Bethenny Frankel, 52, flashes toned legs in a mini dress as she holds onto Maksim Chmerkovskiy… after bonding over helping war-torn Ukraine
The Skinnygirl founder wore a knitted mini dress with high heels and a dark blue coat that matched her high heels. Dapper Maksim had on a camel colored coat over a black top. Both wore sunglasses as they left the building.
So close! Bethenny Frankel and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were seen leaving Good Day NY on Thursday morning
Frankel also carried a cherry red Hermes bag that was left open.
The highlight of the look was Frankel’s very toned and long legs that appeared to be in top shape.
Bethenny has been doing charitable work in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country.
The pro dancer, who went to Poland to help with refuge relief efforts. Chmerkovskiy left Ukraine in the ’90s when it was part of the Soviet Union.
Last spring he thanked Bethenny on Instagram for working with him.
‘Thank you @bethennyfrankel and @bestrongglobal for bringing me in,’ Chmerkovskiy wrote. ‘I am looking forward to establishing this partnership and using our resources together with @baranova27 to help as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.’
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Through her initiative, BStrong, and its Global Empowerment Mission, Frankel has raised more than $100 million.
‘It started out as a 10, 11 million dollar effort, now we are unstoppable,’ she said. ‘We have major brands donating. We have Americans who are donating five and 10 dollar donations. We have never seen constant money coming in like this. We can keep helping people.’
‘We can can save thousands of refugees from heart ache and heart break and a different kind of life. We are talking to orphanages, and we are counting children, and making sure that drug trafficking is entirely avoided, obviously,’ Frankel added. ‘There are so many things that we are thinking about. We have these massive warehouses where people can come and get the aid they need. We have sat down operating tables, and wheelchairs, and medical supplies. Some kids will need coloring books and toys, and all of it will be able to be facilitated.’
C’est chic: The Skinnygirl founder wore a knitted mini dress with high heels and a dark blue coat that matched her high heels
Bethenny told ET in 2022 that she was proud of Maksim: ‘He has been talking to a bunch of different people. He wants to really sink his teeth in and have an impact,’ she shared.
‘He’s got the bug… He is seeing what’s going on. He is seeing that he is making a difference and an impact, while it may not be raising money per say, it’s raising awareness, which is the real value.
‘He will see how it makes a difference, getting involved, and being passionate about it, and how you just can’t not do it,’ Frankel added.
‘It’s a great use of his time. His wife [Peta Murgatroyd] is very supportive. It’s great that we connected. I am proud for him to see what we have done in an extraordinarily short time.’
Her Skinnygirl money could fall out! Frankel also carried a cherry red small Hermes bag that was left open
Last year he told Good Morning America that it was his ‘duty’ to return to Poland. He was in Ukraine when the invasion began but left by train.
After then he began the charitable organization Baranova 27.
‘When I finally came back home and finally saw Peta and we had that emotional moment, that’s when I realized I’ve got to go back,’ he told GMA.
‘I want opportunities to prove to my son, me as a man, I want him to be proud of me and maybe this is the opportunity to show exactly how to do it. I’m super grateful. It’s things like this that change me as a person.’
Good mommy: Frankel seen with her daughter and dogs during Christmas