Andy Cohen is busting his buttons over his kitchen table talk deal with Bethenney Frankel this past summer. Clearly, he made it worth her while to come back and try to save the half-dead RHONY. But RHONY has been filming for awhile and there have been no sightings of her filming.
What’s the problem?
Apparently, it’s Jason Hoppy. I’m hearing the real reason that Andy and Bethenny cooked up this little deal and kept it a secret was Bethenny’s divorce. It seems that 50/50 custody has finally been agreed to. we were in the homestretch and everyone was moving forward. Things are more amicable.
And then Jason found out about Bethenny going back on RHONY. He has two issues. Brynn being filmed for reality TV again (which seems ridiculous, he allowed it all the other times) and a new very lucrative income stream for Bethenny. In a 50/50 custody split (which Bethenny fought tooth and nail) the kid has to have the same level of luxury in both homes. If Bethenny gets a new level of income, she will probably have to shell out child support to Jason. That will likely increase now. Which is the real reason this was all on the hush, hush anyway.
I am gonna guess that Jason will allow Bryn to be filmed if and only if he gets a child support increase based on her salary. He would probably get it anyway, so I expect Bethenny to agree. But supposedly, they are going back to court to hash things out. AGAIN. These are just things blowing in the wind.. I am not aware of any actual court dates. I really can’t imagine Jason being concerned about filming at this point.
I can only imagine how Andy pitched this deal to Bethenny. Why would this benefit her in any way?