Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family has reportedly struck up a romance with The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel. Although neither party has confirmed the romance, E! News reported on July 14 that the rumored new couple has been seeing one another for the last few months.
New couple alert! Bethenny Frankel is dating Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet–get the scoop: http://t.co/hl4JITEjUV pic.twitter.com/IMZ1lOrFuV
— E! Online (@eonline) July 14, 2015
According to the E! News report, Eric Stonestreet was first spotted with Frankel at the 2015 CAA Upfronts Celebration Party in New York City in May. Later that same month, the two made their second public outing, and around that time, Eric Stonestreet shared a photo of himself with Frankel and her Real Housewives of New York City co-star, Carole Radziwill.
In the caption, Eric Stonestreet wrote, “Took a picture of these 2 randos today.”
Last Monday, in their most recent outing, Eric Stonestreet and Frankel were seen attending a Los Angeles Dodger game.
Of Eric Stonestreet, a source told E! News, “He’s very different from his character on Modern Family. He’s sharp and funny, but his humor is darker. He has an incredible relationship with his parents, especially his mom,” and is “very proud of his mid-western roots.”
Prior to Eric Stonestreet, Frankel was linked to a number of mystery men, but failed to confirm any new relationships since she split from Michael Cerussi earlier this year. Frankel and Cerussi had dated for about a year, and went public with their relationship months after Frankel split from husband Jason Hoppy in late 2012.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Frankel and Hoppy have yet to finalize their divorce, despite having split nearly three years ago. In the latest development, Frankel, via her lawyer, filed paper work in hopes of regaining rights to her former home in Tribecca, where Hoppy is currently living with their daughter, Bryn.
Below is what Frankel’s lawyer wrote in the court documents, via Radar Online:
“On March 12, 2010 the parties executed their Prenuptial Agreement in which they mutually waived spousal maintenance from the other ‘both now and in the future.’ The award of any temporary maintenance, even for one year, was error as a matter of law.”
Eric Stonestreet has been linked to a number of celebrities in the past, including Charlize Theron and Samantha Armytage. No word yet on a statement from him in regard to his latest celebrity hookup.
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