Bethenny Frankel's "RHONY" co-stars - including frenemy Carole Radziwill - are rallying around her, following her boyfriend, Dennis Shield's, heartbreaking death on August 10. "Dennis was and always will be the love of my life". "His spirit lives on in our children. We ask that the media respect our privacy during this time of loss".
Bethenny and Dennis dated intermittently after his split from Jill and the breakdown of her marriage to Jason Hoppy, with whom she shares daughter Bryn.
So far, Bethenny has yet to comment on the sad passing of her former boyfriend.
Shields recently made news when a fire broke out at Trump Tower in April. He was pronounced dead a shortly after.
"I've been with someone on and off for years", she told talk show host Steve Harvey.
"The irony the Dennis Shields passed away the same day that [Carole Radziwill] ex husband 19 yrs earlier did isn't lost on me. We're trying to really kind of be good partners and be good teammates".
"I've been with someone on and off for years", she said. The episode aired a few weeks ago. She's a great person. "She is terrific in every way". "Not sleeping", Carole wrote on top of a fan tweet which said "Bethenny needs like 12 Prozac, and a year long nap".
Jill was a high school friend of Bethenny's, which is how Bethenny and Dennis first met.
'We remained friends the whole time that I was married - nothing but friends. However, the pair started dating only in 2016. That's what she told me ...
Our thoughts are with Shields' loved ones during this hard time.
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