Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy head to emergency custody hearing

Bethenny Frankel takes her daughter Bryn Hoppy to the park and later go for ice cream.

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy were in court this morning to address the custody of their two-year-old daughter Bryn. The pair has been tangled up in a messy divorce since Bethenny first filed early this year. At the time, Bethenny vowed to make the split as amicable as possible, but as in many high-profile divorces, things quickly became tense. Today, they attended an emergency custody hearing at the request of the judge.

“Jason is complaining that Bethenny won’t let him see Bryn enough and that she’s been spending all of her time with her at her friend’s apartment and not in her own home,” the source told Radar Online. “Bethenny’s lawyer tried to handle Jason’s complaint but the judge wants both parents in court to discuss Bryn.”

Jason Hoppy and daughter Bryn Hoppy are seen taking a stroll in Tribeca.

According to Life & Style, Bethenny and Jason arrived to court in NYC at 9:30 am this morning. Bethenny was wearing a red skirt, white shirt and black jacket. Jason was in gray slacks and a striped tie.

Both Jason and Bethenny filed for full custody of their daughter and that’s one of the main issues they’re having in the divorce. Despite having tried for months to come to a mutual decision about how to share custody, they haven’t gotten anywhere.

Last month, Bethenny opened up about how her marriage to Jason turned her into a bad person.

“I felt like there was an expectation to be someone that I wasn’t. All the things that I’ve tried to resolve in therapy and get past from my childhood reared their ugly head in my marriage,” Bethenny revealed to People Magazine. “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. But I don’t believe that to be true. Yet there I was – in a relationship that made me feel that way.”

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  • Hannah

    Unless a mother is an unfit parent in the sense that she cannot financially support her child, or she is partaking in activities that endanger the child (drugs, getting drunk constantly, prostitution, abusing the child, etc.) then a child’s place is with their mother. Good luck to Bethany!

    • Carrie

      Nope. A child’s place is with both her mother and father.

      • SAMRA1116

        It’s much better to have parents instead of a parent. Men are just as capable of raising their kids as women alone once did. But nowadays both parents are at games, school meetings, volunteering, raising money for school projects.
        No fighting, say what u mean, n mean what u say. They both needs to be in this little thing called raising a normal, healthy, happy n intelligent person. That’s a lot of pressure on kids n the parents enforce it. But two is better, but in his situation I’m voting for Jason. Temple’s mother told the truth on her, that she used Jason to a baby n she will never be happy with him, he’s too normal….

      • Hannah

        When being with both a mother and father is possible, that is best, yes. But in the case of divorce like this, it is best for mothers (who are capable, like Bethenny is) to have full custody of their children with visitation rights for the father. That is what I meant.

        • SheRachet

          Co-parenting is not easy and I agree with Hannah that when things between the parents are so nasty every little thing becomes a fight it’s bad for the kids. The court does need to clearly separate the holidays, weekends, and who makes which decisions (i.e. education, religion, sports, etc.). Just because one parent has custody does not mean that the other parent can’t get ample visitation.

  • SheRachet

    On school days a child needs a routine and steady schedule. Being split between two homes makes that very difficult to maintain. I think it’s best for children to be with one parent on school days and spend time with the other parent on weekends, holidays, and school vacations.

  • LexiconD1

    If she wanted a baby,and not a ‘father’ of a baby in their lives, she should have used a sperm bank.

    Jason seems to be a very involved father, so I doubt he’s just going to roll over and give up his rights to his child. And, he shouldn’t.

    Joint custody seems to be the only reasonable solution.