‘Bethenny Ever After’: Bethenny Frankel, Warren Lichtenstein just friends

Bethenny FrankelMrs Carter: They are just friends – could there be something in the future though?

“Bethenny Ever After” star Bethenny Frankel recently separated from her husband Jason Hoppy and the two are still working out the details of their divorce settlement, including custody of their daughter Bryn. Everyone knows that divorces are hard, but sometimes they can be made a little easier if you have a great support system behind you to help cheer you up or to be a shoulder to cry on when you need it.  So who is in Bethenny’s support system that is making headlines?

CEO of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. Warren Lichtenstein has been spending a lot of time with Frankel recently to help her get through what is definitely one of the most difficult times in her life. Rumors started circulating that there might be a love connection between these two (because men and women can’t just be platonic you know), but a source told the Daily Mail (UK) that they are only friends.  They said: “Bethenny and Warren have been great friends for more than 20 years, and he has really been a support system during this sad time.”

The source went on to say that the rumors about Frankel moving into his $6.3 million Upper East Side New York home are not true, that she only stayed at Lichtenstein’s house one night, with Bryn, while he wasn’t home.  Frankel currently lives with her ex-husband in their Tribeca loft.

It’s a shame that media always jumps to a romantic conclusion when a man and a woman are just friends, especially in this case since Warren is someone that has been a friend to Bethenny for over 20 years!  If these two were going to be romantically involved, it would’ve happened long before now.

Looking for more news on Bethenny’s divorce from Jason?  Be sure to check out our story covering what she is reportedly asking for in the settlement here.

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