Bethenny Frankel is still mourning Dennis Shields’ shocking death. The Real Housewives of New York star was devastated when she attended Shield’s funeral last week, despite reports that she was asked not to attend the service. Why wasn’t Frankel welcome at her ex-boyfriend’s funeral?
An inside source revealed that Frankel was crushed after she heard the news of Shields’ passing. When she arrived at the funeral last Monday morning, the reality star could not stop sobbing and looked absolutely devastated.
Since @Bethenny was kinda bashing him on last weeks episode, and he was still technically married, on a scale of one to trailer park how TRASHY would it be for her to go to Dennis' funeral?????? #RHONY #DennisShields
— Victoria (@Rebel_Scum483) August 12, 2018
While Frankel was clearly upset by Shield’s death, the source revealed that Shield’s ex-wife, Jill Schwartzberg, asked her not to come to the funeral because she did not want a lot of media hoopla surrounding the ceremony.
Despite Schwartzberg’s request, Frankel showed up at the funeral because she “couldn’t be persuaded to stay way.”
“Bethenny felt like Dennis knew her better than anyone else in her life,” the source added. “She had to be there.”
Shields passed away a few weeks ago after suffering an apparent drug overdose in his New York apartment. According to All About The Real Housewives, Shields told emergency responders that he had taken too much Oxycodone, a sleeping drug and Vicodin shortly before he became unresponsive.
— All About The Tea ☕ (@AllAboutDaTea) August 12, 2018
All three medications were prescribed to Shields to help combat severe back pain. The EMTs gave Shields several doses of Narcan to help fight the overdose but their efforts were too late.
Frankel has not said much in the wake of Shields’ untimely passing. She has, however, shared a few heartfelt posts on social media. This includes a photo of Shields on Instagram and a thank you to fans for all of their support over the past few weeks. At the time of his death, Frankel and Shields were not romantically involved.
In fact, Shields only appeared a couple of times this past season of RHONY as their romance had fizzled out. The two dated on-and-off again over the past few years. At one point in their relationship, Frankel was serious about Shields and even talked about tying the knot.
Shields’ funeral is the last time Frankel was seen in public. Sources close to the reality star say that she is still processing Shields’ death and wants to remain out of the public eye until things cool down.
We are not sure what is going on behind the scenes, but we can only hope that Bethenny Frankel gets through this challenging time in one piece.