Bethenny Frankel has been getting close with a married man, sources exclusively tell Page Six — but friends of the “Real Housewife” insist they’re just pals and she’s enjoying the single life.
Sources said Frankel’s been spending time with Dennis Shields, executive chairman of the board of New York’s Esquire Bank, who’s also the hubby of an old high school pal of Bethenny’s.
“Bethenny has a new boyfriend,” one source claimed, adding, “She even just threw a birthday party for him.” Another source close to the Skinnygirl mogul told us, “Bethenny and Dennis have been friends for 27 years — and she did throw him a birthday party.” But the second source added that Shields and his wife, Jill, are separated, and “Bethenny and Dennis’ soon-to-be-ex-wife have a long history.” The source said that although “he’s had feelings for Bethenny for a long time,” he and the “Housewife” are friends.
Just over a week following Stan Wawrinka‘s statement on Facebook that after ten years of living together he and his wife Ilham Vuilloud had separated, the word is out that the Swiss ATP world No.9 has been dating young WTA gun Donna Vekic.
Actually, it is rumored that they have been an item since July 2014, when Vekic was still just 17 years old.
What we forget is that even if a person hasn’t just exited a relationship, aside from knowing our own boundaries (which can rule out certain things that we’ve already made a decision on in advance of), we cannot get all of the answers upfront or have someone tell us what ‘the ending’ will be.
Each situation is different but what you can say with a high degree of certainty is that someone who’s just fallen out of their marriage, who’s still in reconciliation negotiations, who’s still very influenced by their spouse, and who has been separated for a long time ‘just because’, is going to bring pain into your life.
Here's a list of 5 key things you MUST do, to ensure your next relationship is hassle free and a potential success!
Step #1: Secure your own separate residence from your ex-spouse.
You have to really just be very Zen about it.” She’s also said she would not get legally married again, “not even with a billionaire.” Frankel’s been rumored before to be dating celebrities from CNBC’s Marcus Lemonis to “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet and rich dudes Michael Cerussi and Michael Toppel.
Pepper Schwartz Question from Carl: I recently started dating after a divorce.
There are already a number of obstacles to overcome in new relationships, and following a separation; many couples choose to live under the same roof due to finances or other reasons such as children.
This is a HUGE road block and considered a RED FLAG to someone out there interested, and ready to develop a long-term relationship with someone special.
Her focus is on her business and her daughter.” Frankel, 45, has been going through her own divorce from Jason Hoppy since 2013.