Bethenny Frankel has been in an on-off relationship with Dennis Shields. Shields was found dead in his hotel room at Trump Tower on Friday, August 10. According to Page Six, it appears as though Shields overdosed on drugs.
“Dennis Shields had asked his assistant to administer Narcan around 9 a.m., believing he was overdosing on prescription pills, sources said,” according to Page Six.
As for whether or not Frankel and Shields had been dating, the two had been on-and-off for the past couple of years. While it’s not believed that the two were in a serious relationship, it is believed that they were still cordial and casually dating.
“I’ve been with someone on and off for years. 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,” Frankel told People Magazine back in May.