Congratulations, E! News. You just made us spit-take our morning coffee with the news that “our” Eric Stonestreet is dating “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel.
Sounds like the two stars had a similar reaction at the news.
For the uninitiated, Frankel is also the creator of Skinnygirl cocktails, just went through a very public divorce with Jason Hoppy and wrote a book called “I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To.”
Clearly she and KCK native Stonestreet have been flying under the radar. Did anyone see her here with him just a few weeks ago for the Big Slick fundraiser? We didn’t.
But E! News reports with great certainty that Stonestreet is Frankel’s new guy and that they’ve been hanging out “casually for a few months now.”
E! offers as evidence this Instagram post from Stonestreet in May, who reportedly attended the 2015 CAA Upfronts Celebration Party with Frankel in New York in May.
A source also tells E! that they saw the two together at a recent Dodgers-Phillies game. Stonestreet, a Royals superfan, also has Dodgers season tickets.
So maybe Frankel was hinting at her new beau when she tweeted this Monday night:
Both Frankel and Stonestreet caught wind of the rumors flying on Tuesday.
First Frankel tweeted this, which doesn’t exactly refute the news: “Wow #somanyboyfriendssolittletime How did I manage to be at a @Dodgers game & be in the Hamptons at the same time?!!! @ericstonestreet.”
Then he tweeted: “Hey @Bethenny. Im a big fan. Can I get a follow?
Sound like a denial?