'Real Housewife' Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

  • 'Real Housewife' Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

'Real Housewife' Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

BREAKING: Bethenny Frankel's on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields found dead in his apartment in Trump Tower, of suspected overdose, the NY Post reports.

"He was a loving father and friend".

Dennis' family is devastated by this awful news.

"Preliminarily, we are investigating it as a possible overdose", the spokesperson told the publication.

It's unclear whether he and Frankel were now romantically involved, but Shields did appear on an April episode of the long-running reality TV show, which she tweeted about, while the two apparently dined together.

Bethenny Frankel has not made a public statement regarding Dennis Shields.

"[Police] learned his assistant had administered Narcan but was unsuccessful in reviving him", TMZ reported. He was the CEO of the pre-settlement funding company since it began in 2000, and he also was behind the creation of the American Legal Finance Association (ALFA). His estimated net worth was around $11 million.

Before entering into a relationship following Frankel's contentious divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, the two knew each other for almost 30 years.

The couple, who preferred not to label their relationship, saw multiple break-ups over the course of their romance.

"I've been with someone on and off for years".

In May, the reality TV star told Steve Harvey that their relationship was complicated, according to People. "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".

Bethenny Frankel and Dennis Shields are seen leaving SoHo House on June 14, 2016 in New York, New York.