This season on Real Housewives of New York, we have seen Bethenny Frankel date a man named Dennis Shields. But, the two ended up breaking things off because Frankel said she wasn’t in the right space to be in a relationship. After the split, Frankel explained to Entertainment Tonight:
I think people always ask me about my love, or lack of love, life. I’ve been really focused on work so much and sometimes, something has to give and it was just that … I have to be able to be focused and sleep. I’m building my Skinnygirl business, I’ve created a charity, I have a daughter, so sometimes, dating seems like you’re really not going to be able to fit it in … I ripped the Band-Aid off, like, two days ago. I did. Just lit the flame, lit the match, put the burners on and I’m off to the races. Open for business … It’s time to put the Bethenny burners back on.
During the course of their relationship, Frankel’s ex-husband was arrested for stalking and harassment after a confrontation with Frankel and Shields at Frankel’s daughter’s school.
With Frankel no longer being with ex-husband Jason Hoppy and her no longer being with Shields, she is on the market … Or, is she? In recent weeks, Frankel has been spotted in the Hamptons with a younger man named Russ Theriot, as reported by Daily Mail. Theriot is a 37-year-old business owner like Frankel, and he owns The Crew Of Events, LLC in NYC according to his Linked In profile. Also like Frankel, he tried his hand at acting when he was in his twenties, but he still appears to do some modeling.
As for the seriousness of the relationship, a “friend” of Frankel’s told Daily Mail:
She is having fun doing her thing and is keeping busy with her daughter and work. She is dating, but there is nothing serious.
And, another source told E! News that the relationship is casual, but that “they are very into each other.”
Whether the couple is serious or not, they appear to be having fun. Do you think Frankel has found her long-term man?