Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy Call It Quits

Posted Sunday December 23, 2012 3:32 PM GMT

After months of speculation, Bethenny Frankel and her husband, Jason Hoppy, have called it quits through almost three years of marriage.

A statement by the reality star released on Sunday (December 23) says: "It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating. This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.”

"We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority," the statement continues. "This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us."

The couple share a 2 ½-year-old daughter, Brynn.

The 42-year-old Skinnygirl creator also used Twitter to express her sadness, tweeting ,"I am heartbroken. I am sad. We will work through this as a family. "

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