Bethenny Frankel Husband, Divorce, Boyfriend, Health
Not every decision in your life is right. Likewise, not every person you assume to be perfect is perfect. Even if you get married to your speculated perfect partner, their actual colors hide deep inside.
Bethenny Frankel’s horrible relationship with her ex-husband can define this context very well. Married twice, Bethenny revealed how her relationship was disturbing which did not end even after a traumatic divorce.
Married Life Sees Halt
Bethenny Frankel tied the knot with pharmaceutical sales exec, Jason Hoppy in March 2010. They first met in November 2008 in New York City club.
They dated for eleven months and got engaged while Bethenny was still pregnant with Jason’s baby. The couple welcomed their daughter, Bryn in May the same year.
Bethenny Frankel marries her first husband, Jason Hoppy in March 2010 (Photo: Us Weekly)
However, the relationship couldn’t last long, and they separated in December 2012. Frankel filed for divorce in 2013 that involved a custody agreement of their daughter. The divorce got finalized in June 2016.
Talking about the divorce in an interview with Us Weekly, Frankel revealed that their relationship had a “crack” even before their wedding. She added:-
"I have cried enough tears to fill the Hudson River, I'd think, how could this go on for so long? Four years on a two-year marriage! You get on the ride, you want things to be perfect, and now you're pregnant and doing a wedding and the world is watching."
Expounding on her tumultuous period, she said:-
"Maybe I didn't love myself enough to make the right choice. I think people in a relationship should be fundamentally similar. I didn't realize how far apart we were."
Moreover, during the custody battle, Frankel described living with Jason post-split as:-
“brutal, horrendous, excruciating he would not let me be alone with Bryn in the apartment.”
Similarly, Bethenny also opened up about her divorce during Wendy Williams show in September 2016.
Engaged After Divorce?
Weeks after finalizing the divorce from ex Jason Hoppy, Bethenny got spotted wearing a beautiful gigantic engagement ring in August 2016.
Bethenny Frankel and her then-boyfriend Dennis Shields strolling around NYC, June 2016 (Photo: Us Weekly)
Reportedly, she got engaged to her then-boyfriend Dennis Shields, whom she began dating earlier that year. Dennis was previously in a marital relationship with one of Bethenny’s high school pal.
Following four months of dating, Bethenny opted to end it with her businessman boyfriend. She reasoned the timing of her divorce for the split.
Not surprising though, the lovebirds rekindled their romances eight months later in August 2017. Their second attempt to make their relationship, however, was unsuccessful as they parted ways on the cusp of 2018.
Ex-Boyfriend Dies After Overdosing
Until her on-and-off boyfriend's passing in August 2018 at his residence in New York due to Oxycodone overdose, Bethenny and Dennis got touted as an item by the media.
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At Dennis funeral held a week after his death, the mother of one was evidently in a state of a "heartbreak." Following the ceremony, she paid a tribute on Instagram by sharing an image of her recently-deceased former lover and their dog.
Engaged To Dennis Before His Death
In a startling revelation, Bethenny claimed that she was still Dennis' fiancee at the time of his death. Her late lover proposed to her on 25th April 2018, four-month before his death.
In the 19th March 2019 episode of RHONY, the reality star claimed revealed that the businessman even bought her daughter Bryn an engagement ring. When asked why she had kept the news of them getting engaged a secret, Bethenny said:-
"I didn't want another circus of my life."
The revelation came on the same days as fellow RHONY star Ramona Singer's apology for speaking about Dennis' death in a distasteful manner. Talking to Instagram, Ramona apologized to Bethenny for her drug remarks.
Ex-Husband Gets Arrested
After going through a depressing divorce, Bethenny had a horrible relationship with her ex-husband.
In 2017, she accused her ex-husband Jason for stalking and harassment. According to the allegation, Jason sent Bethenny a series of emails and text messages though he got ordered to have no communication with Bethenny by the court.
Documents revealed that he was even asked to stay away from her, her home and business. Jason was arrested on Jan. 27, 2017. According to E! News:-
“Hoppy was charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree, stalking in the fourth degree and harassment in the second degree.”
Bethenny complained stating that Jason came to her and then-boyfriend Dennis Shields at the school on Jan. 27 saying-
"Okay I see. This is how you want to do this. Okay. You can play your game. It doesn't matter. You can get 10 lawyers. There's nothing you can do to stop me. You'll be sorry. You've been warned. I can't help it. She's pure evil. You've been warned. Don't say I didn't warn you."
After getting arrested, her ex-husband dialed down on his antics towards her - or so that's what the public believed.
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In March 2019, the reality star filed a request, looking for full custody of her daughter Bryn, now age 8. She reasoned her ex-husband Jason's abusive behavior toward both her and Bryn.
Speaking at the court, Bethenny recalled her horrific experience with her ex by saying:-
"I tried to use an arsenal of tools to protect myself to reduce the damage for myself and Bryn. I tried to keep Bryn away from it. I was very emotionally upset, I tried to really separate her from that. I tried to grieve privately."
There's no denying that she can take proper care of her only child. Money isn't an issue. In 2012, she sold her company Skinnygirl Cocktails for $100 million.
Health Scare - Cancer Or Minor Illness?
On early 2016, Bethenny revealed that she was dealing with an illness.
According to her, it was "women's health issue" that "many women can relate to." Meanwhile, there were many rumors which suggested that she had cancerous fibroids removed. Responding to the stories, Bethenny said to ET's Jennifer Peros:-
"I don't have cancer. I don't even like that that word is sort of out there. I have a couple of different female issues going on at the same time that have created kind of the perfect storm, so I am dealing with it."
Digging deeper into her actual health scare: In 2018, she almost lost her life after suffering from a near-fatal allergic reaction to fish. As revealed by her Dec 2018 interview - had it not been for her boyfriend, she wouldn't have lived.
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Interestingly, it was the first time that she had ever opened about her relationship with boyfriend Paul Bernon.
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Her present husband hopeful, Paul is a film producer as well as a revered name in the real estate business. Also, he fathers two kids from his previous relationship.
Bethenny, over the months, has grown close to Paul's children. They even vacationed together as a family with her and her daughter Bryn in Mexico for the New Year in 2018.
Bethenny Frankel vacationing with her boyfriend in The Dominican Republic in 2018 (Photo:- Bethenny Frankel's Instagram)
Before their trip to Mexico, Bethenny and her boyfriend were in the Dominican Republic, enjoying each other's company.