Bethenny Frankel Denies Dating Eric Stonestreet, Mocks New Couple Rumor

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Bethenny Frankel Eric Stonestreet Dating

By Shari Weiss

Bethenny Frankel Eric Stonestreet Dating

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Bethenny Frankel is denying a report claiming she and Eric Stonestreet are dating. It’s worth noting, however, that when asked about the new couple rumor, reps declined to comment to Gossip Cop.

According to E!, the “Real Housewives of New York” personality and the “Modern Family” star have been “enjoying each other’s company casually for a few months now.” While they posed for a picture together at an upfront party in May (see right), the site says they were additionally seen together in June, and most recently at a Dodgers game last week. A newly-surfaced paparazzi photo also shows Frankel and Stonestreet exiting a building together.

But Frankel took to Twitter mock the report on Tuesday morning. “Wow #somanyboyfriendssolittletime How did I manage to be at a @Dodgers game & be in the Hamptons at the same time?!!! @ericstonestreet,” she tweeted. In May, Frankel also hit back at “mystery man” stories, writing, “I can’t wait to find out who my new boyfriend is today. guesses? Yours is as good as mine. #idontsuckatmakingpeoplethinkihaveaboyfriend.”

Frankel has not exactly been forthcoming in the past, with multiple incidents in which she would initially deny a story, only to later confirm its accuracy. She previously flat-out lied to Gossip Cop about being pregnant, and last year, she lied about returning to “Real Housewives.” Of course, the new season is currently airing, and Fankel is very much one of the focal points.

As Gossip Cop reported, Stonestreet split from longtime girlfriend Katherine Tokarz, a Broadway actress, in 2012. Shortly after, Gossip Cop debunked a report falsely claiming the actor was dating Charlize Theron. He has not publicly dated anyone in recent years, and jokingly tweeted in response to the Frankel reports, “Hey @Bethenny. Im a big fan. Can I get a follow?”

Frankel is still in the midst of a divorce battle with Jason Hobby, with whom she shares custody of daughter Bryn. The reality star has been linked to a few people in the wake of their messy split in 2012, but any romance so far has been fairly short-lived. But she did hint on Twitter more recently, however, that she is happier these days. “I’m very happy right now. It took me a minute but I’m here. Xo,” Frankel tweeted Saturday.

She went on to write on Monday, “I’ve really changed my mind on something: i think if u have a great textual banter, compatibility is likely.” Gossip Cop will have updates.

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