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

Bethenny Frankel and Dennis Shields are seen leaving SoHo House

Heartbreaking news struck today when Dennis Shields, Bethenny Frankel's ex-boyfriend, was found dead in his Trump Tower apartment.

Shields, 51, is believed to have overdosed on prescription pills, according to the New York Post.

TMZ's sources say Shields overdosed on the painkiller oxycodone.

Frankel and Shields began dating in 2016 but knew each other for much longer.

Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel.

"This is heartbreaking. I spoke to Bethenny yesterday to say I was going to Coast Rica, in case she wanted to come and get away". The office will release a cause of death after the investigation is complete. "His spirit lives on in our children".

As for Radziwill, she appeared on six seasons of RHONY and left the show in July to go back to journalism and producing. "We ask that the media respect out privacy during this time of loss". He was an influential figure not just to the Skinnygirl Cocktails CEO, but to her daughter Bryn Hoppy, 8, as well. According to reports, they were still together as of March of this year.

TooFab reached out to Bethenny for comment and will update this post if she responds. "I'm so sad for her.This saddens me to no end because it seems to be never-ending for her".

On May 9, Bethenny detailed her relationship with Dennis, whom she's known for nearly 30 years, to talk show host Steve Harvey, 61. When she first introduced him on the show she said the pair had known each other for 30 years and he contacted her after a divorce.

She added that they were trying to be good teammates and partners, and she thinks that relationships are "a little bit like a business".

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