the sake of their daughters, Sam and Lola. Things took an even more bizarre twist when Richards stepped in to help care for Sheen's 3-year-old twin sons with his other ex-wife Brooke Mueller, while their mom spent some time in rehab.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills: The musician seemed to heal his broken heart when he found love with Mills following the death of his wife of 30 years, Linda McCartney. Their relationship came to a screeching end in 2006 after four years together. What followed was a divorce made for the gossip pages, full of accusations of abuse and violence. It took two years for their divorce to be finalized with his ex-wife ending up with $48.7 million of his vast fortune.
Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook: The supermodel and her husband seemed to be headed for a happy ending when she filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage after finding out about his affair with his 18-year-old assistant. Rather than end things quietly, Brinkley opted for a nasty public trial that fed fuel to the gossip pages for months. It all ended with a settlement agreement in which she agreed to pay him $2 million and she got to retain custody of their two children.
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- Family & Relationships
- Bethenny Frankel
- Charlie Sheen
- Denise Richards