Bethenny Frankel's return to The Real Housewives of New York City is a done deal, but ex-husband Jason Hoppy will do anything to keep their daughter off it.
Hoppy is expected to formally ask the judge handling their bitter divorce to prevent 4-year-old daughter Bryn Hoppy from ever appearing on the Bravo show.
Frankel's return to RHONYC was confirmed this week, and “Jason isn’t thrilled because he knows Bethenny is going to get in numerous jabs" about their split.
While anything you see when you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online is out of his control, Hoppy hopes to control one critical aspect.
“It’s just unhealthy for Bryn to be on TV at a time when her parents are getting divorced,” explains the source. “Bethenny signed up for the show, [Bryn] didn’t.”
Bethenny may point to Hoppy’s double standard, says a source: “Jason had no problem with Bryn being on Bethenny’s [shows] when they were happily married."
"Bethenny wouldn’t have Bryn be with her during every single shoot for Real Housewives, but she is adamant that the judge allow her to be on the show.”
Frankel, who starred on the show from 2008-10, after which she built a Skinnygirl cocktail empire, spent the summer carefully considering a return to Bravo.
“I’m genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to the Real Housewives of New York City,” the 43-year-old said in a statement.
“Bravo has always been the [place on TV] where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning."
"I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us.”
Sounds like it will bring big drama on and off the screen.