Last month, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel insisted she was single after splitting from her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields. But, she appears to be spending time with the controversial businessman once again, with cameras catching the pair lounging by a pool in Miami over the weekend. So, are they back together or are they just friends with benefits?
Some insiders insist that Frankel is still single, but others say that the pair never really split. The truth is that the couple were friends for 27 years before they started dating, and even though a relationship didn’t work out for them, Shields and his family continue to be a support system for Frankel while she goes through her difficult divorce.
The two looked incredibly content as they soaked up the sun together, along with her daughter, Bryn, who adores Shields.
The duo broke up last May because of circumstances surrounding both of their divorces. She said that someone who has been married for many years needs to go through a certain cycle. Frankel added that she needed Shields to make changes that she didn’t think he could make.
But, they rekindled their romance in August after some time apart, when Frankel told Andy Cohen at the Real Housewives of New York reunion that she was “with Dennis.”
Now, the SkinnyGirl mogul is definitely single and dating other people. She says that she goes in spurts – she will either date a lot or not at all.
Right now, the 47-year-old is relying on friends to set her up with eligible men, and she has also tried a little online dating. However, she says that online is a bit scary because of the unknown.
In addition to making changes in her personal life, Frankel is also looking to hire a new assistant who can meet her extensive list of requirements. She is anonymously conducting the search, revealing only that she is a high-profile individual.
“A dynamic and flexible personal assistant is needed to provide support between an office and home,” states the job description.
The ad goes on to say that Frankel’s ideal candidate is a proactive problem solver who can operate in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change. The person will be responsible for numerous tasks, including errands, personal shopping, packing, and household management.
Frankel lives in Manhattan, but she needs her new assistant to be able to travel to her second home in the Hamptons. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, but the hours could vary based on her needs.
She is also looking to hire a dog-lover with a good sense of style who is familiar with kids and can help her with her “with wardrobe and daily outfits.”
Bethenny Frankel returns for Season 10 of the Real Housewives of New York later this year.