Newly-engaged The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel has revealed that she’s pregnant with her first baby! Frankel got engaged to her boyfriend of 11 months, Jason Hoppy, earlier this month, and she says they are “both so excited.”
Frankel, 38, tells PEOPLE magazine that she had hoped to wait until she was further along before announcing the news, but online buzz on PerezHilton.com caused her to reveal that she’s two months pregnant.
“It’s premature to be telling people this,” she tells the magazine while fighting back tears.
“It’s not the way I wanted it to get out. I haven’t even gone through my first trimester. We haven’t even heard the heartbeat. My [fiancé's] parents didn’t even know.”
Because the pregnancy is early, she says she is “praying everything is okay but I don’t know that yet.”
Still, Frankel says she’s thrilled to have met her match in Hoppy, whom she met at a nightclub at the end of 2008.
“We were both complete players. We never thought we would find the right person,” she admits candidly.
As for getting pregnant, she adds, “I’m no spring chicken. I didn’t think it was going to happen right away. Because of my age, sometimes we weren’t totally careful. I’ve got to be honest, we are both feeling kind of proud of ourselves. We are both 38 and we were like, ‘Listen, your fish can swim and I am fertile.’ So that’s exciting.”
Frankel also revealed that they plan to get married before she has the baby.
“Because of my age, it’s not like I was going to meet a boy, and then be engaged for a year and then be married for a year before we started trying [to have kids]… I’d be 45,” she says.