Bethenny Frankel and Eric Stonestreet

Bethenny Frankel And ‘Modern Family’s’ Eric Stonestreet Dating? Frankel’s Friends Weigh In

Rumors have been going around for a while that Bethenny Frankel is dating Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet. It’s a pretty random pair that no one saw coming, and although Bethenny has already hit up Twitter to deny the rumors, they still persist that the two are an item.

According to E! the outlet spoke to a few supporters of the new relationship. Bravo’s Patti Stanger, who used to be a professional matchmaker, had a lot to say about Bethenny Frankel’s blossoming relationship with the Modern Family actor.

“It’s unusual. But they’re both successful, they’re both smart. It’s great for her to get on the acting radar and say she’s dating actors so she can jump up. It’s a bit of social-climbing move. But Eric’s a cool, midwestern dude.”

Carole Radziwill, Bethenny’s co-star wasn’t too forthcoming about details on the relationship, but she did give her seal of approval to E!. “I met him once really briefly, but he seems like a nice guy. He was very nice. I don’t talk about my friends publicly but if you,want to ask me about my love life, I’ll be happy to answer.”

According to sources, Bethenny Frankel and Eric Stonestreet have been dating for a few months now. The pair were spotted hanging out back in May at the 2015 CAA Upfronts party.

A source told Us Weekly, “They have so much fun together” and are just “seeing where it goes.” That said, another source said, “This is so dumb. They are friends and have a lot of mutual friends in the same circle. They definitely are fond of each other and like each other but it’s not serious.”

The two have even joked around on Twitter about the dating rumors. Bethenny wrote on Twitter, “Wow #somanyboyfriendssolittletime.How did I manage to be at a @Dodgers game & be in the Hamptons at the same time?!!! @ericstonestreet.”

Eric replied to Bethenny with a tweet of his own, “Hey @Bethenny. Im a big fan. Can I get a follow?”

What do you think about the rumors that Bethenny and Eric are an item? Do you think they’re joking around and having fun together, or do you think there’s nothing to these rumors?

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