Bethenny Frankel and Michael Cerussi: It's Over!

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The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel and her boyfriend of more than a year, Michael "Mac" Cerussi, have reportedly broken up.

Who dumped who, and why? You might be surprised, at least according to this report ...

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Sources tell Life & Style that the 44-year-old’s much younger boyfriend, 35, kicked her to the curb last month ... because he didn’t want to be a reality star.

Mac knew they’d want him on [The Real Housewives of New York City] and he wasn’t about to put his life out there,” a source told the celeb news magazine.

Why date Bethenny Frankel then? Well, Bethenny's return to the Real Housewives wasn't a done deal a year ago, and entails a new level of scrutiny.

“He’s a party boy and doesn’t want everyone in America knowing who he is and what he does,” the source explained to the celebrity gossip publication.

Of course, even if that's true, Frankel should be beefing with all sorts of other people, so there's sure to be no shortage of drama coming our way.

Her return won't go over well with some of her co-stars, or with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, whose marriage to Bethenny turned into an epic disaster.

So much so that they are STILL fighting over child custody and financial matters, and Frankel will never get married again, she adamantly maintains.

Good times!

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