Dennis Shields Dead - Bethenny Frankel's Ex Boyfriend Dead of Apparent Overdose

Danny Woods
August 11, 2018

Bethenny Frankel has not made a public statement regarding Dennis Shields.

He then began an on-and-off relationship with "Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel.

A source said that RHONY star Bethenny, 27, who knew him for almost 30 years, was "heartbroken", telling E! Police arrived after responding to an emergency call and discovered a man unconscious and unresponsive.

EMTs rushed to Trump Tower but it was too late.

RHONY star Frankel and Shields had known each other for 30 years but didn't start dating until after their respective divorces in 2016. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Frankel's on-off romance with Shields was a mainstay on Real Housewives of NY.

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Narcan reverses opioid overdoses, however it is reported that Dennis lost consciousness before it could be administered. She said that they'd met decades before when Dennis Shields dated her high school friend (and later married her), according to People. "His spirit lives on in our children". While authorities could not share the individual's name, "Preliminarily, we are investigating it as a possible overdose", the spokesperson told the publication. "We ask that the media respect our privacy during this time of loss".

In May 2018, Frankel opened up about the relationship in an interview with Steve Harvey, as reported in People Magazine.

Phases of their on-again off-again relationship were featured in Season 10 of "The Real Housewives of New York City". "I spoke to Bethenny yesterday to say I was going to Coast Rica, in case she wanted to come and get away".

More recently, Frankel briefly gave an inside look at their complex romance during this week's episode of her hit Bravo series, which aired on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Bethenny has yet to comment on Dennis' passing.

"I may live here forever alone", Frankel added, in reference to her new apartment.

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