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Reality star and talk show host Bethenny Frankel seems to have a new man in her life. Check out the facts on Michael A. Cerussi III and his relationship with Frankel.
1. "Mac" Comes From a Wealthy Family
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Michael A. Cerussi III is 34 while Frankel is 43 and his friends call him "Mac". Right now, the couple are said to not be exclusive and just having fun. By the looks of things, they're having a LOT of fun. According to YourTango, Cerussi comes from a well-off family, so he definitely wouldn't be dating Frankel for her money. The online source writes:
His father, Michael Cerussi Jr., was a corporate trial lawyer until his death in 2011, and his mother, Kathryn, was a magazine executive. They've got a family home in northern Palm Beach. Cerussi's sisters live in Florida—Rosemary in Palm Beach and Nancy in Delray Beach. His mother also has a home in the Sunshine State on Juno Island.
2. Cerussi Was Expelled From College Over Rape Claims
Cerussi has recently spoken with TMZ because
reporters have been asking him about a lawsuit he filed in 2001 against a woman who had accused him of raping her while he was at Union College in New York. Michael sued her and the school for defamation, insisting the girl's rape claims were false ... and the school had no right to expel him.
He tells TMZ:
Claims were made to the school, which were false and unfounded and ultimately withdrawn.
Apparently, the woman who made the claims never filed a police report and never pressed any charges.
3. Frankel Recently Vacationed With Cerussi for New Year's
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The couple spent their New Year's and the days surrounding it, vacationing in the Palm Beach area of Florida. A source tells YourTango:
Bethenny was with Mac and looked very happy on New Year's Eve. They kissed at midnight and other times during the evening. They looked like they were having a great night.
4. Bethenny's New Man Is a New York Financier
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Recently, Frankel has been linked to billionaire financier Warren Lichtenstein, but it seems her eyes were actually on another financier, Michael A. Cerussi III.
5. The Two Haven't Been Shy With Their PDA's
Bethenny Frankel rocks a bikini, goes swimming with a mystery man http://t.co/5YPD4zGNfV
— HuffPost Celebrity (@HuffPostCeleb) January 3, 2014
Apparently, Frankel and Cerussi have been very public with their affection as they vacationed in Florida. Page Six gives a run-down of their extensive list of PDA's:
A spy said they were “running their fingers through each other’s hair” during dinner, and were so affectionate that an older Palm Beach resident dining at a table nearby yelled, “Get a room!” Undeterred, the pair was photographed days later on New Year’s Eve embracing at the Mondrian South Beach, and then splashing around on the beach the next day. The lovebirds were back at it again Wednesday night, when they were once more “all over each other” at Soho Beach House.