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Is Bethenny Frankel married? Reality star explains her cryptic tweet

On the heels of announcing her exit from "The Real Housewives of New York City," the reality star clarified her comments on another buzzworthy topic.
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She's no longer part of "The Real Housewives of New York City," but is Bethenny Frankel now a real wife?Bruce Glikas/WireImage
/ Source: TODAY

Bethenny Frankel might not be a "Housewife" anymore, but she still is a wife. Well, legally.

Just two days after informing fans that she's leaving "The Real Housewives of New York City," the reality TV star and entrepreneur teased another topic that really left them reeling — and then clarified her comments.

"To my NY hwives: GO GET EM!" she wrote in a tweet posted shortly before 4 a.m. Friday on the east coast. "I had to go since I’m the only one that is actually married...that’s how crazy this ride is. You are all amazing, beautiful and strong. Spread your wings and fly! Xoxo"

While those kind words for her now-former co-stars were sweet, they weren't the part of that message that caused so much confusion in the comments that followed.

All anyone cared about was what the twice-divorced 48-year-old meant about being married. Was she just joking? Was there a clerical issue with one of those past splits? Or was that tweet simply her low-key way of announcing that she and boyfriend Paul Bernon actually tied the knot?

Hours after tweeting, Frankel then took to her Instagram Story to set the record straight.

"I am not newly married," she told her followers in a video. "I'm just the only — was the only — legally married housewife on 'The Real Housewives of New York.' ... Believe me, when there's something to tell you, I will tell you."

So there you have it. It appears that Frankel and Jason Poppy, who began formal divorce proceedings in 2014, have yet to finalize their divorce. The two share custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Bryn.

Frankel and film producer Bernon have been dating since last fall.

"You are such a brilliant, sweet, beautiful, kind, hilarious person," Frankel wrote of her partner in a recent birthday post on Instagram. "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. The very few people who truly know you are the luckiest people in the world. You have literally and figuratively saved my life."