The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel has been spending last season looking for Mr. Right and now, it seems that she's finally found what she's been looking for. After sulking in the misery of perpetual dating, the 38-year-old chef has finally found happiness with new boyfriend Jason Hoppy, 38, who is in pharmaceutical sales and real estate.
"I'm in love," Frankel told People at the Pepsi Natural Dinner at a large private home in East Hampton on Saturday. "I'm pretty much certain I'm going to spend the rest of my life with him ... I'm really happy."
Frankel and Hoppy have been dating for eight months but have managed to keep their relationship under the radar for some time.
"I didn't want to bring anyone into the fray unless I knew it was the real deal," said Frankel, who met Hoppy at New York City's Tenjune.
"I was getting my picture taken and I had a scowl on my face. He came up and said, 'Are you going to get that stick out of your a-?'" Frankel recalled.
It's a good thing that Frankel's friends support the match, including Real Housewives of New York co-star Jill Zarin.
"[My costar] Jill [Zarin] loves him. For six months we called him 'Tenjune.' He does pharmaceutical sales and real estate. He's very, very athletic, [and] all-American," Frankel revealed.
"He's extremely handsome," one of her pals added at the dinner. "He's supportive, funny, thoughtful, kind. He wants kids. They're both the same age. This could be it."
Of course, fans can expect Frankel's latest beau to grace The Real Housewives of New York City when the new season premieres on Bravo.
"He'll be on the show. He's totally cool about it, but not gung ho. He's not Speidi," said Frankel, who also hints that their first date was at a sushi restaurant. "He's excited for me and everything that's happening for me."