Bethenny Frankel has been married twice and is currently in a relationship with Paul Bernon. Let’s meet all her ex-husbands, current partner and daughter.
RealityTv star Bethenny Frankel has gained notoriety through her many business ventures.
Her diversified portfolio has helped her amass a huge fortune over the years.
Born on November 4, 1970, in New York, New York, Bethenny Frankel, is a well-known businesswoman, author, and TV personality.
She is one of the former stars of Real Housewives of New York City and was on the show for eight seasons.
Frankel also starred in her own spin-off series Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny & Fredrik, and the daytime talk show Bethenny.
She rose to prominence on the reality competition series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, ultimately ending as a runner-up.
The reality star is the founder of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand, and BStrong, a disaster relief initiative.
In addition, she is also the author of four self-help books.
Away from her works, she is a mother and has a partner. Also, she has been married and divorced twice. Let’s take a look into Bethenny Frankel’s dating, marriage, and personal life.
Who is Bethenny Frankel married to?
American TV personality Bethenny Frankel currently has no husband but she has been married twice in her life. Her ex-husbands are Jason Hoppy and Peter Sussman.
Frankel’s first marriage was to Peter Sussman when she was 26 years old. They only lived as husband and wife for a year as they got married in 1996 but divorced in 1997.
Peter Sussman, born on 22 April 1969 in Great Neck, New York, USA, is a producer and actor, known for How to Make It in America (2010), How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (2007) and Mom P.I. (1990).
Bethenny’s second marriage was to Jason Hoppy, a top-notch real estate agent. The pair wed in 2010 but separated in 2012. Frankel filed for divorce the following month, and although they had reached a financial settlement in 2016, their divorce wasn’t finalized until January 2021.
He was also a pharmaceutical sales representative in his younger days. It is through his sales career that Jason was able to kick start a career in the real estate big shots in New York.
Despite her failed marriages, she has been in a serious relationship since 2018. Bethenny Frankel has been dating Paul Bernon, a real estate executive and a co-founder of Burn Later Productions.
How did Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon meet?
Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon reportedly met on a dating app, according to People.
They have been seeing each other since 2018 but called it quits two years later.
At the time of their breakup, Bethenny dished to Ellen Degeneres about her relationship, saying: “So many people have tried to define my life – our lives – with ‘When are you getting engaged? When are you having a baby? When are you getting married?
“And I’ve just realized more in life, with people being more open and honest about their lives and what they want, that everything doesn’t have to sort of end in a blue box and a bow.”
She added: “We’ve had a great, great relationship and I’m really happy. Not everything has to end badly, some things just don’t continue and it’s not negative it’s just life.”
People confirmed early in 2021 that Frankel and Bernon had reconciled and were an item after she was spotted rocking a $1 million diamond engagement ring while out in Florida.
Revealing the proposal took place at Little Palm Island, a small private hotel on an island in the Florida Keys, Frankel said Bernon popping the question was like a “fantasy date” on the reality show The Bachelor.
She wrote of the proposal, which took place during the sunset, “We went to dinner and he walked me to a beautiful private table on the beach as private and romantic as a fantasy date on ‘the bachelor…’ The intimate details of the story are private but it was a beautiful proposal, in a beautiful setting, with a beautiful ring, to a beautiful man….”
“Bryn and I and Biggy Smallz are so lucky to have Paul in our lives,” she added, of her daughter and her two dogs. “He is a loving, beautiful, generous, kind, funny and smart good man who we love with all of our hearts.”
Are Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon married?
Bethenny Frankel seemingly has no plans to marry her fiancé Paul Bernon.
The Real Housewives of New York City alum, 52, suggested that she and Bernon, 45, may never tie the knot after getting engaged in 2021.
“I don’t want to build a wedding,” Frankel told E! News. “I love my life, I love my fiancé. He’s an amazing life partner and I don’t want to sign a contract with someone I love and I don’t want to plan a massive wedding for everybody else and not what we want.”
The reality star added, “I like doing what you want, not what society wants you to do.”
Frankel shared a similar sentiment back in December during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
“I don’t know when we’ll get married,” she told host Andy Cohen, 55, “I’m happily in a partnership and I love him so much but I don’t want to plan a wedding.”
Who else has Bethenny Frankel dated?
Bethenny Frankel’s dating history include a list of famous men.
Bethenny Frankel has been in relationships with Dennis Shields (2016 – 2018), Eric Stonestreet (2015) and Warren Lichtenstein (2013).
Bethenny Frankel has had encounters with Trevor Engelson and Alex Rodriguez, per WhosDatedWho.
Does Bethenny Frankel have any children?
Tv personality Bethenny Frankel is a mother of one. She has a daughter named Bryn with her ex-husband Jason Hoppy.
Frankel and Hoppy welcomed Bryn in New York City on May 8, 2010.
Bryn, 13, was named after her father’s brother, Bryan, who died in a car accident 19 years before her birth.
Bryn was named after her father’s brother, Bryan, who died in a car accident 19 years before her birth.
When she was 2 years old, her parents separated.
While Bryn has never appeared on RHONY, she did join her mom when Frankel filled in for Jenna Bush Hager on the TODAY show in June 2023. When co-host Hoda Kotb called her up on stage, Bryn shared that being Frankel’s daughter could be “crazy” because of “all of the stories and everything,” she said between giggles.
Bryn also added that her mom was “strict.”