“Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel has revealed she once went on a date with Meghan Markle’s ex-husband, Trevor Engelson.
Frankel, 47, made the shock admission as she appeared on Australia’s “Kyle and Jackie O Show” on Monday, with her telling the hosts that she and Engelson, 41, had a “romantic interest.”
Markle, 36, who is set to tie the knot with Prince Harry, 33, at Windsor Castle on May 19, started dating Engelson in 2004 before they wed in September 2011 and divorced in August 2013.
Frankel explained, “I met him [Trevor] in Chicago and we were supposed to go out, and I ended up seeing him one time and he’d been texting me. He’s a producer in L.A. He told me that he was married before. He’s divorced [now]. He was married to this girl named Meghan Markle from the TV show ‘Suits’.”
After realizing who she was, Frankel then said she told Engelson: “Holy s**t! Your ex is going to be a princess. Is that crazy?”
Despite originally setting their sights on romance, Frankel insisted the pair are more like business partners these days. She revealed Markle’s ex had pitched a TV show idea to her, which she thinks they’re going to work on together.
Frankel, who divorced her ex-husband Jason Hoppy almost two years ago, added, “He looks a little bit like my ex, which scares me. We bypassed the romantics and went into the business. But I don’t know there’s something there. There’s something salacious about doing a TV project with Meghan Markle’s ex.”