Bethenny Frankel's On-Again, Off-Again BF Found Dead in Trump Tower

Lawrence Kim
August 10, 2018

The on-again, off-again boyfriend of Bethenny Frankel - Real Housewives of NY star and founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails was found dead Friday in his apartment in Trump Tower.

A representative for the New York Police Department confirmed to HuffPost that there was a medical emergency at an address in Trump Tower, where Shields had an apartment, around 9 a.m., but would not release the identity of the victim.

The 47-year-old SkinnyGirl mogul has largely kept her relationship with Shields private, but back in December 2016, the duo stepped out together for an event, in which Frankel told People magazine: "I love him, I care about him and he's unbelievable".

"We are all heartbroken".

Bethenny recently commented on RHONY that she was taking a break from her relationship from Dennis, but still loved him. "Please respect our family's privacy at this time". He asked his assistant to administer Narcan, medication used to reverse the effects of opioids, about 9 a.m., the Post reported.

We're told the NY medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death, although it is believed drugs were involved.

The real tragedy is, of course, Dennis's untimely death. Earlier this year, Frankel opened up to Steve Harvey about their complicated relationship. "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", according to People. "So both partners have to say, 'All right, I'm in it for this'".

"I've been with someone on and off for years", she said in May, according to PEOPLE. "I haven't said that to anyone yet".

"They had a 27-year friendship before they dated, so they picked that up where they left off once they realized they didn't work as a couple", the source added.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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