Bethenny Frankel: I dated Meghan Markle’s ex-husband

Two worlds collide! Bethenny Frankel revealed in a new interview that she once dated Meghan Markle’s ex-husband, Trevor Engelson.

“I met this guy as a romantic interest. His name is Trevor,” the Real Housewives of New York City star, 47, recalled while discussing her love life on Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday, April 9. “I met him in Chicago and we were supposed to go out, and I ended up seeing him one time and he’d been texting me. He’s a producer in L.A. He told me that he was married before. He’s divorced [now]. He was married to this girl named Meghan Markle from the TV show Suits.”

At the time, Frankel didn’t know anything about Markle, 36. But when the former actress went public with her relationship (and subsequent engagement) with Prince Harry in 2016, the Bravo personality said she told Engelson, 41, “Holy s–t! Your ex is going to be a princess. Is that crazy?” (Markle and Engelson began dating in 2004. They wed in September 2011 and divorced in August 2013. Royal biographer Andrew Mortonclaims in his upcoming book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, that the exes’ “marriage ended so abruptly that Meghan sent Trevor her diamond wedding and engagement rings back by registered mail.”)

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EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 26: Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson attend COACH Legacy Photo Exhibit by REED KRAKOFF at Coach on August 26, 2006 in East Hampton, NY. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 06: Trevor Engelson attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Next Generation reception at My House on November 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Trevor Engelson (L) and wife actress Meghan Markle arrives at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner Honoring Ryan Kavanaugh at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Meghan Markle (R) and her husband Trevor Engelson arrive at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton on October 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Manager Trevor Engelson (L) and director Dito Montiel attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Man Down' on November 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Executive producers Trevor Engelson (L) and Michael London attend the premiere of FX's 'Snowfall' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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The Skinnygirl creator also revealed on the radio show that she and the film producer are now working together on a TV series. “He pitched me a TV show idea to produce together about a bunch of businesswomen, which I think we are going to do,” she said.

But Frankel insisted her relationship with Engelson is purely business. “He looks a little bit like my ex, which scares me,” she said. “We bypassed the romantics and went into the business. But I don’t know there’s something there. There’s something salacious about doing a TV project with Meghan Markle’s ex.”

The reality star was previously married to producer Peter Sussman from 1996 to 1997, and businessman Jason Hoppy from 2010 to 2016. She and Hoppy, 47, share 7-year-old daughter Bryn. She was most recently linked to financier Michael “Mac” Cerussi III from 2014 to 2015.

Meanwhile, Markle is set to walk down the aisle with Harry, 33, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England on May 19.

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THE AINSWORTH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/01/25: Bethenny Frankel wearing Valentino skirt, Altuzzara coat and Louboutin shoes attends Febreze Launches New Super Bowl Ad Campaign at a public appearance at The Ainsworth. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Bethenny Frankel is seen arriving to the funeral for Bobby Zarin at Riverside Memorial Chapel on January 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer and Sonja Morgan attend as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel attends as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 06: Bethenny Frankel speaks at the Opening Night of the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center on December 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Bethenny Frankel attends the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Bethenny Frankel seen out in a pink Marilyn Monroe costume for Halloween on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer attend the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BETHENNY & FREDRIK -- Pictured: (l-r) Fredrik Eklund, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, actor Debra Messing and tv personality Bethenny Frankel participate in the phone bank onstage during 'One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief' at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Bethenny Frankel arrives at the amfAR Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Californi (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SHARK TANK - ABCs Shark Tank Season 9 Premiere Event at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. (Matt Petit/ABC via Getty Images) BETHENNY FRANKEL
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 09: Bethenny Frankel visits with survivors of hurricane Harvey at Dress for Success Houston on September 9, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 17: Bethenny Frankel attends the B Floral Cocktail Hour at the Southampton Social Club on August 17, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 05: Bethenny Frankel attends Women's Health and FEED's 6th Annual Party Under the Stars at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on August 5, 2017 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Bethenny Frankel seen out and about in Manhattan on July 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 10: Dan Wright and Bethenny Frankel attend The 17th Annual Midsummer Night Drinks Benefiting God's Love We Deliver at Private Residence on June 10, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14095 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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