Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel and husband to separate

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Actress Frankel walks the runway during the Heart Truth's Red Dress Fall 2010 show during New York Fashion WeekNEW YORK (Reuters) – Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy are separating, Frankel announced on Sunday. "It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating. This was an extremely difficult decision that, as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family," Frankel said in a statement confirmed by her representative. "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. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us. … USA, LLC OnDeck