Bethenny Frankel is off the market, and so is her new man … But both are technically married to other people still.
The "Real Housewives of New York" star took to Twitter on Tuesday to clear up rumors that she was dating a married man named Dennis Shields. She confirmed that she is, actually, but there's a catch: He's separated.
"I'm dating a separated married man. I'm married," the reality star wrote, trying to silence a few Internet haters. "I went to high school w his ex wife 30 yrs ago. Any other questions?"
Bethenny's comments came as one particular person chastised her online, calling her a "hypocrite" for her love life. Bethenny, though, was quick to point out that she's actually the one coming out on top in this twitter spat.
"Ratings r way UP! The haters are paying for my divorce :) Keep it coming!!!," she wrote.
Bethenny's new relationship comes after a recent "Housewives" episode in which she blasted costar Luann de Lesseps, accusing her of stealing other women's men.
"Women feel that you are that woman that they don't want their man around," Bethenny yelled at Luann."The problem with you is that women don't trust you, they think you have sex with married men and you cheat and you f—- younger guys and criticize other women for the exact same things you do."
Luann is engaged to businessman Thomas D'Agostino, who previously dated their costar Ramona Singer. Bethenny also claims that Thomas had a "friends with benefits" arrangement with other "Housewives" star Sonja Morgan.
In an interview with E!, Luann tried to clear up Bethenny's accusations.
"Ramona would've loved to date Tom. Ramona is a friend of Tom's. They went out a couple times for dinner and there was no interest there," she said. "So when Ramona says, 'I dated Tom. You stole Tom!' She has been trying to date Tom and the truth is that, Tom and I, since we've met, have been inseparable. He's been getting texts from Ramona when I first met him. So, they're friends. They're not dating."
In the same interview, Luann said, "She calls me a hypocrite, but really she's the hypocrite. I'm the one getting married, I'm engaged, and Bethenny's still trying to get a divorce."
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