After denying pregnancy rumors on Monday, Bethenny Frankel now says she is pregnant with her first child.
"The Real Housewives of New York City" star had wanted to wait a little longer to break the news, but told People magazine, while holding back tears, "It's premature to be telling people this. I haven't even gone through my first trimester. We haven't even heard the heartbeat. My [fiancé's] parents didn't even know."
Over the weekend, People first reported Frankel, 38, and Jason Hoppy, also 38, were engaged. The couple plan to wed before she has the baby.
Frankel says, "Because of my age, it's not like I was going to meet a boy, and then be engaged for a year and then be married for a year before we started trying... I'd be 45."
Bethenny Frankel is sporting a new engagement rock, but this is no shotgun wedding.
Rumors have been swirling that the "Real Housewife of New York City" is expecting a baby with fiancé Jason Hoppy -- but Bethenny's rep tells "Extra" that the baby buzz is "not true."
Frankel, 38, and Hoppy, also 38, have been dating nearly a year. Bethenny is currently filming "The Real Housewives of New York City" and prepping to start work on her own reality show.
It's a reality TV romance! "The Real Housewives of New York City" star and celeb chef Bethenny Frankel is engaged to boyfriend Jason Hoppy after dating for 11 months.
Frankel broke the news to People magazine and shared the story of the romantic proposal. On October 8, Frankel came home to her Upper East Site apartment to find over a hundred lit votive candles and rose petals scattered in the hallway.
Hoppy got down on one knee and said, "You are the love of my life. Will you marry me?"
He presented Frankel with an 8-carat sparkler with a 6 ½-carat pear-shaped center stone flanked by two side stones from Manhattan jeweler Kristin Farrell.
The couple met in December 2008 at Tenjune nightclub and have not set a wedding date.
"Real Housewife of New York City" Bethenny Frankel is shooting down rumors that she's leaving the Bravo franchise.
Frankel tells Us Weekly that reports she's getting a new reality show are true, but that doesn't mean she's leaving "Housewives" behind. "The spinoff news is totally true, but me being replaced after five episodes is totally false," Bethenny explained to the magazine. "I haven't started doing the spinoff show. I have started doing Housewives."
It was recently announced that Sonja Morgan -- ex-wife of JP Morgan heir John Adams Morgan -- will be joining the cast of the housefrau Manhattanites. When asked about Sonja joining the show, Frankel said, "If you do the math, they replaced someone on Atlanta, and on Orange County, they only have two of the originals. But I don't know anything that you don't know. I would imagine that you don't have to be Angela Lansbury to figure out that eventually they may replace one of us."
The reality tv star also expressed regret over sparking a recent Twitter feud with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, in which she attacked the mini fashionista's sense of style. "I probably wouldn't do it again today because it was such a big ordeal," Frankel admits. "I mean, it was unsolicited. No one asked my opinion about what I thought about that."
"The Real Housewives of New York City" is currently filming in the Big Apple.
Author and natural chef Bethenny Frankel has signed on for another season of drama on "The Real Housewives of New York City."
"I'm definitely going to do 'The Housewives' this season," Frankel tells People magazine. "It's been great... I love it. I understand we start filming in September."
The mag asked if nemesis Kelly Bensimon would reach her goal of cleaning up her image this season, to which Frankel replied, "Good luck with that. Am I helping? No."
Frankel is rumored to be working on a solo reality TV show. She says a deal is "unsigned," but suggested that she would consider doing a variety show or a cooking show.
A torrential downpour didn't deter celebrities from flocking to the QVC Style Dinner in East Hampton on Friday. Actress Angie Harmon dined and chatted with "Real Housewives" Kelly Bensimon, Bethenny Frankel, "Gossip Girl" Kelly Rutherford and designer Isaac Mizrahi.
Bethenny Frankel is saying sayonara to "The Real Housewives of New York City" -- and getting her own television show!
Bravo won't officially comment on Frankel's departure, but word is Bethenny will reportedly do a new Bravo show called "Skinny and the City."
Frankel, a natural foods chef, has been featured on "Housewives" since it first aired in 2008.