Bethenny Frankel is celebrating her recent win in court by cozying up with her daughter.
In a court hearing on Wednesday, December 8, the 51-year-old was granted a major legal victory after a judge ruled that she can stop giving child support payments to her ex-husband Jason Hoppy for their shared daughter Bryn.
On Wednesday night, The Real Housewives of New York City star seemed to be celebrating and enjoying quality time with her girl as she posted an adorable snap of the 11-year-old making a silly face with earmuffs on while it began snowing outside their home.
"Snow," she wrote on her Instagram Story, along with a cute bunny emoji. She also posted a scenic video of the snow coming down while standing on her porch.
Just hours earlier, Frankel's lawyer Allan Mayefsky requested that his client stop making child support payments to her ex — with whom she has a split custody agreement.
As OK! reported, The request was granted after her attorneys argued that the payments were unnecessary as Bryn has chosen to live primarily with Frankel, despite her parents sharing custody.
"We need to recognize that Ms. Frankel is the primary parent … she should not be paying child support at this point," Mayefsky said on Wednesday.
The attorney also asked the judge to modify the pair's previously established custody schedule to better suit their daughter's needs.
"We have to put in a schedule that Bryn can be comfortable with that the court can order so we don't have these constant fights going on," the lawyer also said during the hearing.
The Skinnygirl founder then explained that their daughter often refuses to see her father, and that she has experienced anxiety, hyperventilation and hives due to her parents' divorce — which was officially finalized back in January.
"Whatever you put on paper, that's great for structure, but she is a living breathing thing and she won't always go," Frankel stated.
Hoppy, 51, attended the hearing without his lawyer, insisting that he was not going to fight Frankel's request.
"This is not a Bryn issue or an issue that Bryn has with me,” he told the judge. "Therefore I’m removing myself of this fight for Bryn and my physical, emotional and mental health. I will not spend the remainder of Bryn’s childhood fighting as we share joint physical custody."
“Bryn knows I love her, I want her and I will always be available for our time together," he continued. “I’m removing myself from this toxic environment. It’s not good for myself or Bryn.”
The judge noted at the end of the hearing that he intends on this being the last time that he will settle issues between the estranged pair.
“I think both parties have spent quite a bit of time in court litigating these issues," Judge Michael Katz said. "I hope by making a minor adjustment to the schedule, it will make things more comfortable for Bryn."