Almost three months after Bethenny Frankel filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy, the pharmaceutical sales executive is still wearing his wedding ring, and the Skinny Girl mogul believes he is doing it purely for sympathy, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Bethenny just can’t understand why Jason is still wearing his wedding ring! It makes absolutely no sense to her because they have zero plans for reconciliation,” a source tells Radar. “Bethenny thinks he’s doing it to garner sympathy and to appear as the wounded party. Jason told her he’s still wearing the ring so that their two-year-old daughter, Bryn doesn’t get confused. But that reasoning doesn’t fly with Bethenny because Bryn’s still too young to understand that her parents are getting divorcing, or to even comprehend what that means.”
As we previously reported, as well as struggling with a messy divorce, the couple is also embroiled in a nasty custody battle, so it’s no surprise the 40-year-old reality star-turned-talk show host has been leaning heavily on her “close friend” – billionaire hedge fund whiz Warren Lichtenstein.
Lichtenstein and Frankel have been close confidantes for 20 years, but have been getting even closer since her marriage split, something her estranged hubby is NOT happy about!
“Jason has told Bethenny he doesn’t want Bryn to be around Warren, but she doesn’t care what he thinks,” the source says. “Warren adores Bryn and Jason can’t tell Bethenny what to do anymore.”