But things soon turned ugly; In 2017, Hoppy was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment and stalking after he allegedly sent Frankel unwanted emails and texts and showed up at their now 8-year-old daughter's school to confront her.
When asked why she continued to open the messages, she said it was because Hoppy was her daughters father and that one of the hundreds of emails could be pertaining to something important about Brynn.
Frankel said she went to the police about Hoppy after he allegedly threatened her after she showed up to one of Bryn's school events with her then-boyfriend Dennis Shields , who was found dead in his apartment in 2018, and told her there was nothing she could do to stop him from ruining her life.
During Wednesday's court session, Frankel also told the court that Hoppy allegedly harassed her by not leaving the apartment they still shared after their split on her days with Bryn, not cleaning, inviting friends and family over, walking around in his underwear with his dad, locking her dog in various rooms without telling her, leaving negative press about her on the counters and taking them out of the trash when she threw them away, not flushing toilets and lying in Bryn's bed while she would read to their daughter on her days with her.
When asked about deciding to end her marriage to Hoppy, she got emotional again, saying she had hoped they would have an amicable divorce, and be able to spend holidays and vacation together occasionally "like families on TV."
Ravitz also stated that after the order of protection was put in place, Hoppy's behavior changed, but that he was worried how he would act once the eyes of the court were gone.
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