As Real Housewives Of New York star Bethenny Frankel enjoys a Miami getaway with boyfriend, Michael Cerussi III, and daughter, Bryn, 4, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the reality starlet’s estranged husband, Jason Hoppy, is not exactly thrilled about the “inappropriate” trip.
“Jason fought very hard in court to prevent Michael from spending any time with Bryn,” an insider told Radar. “He has nothing against Michael personally, but Jason doesn’t think it’s appropriate for Bethenny’s boyfriend to be around Bryn, as the divorce still isn’t final. It’s very confusing for a four-year-old to see a parent with someone else.”
“There have been very contentious custody proceedings regarding the matter,” the insider continued. “Bethenny had to agree that Jason’s name wouldn’t be mentioned in any negative context in front of Bryn, and that includes anyone she is with.”
Although Hoppy was unable to block Cerussi from spending time with the child, he was successful in prohibiting Bryn from appearing on the The Real Housewives of New York City, as Radar reported.
“It’s revolting to Jason that Bethenny would even entertain the idea of filming with Bryn,” the insider previously told Radar. “Even though Bryn filmed with the couple on Bethenny’s Bravo spin-off show, Bethenny Ever After, Jason was usually there. It was a controlled environment. RHONY usually turns into a drunken screaming fest, and Jason doesn’t want his daughter in that environment.”
Even though the former couple has been ordered to co-parent Bryn, at this point, “It just isn’t happening,” the insider claimed. “They hardly ever talk in person, and most of the communication about Bryn is done by text message or e-mail. Very sad situation for Bryn.”