Bethenny Frankel appeared on Live! with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, July 8, and during the appearance, the Real Housewives of New York City star opened up about her relationship with boyfriend Paul Bernon.
Nearly one year after going public with their romance, Frankel told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest that she’s “happy.”
“I’m happy in a way that’s different. Not a high or a low, just a balance — which, if you know my personality at all, it’s not often that balanced. But I feel just balanced and healthy,” Frankel explained, according to a July 9 report from Us Weekly magazine.
According to Frankel, she believes Bernon is responsible for her newfound balance and described the film producer as “very calm,” “centered,” and “balancing.”
“I’m just settled,” she said.
Looking back on her past relationship with Dennis Shields, who died of an apparent overdose in August of last year, Frankel said their relationship was “the opposite” of the dynamic she shares with Bernon because they were very up and down. As fans of The Real Housewives of New York City may recall, Frankel and Shields dated on and off for two years before his untimely passing.
Although Frankel used to think that she wouldn’t be able to have a balanced relationship with someone due to her age, her career, and her messy split from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, she now feels that she’s finally found a “normal, beautiful, loving relationship.”