Bethenny Frankel came clean about her love life last week, on The Real Housewives of New York.
Frankel admitted to having a significant other in early January, even dishing about a double-date holiday vacation with Carole Radziwill and her herbal roommate, Adam Kenworthy. We now know that Bethenny is romantically entangled with Dennis Shields, the husband of an old high school friend.
Shields and Jill Schwartzberg have been married since 1990. Bethenny acknowledged the romance on Twitter, seamlessly connecting Bravo-revealed drama, and real-time published couple photos. Bethenny and Dennis were also photographed together on November 24 — which means that Bethenny was dating a very married Shields at the time of her holiday banshee fit, hypocritically unleashed on Luann de Lesseps.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) June 14, 2016
There is no doubt that Bethenny has a type — RICH. Dennis is a banker, a board member to 17 companies, and CEO to LawCash, a company that funds lawsuits, then collects a percentage from client victories or settlements. It appears that Dennis has solidified his spot on Frankel’s roster, which is becoming crowded with wealthy ex-suitors. Star Magazine uncovered details about Frankel’s team of financial big shots, all linked to the Skinnygirl mogul since her split from still-husband, Jason Hoppy.
Bethenny was linked to the billionaire in the summer of 2013. She dodged reports of a budding romance, but she was snapped vacationing with the hedge-fund mogul in St. Tropez.
Bethenny Frankel & Warren Lichtenstein
Bethenny dated the financier for about a year, beginning in January, of 2014. Cerussi comes from a wealthy family, and the couple was even seen in public, with Bethenny and Jason’s daughter, Brynn. Cerussi had a reputation for having an alleged hot temper during this period, and his friends even nicknamed him “American Psycho.”
Bethenny Frankel & Michael Cerussi
Bethenny was spotted with the Florida businessman in Miami, after her breakup with Cerussi. Toppel, CEO of Toppel Management, was reportedly worth at least $15 million at the time of his 2013 divorce.
Bethenny Frankel & Michael Toppel
Bethenny was seen with the Citigroup Global Markets financial advisor, in May of 2015. Chalif owns a $3.7 million estate in New Jersey, that once belonged to Thomas Edison’s son.
Bethenny Frankel & Peter Chalif
Frankel was linked with CNBC’s The Profit’s, Marcus Lemonis, in the summer of 2015. Lemonis is chairman and CEO of Camping World, the largest RV and outdoor retailer in the country, and Good Sam Enterprises. His companies had almost $3 billion in sales in 2014, according to Lemonis’ website.
Bethenny Frankel & Marcus Lemonis
There’s nothing wrong with loving a fat wallet — single and available ones. Luann said it best, when she addressed Bethenny’s accusation that she beds married men.
“…she’s the hypocrite, because I’m getting married. I’m engaged, and Bethenny is still trying to get divorced. She’s dating married men, not me.”
Evidently, money matters — but marriage doesn’t. Zero f*cks, and all that.