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Bethenny Frankel has reportedly rejected her estranged husband Jason Hoppy's request for joint child custody amid their ongoing divorce battle.
The Skinny Girl entrepreneur, 42, abruptly filed for divorce from Hoppy, 40, in January after two years of marriage. She requested sole custody of the couple's 2-year-old daughter Bryn and while Hoppy had initially requested the same in his response to her filing, he now simply wants a fair compromise.
"Jason has come a long way since he filed for divorce and requested sole custody of Bryn, just as Bethenny did when she initially filed. Jason doesn't want to cut Bethenny out of his daughter's life, and he recognizes that Bryn needs her mommy," a source told RadarOnline.com.
"Jason is agreeable to joint custody of Bryn, but Bethenny is absolutely balking. She wants sole custody of Bryn, period. No compromises. It makes no sense because Jason is a very active father and plans to be a huge part of his daughter's life," the source explained.
Frankel, who announced their separation just two days before Christmas, is said to be "furious" after a court reportedly ordered a parenting evaluation in a bid to settle the custody matter.
"Bethenny is furious that her parenting style and methods are going to be questioned. Bryn is her whole life, and she doesn't want anyone to assess her mothering skills," a source revealed.
"She does not want a complete stranger to come into her home and pass judgment on the way she nurtures Bryn. Bethenny has trouble trusting people she doesn't know, and this is not making her happy," the source added.
The "Bethenny Ever After" star and Hoppy, who is a pharmaceutical sales executive, were often seen arguing on the hit Bravo reality TV show, which prompted divorce reports in 2011.
Sources expect that a judge will likely enforce their alleged prenuptial agreement when deciding on the case. The agreement was reportedly signed five days before their 2010 wedding nuptials.