On Season 11 of Real Housewives of New York, we saw Bethenny Frankel struggle with the death of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields. Dennis died on August 10, 2018 of a suspected drug overdose. Viewers saw Bethenny’s raw feelings as she grieved for Dennis. She was truly heartbroken.
Bethenny told RHONY co-star Dorinda Medley that Dennis had proposed to her, and he even gave her daughter, Bryn Hoppy, a ring. That is just so sad. Bethenny kept the engagement a secret. Then, Bethenny revealed that both she, and her daughter, had texted Dennis after his death.
Bethenny wrote a moving tribute to Dennis on Instagram. “One year ago today, I woke up to a beautiful sunny day with @biggysmallz by the pool, and my world crumbled and turned upside down in an instant. A man Dennis, who I loved and respected, who was in my life for 30 years unexpectedly passed away,” she said.
“Dennis insisted we adopt biggy AND smallz for my daughter Peanut. He simply couldn’t imagine separating them. We racked our brains staying up late coming up with the perfect name for two dogs from the same litter with very different body types,” Bethenny continued. But apparently, Dennis had the answer.
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“Then at 5am, Dennis was waiting for me to wake up and in his stronger than Tequila New Yawk accent said “BIGGY AND SMALLZ” and two stars were born. He loved these dogs and the feelings were mutual. They were particularly fond of his salty bald head,” Bethenny shared. The Instagram post featured a sweet picture of Dennis hanging out with the two dogs.
The Skinny Girl mogul continued, “At times, it seemed like he and they spoke the same language and they were the only ones who understood him. He was a loving, sweet, gentle, brilliant, complicated, hilarious, creative and supportive man. He is missed terribly by so many but lives on in his friends and family and furry loved ones.”
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In conclusion, Bethenny posted, “I am a different person and in a different emotional place than I was a year ago, and the wounds have begun to heal but the scar will remain on my heart forever. RIP, August 10. #Unforgettable”
Since Dennis’ death, Bethenny has found love again with film producer and real estate developer Paul Bernon. In fact, Paul saved Bethenny’s life after she went into anaphylactic shock after unknowingly consumed soup that contained fish. I am glad that Bethenny has found love again and is beginning to heal from her tremendous loss. Her emotional post reveals just how important Dennis was, and remains, in her life.
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