2010

Bethenny Frankel

June 10

Pregnant & Married on TV

After leaving the Real Housewives of New York City, Frankel takes center stage with her spin-off Bethenny Getting Married?, which becomes Bravo's highest-rated series premiere ever. Chronicling her engagement, wedding and Bryn's birth, the series is quickly picked up for a second season with a new title: Bethenny Ever After.

2011

Bethenny Frankel

March

Skinnygirl Cash Cow

Fortune Brands Inc. acquires Frankel's Skinnygirl cocktails for a price tag upwards of $100 million, and the ready-to-drink, low-calorie Skinnygirl Margarita goes nationwide. Frankel next launches Skinnygirl Sangria – but her success hits a roadblock: In May, ex-managers sue Frankel for a share of her multimillion-dollar deal. Frankel disputes the charges, telling PEOPLE: "Let's be clear, I'm a strong woman. I am not afraid and I won't be bullied by something with zero merit."

2012

Bethenny Frankel

September

Girl Talk

Following a successful summer test run on Fox TV stations, Frankel's talk show, Bethenny, is picked up for national syndication in 2013. "Hosting a talk show this summer and connecting with women every day made me realize that I have found my true passion," she says. "My heartfelt thanks go out to my dedicated fans who tuned in and helped this great opportunity happen." Following low ratings, the show is canceled in early 2014.

Bethenny Frankel

December 23

Separate Ways

Following months of growing discontent, Frankel and husband Hoppy decide to divorce. "This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family," Frankel says in a statement, adding that the pair is committed to co-parenting their 2½-year-old daughter, Bryn.

2013

Bethenny Frankel

September 11

Starting Over

Frankel opens up to PEOPLE about her new life as a single mom and talk show host. "Men aren't a priority right now – at all," she says, adding she's handling her surprisingly acrimonious divorce with a simple thought in mind. "I'm not going to be afraid and I'm not going to get more than I can handle."

2014

Bethenny Frankel

January

Ready for Love

After saying "men aren't a priority," Frankel gives love another chance with financier Michael A. Cerussi III, with whom she rings in 2014. "Bethenny was with Mac and looked very happy on New Year’s Eve," a source tells PEOPLE. "They kissed at midnight and other times during the evening. They looked like they were having a great night."

Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Freddie Baez/Startraks; Donna Ward/Abaca; Mark Davis/Warner Bros; Jae Donnelly/INF; Seth Browarnik/startraksphoto.com

Name
Bethenny Frankel
Date of Birth
November 04, 1970
Birth Place
Long Island, N.Y.
Relationships
Michael A. Cerussi III (linked in 2014)
Jason Hoppy, husband (2008 to present; divorce pending)
Kevin Mazur, ex-boyfriend (2006 to 2007)
Peter Sussman, ex-husband (1994 to 1997)
Children
Bryn Casey Hoppy, daughter (5/8/2010)
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