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Bethenny Frankel to end $12,000 monthly spousal payments to Jason Hoppy

UPI News Service, 03/24/2016 

Bethenny Frankel will get to end her spousal support payments to Jason Hoppy following an appeals court ruling on Tuesday.

New York appellate court judges ruled the 45-year-old "The Real Housewives of New York City" star is no longer obligated to pay her estranged husband the $11,852 she shelled out per month in temporary alimony.

"We find that the broad and expansive language used by the parties in their [prenuptial] agreement forecloses the husband from seeking any kind of spousal support, including temporary support," the court documents read, according to E! News.

The court also ruled a trust agreement granting Hoppy joint ownership of the pair's Tribeca condo invalid.

Hoppy claims to have made "certain payments" toward the apartment, which Frankel bought, and will continue to pursue ownership of the home.

"We believe that the evidence ... will clearly demonstrate that Bethenny, who is the sole purchaser, is also the sole owner," Frankel's attorney, Allan Mayefsky, told People. "We are also pleased the court invalidated the award of interim spousal support."

"My client is extremely happy that the appeals court rejected his wife's position that she automatically owns the marital apartment just because she paid for it," Hoppy's lawyer, Bernard Clair, told E!. "He is looking forward to the appeal's court directive that a hearing must occur."

Frankel filed for divorce in 2013 after less than three years of marriage.

The reality star, who will return on the eighth season of "The Real Housewives of New York City" when it premieres April 6, shares 5-year-old daughter Bryn with her estranged husband.

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