Known for her naturally thin physique and her outspoken dialogue on The Real Housewives of New York City and its spinoff, Bethenny Getting Married?, Bethenny Frankel attended New York University and the Natural Gourmet Cooking Institute of New York, where she went on to become a Natural Foods Chef.
Prior to her role on Housewives, Frankel appeared on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, where she came in second place. Frankel is also an accomplished self-help author, releasing Naturally Thin, The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life and Skinnydipping.
Frankel is also the founder of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand, and BStrong, a disaster relief initiative.
Frankel married Jason Hoppy, whom she met at New York City nightclub Tenjune, in March 2010. Two months later, the newlyweds welcomed their first child together, Bryn. Frankel and Hoppy separated in December 2012. Their divorce was finalized in January 2021.
Bethenny Frankel started dating film producer and businessman Paul Bernon in 2018. They took a pause in their relationship at the end of 2020 but were officially back together the following January. The couple announced their engagement in March 2021.