The talk show host was spotted on vacation over the New Year's holiday and on New Year's Eve the two were making out. "Bethenny and a date were there with a group of friends" and it was "definitely romantic," a spy shared with E! News. "She seemed relaxed with him and having a great time. At the stroke of midnight, they shared a passionate kiss and proceeded to make out in front of everyone."
In Touch Weekly did some investigating and discovered that the new beau is Michael “Mac” Cerussi III, and he's pretty hot! The two reportedly exchanged kisses at Mondrian South Beach.
Well now Bethenny is suddenly dating someone. Isn't that convenient. She's trying a different angle on the 'I need attention' train, because at this point she needs to do anything to boost ratings for her lagging talk show! Yesterday Bethenny "accidentally" revealed on her show that yeah, she's kinda with someone again.
GG Gharachedaghi from Shahs of Sunset was the guest and they were doing a pre-taped segment. GG she was discussing her failed engagement when Bethenny slipped and spilled that she too has moved on following a traumatic breakup. Couldn't have been that traumatic as she recently revealed that she never loved Jason Hoppy all that much!
Amid their nasty court battle which centers around custody of their daughterBryn, the former Bethenny Ever After stars have been told by a judge to stop illicitly recording each other in their shared home! Say, whaaaaa?!
Since they separated, Jason has reportedly been making secret audio and video recordings of Bethenny, their nanny, and her Skinnygirl staff. Oh yeah, she still 'runs her empire' out of their Tribeca loft. Riiiiigggght! Even more, a source tells TMZ that Jason has somehow procured access to Bethenny's email to further monitor her! Is Jason trying to get a job with the CIA?
Bethenny admits that she she is soured on the idea of a fairy tale love story. "Part of my identity was always looking for a man. I always wanted to meet someone – to complete you, take care of you," Bethenny acknowledges of her history with men and with reality TV.
I've been wondering why Bethenny Frankel had crawled out of her Skinnygirl hole lately and started doing a lot of press. Then I remembered she has a new self-help book and a talk show to promote! Of course…
Since everyone wants to know about Bethenny's never-ending divorce to Jason Hoppy, she's doing what she does best and spilling her side of the story. I guess Jason was unsuccessful in securing that gag order…
"I'm going through a brutal, brutal time," Bethenny shares with ABC about her divorce and custody dispute. "I'm definitely bruised."
Oh Bethenny Frankel, if only… if only you hadn't staged that big ol' reality TV wedding and spinoff then maybe your very public divorce to Jason Hoppy wouldn't be so brutal!
With the couple battling in court over custody of their daughter Bryn and custody of their recently renovated apartment, Bethenny describes the divorce process as a daily struggle. "It's been hard," she admits to Life & Style. “It’s been difficult to stay sane.”
One may argue that Bethenny has never been sane – part of her charm? – but the divorce process is putting her closer to the brink than ever! To escape she's been vacationing (and possibly canoodling) with a billionaire and putting all her focus on her new talk show, Bethenny.
She must have taken her sane pills though because the former Real Housewives of New York star, who is definitely one can short of a six-pack of Diet Coke, is now claiming Bethenny's divorce will work out for the best!
"I don't know if it's really that nasty," Jillusional told E! News. "I don't always believe that kind of press."
And she's positive despite allll the reported acrimony and custody disputes everything will be fine in the end! "They'll work it out," Jill declares. "They'll find a way and they'll work it out because they both love their daughter."
Does Jill have her spies over at Bethenny's house again is that how she's got an inside scoop? Hopefully she's right though and the two can put differences aside for Bryn!
In other Jill news, she held a ladies lunch this weekend and invited all of her reality star friends – Kathy and Rich Wakile, Aviva Drescher, Luann de Lesseps and more – see the gallery below!