Dennis Shields, the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Bethenny Frankel of “Real Housewives of New York,” was once found dead Friday of an obvious overdose in his Manhattan condominium, studies say. 

The New York Police showed a 51-year-old guy was once found “unconscious and unresponsive” in his Fifth Avenue condominium in Trump Tower and was once declared dead by means of emergency responders in a while after 10 a.m.The New York Post and local NBC affiliate indicated that the demise is being investigated as a conceivable overdose. 

Cadet Taylor Cannon, a spokeswoman for the NYPD, mentioned she may just now not ascertain his id. However, Aja Worthy-Davis, a spokeswoman for the New York Medical Examiner’s Office, informed USA TODAY that her company is investigating the demise of a person believed to be Shields, including that it might unencumber the purpose and means of his demise as soon as the post-mortem has been finished. 

  

Shields’ spouse Jill issued a remark to People magazine that looks to verify his demise: “We are all heartbroken. Dennis was, and will always be, the love of my life. His spirit lives on in our children. Please respect our family’s privacy at this time.”

Shields, the CEO of litigation investment corporate LawCash, has lengthy had a detailed and sophisticated courting with Frankel, who has a daughter, Bryn, eight, along with her ex-husband Jason Hoppy. According to People, they first met about 27 years in the past when he dated (and later married) one among her highschool buddies. 

Frankel, 47, started relationship Shields in 2016, 3 years after she filed for divorce from Hoppy. Much in their courting was once documented on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York.”

That yr, she shared an Instagram Story image of herself dressed in a large glowing ring whilst nuzzling into Shields’ shoulder.

In May, she gave the impression on Steve Harvey’s talk show, the place she talked concerning the standing in their courting.

“I’ve been with someone on and off for years,” she mentioned. “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. If both people aren’t happy about it but slightly uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in (to) something, it doesn’t work. So both partners have to say, ‘All right, I’m in it for this.’ ”

While showing at the long-running reality-TV display, Frankel introduced the Skinnygirl denims and clothes logo, then offered it for $100 million in 2011 whilst keeping the title rights and proceeding to earn a benefit.

Shortly after, she gave the impression at the duvet of Forbes magazine, which reported on how she had develop into some of the well known marketers on TV by means of construction her logo, showing on a video diary on Bravo, and writing 3 best-selling books (“Naturally Thin,” “Skinnygirl Dish” and “A Place of Yes”). 

Representatives for Frankel didn’t instantly reply to USA TODAY’s request for remark. 

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