Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel recently admitted that she went on a grief diet when she lost her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields last month to an unexpected drug overdose, and her latest appearance has shocked her fans. Frankel posted a pic on Instagram this past weekend, and fans immediately commented on how thin she looks.
In the pic, Frankel wore a long-sleeved floral dress while holding a “Love” sign, and in the caption, she wrote, “All you need is love,” and added three heart emojis.
Fans immediately commented on her slimmed-down figure, with one writing that she loved Frankel’s dress, and added that she looked “extra thin.” Then, the fan asked how Frankel was losing weight. The Skinnygirl mogul responded by saying “Death will do that to a person. #griefdiet I don’t recommend it.”
Shield’s death left Frankel devastated, and two weeks after he passed she wrote on social media that it was hard to breathe, and she thanked her fans for giving her the space she needed and support. She added that sudden death is excruciating because there is no closure, plus there are constant questions and memories.
And last Friday, she showed her gratitude to her fans once again in an Instagram Story. She noted that it had been “a minute” since she had connected, and she wanted to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, wisdom, and advice because it was “incredibly helpful.”
Frankel added that those who really know her know that she throws herself into something else to deal with things, and she is taking time to reflect. The reality star also told her fans she loved them.
To keep herself busy — and to pay her respects to Shields — Frankel has been helping with relief efforts for Hurricane Florence.
As Us Weekly reports, Shields died on August 10th at his apartment in Trump Tower in New York City. He and Frankel had been friends for over thirty years, and in the last two years they had dated off and on. At the time, it was reported that Shields allegedly overdosed on prescription medication, but his cause of death is unknown because there was no autopsy for religious reasons.
After her loss, Frankel has been open about her grief and has done her best to pick herself up and move on. There had been reports that Shields had proposed to Frankel just four months before he died. And even though their relationship wasn’t perfect, an insider says that Bethenny Frankel was hopeful and in love with Shields, and she wanted to be with him.
New episodes of Real Housewives of New York City will return to Bravo next spring.