Bethenny Frankel Opens Up for the First Time Since Her Ex Is Found Dead

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A few days have passed since Bethenny Frankel's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, was found dead in his apartment. We can only imagine what his loved ones are going through with such an unexpected loss. And now, it looks like The Real Housewives of New York City star is speaking out. Bethenny Frankel is breaking her silence about Dennis's passing in a post that's truly heartbreaking.

  • Bethenny, along with other of Dennis's friends and family, attended his funeral on August 13, just three days after his passing.

    Bethenny Frankel attending Dennis Shields's funeral
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    "To the love of my life -- Dennis -- I will miss you every day. Forever your legacy will live on in our children and our future grandchildren," Jill Shields, Dennis's wife, wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post.

    "Your intelligence, humor and of course your good looks will forever be ingrained in our family! Even though we did not live together, you still remained my best friend and my husband. Not many people were able to grasp our situation but it worked for us. We spoke every day. I will miss that! I love you my dear husband. I am hoping up in heaven you are running around playing basketball and tennis without any back pain. See you again in forty years xo."

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  • And now, Bethenny's breaking her silence for the first time since he was found dead.

    "Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love. #nowandforever," Bethenny Frankel writes in her Instagram post of Dennis resting alongside her late dog, Cookie.

    Dennis Shields was found dead in his Trump Tower apartment on August 10, People reports. Police suspect he died from a drug overdose with People also reporting the 51-year-old reportedly asked for Narcan, "an emergency medication intended to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose," before going unconscious.

  • Bethenny and Dennis had dated on and off since 2016 but had known each other for decades.

    Dennis Shield and Bethenny Frankel
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    The once-couple started seeing each other the same year Dennis and his wife Jill -- who happens to be Bethenny's old classmate -- separated after 26 years of marriage. Though Bethenny and Jill didn't stay in touch, the reality star and Dennis did as they had mutual friends.

  • We truly wish nothing but peace and healing for those affected.

    This has got to be hard.

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