Bethenny Frankel, the Real Housewives Of New York City star, admitted that she is still struggling with the recent death of her boyfriend, Dennis Shields, who left this mortal toil on the 10th of August, 2018.
On Sunday, August 26th, the reality star took to Twitter to thank her fans for being so nice to her during such a challenging period in her life. The star, in reference to Shields’ death, said to her followers that it was “hard to breathe,” and was also “excruciating.”
Previously, a source explained that the 47-year-old founder of Skinnygirl is “absolutely devastated” after the passing of her man. An insider shared, “Bethenny has been really sad for the last little while because their relationship was actually going pretty well.”
It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It’s excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s & memories. Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends. Xo
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) August 26, 2018
Reportedly, Bethenny and Dennis knew each other for thirty years, and he was her “best friend, her partner, and her business partner.” While it’s certainly a sad era in her life right now, she’s doing the best she can to move on.
“Bethenny is a strong woman, and she’s grieving a lot, but she is moving on too. She has dealt with death before, so while it’s very challenging, she understands that it’s a natural part of life.”
On the 17th of August, Bethenny thanked her fans and wrote, “Thank You” on her Instagram. As it was previously reported, Dennis died at the age of 51 following a supposed prescription medication overdose while at the Trump Tower in New York City.
His death proves to be particularly tragic considering he had proposed to her approximately four months before his death. They met thirty years ago, and their relationship slowly became more romantic, especially after 2016.
As you may know, Frankel is the founder of the brand, Skinnygirl, an organic artificial sweetener made from Stevia Extract – a sweetener that’s made from a plant and is known to be less harmful in comparison to aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin.