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Bethenny Frankel is feeling ‘lucky in love’

February 14, 2019

Bethenny Frankel is feeling the “love”.

The ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star started dating film producer Paul Bernon two months after the tragic death of her on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields last year, and she recently took to Instagram to reveal she had been sent red roses in a heart shape from a secret admirer ahead of Valentine’s Day (14.02.19).

She captioned the snap of the floral gift: “Love is in the air #luckylady (sic)”

Meanwhile, things seem to be hotting up for the couple after they spent New Year’s Eve together in Mexico.

The reality star enjoyed a romantic getaway with Paul and his kids and her eight-year-old daughter Bryn in Playa del Carmen to ring in 2019.

A source said: “She seemed to be very happy, hanging out with her boyfriend and some friends. The kids were always out and about running around having fun, while Bethenny spent a lot of time hanging out on the beach, talking a lot and holding court with her group. She used the outdoor jacuzzi, spa steam room, and at one point, she and her boyfriend went for a walk and held hands. They seemed happy.”

Bethenny had a tough 2018 after the passing of Dennis and admitted she found it “hard to breathe” following his death.

She wrote on Twitter at the time: “It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It’s excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s & memories. Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends. Xo (sic)”

A source added: “She is devastated. She loved him. He was her family and [her eight-year-old daughter] Bryn’s family. Bryn loved him. Dennis was Bethenny’s partner, her family, her business partner and her best friend. He helped her with things - emotionally and professionally, and he was her confidante. No question that she did love this guy.”