Bethenny Frankel reveals that her ex-boyfriend Dennis Shields was with her for the recording of the ‘RHONY’ reunion a month before he died.
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Bethenny Frankel has revealed that her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields was at her side during the “Real Housewives of New York” reunion for his sudden death in August.
On Wednesday, the reality star replied to a fan on Twitter who told her that she processed the news of Shield’s death with ‘ grace and elegance,” and she revealed that he was with her during the filming of the “RHONY” reunion a month before his death.
Thank you. It puts a lot in perspective. He was with me at the reunion, and the years prior. He was a genius that can talk about the show details of all day. He was my biggest supporter. #sweetassugar #toughasnails
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) September 6, 2018
Frankel wrote, “Thank you. It puts a lot in perspective. He was with me at the reunion, and the years prior. He was a genius that can talk about the show details of all day. He was my biggest supporter.” The reality star and Skinny Girl mogul then added the hashtags #sweetassugar and #toughasnails.
Shields was found dead in the Trump Tower in Manhattan, on 10 August, the medical examiner told Fox News. He was 51. Later it was revealed that the banker died of a reported drug overdose in his apartment in New York City, and his funeral was held on Long Island days later.
Frankel and Shields appeared together on Bravo’s “Real Housewives.” He was filmed with the popular cast member during the show’s most recent season.
Nearly three weeks after his death, the Skinny Girl jeans creator opened up about her ex-boyfriend is dead, and shared emotional tweet with the text: “It is hard to breathe and I appreciate you giving me the space and support to try to do so. It is unbearable: a sudden death is no closure, and a constant ?s [sic] & memories. Our relationship is the current, so it is painful and raw. Try to stay healthy and move through the w tears and good friends. Xo.”
The reality-show couple met in 1988, when he dated and eventually married the star of the high school friend, Jill Shields. Frankel and Shields restored in 2016 after the banker, separated from his wife.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky and Katharine Lamb contributed to this report.
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