Bethenny Frankel Tweets That She's Married; Fans are Like "WTF?!?"

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Bethenny Frankel said goodbye to The Real Housewives of New York City forever this week.

And, in semi-related news, apparently she has also vowed to love someone else forever at some point in the recent past.

Confused? You aren't alone. Let's dive into this, shall we?

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Early on Friday morning, the veteran Bravo personality stunned followers by Tweeting the following:

“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."

Addressing her now-former colleagues, Frankel added:

"You are all amazing, beautiful and strong. Spread your wings and fly! Xoxo @ramonasinger @CountessLuann @TinsleyMortimer @SonjatMorgan @dorindamedley."

That's a very nice sentiment expressed there from Frankel to those cited Real Housewives, but wait...

... Bethenny is married?!?

Bethenny Frankel in a Photo

Frankel has been dating movie producer Paul Bernon since October of 2018.

She referred to their relationship as “normal, beautiful [and] loving” during an interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan in July.

And yet: she never mentioned anything about the two being engaged or anything like that.

If the two did actually wed in secret, this union would mark Frankel's third marriage overall, having been the wife of Peter Sussman from 1996 to 1997 and then of Jason Hoppy from 2010 to 2016.

She and the latter are currently embroiled in an uglychild custody battle over nine-year-old daughter Bryn, but finalized their divorce three years ago.

Bethenny Frankel on Beach

After splitting Hoppy, Frankel dated banker Dennis Shields on and off from 2016 until his death from a suspected prescription drug overdose in August of 2018.

He was only 51 years old when he died and he had actually proposed  to Frankel at some point during their relationship -- but she did not accept.

Bethenny, meanwhile, has not elaborated on this marriage Tweet from Friday, leaving fans to all respond with questions and confusion, as you can see below:

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Frankel announced Wednesday through Variety that, just ahead of Season 12 of The Real Housewives of New York, she would be leaving the reality series.

"I have decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my next chapter," she said in a statement, continuing as follows:

"It's time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women.

"With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight the strength, confidence and unstoppable power that women have.

"My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride. I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals.

"I am excited for my future. The best is yet to come."

Bethenny Frankel in Sweater

Will you miss Bethenny Frankel on Bravo? Will you still in for Season 12?

And you think she's really married?!?

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