Bethenny Frankel Should Date These 'Real Housewives' Men, Because They'll Understand What It's Like To Be A Reality Star
Being part of the world of reality TV over the past seven years hasn't been so great for Bethenny Frankel's love life. Since The Real Housewives of New York City premiered in 2008, we've seen Bethenny date, break-up, fall in love, get married, have a baby, and now go through a very difficult divorce and custody battle with her estranged husband Jason Hoppy. If there's anyone who deserves some love in her life, it's Bethenny, and perhaps she should look no further than the men of The Real Housewives for her next date.
If you know anything about The Real Housewives franchise, you know that it's not just about the ladies we see toss their hair and say silly one-liners during the opening credits. The men are an essential part of the show, and not just the Real Househusbands either. Whether it's a child, parent, or friend, the many male supporting cast members of The Real Housewives are always on hand to bring the drama. None of the incarnations of The Real Housewives would be the same without them.
Some of these dudes would also make exceptional partners for Bethenny. Think about it. They know what it's like to appear on The Real Housewives, so they can relate to her. And, since they've appeared on reality TV, they probably have great personalities, and she would never have a dull moment with them. Several of them are actually decent human beings too.
Bethenny, put down Tinder, and call up one of these supporting Real Housewives cast members for a date instead.
1. Slade Smiley From The Real Housewives of Orange County
Slade Smiley has dated two Real Housewives before. He was engaged to Real Housewives of Orange County's Jo De La Rosa when the show first began, and then he eventually got engaged to Gretchen Rossi in 2013. OK, so Slade is technically still engaged to Gretchen, but the two keep changing their wedding date, so who knows how long they're going to last, really? If they do break up, I'm sure Slade will be open to dating yet another Housewife, and maybe he'd like to hop across to the East Coast to find her.
2. Chris Manzo From The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Chris Manzo is Caroline's goofy son, and I have a feeling he would really make Bethenny laugh, which is something she desperately needs in her life right now. He also had a guest spot on The Millionaire Matchmaker a few months ago, and he appears to still be single, so Bethenny should definitely give him a call. He's only a bridge and a tunnel away, after all.
3. Martin Genis From The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Martin Genis didn't show up on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that much, but his appearance certainly was memorable. Lisa Vanderpump set Kim up on a blind date with Martin during a dinner party, and although he mistook Taylor Armstrong for his date at first, the two seemed to hit it off, even if they did eventually part ways. Martin is charming, has a British accent, and kept his cool during Kim and Kyle Richards' infamous limo fight, so you know he's a good guy. Now, the only problem is that he seems to have recently gotten married to a much-younger woman named Martina, of all names, but it would be a good match otherwise.
4. Andre From The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Bethenny could date Andre, the 20-something Brandi Glanville hooked up with during the ladies' trip to Amsterdam in Season 5. He seemed like kind of a douche being so late to dinner with Brandi and all, but he's young, hot, and lives in another country, which is really all you could ask for in a boy toy.
5. "Big Poppa" From The Real Housewives of Atlanta
In the early seasons of RHOA, Kim Zolciak had an unidentified sugar daddy known as "Big Poppa," who was later revealed to be real estate mogul Lee Najjar (who was also married at the time.) But, if Bethenny's looking for someone that likes to be behind-the-scenes and not in the public eye, "Big Poppa" may just be her man.
6. Rodolfo Jimenez From The Real Housewives of Miami
On paper, Rodolfo Jimenez, the ex-boyfriend of Season 2 Real Housewives of Miami cast member Karent Sierra might not seem like a good match for Bethenny, or anyone for that matter. Rodolfo's fidelity to Karent was questioned throughout the season. However, Bethenny is used to drama in her life, and drama is something Rodolfo, who has starred in telenovelas, knows a thing or two about.
On second thought, if Bethenny is really looking for real love, she should probably stay as far away from The Real Housewives dating pool as possible.
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