On Friday, the on-once more-off-again boyfriend of “real Housewives of latest York city” star Bethenny Frankel was discovered lifeless in Trump Tower in new york, the medical examiner instructed Fox news.
Police advised Fox information a person became located dead within the midtown new york metropolis tower, however they declined to verify his identity or the motive of demise. The medical examiner told Fox news the man is Dennis Shields.
Shields has had a romance with Frankel on account that 2016. but, the two first met in 1988 when Shields dated and eventually married one of the reality famous person‘s high school pals. the two reconnected in 2016 after the late banker separated from his spouse.
The 47–yr–antique SkinnyGirl magnate has in large part stored her dating with Shields non-public, but returned in December 2016, the duo stepped out collectively for an event, in which Frankel informed human beings magazine: “i really like him, I care about him and he’s fantastic. He’s helping me — he’s here, which speaks for itself.”
whilst the pair first commenced courting, “RHONY” solid member Luann de Lesseps criticized their relationship all through the Season 8 reunion, telling Frankel: “all and sundry knows that you’re going out with a married guy!”
Co-superstar Ramona Singer got here to Frankel’s defense, on the time, stating that he become “separated” from his ex-wife.
In may, Frankel spread out about her on-once more-off-again dating reputation with Shields, telling human beings mag: “[I’ve] been on and rancid in my relationship for so many years that I don’t like to get too into it in public, not due to the fact I’m hiding anything, extra so due to the fact I by no means know precisely in which it’s miles, as it’s ever-moving.”
“i’ve a daughter, I had a completely tough divorce — I’m now not legally divorced but,” Frankel added, regarding both her ex-husband Jason Hoppy and the former couple’s eight–yr–vintage daughter Bryn.
Shields most lately regarded on the modern season of “RHONY” as Frankel’s guest for a dinner party where de Lesseps questioned Shields on his courting with Frankel seemingly forgetting her 2016 accusations.
“So Dennis, how lengthy have you men acknowledged every other?” she requested.
“1988,” Shields answered.
Frankel addressed their relationship in a may also interview with Steve Harvey.
“I’ve been with someone on and off for years,” she advised Harvey. “It’s like a partnership in which if we’re no longer being teammates and it’s no longer working and one man is down, then the opposite man is down. We’re trying to clearly type of be true partners and be top teammates and i think relationships oddly are —and this sounds bloodless—however a little bit like business. If each people aren’t happy about it however slightly uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in [to] something, it doesn’t paintings. So both companions have to say, ‘All right, I’m in it for this.’”
Frankel added: “and i assume we might be at that point, agree with it or not… I haven’t said that to everyone yet.”