A source said that RHONY star Bethenny, 27, who knew him for almost 30 years, was "heartbroken", telling E!
ET spoke to Frankel, 47, last May after her split with Shields, a financier, earlier that year.
According to the source, Frankel and Shields were always in one another's lives but never felt it necessary to be "officially" dating. "His spirit lives on in our children". "His friends and work family at LawCash all feel a sense of great shock and loss, and all of our thoughts and prayers are with Dennis' family at this extraordinarily hard time".
Koepka, Schwartzel tie PGA record with 63s at Bellerive
US Open champion Koepka and Schwartzel both missed putts on the last for 62s that would have equalled the lowest round in a major. Li was our over par after 11 holes when a thunderstorm halted play on Friday afternoon at Bellerive.
The publication claimed he believed he was overdosing on prescription pills. Unfortunately, the NYC banker lost consciousness before the medication was able to kick in. The New York Police Department told TooFab emergency medical services arrived at the Manhattan high rise at 9:19 a.m. local time, when a man was found unconscious and unresponsive upon arrival.
They could not name the individual at the time. "Preliminarily, we are investigating it as a possible overdose", another NYPD spokesperson told People magazine.
It was Frankel's first relationship shown on the series after her divorce from Jason Hoppy. "I haven't said that to anyone yet". I'm not saying a word to Dennis for 90 days'.
Speaking about her massive new townhouse, Bethheny said, "I may live here forever alone, and I'm okay with that".
In May, she appeared on Steve Harvey's talk show, where she talked about the status of their relationship. She described him in a recent television interview as someone she had been with "on and off for years", and said the relationship was "like a partnership".