The Real Housewives of New York regular split from Jason Hoppy in 2012, and she has fighting over money with her ex ever since, despite having a pre-nuptial agreement in place.

Entrepreneur Frankel, who is worth an estimated $55 million (£38.7 million), was ordered to hand Hoppy almost $12,000 (£8,400) in temporary alimony, but she challenged the payments and took the issue to a state appeals court.

On Tuesday (22Mar16), a panel of judges ruled in her favour, insisting the couple had both waived "any and all claims for spousal support and/or maintenance" in a pre-nup, according to the New York Daily News.

It is not clear if Hoppy will have to repay any of the funds he has received since the pair's break-up.

Frankel is not yet in the clear - the 45-year-old is still battling her ex over a $5 million (£3.5 million) apartment she bought in Manhattan's trendy Tribeca neighbourhood while they were together. The title deed names a trust as the owner, while Frankel and Hoppy are both listed as beneficiaries.

The former couple, parents to daughter Bryn, split after two years of marriage. Frankel and Hoppy reached a custody agreement in 2014, which required the reality star to pay $10,000 (£7,000)-a-month in child support.