Hedge Fund Manager Linked To ‘Real Housewives’ Star

Jan 18 2013 | 12:01pm ET

Steel Partners’ Warren Lichtenstein is known as a pretty low-key billionaire But he may soon find himself a reality-television character.

The celebrity rumor-mill suggests Lichtenstein and former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel may be taking their relationship to the next level. Frankel recently filed for divorce from her second husband and has moved out of the Tribeca condominium she shared with him and into the Upper East Side apartment building that Lichtenstein calls home.

According to Life & Style magazine, Lichtenstein and Frankel are not romantically involved. But Lichtenstein may have helped push Frankel’s marriage to Jason Hoppy over the edge when he invited her to take a weeklong vacation in Hong Kong in October; Frankel went, reportedly angering Hoppy.

Lichtestein, who has been friends with Frankel for a decade, was also reportedly with Frankel and other friends in Aspen, Colo., over the holidays. “He’s been a great support to her through all this,” a Frankel friend told Life & Style.

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