Bethenny Frankel is publicly clearing the air about her criticized romantic life.
The 45-year-old star of the Real Housewives of New York has been the subject of heated personal debate since she started dating New York banker Dennis Shields.
"They've been dating since at least the holidays," a source confirmed to E! News in early June, adding that the couple went on vacation with co-star Carole Radziwill and her boyfriend Adam Kenworthy.
While her beau has kept clear of the cameras, Shields has still become a major point of contention between Frankel and her reality co-star, Luann de Lesseps. While Frankel attacked the newly engaged woman for dating a man that co-star Ramona Singer had also went out with, Lesseps shot back at the claims, telling E! News, "She calls me a hypocrite, but really she's the hypocrite. I'm the one getting married, I'm engaged, and Bethenny's still trying to get a divorce."
"You know, it was in the Daily Mail...she's dating married men, not me," she continued.