Elizabeth Vargas appeared to be completely caught off-guard when Braunwyn Windham-Burke announced that her former husband, Bernt Bodal, was allegedly engaged during part one of the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion on Wednesday night. But what’s really going on?
Following Braunwyn’s claim of having a “good friend” who is close to Bernt and “his fiancée,” the mystery woman has been revealed as Michelle Fox, the co-owner of Rock Your Business, which hires rock stars to perform at events.
According to a report shared by Page Six on January 21, Bernt and Michelle’s romance is quite evident on Facebook, and they appear to have been dating for some time. That said, news of a potential engagement has not yet been shared.
In recent months, Michelle has posted a number of images of herself and Bernt, one of which was taken in London last year.
Although it seems that the couple has been dating for some time, the exact start date of their romance has not been confirmed. However, Michelle, who has at least two kids, was spotted with a ring on her left hand during a trip to Paris in May 2019.
As RHOC fans may know, Elizabeth was married to the Norwegian businessman, who is the former CEO of American Seafoods, for five years before separating in 2017 amid rumors of infidelity and a secret love child. Then, years later, in July 2020, their divorce was made final.
During this week’s episode of the show, Elizabeth insisted that her ex-spouse, who has an estimated net worth of $200 million, was not yet engaged.
“My ex-husband? He has a fiancée now?” she asked.
“Well, they’re not engaged, first off, or I would know,” Elizabeth added.
Part two of The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 reunion airs next Wednesday, January 27, at 9/8c on Bravo.
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