On last night’s Watch What Happens Live!, Bethenny Frankel sat down with host Andy Cohen for a one-on-one interview, during which she dropped a bombshell about her dating life: she’s single.
“I’m not dating right now,” the Real Housewives of New York star said. “I wish that my dating life was as colorful and exciting as it’s written about, but right now I’m kind of at a standstill. I dated this year, I’ve had a lot of different experiences but I have a daughter and I am still married.”
The 44-year-old mother of one, who is still undergoing divorce proceedings with ex Jason Hoppy over two years after filing, was last romantically linked to Michael “Mac” Cerussi III, with whom she was most recently spotted packing on the PDA during an NYE vacation in Miami.
So, what went down between the Bravolebrity and the handsome businessman that lead to their breakup?
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“They dated but it was never that serious. She has moved on,” a source tells E! News of the former couple, who was first romantically linked in January 2014. “She has been putting herself out there and has been dating.”
We’re told the pair’s split was not acrimonious and had more to do with lifestyle differences.
“She has a daughter who is her primary focus,” an insider tells E! News of Frankel, who shares custody of four-year-old daughter Bryn with Hoppy.
A third source adds that Cerussi was not a fan of spotlight, although he was always in the background to support Bethenny, but the timing of their relationship, due, in part, to Frankel’s divorce, became too much to handle.
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Meanwhile, the Skinnygirl founder spent last weekend skiing in Colorado with her daughter. The two were spotted in Snowmass (near Aspen), where Frankel’s Real Housewives of New York co-star Ramona Singer was also seen.
“There was a point where I was a little embarrassed to be a Housewife,” Frankel, who is returning to the franchise after exiting the series in season three, admitted on WWHL. “I felt like it was a little, something to not be proud of. And there was a time that I felt, when I was in it, that it felt not what it started out as, and that’s why I walked away.
“But now, coming back, I’m feeling proud to do it again,” she continued. “I feel like it is a different show and I feel like me coming back to this show this season has changed up the dynamic…it seems honest, it seems real, it seems a little bit old-school—that’s how it feels.”
The Real Housewives of New York season seven premieres on April 7.
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