UPDATE:

More photos have been released (and see above) of Bethenny and her New Year’s mystery hunk relaxing on the beach in Miami, and now his identity has been revealed!

People has identified the talk show host’s new love interest as Michael A. Cerussi III, aka "Mac." So what do we know so far about Mac? For one, he is a New Yorker, just like Bethenny, and he works in the financial services industry. His family has also owned a home in northern Palm Beach County. Not much so far, but still sounds promising!

The pub also has more deets on the former RHoNY star’s romantic night out:

"Bethenny was with Mac and looked very happy on New Year’s Eve," a source tells them. "They kissed at midnight and other times during the evening. They looked like they were having a great night."

Get it, girl!


Original story:

Real Housewives of New York
 star Bethenny Frankel started the new year off right.

The reality star has been vocal about her lack of a love live since her very painful and very public divorce from Jason Hoppy this past year. But for Bethenny, 2014 might just be the year that everything changes as the talk show host was spotted making out with a mystery man at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Although there weren’t any cameras present, witnesses told E! News that Bethenny and a group of friends partied at the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami before the ball dropped.

“Bethenny and a date were there with a group of friends,” one source told the site. “She seemed relaxed with him and having a great time. At the stroke of midnight, they shared a passionate kiss and proceeded to make out in front of everyone.”

It’s about time Bethenny started accepting a little romance in her life again. Since her divorce from Jason, the reality star has been averse to even the thought of dating again — she once even compared love to getting sick!"It's just like having food poisoning and not wanting to eat again," Bethenny said when asked what she's looking for in a man now. "It's like one of those things you kind of think you 'should' be doing — I should be working out, I should be dating, or I should be entertaining that. In theory it sounds somewhat appetizing, but in reality it doesn't seem to be all that interesting to me right now."

We’re so glad Bethenny seems to finally be getting over her “illness!”

Source: E! News