‘RHONY’ Star Bethenny Frankel Dating A ‘Legally Married’ Man After Slut-Shaming LuAnn For Doing The Same Thing

Bethenny Frankel is working hard to clear up the details surrounding her dating life.

Although the Real Housewives of New York star recently slammed Luann de Lesseps for dating married men, E! Online is reporting that Frankel is currently attached to a legally married man.

“She’s correct. I’m dating a legally married separated man – so perfect bc I’m legally married too!” Frankel wrote on Twitter.

Frankel is currently in a relationship with Dennis Shields, a banker in New York. Apparently, the two have been together for a couple of months now.

“They’ve been dating since at least the holidays,” an insider revealed earlier this month.

The revelations about Frankel’s dating life inspired de Lesseps to go on the offensive. While Frankel slammed de Lesseps for being a slut, the reality star hit back by calling Frankel a “hypocrite.”

“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,” de Lesseps shared. “You know, it was in the Daily Mail… she’s dating married men, not me.”

News of Frankel’s relationship with Shields first surfaced after Daily Mail released photos of the two during a public outing. The images showed Frankel walking alongside Shields and even holding hands with him at one point.

Bethenny Frankel Says It Was 'Game On' With LuAnn, Plus Jules Wainstein Spills On What Really Happened In The Berkshires [Image via Bravo] Bethenny Frankel and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps prior to their feud. [Image via Bravo]Although both Frankel and Shields are separated, their relationship is interesting because of how Frankel slammed de Lesseps on a recent installment of Real Housewives of New York.

In fact, during the latest episode of the reality show, Frankel confronted de Lesseps for being in a relationship with a married man. At one point, Frankel called her a “whore” and a “slut.”

“Women feel that you are that woman that they don’t want their man around,” Frankel told de Lesseps. “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.”

De Lesseps is engaged to Thomas D’Agostino, who was previously connected to Ramona Singer. At the same time, Frankel claims that D’Agostino also had a “friends with benefits” relationship with Sonja Morgan.

Still reminiscing #RHONY premiere night with my #love ???? #happysaturday

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Based on the fact that Frankel is dating a married man, there’s no telling how de Lesseps will react in the coming weeks.

According to The Hollywood Gossip, Bethenny Frankel is still engaged in a legal battle with her husband, Jason Hoppy. Although they have filed for divorce, they are still fighting a legal battle over the distribution of their assets.

“I’m married. I went to high school w his ex-wife 30 yrs ago,” Frankel added. “Any other questions?”

Frankel and Hoppy had one child together during their marriage.

Despite her constant fighting with ROHNY cast members, Frankel went on to admit that she still cares about them all.

“You’d be surprised at how much I care about them,” she stated. “We’ve been through a lot.”

The biggest question remaining is whether or not de Lesseps and Frankel work through their differences in the remainder of the season. Now that Frankel’s secret has been made public, perhaps she will look at de Lesseps life a little differently.

Of course, Frankel doesn’t have a history of standing down when it comes to feuds, which should definitely make things interesting.

Will Frankel change her tune now that everyone knows she is dating a married man?

Fans can watch the drama between Frankel and de Lesseps unfold when the next episode of the Real Housewives of New York, titled “Always the B***h, Never the Bride,” airs June 22 on Bravo.

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