Bethenny Frankel

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Bethenny Frankel may have predicted a "very chilly winter" for herself—but apparently life started to heat up just in time for New Year's Eve.

The Real Housewives star turned talk show host made out with a handsome, as-yet unidentified gentleman at midnight, according to witnesses who spied the two at the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami.

"Bethenny and a date were there with a group of friends" and it was "definitely romantic," a source exclusively tells E! News. "She seemed relaxed with him and having a great time. At the stroke of midnight, they shared a passionate kiss and proceeded to make out in front of everyone."

They did make sure not to make out in front of any cameras, alas. But there's always next year!

Bethenny, who filed for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy last January, has pretty much shot down rumors of romance in her life at every turn since the split.

"Men aren't a priority right now—at all," she told People in September during the same interview in which she didn't foresee much of a winter for herself.

Well, she couldn't have picked a better time, symbolically at least, to reprioritize!

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