Bethenny Frankel’s relationship with on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields is difficult.
“[I’ve] been on and off in my relationship for therefore a few years that I don’t like to get too into it in public, not as a result of I’m hiding something, extra so as a result of I by no means know precisely the place it’s, as a result of it’s ever-shifting,” the Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis star stated throughout an interview with PEOPLE Now.
“I’ve a daughter, I had a really troublesome divorce — I’m not legally divorced but,” Frankel continued, referencing each her ex-husband Jason Hoppy and the pair’s 8-year-old daughter Bryn.
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Whereas the truth star has lengthy resisted placing a label on the pair’s relationship, she first met Shields nearly 30 years in the past when he dated (and later married) one in all her highschool associates. Although she didn’t keep in contact along with her classmate, Frankel and Shields share different mutual friends and started courting in 2016, a number of months after he separated from his spouse.
Showing on Steve Harvey‘s speak present earlier this month, the Skinnygirl founder revealed the place issues presently stand with Shields — although she didn’t establish him by title.
“I’ve been with somebody on and off for years,” she stated. “It’s like a partnership the place if we’re not being teammates and it’s not working and one man is down, then the opposite man is down. We’re making an attempt to essentially form of be good companions and be good teammates and I believe relationships oddly are — and this sounds chilly — however slightly bit like enterprise. If each individuals aren’t comfortable about it however barely uncomfortable and giving up one thing or giving in [to] one thing, it doesn’t work. So each companions need to say, ‘All proper, I’m in it for this.’ ”
“And I believe we could be at that time, consider it or not,” she added. “I haven’t stated that to anybody but.”
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Frankel went on to inform PEOPLE Now that whereas she likes to maintain their relationship non-public, “if there’s something main that anybody ought to know, I’ll be the primary to allow them to know.”