Real Housewives of New York viewers never got to see Bethenny Frankel’s man Paul Bernon on the show. She never brought him around in front of the cameras and then she left the series. And, then there’s that very confusing dating timeline which included Bethenny dating Paul before and after she dated Dennis Shields with some breaks thrown in.
However, she did talk about Paul in the press. They did come together in recent months for coronavirus relief. She credited him for bringing her “true happiness.” So much for that. Now, their relationship is dunzo.
Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel has certainly been through a lot in the past couple of years. But the death of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields in August of 2018 from a suspected drug overdose hit Bethenny hard.
During Season 11 of RHONY, Bethenny told co-star Dorinda Medley that Dennis had actually proposed, and even bought her daughter, Bryn Hoppy, a ring, too. That is just so heartbreaking.
It was a shock when “OG” Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel decided to ditch the show after Season 11. After the death of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields in 2018, a heartbroken Bethenny had found love again.
Her new love, Paul Bernon, literally saved her life during a scary allergic reaction. Bethenny’s new man is all about privacy, so her decision to leave RHONY might not have been difficult. Or else, Luann de Lessep’s relentless obsession with her cabaret show might have been a factor.
Real Housewives of New York fans know that Bethenny Frankel’s love life has been on a roller coaster most of the time she has been a cast member. In the early seasons of the show, divorced Bethenny made it clear she wanted a family. Along came Jason Hoppy, for better or worse. The two quickly became engaged, got married and had daughter Bryn Hoppy in 2010. The couple split after a few years and have been battling off and on in court ever since over everything from custody to finances. Jason was even charged with stalking Bethenny a few years ago.
Surprisingly, the former couple is still legally married as their divorce has never been finalized. Bethenny eventually moved on to an on-again, off-again relationship with Dennis Shields, which lasted for a number of years. Sadly, Dennis died in August of 2018. Since then, Bethenny has rekindled a relationship with Paul Bernon, whom she had dated briefly before. Happily for Bethenny, this relationship has lasted and appears solid.
It’s hard to believe, but it was just a little over a year ago that Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel lost her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields to a possible overdose. Dennis had even recently proposed to Bethenny, and bought her daughter Bryn Hoppy a ring as well.
Bethenny was a trooper, and somehow managed to film a season of RHONY shortly thereafter. Some of the cast consoled her, namely Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan. But there were also two little fur babies that Bethenny had gotten with Dennis that also provided her comfort. And according to Bethenny, they are still keeping the memory of Dennis alive and well.
Saying goodbye may be difficult for some, but not for former Real Housewives of New York starBethenny Frankel. She surprised fans when she announced she would not be returning next season.
Love her, or hate her, you had to admit Bethenny made for some interesting TV viewing. Personally, I will miss her acerbic humor, running commentary on the ladies, and her own loss of control at many dinner parties.
When Bethenny Frankel announced on August 21 that she was leaving Real Housewives of New York, everyone was stunned. Viewers were stunned. Her RHONY co-stars were stunned. It was the departure that no one expected.
Bethenny’s new man, Paul Bernon, is very private and doesn’t want to be on camera, so that could be one reason for Bethenny’s departure. There were also rumblings that Bravo executives were angry for months that Bethenny had plans to produce unscripted shows for television with Mark Burnett.
On Season 11 of Real Housewives of New York, we saw Bethenny Frankel struggle with the death of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields. Dennis died on August 10, 2018 of a suspected drug overdose. Viewers saw Bethenny’s raw feelings as she grieved for Dennis. She was truly heartbroken.
Bethenny told RHONY co-star Dorinda Medley that Dennis had proposed to her, and he even gave her daughter, Bryn Hoppy, a ring. That is just so sad. Bethenny kept the engagement a secret. Then, Bethenny revealed that both she, and her daughter, had texted Dennis after his death.