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.
Bethenny Frankel has since moved on from her place at the top of Real Housewives of New York. But one thing she hasn’t been able to move on from is her marriage to Jason Hoppy.
The spit has been full of nasty allegations and custody battles. That’s no secret. But what may come as a surprise to many fans is that it’s still going on to this day.
Bethenny Frankel is once again on the front lines of a crisis. Since her departure from Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny has worked harder than ever to make sure her BStrong Foundation is ready to help those in need. We all remember the good work she did for the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, which was featured on the show. Now she’s doing the same for those suffering during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s not hard to see how we are affected by this coronavirus. Many of us are quarantined and spending way more time with our families than we are used to. Of course, it’s a blessing to be able to slow down and pay better attention to the ones we love but I also can’t judge those who are already feeling the strain of all this extra face to face time. I keep hearing about how we are going to have a baby boom nine months from now but I’m also wondering how many relationships are going to go south over this stressful time. One relationship that isn’t suffering? Bethenny and her boyfriend, Paul Bernon.
Whether you loved her or hated her during her time on Real Housewives of New York, I think we can all agree that Bethenny Frankel is one of the most generous housewives out there. Ever since the start of her charity organization the BStrong Foundation, she has worked tirelessly to help those affected by a crisis. Her list of ongoing missions to help is vast and impressive. BStrong provided crisis relief for Hurricane Irma and Maria, along with the Amazonian, Australian and California fires. The coronavirus outbreak will be no exception.
Thanks to Bethenny, people are already getting what they need most on the ground. This is especially helpful for those who don’t have the items that they desperately need to stay safe against the fast-moving virus.
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.
When I heard that Bethenny Frankel was leaving the Real Housewives of New York, I was a little sad. Bethenny can be audacious, self-absorbed and always seems to be surrounded by chaos, but she was also a good fit for the show. She was often spot-on in her assessments of her castmates and wasn’t afraid to address issues like Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret obsession or Ramona Singer’s rudeness.
One of Bethenny’s most admirable traits is her business acumen. Within a few years of joining RHONY, Bethenny started her Skinny Girl brand and later sold off the cocktail division of her business, reportedly for big bucks. Last season, Bethenny admitted that her life was overwhelming her and that she was considering simplifying things by selling a part of her company. Over the summer, Bethenny announced she was leaving the show to focus on her daughter, philanthropy and a production partnership with Mark Burnett. And with a more recent announcement, Bethenny continues to focus on her Skinny Girl brand.
When Bethenny Frankel announced her exit from Real Housewives of New York, some fans were sad that we would miss out on her one-liners next season. Others understood that Bethenny had to focus on her daughter, charity work, and her relationship with Paul Bernon, who seemingly had no interest in appearing on RHONY. Then, there were some people who were downright ecstatic about B’s departure. I’m looking at you, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps.
The two of them have made several comments about Bethenny’s exit and none of them had anything to do with missing the Skinnygirl mogul. Of course, they were asked about Bethenny during a panel at BravoCon over the weekend. And, well, Ramona didn’t mince any words.