Who Is Aurora Culpo's Ex-Husband? Get to Know Mikey Bortone and What He Does

Mikey admitted to having an affair and to cheating on Aurora multiple times before the two filed for divorce in April 2022.

Jamie Lerner - Author

Jul. 8 2024, Updated 10:17 a.m. ET

You may know Aurora Culpo as the older sister of Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, but she's also a notable influencer in her own right. Aurora starred in the short-lived series, The Culpo Sisters, and now hosts her very own podcast, Barely Filtered. With Olivia now a newlywed, fans are buzzing with curiosity about Aurora's own love life and the identity of her husband.

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Aurora was married to Survivor alum Mikey Bortone, though she filed for divorce in April 2022.

Who is Mikey, and what went down between him and Aurora? Get all the juicy details on their drama, plus the scoop on Aurora's current man.

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What happened between Aurora Culpo and her ex-husband, Mikey Bortone?

In the first episode of The Culpo Sisters, which aired in November 2022, Aurora sits her sisters down to discuss the cheating allegations involving her husband. Basically, an anonymous person reached out to Aurora over Instagram to tell her that her husband had been cheating on her. She approached Mikey, who eventually admitted to having an affair and to cheating on Aurora multiple times, which Aurora explains to her sisters in the episode.

However, it isn't cut-and-dry because Aurora set a unique parameter for their relationship when they started dating. "I made a rule with him, way back when, because I was so confident that nothing could ever come between what we had," Aurora explains to her sisters. "Nothing would ever be as special as what we had. He was allowed to have one a year, like hook up with a random person."

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But Aurora’s sisters clap back. Olivia exclaims, “What are you thinking?” And Aurora admits that she didn’t get the same leeway that her husband did. Sophia shares in a confessional, “I don't even know what to think. So many questions are running through my head." While we know now that Aurora and Mikey both filed for divorce in April 2022, Aurora was going through this relationship drama during the filming process.

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"There was a lot happening right when we started filming," Aurora told E! News. "My relationship took a really sharp turn and all that was all documented on my end. It was hard, but that's what we signed up for. We committed to being vulnerable and sharing, so I did the best I could."

Who is Aurora Culpo’s now ex-husband, Mikey Bortone?

Before they started dating, Mikey was known as a Survivor alum from his time on Survivor: Micronesia, also known as Fans vs. Favorites. It’s the iconic Survivor season in which Erik Reichenbach willingly gives up his immunity necklace to be voted out, so it’s hard for fans to remember much else about it. Mikey was the second person voted out of his tribe in the fourth episode pre-merge, so after 43 seasons of Survivor contestants, he isn't the most memorable.

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Mikey Bortone in 'Survivor: Micronesia'
Source: CBS

Mikey Bortone on 'Survivor: Micronesia' in 2008

Aurora and Mikey married in 2019 and have two children together: Remi and Solei. After three years of marriage, however, their relationship fell apart and both of them filed for divorce. When Aurora filed in April 2022, Mikey responded with his own divorce suit due to irreconcilable differences, although he also sought spousal support. It does seem relatively amicable, however, in that they both asked the court for joint custody of their children.

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Despite their messy split, Aurora and Mikey seem to be handling co-parenting quite well these days. The two often share photos of each other and their kids on their respective Instagram accounts, showing a united front for their family.

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Who is Aurora Culpo's boyfriend, Paul Bernon?

Aurora has reportedly been dating Paul Bernon, the ex-fiancé of Bethenny Frankel, since mid-2024. After Paul and Bethenny broke off their engagement in March 2024, sources speculate he moved on with Aurora. Paul is a film producer and works in real estate and venture capital. He is best known for the film Best Kept Secret.

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Paul and Bethenny had an on-again, off-again relationship that began in 2018. During a July 7, 2024, episode of her Just B podcast, Bethenny opened up about Aurora and Paul dating, saying, "It was definitely shocking, and it’s embarrassing."

She added, “Hearing about your ex-fiancé committing to another woman shortly thereafter on their first date, and then being inside their relationship, hearing about their sex and their gifts and meeting each other’s kids, and the level of commitment was gutting.” However, Bethenny clarified that she was "really happy" after they broke up.

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