Bethenny Frankel‘s custody war with ex Jason Hoppy is far from over.
After the years it took for the Real Housewives of New York vet to finalize her divorce from the New York native, it appears that the twosome are still battling over custody of daughter Bryn Hoppy. We feel so badly for the seven-year-old.
As you may recall, back in December, Frankel sued Hoppy for custody of their shared child. On Thursday, the Bravolebrity faced off against Jason in court, as the two appeared before a Manhattan judge. According to an E! News source, Judge Michael Katz ultimately ruled that Frankel and Hoppy need to get forensic evaluations done with their daughter.
The insider shared:
“Back in 2013 when the divorce and custody initially happened, this same doctor did a forensic custody evaluation at the time. The judge today ordered that same doctor do another forensic custody evaluation to update his first report from 2013. He will meet with Bryn and Jason, and then Bryn with Bethenny – separately but in person – and observe each of them with the child.”
While we bet Bethenny is annoyed by this legal hoop, it’s certainly a fair way to assess Bryn’s respective relationships with her mom and dad. The tipster continued:
“They are due back in court on May 10th and the evaluations are to be completed by then, that’s why the judge gave them so much time between now and then.”
We can’t blame the Bravo personality for being skittish around her baby daddy. Last October, Hoppy struck a plea deal after stalking and harassing his former flame. The businessman was ordered to comply with an order of protection for six months and obey all laws, and if he did, his case could be dismissed.
The protective order is slated to expire on April 20. Man, oh man.
Hopefully, this family feud hasn’t caused any mental distress for Jason and Bethenny’s innocent daughter. *Sigh*
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