Bethenny Frankel tweets that she is 'married' after ‘RHONY’ exit

Say what?! Less than two days after announcing her exit from The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel shocked fans again when she seemingly revealed that she is secretly married.

“To my NY hwives: GO GET EM! I had to go since I’m the only one that is actually married…that’s how crazy this ride is,” the former Bravo personality, 48, tweeted in the early hours of Friday, August 23. “You are all amazing, beautiful and strong. Spread your wings and fly! Xoxo @ramonasinger @CountessLuann @TinsleyMortimer @SonjatMorgan @dorindamedley.”

Frankel has been dating movie producer Paul Bernon since October 2018. She called their relationship “normal, beautiful [and] loving” during an interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan in July.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: EMILY's List's Creative Council Founder and co-chair Paul Bernon speaks onstage at EMILY's List's 'Resist, Run, Win' Pre-Oscars Brunch on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for EMILY's List)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Chelsea Handler (L) and EMILY's List's Creative Council Founder and co-chair Paul Bernon attend EMILY's List's 'Resist, Run, Win' Pre-Oscars Brunch on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for EMILY's List)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Paul Bernon, EMILY's List Creative Council Founder and Co-Chair, speaks onstage at EMILY's List Pre-Oscars Brunch and Panel on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Paul Bernon attends the 'A Kid Like Jake' pre-party at Sundance Film Festival 2018 at The Grey Goose Blue Door on January 23, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: (L-R) Paul Bernon, Shonda Rhimes and Sarah Sophie Flicker attend EMILY's List Breaking Through 2016 at the Democratic National Convention at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images For EMILY's List)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Director of 'The Intervention' Clea DuVall and Producer of 'The Intervention' Paul Bernon attend 'The Intervention' Screening & Photocall during the Sundance Film Festival: London at Picturehouse Central on June 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Picturehouse Central / Sundance London)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Producers Sam Slater and Paul Bernon attend Magnolia Pictures' 'Results' premiere hosted by The Cinema Society with Women's Health and FIJI Water at Sunshine Landmark on May 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14: Producers Sam Slater (L) and Paul Bernon attend the premiere of 'Results' during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Alamo Lamar A on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images for SXSW)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15: Ashley Bernon and producer Paul Bernon attend the premiere of 'Adult Beginners' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Paul Bernon, Sean Curran, Jason Weissman and Janice O'Leary, Editor-in-Chief of Boston Common Magazine help Boston Common Magazine and Russian Standard Vodka Celebrate Incredible Individuals at Via Matta on August 14, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley / Getty Images)
NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 29: (L-R) Eric Kohn, Paul Bernon and Sam Slater attend the 18th Annual Nantucket Film Festival on June 30, 2013 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for The Nantucket Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Paul and Ashley Bernon attend the SAG Indie Party during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Bowlmor Lanes on April 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
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This would be the third union for the Skinnygirl founder, who was previously married to producer Peter Sussman from 1996 to 1997 and pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy from 2010 to 2016. She and Hoppy, 48, have been fighting for custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Bryn, for several years.

After divorcing Hoppy, Frankel dated banker Dennis Shields on and off from 2016 until his death from a suspected prescription drug overdose in August 2018. Shields, who was 51 when he died, had proposed to the B Strong founder in April 2018, but she did not consider him to be her fiancé.

“It was all very complicated, and it wasn’t what a natural engagement should be,” she said on the March 20 episode of RHONY. “Our engagement was on ice.”

Frankel confirmed on Wednesday, August 21, that she had decided to leave the Bravo reality series “to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett.” A source told Us Weeklyexclusively that some of Frankel’s castmates “were very surprised” by the news.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 17: Bethenny Frankel celebrates the grand opening of the GODIVA Café in NYC on April 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Godiva Chocolatier)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 17: Bethenny Frankel celebrates the grand opening of the GODIVA Café in NYC on April 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Godiva Chocolatier)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Bethenny Frankel is seen at Cipriani 42nd Street for the Variety's Power of Women on April 5, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Bethenny Frankel attends Variety's Power Of Women: New York at Cipriani Midtown on April 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage,)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Bethenny Frankel speaks onstage during day one of the 2019 Nazarian Institute on January 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for Nazarian Institute)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Bethenny Frankel attends day one of the 2019 Nazarian Institute on January 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for Nazarian Institute)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Bethenny Frankel attends as FAO Schwarz opens its flagship store at 30 Rockfeller Plaza on November 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for FAO Schwarz)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Bethenny Frankel is seen on November 09, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Bethenny Frankelattends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/2018 Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) 2018 Ian McKellen Award Recipient Bethenny Frankel poses with her award at the 2018 Only Make Believe Gala at The Schoenfeld Theatre on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Bethenny Frankel attends the 2018 Only Make Believe Gala at The Schoenfeld Theatre on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Bethenny Frankel seen on the streets of Manhattan on October 26, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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