Bethenny Frankel Seeks Comfort in Billionaire Boyfriend Amid Divorce?

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By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
January 18, 2013|3:22 pm
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    Bethenny Frankel previously denied that she and Jason Hoppy are divorcing

Bethenny Frankel has reportedly moved out of the home she shared with her estranged husband Jason Hoppy and into billionaire Warren Lichenstein's New York City apartment.

The talk show host, who filed for divorce less than two weeks ago, is said to have moved in to Lichenstein's place with her and Hoppy's 3-year-old daughter Bryn. She is allegedly currently spending time at the Billionaire's Colorado mansion, according to Life & Style magazine.

"Bethenny will be staying with Warren this weekend at his vacation home in Aspen, Colorado. The two are just friends at this point," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.

The pair, who reportedly also recently took a vacation in Japan, has been spending more time together in recent months, sparking rumors of a possible romance.

The news follows reports that Frankel, who is said to be worth between $25 million and $55 million, is seeking primary physical custody of Bryn and child support in her divorce from her husband of two years.

In addition the 42-year-old "Bethenny Ever After" star wants Hoppy, a 40-year-old real estate agent, to cover all medical, dental, optical, therapeutic, and orthodontic expenses for both her and Bryn, according to TMZ.com.

The "Bethenny Ever After" star is also asking for life insurance that would make her and Brynn beneficiaries.

"This is a preliminary step to move the process forward. She wants to work this out privately and amicably. All Bethenny cares about is that it works out the best way possible for Bryn," a source told TMZ.

Since Frankel confirmed the couple's split, fans of the reality TV stars have been speculating the reasons behind their abrupt separation. The pair was often seen bickering on their hit Bravo TV reality show and some viewers suspect that Frankel's apparent need for constant control may have ultimately cost Frankel her marriage.

"[Bethenny] thinks [Jason] is too critical of her, and he thinks his wife can be a control freak," a source said.

 

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