In the wake of Bethenny Frankel's recent revelation that her marriage to estranged husband Jason Hoppy was a mistake, the pharmaceutical sales rep is refusing to publicly bash the Skinny Girl mogul, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
"Jason was stung by the comments Bethenny made to People magazine about their marriage. It's never easy to read that your former spouse thinks the marriage was a mistake. However, Jason refuses to talk negatively about Bethenny in the press," a source close to Jason told Radar.
"It's not how he was raised, nor the person he is today. He is baffled by Bethenny's decision to go public with such personal sentiments about the ongoing divorce proceedings , and just wishes she would keep this out of the press."
Among the tidbits the former Real Housewife of New York has revealed publicly about her marriage to Jason is that she thinks the entire thing was a mistake, and that she regrets ever getting married in the first place.
“In my marriage, I made a mistake. It is what it is,” she said. “I made the wrong choice. But I do have my daughter, who is so beautiful and amazing in every way."
Bethenny said that she was devastated when her marriage to Jason, 41, turned sour and she hit a dark and low point with self reflection.
“All the things that I’ve tried to resolve in therapy and get past from my childhood reared their ugly head in my marriage. My marriage made me feel like I was a bad person, like I was damaged, I was dysfunctional, I was never going to be happy," Bethenny said.
"But I don’t believe that to be true. Yet there I was in a relationship that made me feel that way."
However, Jason's friends say they "understand and respect his approach in handling the divorce and are just disgusted by Bethenny's antics. She is having a temper tantrum because Jason isn't giving in to her demands, and she wants him to give up custody of their daughter, and move out of their Tribeca loft.
"There is no way Jason would allow Bethenny to have full custody of Bryn without a dog fight in court. Jason gave their marriage 100% and was always very supportive of Bethenny. She is going to end up a bitter old lonely woman, just like her mother, whom she loathes and despises."