'RHONY' Star Bethenny Frankel's Ex BF Dennis Shields Dead Of Apparent Overdose

Bethenny Frankel and Dennis Shields are seen leaving SoHo House

The New York banker, who had become more well known over the past couple years as the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Bethenny Frankel, was found dead Friday in his apartment in Trump Tower.

The 51-year-old had reportedly asked his assistant to give him Narcan - an opiate antidote - because he thought he was overdosing on prescription pills, reveals an insider.

Frankel and Shields began dating in 2016 but knew each other for much longer. However, the two first met in 1988 when Shields dated and eventually married one of the reality star's high school friends.

It's been reported that Shields was living in Trump Tower at the time of his death.

Now that RHONY is coming to a close, and with the reunion already having been filmed, we won't be witnessing Bethenny's reaction to the news on Bravo this season. The SkinnyGirl mogul said in May that she and Shields had been on and off for years, and they were like a partnership.

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

In a recent appearance on Steve Harvey's show, Frankel described their relationship as complicated. "So both partners have to say, 'All right, I'm in it for this'". "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".

So far, Bethenny has yet to comment on the sad passing of her former boyfriend. She has a daughter with Hoppy. "This saddens me to no end because it seems to be never-ending for her".

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