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

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The longtime friend and one-time boyfriend of "Real Housewives of New York City" star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel has been found dead of an apparent overdose at Trump Tower, a high-ranking law enforcement source tells News 4. Frankel did not comment on her love life, but she told stories of the bad old days when she had credit card debt and she was just holding on.

On Friday, the finance exec was found dead at his Trump Tower apartment.

While appearing on the long-running reality-TV show, Frankel launched the Skinnygirl jeans and clothing brand, then sold it for $100 million in 2011 while retaining the name rights and continuing to earn a profit. Shields, the CEO of the company LawCash, previously dated and later married Frankel's friend from high school.

Real Housewives of New York City co-stars Sonja Morgan, 54, and Carole Radziwill, 54, have been the only two co-stars (so far) to publicly speak up about the incident.

"The irony the Dennis Shields passed away the same day that [Carole Radziwill] ex husband 19 yrs earlier did isn't lost on me".

Speaking about her massive new townhouse, Bethheny said, "I may live here forever alone, and I'm okay with that". He was filmed with the popular cast member during the show's most recent season.

Bethenny Frankel's ex-boyfriend has died, according to TMZ.

Frankel and Shields began dating in 2016.

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

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

"If both people aren't happy about it but slightly uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in [to] something, it doesn't work". "I didn't say it to Dennis, but in my own mind, I said, '90 days".

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