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Jason Hoppy Finally Removes Wedding Band, Still Legally Married to Bethenny Frankel

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Jason Hoppy is ready to move on.

Bethenny Frankel's estranged husband has decided to quit wearing his wedding ring after holding on for so long—16 months after their separation, to be exact. The 42-year-old businessman even kept the band on despite news that his wife began a romance with Michael A. Cerussi earlier this year.

However, at the couple's most recent custody hearing over 3-year-old daughter Bryn, Hoppy sent a clear message that he had finally given up on the strained relationship with the Real Housewives of New York brunette, who filed for divorce in January 2013.

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The Skinnygirl entrepreneur revealed to People last May how she came to that decision. "I felt like there was an expectation to be someone that I wasn't," she said. "My marriage made me feel like I was a bad person, like I was damaged, I was dysfunctional, I was never going to be happy. But I don't believe that to be true. Yet there I was—in a relationship that made me feel that way."

"Maybe that's the first lesson I learned: to go with my gut," the 42-year-old added. "Because I waited a long time to see if I even wanted to be in this relationship. I didn't go with my first instinct."

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