Earlier this year, Frankel opened up to Steve Harvey about their complicated relationship. He asked his assistant to administer Narcan around 9 a.m. after he thought he overdosed on prescription pills, sources said, according to the station.
Dennis Shields, 51, has been in what the "Real Housewives of New York" star described as an "on and off" relationship since 2016. If both people aren't happy about it but slightly uncomfortable and giving up something or giving in [to] something, it doesn't work. So both partners have to say, 'All right, I'm in it for this.' And I think we might be at that point, believe it or not. Shields did make a few appearances on this season of RHONY, where fans got to witness firsthand the ups and downs of his relationship with Frankel.
He graduated from New York University with a Master's degree in public relations and went on to make his living as a banker in New York City.
Dennis' net worth is estimated to be over $11 million, according to The Net Worth.
He was also the CEO of LawCash, a pre-settlement funding company.
"We are all heartbroken. Dennis was, and will always be, the love of my life", Shields' ex-wife Jill said in a statement. "We ask that the media respect out privacy during this time of loss".
It's unclear when Dennis fell into a state of unconsciousness, but at some point the maid realized he was unresponsive and called 911.
Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend started the binge that killed him Thursday night and realized he was in trouble.