Bethenny Frankel Dating CNBC Star Marcus Lemonis — Report
We (and most of America) were completely shocked when we first heard Bethenny Frankel was dating Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet. But after the reality sunk in, we sort of loved the idea of the two of them together. That’s why we’re kind of bummed to hear the Real Housewives of New York star’s already moved on!
Well, it’s not clear if Bethenny and Eric are still hanging out or not, but he’s certainly not the only man in her life! Reports say the Skinnygirl founder is now seeing fellow mogul and CNBC star Marcus Lemonis.
“They met over the summer and have been seeing each other. He’s really smart, successful, and so nice. They really like each other,” a source tells Us Weekly. They’ve also reportedly attended a star-studded Hamptons dinner together on August 17.
It’s no surprise the two industry powerhouses would be attracted to one another. As the CEO of outdoor retailer Camping World and RV owners organization Good Sam Enterprises, Marcus has quite the empire — and one that is said to have had almost $3 billion in sales in 2014. Combine that with Skinnygirl — which Bethenny sold for a reported $100 million — and these two are a force to reckon with.
In fact, it seems even their business instincts and approaches are aligned, and the 44-year-old single mom took to Twitter last month to applaud her new beau for his “way of doing business.” Business flirting, much?
Not to mention they’re both reality TV veterans, as the 41-year-old businessman, in addition to his own show The Profit, has appeared on ABC’s Secret Millionaire and as a guest host on Celebrity Apprentice.
Sounds like a match made in heaven! And Marcus, just in case you haven’t won Bethenny over completely yet, here’s some advice on what she looks for in a man, straight from the Housewife’s mouth at the most recent RHONY reunion:
"I'm not attracted to someone who wanted to be on camera, and in fact, it's interesting, the people that I'm meeting and have been dating a good amount, everyone that I meet, that I like, no one has a Facebook profile, no one has Twitter, you can't even find anything about them on Google. It's not like I've looked or that it's just who I'm attracting has no interest in that, and that's exactly how I like it."