Credit To: Abigail Malbon

Bethenny Frankel has broken her silence following the death of her boyfriend last week. The Real Housewives of New York City star shared an Instagram tribute to Dennis Shields days after it emerged that he had died aged 51. Bethenny uploaded a picture of him alongside her dog Cookie, who died last October. She captioned the image: ‘Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love. #nowandforever.’

Bethenny has been keeping a low profile on social media after the devastating news, but was pictured looking emotional at Dennis’ funeral on Long Island, New York earlier this week. Shields was found dead at his apartment in Trump Tower, New York City on Friday.

An NYPD spokesperson said: ‘Preliminarily, we are investigating it as a possible overdose.’ According to The New York Post, Shields asked his assistant to administer him with Narcan – an emergency medication used to reverse the effects of opioids.

Bethenny had been in an on-off relationship with the business man since 2016. She spoke about it to People magazine in May. ‘I’ve been with someone on and off for years,’ she said. ‘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. ‘We’re trying to really kind of be good partners and be good teammates and I think relationships oddly are — and this sounds cold — but a little bit like business.’

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