Bethenny Frankel and Boyfriend Paul Bernon Split After 2 Years: Reports
The former Real Housewives of New York City star had been dating the real estate developer and film producer since 2018
Bethenny Frankel is opening up about her split from her ex-boyfriend, Paul Bernon.
Alluding to her separation from Bernon, Frankel told host Ellen DeGeneres: "You know, not everything works out and so many people have tried to define my life — our lives — with, 'When are you getting engaged?' 'When are you having a baby?' 'When are you getting married?' And I've just realized more in life, with people being more open and honest about their lives and what they want, that everything doesn't have to sort of end in a blue box and a bow."
She added, "We've had a great, great relationship and I'm really happy. Not everything has to end badly, some things just don't continue and it's not negative, it's just life."
Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Bethenny Frankel, Paul Bernon
Frankel and Bernon ended their relationship earlier this month, according to multiple reports.
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Frankel, however, is still married to her daughter Bryn's father, Jason Hoppy. The two separated in December 2012 and Frankel filed for divorce a month later. Though they reached a financial settlement in their contentious divorce in July 2016, the exes remain at odds over custody of Bryn.
Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. Ellen DeGeneres, Bethenny Frankel
Later in her appearance on DeGeneres' talk show, Frankel, who recently launched a podcast, also took part in a game of "Who'd You Rather?" with the television host, who tried to set her up with a new man.
"I like both of them equally, I really do. I adore both of them," DeGeneres said, before she ended up deciding to go with Cooper, 45.
"All of them have been back there lined up waiting to see who it was gonna be," DeGeneres then joked at the end of the cheeky game.