Bethenny Frankel and Dennis Shields had a long and complicated relationship before his death. The Real Housewives of New York (RHONY) star opens more about it. Are they engaged in secret? Here’s everything you need to know.
Bethenny Frankel said Dennis Shields proposed before his death
Frankel and Shields had known each other for 30 years and had a one-and-one relationship. The two seemed to date in 2013, but Frankel hesitated to define the relationship. In 2017, she confirmed that she was dating Shields after a five-month break. During that time he was still technically married.
In season 11, Frankel opened more about their complicated relationship. She revealed that Shields argued but their involvement was complicated. The reality star said Shields had suggested on April 25 when they were having dinner.
Frankel said the engagement was on ice
The businesswoman said that her answer to the proposal offered some conditions. The engagement was finally on ice.
“It’s funny because he said to me:” Did you say yes? “And I said,” Well, I love you and I can’t believe you did this, but we have to talk about some conditions and some conditions and how things are going to change “- problems I’ve had with partnership and consistency, “she said according to People.
She then said: “It was all very complicated and it was not what natural involvement should be.” The star added, “So our engagement was on ice.”
Frankel previously posed in a photo with Shields with a huge diamond ring in 2016. This led to engagement rumors that were subsequently refused.
He also gave her daughter, Bryn a ring
Frankel also revealed in an RHONY episode that Shields gave her daughter a ring. “He also bought Bryn a ring,” Frankel told Dorinda Medley. “I loved him so much and we were a family and my daughter was close to him and I had known him for so many years.”
All this surprised the co-stars of Frankel. Medley said she didn’t know the two were engaged. There was a friend who reportedly spoke to people about the engagement.
“He suggested a ring to her in April. She wasn’t wearing the ring because they had to work out some things first,” said a friend of Frankel. She loved him. He is her family and her best friend and her confidant. Her partner and her business partner. “
Shields was found dead in his apartment in Trump Tower on August 10. The cause of death was “indefinite.” However, he reportedly lost consciousness after allegedly asking his assistant to administer Narcan, which is an antidote to reversing an overdose of opioids, to the New York Post.
Frankel recently tweeted about mourning. “Mourning is a tricky business. It’s just like the weather. There can be weeks and weeks of sunshine and one day you’ll be beaten by a storm,” she tweeted on March 18.