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Celebrities Split Ahead of the Holidays

Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) -- It’ll be a less than merry holiday season for at least one famous couple. Just before Christmas, Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy announced they’re calling it quits after almost three years of marriage.

“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” the reality TV star and entrepreneur said in a statement Sunday. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.”

“We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority,” she added. “This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”

Frankel, 42, created the Skinnygirl line of cocktail and nutrition products. She shot to fame as a cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York,” and her marriage to Hoppy was documented on Bravo’s “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Bethenny Ever After.”

Their marriage had been rumored to be on the rocks for months. In July, Frankel told People that putting her family on reality TV strained her relationship, saying “The second year of marriage was not easy. We hit bottom, [but] we came out the other side.”

“I’m done with putting my personal life and family on reality television,” she added. “I went all the way, and I think it may be enough.”

Instead, she said she’s bent on becoming a talk show host. Her daytime talk show, “Bethenny,” is expected to debut nationwide next year.

Meanwhile, Ashton Kutcher pushed forward his divorce from Demi Moore days before Christmas. Kutcher, 34, filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple separated more than a year ago, and both have moved on — according to People, Kutcher’s spending the holidays with new girlfriend Mila Kunis in his Iowa hometown.

Another estranged couple nearly crossed paths while wrapping up Christmas shopping. According to TMZ, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver missed each other by minutes in the racks of Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, Calif. They have yet to officially divorce, and rumors of a reconciliation have swirled for months. Time will tell if a Christmas miracle is in the works.

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Bethenny Frankel Separates from Husband Jason Hoppy

Steve Mack/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bravo reality star of The Real Housewives of New York Bethenny Frankel is separating from husband Jason Hoppy after two years of marriage, according to US Weekly.

Frankel made the announcement to US Weekly on Sunday.

Frankel says that she and Hoppy remain committed co-parents to their two-year-old daughter, Bryn.

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Bethenny Frankel Reveals She Had a Miscarriage

Steve Mack/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Reality-television personality and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel revealed that she had a miscarriage when she was eight weeks pregnant.

Frankel, a former star of The Real Housewives of New York City who is starring in her own reality-TV series, Bethenny Ever After, shared the news in an interview on NBC’s Today show Monday when asked whether she and husband Jason Hoppy plan to have a second child.

“I’m 41. … It’s a very personal question that I get asked a lot. We were pregnant with a second baby, and at eight weeks I miscarried, and that was a very emotional experience. It had a lot of different things that came with it,” Frankel said.

“Thinking about women who can’t have their own baby, even the first baby, I’m really lucky.”

Frankel is the mother of a 21-month-old girl named Bryn. Holding back tears in the interview, she said the miscarriage happened recently. Frankel added that it will not be dealt with on this season of her show, and went on to discuss the prospect of trying again to have a baby.

“It’s not really my option, and the window’s closing, and it’s something that I’m dealing with. …I’m not really thinking about it. I don’t know what my options are. I do have an incredible daughter. I feel like she’s perfect,” Frankel said.

Frankel rose to fame when she became one of the final contestants on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart and later by appearing on Real Housewives. She launched her diet-related company SkinnyGirl Cocktails in 2009, and subsequently released two SkinnyGirl books.

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Bethenny Frankel Admits to Lying About Being Lost at Sea?

Steve Mack/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The controversy surrounding reality star Bethenny Frankel’s “lost at sea” story may or may not be settled, says The Hollywood Reporter Tim Russell, the man who came to the aid of the Bethenny Ever After star and her husband, Jason Hoppy, claimed that the whole event was staged for the camera.

Frankel had earlier claimed that she was on a sailboat off the coast of Nantucket, Mass., which became “lost at sea for 20 hours.” However, Russell insists that the nine people on the boat -- including a Bravo film crew of six and a therapist -- were all fine and did not need Coast Guard assistance, as suggested by Frankel.

In an interview with E! Online, Frankel said, “The captain had to call the Coast Guard and we were hit by a big wave. It was very scary. It was traumatic. Absolutely traumatic.”

She finished the weekend by posting on Twitter and Facebook, writing, “Let’s review this week’s past idiocies: 1.) I have a “nice” coach 2.) I’m getting divorced 3.) I’m pregnant 4.) I lied about being lost at sea. Anything else?”

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