Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Bethenny Frankel’s ex-boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower: TMZ

Bethenny Frankel’s ex-boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower: TMZ

Shields, who made frequent appearances on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City", on which Frankel stars, was reportedly found dead in his apartment in New York City of a suspected overdose.

TMZ reports that law enforcement got a call around 9 a.m. for an "unresponsive male" at Trump Tower in New York City.

Our sources say they believe Shields OD'd on oxycodone ... but an autopsy is pending.

Banker Dennis Shields has known Frankel for years but the pair only started dating in 2016.

We're told the NY medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death, although it is believed drugs were involved. However, the two first met in 1988 when Shields dated and eventually married one of the reality star's high school friends.

Now that RHONY is coming to a close, and with the reunion already having been filmed, we won't be witnessing Bethenny's reaction to the news on Bravo this season. While waiting for her medical checkup, Carole chose to drag her Real Housewives of NY rival on Twitter.

"I have a daughter, I had a very hard divorce - I'm not legally divorced yet", Frankel added, referring to both her ex-husband Jason Hoppy and the former couple's 8-year-old daughter Bryn. News, "They gave each other a little bit of space and now they're back together having fun".

After Bethenny previously confirmed she was single in January, a source told PEOPLE: "Bethenny and her daughter Bryn love Dennis and his family and they have been a support system during her negative divorce and a positive influence in Bryn's life".

"If both people aren't happy about it but slightly uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in [to] something, it doesn't work", Frankel added.

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