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Bethenny Frankel ''Heartbroken'' by Sudden Death of Dennis Shields

11 August 2018
Bethenny Frankel ''Heartbroken'' by Sudden Death of Dennis Shields

Dennis Shields, the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel, has died as a result of a suspected overdose. (You may recall Demi Lovato was administered the drug during her reported overdose.) The Post's sources believe Shields was taking the prescription painkiller OxyContin. An autopsy is now reportedly pending.

Frankel and Shields began dating in 2016. The two dated on and off ever since.

His estranged wife Jill Schwartzberg Shields told Fox News: "Dennis' family is devastated by this awful news".

"I have a daughter, I had a very hard divorce - I'm not legally divorced yet", Frankel added, referring to both her ex-husband Jason Hoppy and the former couple's 8-year-old daughter Bryn. has contacted a representative for Bethenny Frankel asking for comment.

Shields has made numerous appearances on "The Real Housewives of NY".

"I've been with someone on and off for years", she said.

During a May TV appearance on the Steve Harvey Show, Bethenny opened up about her relationship with Dennis. She has a daughter with Hoppy.

Speaking about her massive new townhouse, Bethheny said, "I may live here forever alone, and I'm okay with that". "It's like a partnership where if we're not being teammates and it's not working and one man is down, then the other man is down. So both partners have to say, 'All right, I'm in it for this", said Frankel.

She added that they were trying to be good teammates and partners, and she thinks that relationships are "a little bit like a business".