Chris Harrison Would Never Date Bethenny Frankel: I Don’t Like How She Treated Her Late Dad

Chris Harrison and Bethenny Frankel
Chris Harrison and Bethenny Frankel are not friends. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Hard pass! Chris Harrison appeared on Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday, March 10, and when asked by the hosts if he would ever date Bethenny Frankel, he quickly shot the prospect down.

The Bachelor host, 43, sat down with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover to discuss this week's talked-about season finale of The Bachelor starring hunky farmer Chris Soules. When he wasn't chatting about his matchmaking show, however, Harrison was put in the hot seat over his own love life. 

Bush and Hoover pulled a lineup of famous single women, asking the recently divorced Harrison if he had any interest in them. The reality star, who split from his wife of 18 years Gwen Harrison in 2012, was almost entirely kind and positive about his choices. 

First shown an image of Kris Jenner, he said the momager is a "great friend" and an "awesome" person. Of Denise Richards he said, "she's great and I love her." Harrison also had affirmative, enthusiastic responses about the available Sandra Bullock and Kristen Wiig.

 

When presented with Real Housewives of New York City star Frankel, however, Harrison was less than pleased. 

"I knew her dad and I loved her dad," Harrison said with a sour look on his face. "She didn't love her dad. I love her dad more." 

Frankel, 44, famously feuded with her estranged father until the day that he died in 2009. The horse trainer split from Bethenny's mother Bernadette Birk after the reality star's birth.

"Her dad was a great Hall of Fame horse trainer," Harrison continued. "Bobby Frankel. I didn't like how she treated her dad after he passed away."

Harrison remained vehement as the hosts lingered on Frankel's picture, saying, "No, no, switch." 

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