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Skating With The Stars: Bethenny Celebrates Birthday With Her “Ice Husband”

November 04, 2010 01:00 PM by Shayla Perry

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Bethenny Frankel, one of the stars of ABC’s newest reality show Skating With The Stars, is celebrating her 40th birthday today. What’s the former Real Housewife of New York City got planned for the big 4-0? Apparently, she’ll be spending a lot of time prepping for the show’s premiere by practicing with her partner, whom she lovingly refers to as her “ice husband.” Is the milestone birthday what compelled Frankel to strap on her skates and take to the ice on live TV? Read on for all the details!

Bethenny Frankel of Bravo’s Bethenny Getting Married? is known for keeping busy. The entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother turns 40 today, and she’s showing no signs of slowing down; especially after it was just announced that she’ll be joining the cast of ABC’s newest reality show, Skating With The Stars.

So what made Bethenny decide that she wanted to enter the televised competition?

“This is one of my childhood fantasies to skate on ice, ” says Frankel, adding , “I used to go to Rockefeller Center as a kid and I used to roller skate, but nothing like this.”

Bethenny also reveals that she opted for the skating show over Dancing With The Stars because it was more of a “challenge,” and that she “wouldn’t have done this if my husband hadn’t said he would help me through it. We talked about- ‘Can we do this?’- and he said, ‘Yes, I can help you through this.’ It is so awesome.”

While husband, Jason Hoppy, will be helping the reality star off the ice, on the ice, she’ll be supported by her professional partner, whose name has yet to be revealed by ABC. To Bethenny, he’s known as her “ice husband,” and he’s already fitting in with the family.

“He promised he’d give Bryn skating lessons, so when she’s 2 she’s going to be taught by the best,” says Bethenny of her mystery partner.

We can’t wait to find out who he is and to see how Bethenny does when the show premieres on ABC November 22nd!

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