It's unclear whether he and Frankel were now romantically involved, but Shields did appear on an April episode of the long-running reality TV show, which she tweeted about, while the two apparently dined together.
Banker Dennis Shields has known Frankel for years but the pair only started dating in 2016.
Dennis has been featured on The Real Housewives of NY minimally this season, but his name has been a mainstay on the show since he and Bethenny began dating in 2016. The entrepreneur's assistant reportedly administered Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
Now that RHONY is coming to a close, and with the reunion already having been filmed, we won't be witnessing Bethenny's reaction to the news on Bravo this season.
The Blast reports that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in NY confirmed that Shields' body was discovered around 9 a.m. ET. They were seen together in February on a vacation to Miami. Earlier this year, Frankel opened up to Steve Harvey about their complicated relationship. "I didn't say it to Dennis, but in my own mind, I said, '90 days".
"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", according to People.
Frankel added: "And I think we might be at that point, believe it or not..."
Our thoughts are with Dennis' loved ones at this time. "I haven't said that to anyone yet".