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Rep: Bethenny Frankel "Getting Married" to Boyfriend

USMagazine, Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 6:01am (PDT)

Bethenny Frankel might become a real housewife soon enough!

After The Real Housewives of New York City star -- who has been dating beau Jason Hoppy for eight months -- was spotted wearing a diamond ring in Miami on Saturday, her rep confirms exclusively to Usmagazine.com that an engagement is definitely in the celebrity chef's future.

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"I can confirm Bethenny and Jason are in love and plan on getting married," her rep tells Us. "So I guess this is the starter ring."

Although Frankel -- the inventor of the Skinnygirl Margarita -- has struggled to find love on the hit Bravo show, the 38-year-old admits to falling for Hoppy.

"I'm in love," Frankel said at an event in the Hamptons. "I'm pretty much certain I'm going to spend the rest of my life with him... I'm really happy."

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The couple first met at NYC nightclub Tenjune. Since then, the Frankel and Hoppy -- who works in real estate -- have attended several events together and went on a romantic vacation in Turks & Caicos in May. She has even reportedly gotten approval from her Housewives friends, who say Hoppy is a catch.

The ring she's wearing might not be the real deal yet, but a source close to the couple says that a proposal is on the way.

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"He's hunting for the ring, but in the meantime this is a place holder or promise ring," the source tells Us.

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