Bethenny Frankel Posted This Anniversary Message to Boyfriend Paul Bernon

Millionaire entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel has been burning up social media once again over the past few weeks, rallying her followers to join in relief efforts to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in Florida and the Bahamas. She recently took a (very short) pause from her philanthropic work to post a special message to someone who has made a positive – and romantic – impact on her life over the past year.

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‘Balanced and healthy’

Frankel started dating Paul Bernon, a film producer and real estate executive, last fall. Bernon has proven to be a lifesaver, literally. Last year, Frankel had an allergic reaction to soup containing fish, to which she is deathly allergic. She tweeted about the incident and referred to Bernon’s quick step into action, posting, “I was with someone who went to get me a @Benadryl & returned & I was unconscious. He managed to call 911 & get pill down my throat w water. He saved my life.”

Frankel appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan over the summer and described their relationship as something more stable than she’s experienced in prior relationships., “I’m happy in a way that’s different,” Frankel said, according to Us Weekly. “Not a high or a low, just a balance — which, if you know my personality at all, it’s not often that balanced. But I feel just balanced and healthy… My boyfriend’s very calm and centered and, yeah, balancing. And I’m just settled.”

The Skinnygirl founder shared that she didn’t think she could have this type of a relationship later in life. “I have a career, I have a daughter, I’ve had a nasty divorce. So I wasn’t sure that I could have just that normal, beautiful, loving relationship that you remember from high school or college or something. And that’s what it feels like,” Frankel told Ripa and Seacrest.

Romance in Italy

Frankel documented her Italian getaway with Bernon this summer, posting pics from various breathtaking locales while on vacation with her new beau.

On July 29, Frankel posted a special birthday message to Bernon on Instagram, publicly declaring her feelings for him and happiness in their relationship. “Happy Birthday, Paul. You are such a brilliant, sweet, beautiful, kind, hilarious person. You have enriched my life immeasurably. You make me laugh to the point of tears… You embrace my life, my spirit, my daughter, my career, my goals, and my choices,” she wrote. “The very few people who truly know you are the luckiest people in the world. You have literally and figuratively saved my life. Peanut and I, and @biggysmallz, love you so much and are so lucky to have you in our lives. Have the most incredible day ever!!!! May all of your wishes come true!”

Celebrating a milestone

Apparently, the couple has hit a milestone in their relationship, where Frankel recently wished Bernon a happy one-year anniversary on Instagram. “Having such a supportive and loving partner makes me a better person & inspires me to achieve the impossible. Happy Anniversary! I love you and thank you for the most beautiful year!” Frankel wrote to Bernon, along with a picture of the pair.

The former reality star spoke of her boyfriend on a recent Watch What Happens Live episode, calling Bernon “a beautiful human being inside and out,” according to People. She also shared that her daughter Bryn and Bernon have formed a bond. “Bryn knows him and loves him. They’re very, very similar people,” she said.

Last month, Frankel announced her exit from Real Housewives of New York, and posted a heartfelt message to her fans on social media thanking them for their loyalty over the years. “You helped me to get here. I would read your letters and messages and grow from your struggles,” she wrote on Instagram after her announcement. “You would give me your honest opinion about my products and projects and helpful advice about divorce, relationships, motherhood, miscarriages, health, and surviving the death of a loved one and almost my own. You have shared your ideas with me and I have been inspired by and learned from you.”

With raising her daughter and her thriving relationship with Bernon, along with her focus on philanthropic efforts and entrepreneurial endeavors, Frankel will certainly continue to reaching new levels of success while keeping her connection with fans.