Bethenny Frankel Caught With Another Man? ‘It’s Completely False,’ Says Pal

By: / May 23, 2012

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If you believe Star magazine, Bethenny Frankel ditched Jason Hoppy and cavorted with her business partner Matt Hesse during a steamy dinner date at Philippe Chow’s Philippe restaurant in NYC three months ago.

The pair looked “more like a hot-and-heavy couple than work associates,” a supposed source told the tabloid.

What’s more, the 41-year-old Bethenny Ever After star has even consulted a divorce lawyer to begin terminating her marriage, according to the gossip magazine.

Fact or fiction?

“This is not true, they are (still) together,” a close associate of the couple, who married two years ago at The Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan, told Celebuzz.

“It’s completely false.”

Mother-of-one Bethenny has openly admitted to having martial issues on her show and though her rep has denied the report, the star’s estranged mother, Bernadette Burke, is not surprised.

“It’s all karma. I called [their break-up] before their wedding day. This was dead in the water even before it began. His problem is he’s too nice, and she’ll grab another nice one. He is replaceable. Nice is boring, and Bethenny gets bored with nice.”

But in a recent episode of her show, Bethenny detailed just how deep is the wound between her and her mother.

“I hate her, I really do,” the reality star said.