The on-again-off-again boyfriend of “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel was found dead on Friday in Trump Tower in Manhattan, the medical examiner told Fox News.
Police told Fox News a man was found dead in the midtown New York City tower, but they declined to confirm his identity or the cause of death. The medical examiner told Fox News the man is Dennis Shields, who has had a romance with the SkinnyGirl mogul since 2016.
The Medical Examiner’s office is currently investigating Shields’ cause of death. The New York Post reports Shields was living at Trump Tower at the time of his death.
Frankel and Shields appeared together on Bravo’s “Real Housewives.” He was filmed with the popular cast member during the show’s most recent season.
Frankel most recently told People magazine in May that she had a complicated relationship with Sheilds.
“I’ve been with someone on and off for years,” she said. “It’s like a partnership where if we’re not being teammates and it’s not working and one man is down, then the other man is down. We’re trying to really kind of be good partners and be good teammates and I think relationships oddly are — and this sounds cold — but a little bit like business.”