Rumors have been circulating for months about Bethenny Frankel and her boyfriend slash rumored fiancé, Paul Bernon. Are they engaged? Are they planning a wedding? Is Bernon the reason that Frankel left The Real Housewives of New York ahead of season 12?
Well (good news!), we have answers to (almost) all your burning questions. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Frankel’s boyfriend.
Who is Paul Bernon?
He’s a real estate developer, businessman and movie producer. According to his LinkedIn account, Bernon is the co-founder of Burn Later, an L.A.-based production company that is credited with developing Drinking Buddies (2013), starring Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick.
He’s also the managing partner of Rubicon Real Estate, which specializes in overseeing investment properties.
When did Bethenny & Paul start dating?
Frankel and Bernon were first linked as a couple back in October 2018 when they were spotted flaunting their PDA while hanging out near Boston College. TMZ obtained photos of the pair “in a full make-out session,” and the evidence speaks for itself.
Where does the couple live?
They currently have a long-distance relationship, since Frankel resides in New York, and Bernon works in Boston, according to LinkedIn.
Although we don’t know if the Skinnygirl founder will stay in the Big Apple now that she’s parted ways with RHONY, we wouldn’t be surprised if she suddenly becomes a Bay Stater. (You read it here first.)
Are they engaged?
Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer to this question. However, we predict that Bernon already proposed to Frankel, and here’s why.
In September 2019, the proud mom posted a photo on Instagram in honor of National Daughter’s Day. The pic features Frankel holding her 9-year-old daughter’s face, and we couldn’t help but notice the massive ring she’s wearing on that finger.
Of course, the RHONY star has yet to comment on the rumored proposal, leaving us with two possible scenarios: Either Frankel is engaged, or she has some seriously fabulous jewelry in her closet. Either way, she’s killing it.
Isn't Frankel already married?
Technically…yes. In August 2019, Frankel casually revealed on Twitter that she’s in matrimony. While many speculated that she was talking about Bernon, Entertainment Tonight confirmed that she’s still “technically married” to her ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, since they haven’t settled their divorce yet.
Do Bethenny & Paul have any children?
Frankel has one daughter, Bryn, with her ex-husband. Bernon also has two children from a previous marriage, as Us Weekly reports.