Bethenny Frankel Boyfriends 2021: Who Is Bethenny Dating Now?

Bethenny Frankel is reality star royalty since being one of the OG Housewives of Real Housewives of New York City. Fans watched Frankel go from being a single businesswoman who was hustling to get SkinnyGirl off the ground. Now Frankel is a mother and is a business mogul.

A handful of Frankel’s relationships have been featured on RHONY, but not all of them. The details about her two marriages, divorces, and death of an ex are dark and cut deep.

Who has Frankel dated? Check out Frankel’s full dating history below.

Peter Sussman 1994-1997

In 1994, Frankel started dating her former best friend Peter Sussman. “We were best friends for five years, and he always wanted to be more,” Frankel told Life & Style magazine.

Frankel gave in to his advances and they dated for two years before marrying in 1996. Frankel said their marriage lacked passion and that she got married too young. The couple separated a year later in 1997.

Jason Hoppy 2008-2012

Frankel began dating Jason Hoppy in the early season of RHONY in 2008. The couple surprising became pregnant and then engaged. They got their own spinoff show Bethenny Ever After, which chronicled and showed their wedding. Frankel and Hoppy were married in March 2010 and welcomed their daughter Bryn in May of the same year.

Frankel ended her marriage to Hoppy in December 2012 and filed for divorce in January 2013. Their divorce has been messy and full of legal battles. The couple agreed on a custody agreement in June 2014. Their divorce was finalized in July 2016.

In January 2017 Hoppy was arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing Frankel. Hoppy showed up at their daughter’s school and threatened Frankel.

An NYPD spokesperson said, “The complainant said Hoppy had sent numerous emails and FaceTime calls numbering in the hundreds after a cease and desist letter was sent on Nov. 22, 2016. On Friday, Jan. 27, [Hoppy] approached [Franekl] and a friend at her child’s school at around 8:15 A.M. and tried to provoke a fight. He said, ‘I will destroy you, you can get all the lawyers you want, you’ve been warned.'”

In December 2017 Frankel sued for full custody of their daughter. Frankel has said during their legal battle over their daughter that Hoppy was torturing her.

Alex Rodriguez 2009

Alex Rodriguez


Frankel revealed on Andy Cohen’s show Watch What Happens Live that she went out on two dates with Alex Rodriguez.

Cohen flat out asked the RHONY star is she dated the MLB player. Frankel responded, “What is used to date mean? I went out with him on two dates.”

She couldn’t remember if Rodriguez was a good kisser or not. They were rumored to have dated in early 2009 after his divorce from Cynthia Scurtis.

Trevor Engelson

Frankel revealed that she dated producer Trevor Engelson very briefly. Engelson was once married to Meghan Markle, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, casual.

Frankel told Australian show, Kyle and Jackie O Show, in April 2018 she was supposed to go out on a date with Engelson.

“I met this guy as a romantic interest. His name is Trevor,” the RHONY star recalled. “I met him in Chicago and we were supposed to go out, and I ended up seeing him one time and he’d been texting me. He’s a producer in L.A. He told me that he was married before. He’s divorced [now]. He was married to this girl named Meghan Markle from the TV show Suits.”

The romantic side of their relationship didn’t work out, but now the two are working together on a TV show. The most likely met between 2013 and 2016 because they dated after his divorce from Markle which was finalized in 2013.

Dennis Shields 2016-2018

Frankel began dating Dennis Shields in 2016. The two were on and off for two years before Shields died in August 2018. He died of a suspected drug overdose. He was found in his NYC apartment.

The two first met Shields in 1989 when he dated and then later married one of her high school best friends. They got divorced and Shields and Frankel took their friendship to the next level. Shields was talked about and sometimes even on RHONY before he died.

In RHONY season 11 Frankel mourns Shield’s death.

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