Bethenny Frankel’s rumored new boyfriend Paul Bernon faced reports earlier this week claiming he could be a married man.
According to one report, the man who the Real Housewives of New York City cast member stepped out with earlier this week in Boston appeared to be legally married to a woman named Ashley.
On October 9, Reality Blurb told readers the film producer may have not yet divorced Ashley, who he reportedly married about 14 years ago. As the outlet explained, there didn’t appear to be any signs of an official divorce filing from either Paul or Ashley.
In response to the reports, however, the Inquisitr has been informed that Paul and Ashley have been divorced for over a year and that he is legally single.
Ashley hasn’t shared any new images of her husband on her Facebook page since June and is no longer friends with him on the social media platform.
Paul and Ashley Bernon share two children, including son Tucker and daughter Skylar.
Bethenny Frankel was first linked to Paul days ago after the assumed couple was spotted spending time with one another in Boston, where he’s believed to be living. At the time of their Boston visit, Bethenny and Paul were seen holding hands with one another while walking down the street and kissing as they prepared to part ways.
Following the telling images, both Bethenny and Paul have remained silent.
As fans of The Real Housewives of New York City may recall, Bethenny Frankel’s last boyfriend, the late Dennis Shields, was legally married during their two-year relationship, which ended in August after he was found dead of an apparent overdose at his Trump Tower apartment.
During an interview with People magazine last month, Frankel said she was still struggling with the loss of Shields and doing her best to focus on her ongoing relief efforts for those impacted by the recent hurricanes in the south.
“The work I am doing for hurricane relief is a good outlet, but I’m trying to not get too immersed and not avoid the grieving process and feeling,” she said at the time. “I am going through an emotional storm and must go through and not around it.”
“People are suffering way more than I am,” Frankel added. “People have helped me get through my despair with their love and inspiration and now it is my turn.”
Bethenny Frankel and her co-stars are expected to return to Bravo TV for The Real Housewives of New York City Season 11 sometime next year. No word yet on whether Paul Bernon will be featured.