Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel is still reeling from her divorce from Jason Hoppy and she is opening up about it in a brand new interview.
Although her divorce was finalized in July, “there are still some bad parts that I definitely thought would be gone,” Bethenny tells US Weekly. “But the hardest parts have been anything that seems negative for my daughter. Anything that is unnecessarily negative for my daughter is really challenging for me. You know, you kind of have to look inside, find your strength.”
And even though Bethenny is forbidden from discussing the details from her dirty divorce, she has learned one thing… what to look for in a man. “Integrity and kindness now are so much more important than I ever even realized, because I didn’t realize how many people don’t have it,” she continues. “I think I’ve been pretty sheltered in my emotional estimation of people. I’ve gotten pretty surprised.”
Frankel has been dating Dennis Shields for almost a year, a friend she has known for 27 years. “He’s exceptionally brilliant and funny and a very major family person,” she shares. “My dog and my daughter like the guy.”
But Frankel is still unsure if she will ever get married again. “I finally got to the place where everything is settled. Why start to, like, throw it up in the air again?” she says. “I’m not looking for helicopters to fly over my house while I wear some big, white poufy dress. I don’t feel ready for that right now.”
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