AMERICAN TV personality Bethenny Frankel is best known for her role in popular reality TV show The Real Housewives of New York City.
The successful businesswoman has become one of the highest-earning stars of the show ever. Here’s all you need to know about the Skinnygirl whose boyfriend has been found dead in Trump Tower ..
Getty Images Bethenny is known for her reality TV appearances and hosting her own talk show
Who is Bethenny Frankel and what’s her background?
The 47-year-old was born in New York City.
She is the only child of horse trainer Robert J. Frankel and interior designer Bernadette Birk.
The reality star’s first link to the world of showbiz was when she worked as a production assistant on the set of Saved by the Bell.
How did Bethenny Frankel become famous?
Bethenny first hit the spotlight in 2005, when she landed a place as a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
Impressively, the shrewd hopeful managed to reach the final of the telly competition.
The talented businesswomen then caught the attention of The Real Housewives of New York City producers.
She joined the reality programme in 2008 for its first season, which helped her career to catapult further.
She later quit after season three, after landing her own chat show in LA, but has since made a comeback to the show for its seventh series and has been there ever since.
Bravo Bethenny Frankel was an original cast-member of Real Housewives of New York City
Is Bethenny Frankel married?
Bethenny has been married and divorced two times, firstly to entertainment industry executive Peter Sussman in 1996.
The pair broke up a year later, and Bethenny then married pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy in March 2010, and the couple had daughter Bryn that same year.
The couple separated in December 2012 and it took until June 2014 for a custody agreement to be finalised, and until July 2016 for the divorce to be fully processed. There are ongoing legal battles around the couple’s relationship.
Bethenny started dating Dennis Shields in 2016 and the reality star has described their relationship as “complicated”.
The pair’s on/off relationship has been documents on the Real Housewives show.
Dennis was found dead on August 10, 2016 in Trump Tower.
Getty Images The impressive businesswoman has raked in a fortune from her Skinnygirl brand
What other TV shows has Bethenny Frankel starred in?
The US television personality has appeared on countless shows.
Her noteworthy roles include numerous appearances on Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show and Bethenny Getting Married?
Impressively, Bethenny landed her own self-titled talk programme in 2012.
For the following two years, she starred in around 185 episodes.