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Frankel won’t accept joint custody deal

Bethenny Frankel will not agree to joint custody of her daughter Bryn with estranged husband Jason Hoppy.

The reality star is reportedly still demanding sole custody of her two-year-old daughter Bryn in her fierce divorce battle with estranged husband Jason Hoppy.

The website claims Jason has changed his mind after initially filing for sole custody of Bryn.

He is now willing to share custody of the toddler with the former Real Housewives of New York star.

“Jason has come a long way since he filed for divorce and requested sole custody of Bryn, just as Bethenny did when she initially filed,” a source told Radar Online.

“Jason doesn’t want to cut Bethenny out of his daughter’s life, and he recognises that Bryn needs her mommy.”

Bethenny announced her split from Jason in December following months of speculation about the state of the couple’s marriage.

Bethenny and Jason wed in March 2010 with Bryn born two months later.

“Jason is agreeable to joint custody of Bryn, but Bethenny is absolutely balking,” the insider added. “She wants sole custody of Bryn, period. No compromises.

“It makes no sense because Jason is a very active father and plans to be a huge part of his daughter’s life.”

Bethenny hired Katie Holmes’ divorce lawyer Allan E. Mayefsky to manage her split from Jason.

The attorney settled Katie and Tom Cruise’s divorce in less than a month.

However, she is said to be “flummoxed” that Mr. Mayefsky has so far failed to achieve the same outcome.

“Bethenny expects the same result in her case, but Jason will fight her on it,” the source said.

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