Bethenny Frankel’s Boyfriend Found Dead in His Trump Tower Apartment


"Killing time while waiting for a mammogram", Carole Radziwill, 54, tweeted on August 10, in what is now a very unfortunate word choice, considering that Bethenny Frankel " s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, 51, would be found dead hours later.

"He was a loving father and friend".

"I've been with someone on and off for years". My heart breaks for Dennis' family and Bethenny.

Sources reported to the The New York Post that Dennis "had asked his assistant to administer Narcan around 9 a.m., believing he was overdosing on prescription pills". His estimated net worth was around $11 million.

Frankel previously described her relationship with Shields as "a little bit like business" while appearing on Steve Harvey's daytime talk show.

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He graduated from New York University with a Master's degree in public relations and went on to make his living as a banker in New York City.

Dennis is said to have lost consciousness before the medication and was pronounced dead "a short time later". He was the CEO of the pre-settlement funding company since it began in 2000, and he also was behind the creation of the American Legal Finance Association (ALFA). "Dennis was, and will always be, the love of my life", Shields' ex-wife Jill said in a statement.

Before entering into a relationship following Frankel's contentious divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, the two knew each other for almost 30 years.

She called her relationship with Shields, a NY banker, complicated during an interview with Steve Harvey in May.

Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend started the binge that killed him Thursday night and realized he was in trouble. She explained that if they weren't "being teammates and it's not working, and one man is down, then the other man is down".