Bethenny Frankel Split: "They Really Tried", Are "Devastated"

Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2012 AT 3:10PM
Bethenny Frankel Split: "They Really Tried", Are "Devastated"

Fans of Bethenny Ever After know that there was plenty of drama and conflict in Bethenny Frankel's marriage to Jason Hoppy -- but there was no third party involved when the spouses of nearly three years announced their split Dec. 23.

"No one cheated," a Frankel friend shares in the new issue of Us Weekly, out now.

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"They're both devastated," the friend continues of Frankel, 42, and pharmaceutical sales exec Hoppy, 41, who share daughter Bryn, 2. And although the pair butted heads -- over Frankel's staggering financial success and Hoppy's family -- "they really tried," the pal says. "They grew apart. She is very upset."

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Indeed, Frankel -- who has gone from reality star to bestselling author, talk show host and head of the Skinnygirl company -- "feels like she disappointed herself," another source says. "She disappointed her daughter and she disappointed her fans."

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For much more on what led to the split -- and what's at stake financially -- pick up the news Us Weekly, on stands Friday!

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