TGFIS—that's short for "Thank God for Instagram Stories" and in this case, it's because we may have just found out that Bethenny Frankel is engaged! The Skinny Girl mogul flashed a quick peek at a huge diamond ring on her left finger on Instagram Stories Wednesday morning, leading us to believe that the Real Housewives of New York City star might be getting married to her boyfriend Dennis Shields.
While we're unsure if the engagement ring pictures are real or just a major dig at her frenemy and fellow Housewife, Luann de Lesseps (as the two have had reoccurring beef on-screen, most recently over Luann's engagement to Tom D'Agostino), the reality star posted not one, but two photos with the sparkly bling on her left finger. In one photo, the Skinny Girl founder is taking a selfie in which she is wearing sunglasses while hugging a man who appears to be her 48-year-old boyfriend (or fiancé?), Shields (but might we say his bald head resembles D'Agostino's...!?). He is facing away from the selfie camera, and her arm is wrapped around his head with a diamond ring in plain sight.
Photo: Courtesy Bethenny Frankel via Instagram
If we can just stop for a second to note that the ring is enormous—easily several carats, if not more. The only thing that is very suspicious about the new bling is how similar it looks to the Countess' yellow diamond with two white diamonds flanking the sides. The difference with Frankel's sparkler is that her center stone is a white diamond as well. Needless to say, it's huge and gorgeous—definitely giving Kim Kardashian a run for her money. In a separate Snapchat post, the author and chef is taking a selfie in a tank top and underwear with the ring peeking around her ring finger in the snap. It's all so intriguing, and we're not sure what to make of it.
Photo: Courtesy Bethenny Frankel via Snapchat
Frankel and Shields started dating this year after rumors started swirling around them being spotted together in New York City. While her first marriage to Jason Hoppy (and subsequent divorce) was made totally public, the Bravo star revealed to People that her new relationship will be quite different. "I haven't been this happy in a really long time, and I'm continuing with my policy of not involving [others] in my relationships because it certainly has served me wrong in the past. You know the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results, so I'm not going to make the same mistake twice. So, if I'm happy in a relationship, I want to keep it private for as long as I can. It has not worked out with me well in the past to be gushing over being really happy—I'll leave that part to my castmates."
Since that time, however, they've been seen out and about in various locales. The reality star has also been seen rocking a diamond ring on her right ring finger, and posting Instagram snaps of flowers from her man, captioned "So lucky."
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The pair met 27 years ago, ironically when B's NYC banker beau was dating (and then ended up marrying) one of her high school girlfriends. And while they both have a little relationship baggage to handle (word on the street is that Shields is still married, and Frankel's divorce was just solidified), the RHONY star is totally owning it. "We've both been married and separated," she shared with People. "So we're a perfect match. Like everything else in my life, I'm owning it."
Either way, bring on the drama, as this sneaky Instagram announcement is sure to bring some (most likely unwanted) opinions from her Bravo castmates. We can't wait to see how it all unfolds. One thing is for sure: we'll be pretty mad if all this ring business is just a cruel joke to get us excited.