As the summer winds down, many fans are wondering if things are heating up between Bethenny Frankel and her new beau Dennis Shields after The Real Housewives of New York City mogul was spotted wearing a gigantic diamond ring on what would be her engagement ring finger.
Well, it turned out that Bethenny is not engaged, and it sounds like she's taking things slow in her new relationship. "I'm really happy, I don't want to make any mistakes, I've just taken so long to get out of my marriage – longer than I ever imagined," Bethenny told PEOPLE during a RHONY viewing party in Manhattan Wednesday night after saying that she doesn't know if she would ever get married again. "It was really, really hard, and I feel really, really good – so I'm just loving my time with my daughter and being settled."
Bethenny finalized her divorce from Jason Hoppy in July, nearly four years after the couple announced their separation. "In your mind, it's like anything else – you imagine this whole thing: you're going to be dancing naked on a table," Bethenny told PEOPLE about the end of the years-long process. "It feels wrong to celebrate something that was so negative and so terrible. I was just happy that it was over, and I just cried because it was such an ordeal."
But Bethenny does plan on celebrating her newfound independence one day. "I'm sure there will come a time when I will feel like it really is signed, sealed and delivered, and I will then look to all my girlfriends and my gay friends and say, 'All right, let's turn this mofo out,'" she said. "There will be a moment. I just haven't hit it yet."
Now with a new man and also a new 'do, Bethenny seems ready for whatever the future holds.
Take a look at the pasts of the RHONY cast, below.
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