Bethenny Frankel Shocks Andy Cohen With Marriage News, Plus Talks If She'll Ever Return To 'RHONY'

Bethenny Frankel Shocks Andy Cohen With Marriage News, Plus Talks If She'll Ever Return To 'RHONY'
September 25, 2020 - 21:20 / Amanda Stanford

Everyone's favourite neurotic Housewife appeared on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to discuss a potential Real Housewives of New York return, as well as shock us all with news of her marital status!

The wild TV personality Bethenny Frankel appeared on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen, and surprised us all when she revealed her marital status!

Along with her relationship details, the reality star also dished on whether or not she would ever return to the Real Housewives of New York after she abruptly left the franchise right before filming the latest season. 

Bethenny Frankel surprise marital status

Bethenny Frankel didn't hold back when it came to surprising the Watch What Happens Live host, Andy Cohen, on her marital status. The topic came up when pressed about her current beau.

Bethenny Frankel attends the 71st Emmy Awards.

After Cohen asked if Frankel planned on tying the knot with her current boyfriend, Paul Bernon, whom she's been seeing since 2018.

"I’m still married," Frankel said, referencing her ex Jason Hoppy, with whom she shares her 10-year-old daughter, Bryn. 

The couple got married back in 2010 and ended up splitting just two years later. The divorce was tumultuous, but many were under the impression the nastiness was settled in 2016. 

It was confirmed to ET that Hoppy's lawyers claimed it was Frankel's lawyers that were holding up the proceedings.

Will Bethenny Frankel return to RHONY?

Along with the shocking reveal of her marriage, Frankel also talked a return to the show, which she's been a part of on-and-off since the premiere in 2008.

TV personalities Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer attend Bravo's First "A-List Awards" show.

The Skinnygirl mogul was quick to respond to whether or not she'd come back to the show. Frankel joked, "I don't know. If you get my gate code and there's a Brink's truck full of a lot of cash. It's all about the Benjamins, baby!"

On a more serious note, the reality star alum said, "I have a different career now as a result of not being on. Just different opportunities do come because of it."

"It would have to be a different show," she said. "And I have had ideas. But it would have to be ... clean the deck and it would be a different show. But I'll tell you the idea if you sign an NDA."

In a statement to People in August of 2019, Frankel said her focus was laid solely on her daughter. 

"It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter," she said at the time. "With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have. My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride."

"I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals," she continued. "I am excited for my future. The best is yet to come."