Bethenny Frankel Pays Tribute To Ex Dennis Shields On Anniversary Of His Death

Bethenny Frankel Pays Tribute To Ex Dennis Shields On Anniversary Of His Death
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Bethenny Frankel paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend, Dennis Shields on the first anniversary of this death.

The Real Housewives of New York star used social media to honor Shields, as well as express how she was feeling today.

"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," Frankel began her heartfelt Instagram message.

She included a picture of Shields with her two dogs. Frankel shared he was the one who insisted she get the dogs for her daughter.

"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. Thing 1 & Thing 2 was an option, but Peanut found it degrading. Lenny & Squiggy was a good one, but I knew it would only appeal to the over 40 set. 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," she stated.

It is clear by her words the dogs love Shields, and the feeling was mutual. After expressing the connection between her pups, Frankel got candid about the man who meant a lot to her.

"They were particularly fond of his salty bald head. 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," the reality TV star continued.

Bethenny Frankel ended her tribute to Dennis Shield s by sharing how much she missed him as well as how his death changed her life. It has been a rough year for the Skinnygirl founder.

Shields was found dead at age 51 in his apartment in Trump Tower last year after suffering an overdose. Frankel opened up about how her struggle during the RHONY reunion show earlier this year. She has moved on from grief, but the loss still hits her in waves.


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