After Bravo star Bethenny Frankel announced her split from husband of three years, Jason Hoppy, just two days before Christmas, the successful Skinnygirl creator headed to the mountains for some time with friends.Frankel was spotted in Aspen, Colo., where the 42-year-old mother-of-one shopped at the Prada store, aprés skied at The Little Nell hotel and dined with friends at local hot spots.
On Christmas Eve, Frankel had dinner with a group at Italian restaurant Il Mulino, where one source told In Touch, “I didn’t see Bethenny eat anything, she looked really skinny.”
During a Christmas dinner the following night, another witness noticed Frankel’s slim frame at pricey sushi restaurant Matsuhisa.
One Frankel fan tweeted about seeing the TV star in the small mountain town:
While Frankel didn’t reveal her holiday whereabouts on her own Twitter account, she did drop hints such as posting this photo of her friend’s husband in ski-wear, writing, “This is my friend’s husband who came in the room & she asked if his outfit was from Gymboree. So I finally laughed.”
Frankel’s self-deprecating humour during this difficult time continued during the trip, as she posted a photo of her lunch with the caption, “This is where I am in my life right now”:
Photo: Instagram.com/Bethenny Frankel
But Frankel wasn’t feeling sorry for herself the entire trip.
On New Year’s Eve, the TV star rang in 2013 with two girlfriends at the members-only Caribou Club.
“She was wearing a black jumpsuit and was in great spirits,” an eyewitness tells Business Insider. “People kept coming up to her to say hello but she stuck with two female friends. She was smiling the entire time and seemed to be enjoying the party.”
When a partygoer asked Frankel what she was doing in Aspen, she responded, “I’ve been coming here for 20 years.”
But one person at the bash Frankel did not engage with was her first husband, Peter Sussman.
Sussman, a Hollywood producer, and Frankel were married from 1994 to 1997 when Frankel was in her 20s.
“They were on opposite ends of the room all night,” an eyewitness tells Business Insider.
Frankel has previously said of her first marriage: “I loved him because of how much he loved me. I got married too young. I didn’t wait for the great love of my life.”
Just days after announcing the split from second husband Jason Hoppy, it seems the current love of Frankel’s life is her two-year-old daughter, Bryn, who also made the trip to Aspen to spend time with her mum.
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