Reality TV star and former talk show host Bethenny Frankel has a new man in her life and he's from St. Martinville, Louisiana!

Just last month she announced her split from businessman Dennis Shields after less than a year dating. A couple of weeks later she was spotted strolling with another man.

That man is 37-year-old Russ Theriot who is originally from Cajun Country.

Theriot is an event planner in New York and according to E! News, he and Frankel have been dating for a few weeks.

A source told that the star is not currently serious with Russ.

The friend would add: "She is having fun doing her thing and is keeping busy with her daughter and work. She is dating, but there is nothing serious."


Bethenny was married to Jason Hoppy for two years, calling it quits in 2012. However, despite their short marriage, the couple's divorce wasn't finalized until last summer. They have a daughter together.

You can see more of Bethenny Frankel and her co-stars on The Real Housewives of New York City Wednesday nights at 8pm on Bravo TV.

We have a sneaky suspicion that we'll be hearing more about this budding relationship here in south Louisiana.