Bethenny Frankel has not publicly commented on the sudden, tragic death of her on-off boyfriend, Dennis Shields. However, sources close to the Real Housewives of New York star say that she is absolutely heartbroken over the loss and she that she is having a hard time coping with the devastating news.
“This is really bad. It’s dreadful. She’s known him for over 20 years. She’s heartbroken,” a source told E! News.
According to the New York Times, it is believed that Shields, 51, collapsed inside his home at Trump Tower after asking his assistant to buy him Narcan after he took too much OxyContin. However, by the time Shields’ assistant returned, it was too late.
“The police said it appeared Mr. Shields had taken too much of the painkiller OxyContin, but a spokeswoman at the medical examiner’s office said a cause of death had not been determined. It remained unclear if the drug was prescribed to Mr. Shields or not. The police were called to Trump Tower at about 9:20 a.m., and Mr. Shields was pronounced dead just before 10:15 a.m., the authorities said,” the New York Times reported.
Real Housewives of New York fans got to peek into Frankel’s relationship with Shields on this season of the popular Bravo series.
“Bethenny loved him a great deal but it was an unusual relationship. They were on and off. It was unconventional and not always exclusive. They would be together and then not. Sometimes these traditional relationships aren’t the best thing for everybody,” a source told People Magazine.
“Dennis was a steadying rock for Bethenny. He was very mild-mannered and she is like a force of nature but she needed that in him,” the source added.
Bethenny Frankel hasn’t spoken out publicly about the death of her on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields, but sources say she is heartbroken.
Bethenny Frankel hasn’t spoken out publicly about the death of her on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields, but sources say she is heartbroken.Thanks for Like and Share