This Is Why Bethenny Frankel And Paul Bernon Split After 2 Years

It seemed like all was good between Skinnygirl founder and former Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel and her longtime boyfriend Paul Bernon — that is, until they reportedly called it quits in October 2020, as per Page Six. During the summer of 2020, the couple appeared to be as lovey-dovey as ever, with Bethenny even sharing a sweet selfie of the two on Instagram in August 2020. In fact, she wished her boyfriend of two years a "#HappyCouplesDay" in the post.

However, the sheen of social media often hides the truth. Whether or not Bethenny and Paul were already having problems over the summer — or if the demise of their relationship was a more of an autumn thing — it seems clear that something was going wrong towards the end of their romance, even if the public didn't know it yet. What made Bethenny and Paul decide to split after two years together? Let's unravel the truth below.

What was the real reason behind Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon's breakup?

According to a Page Six source, the former couple is blaming distance as a factor — though that may not actually be the case.

"They broke up a couple of weeks [ago], and are saying it's because of distance, but you know Bethenny," the insider revealed. (Bethenny Frankel has homes in New York City, the Hamptons, and one in Boston, which she reportedly shared with Paul Bernon, according to BravoTV.) While the insider didn't elaborate on what exactly "knowing Bethenny" means, it's implied that their reasoning for the split may not be what it seems. Hmm.

Could it have to do with the fact that Bethenny is technically still married to husband Jason Hoppy, even after filing for divorce eight years ago? The source didn't mention it. But as Bethenny revealed in a September 2020 episode of Watch What Happens Live!, she and Paul didn't have any plans to walk down the aisle — because she was still married.

Though Bethenny and Paul first began dating in 2017, they soon broke things off, as per RealityBlurb!. However, after the untimely death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, they rekindled their relationship, according to People.

We'll miss the couple, TBH.