Bethenny Frankel’s on-again-off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields reportedly needed to stroll down the aisle with the “Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis” star.
In accordance with a number of studies, Shields proposed to the Skinnygirl mogul simply 4 months earlier than his sudden dying on Friday.
“He proposed to her with a hoop in April. She wasn’t carrying the ring,” a pal of the couple instructed Folks.
“There have been some hurdles to beat earlier than she may make that degree of a dedication. She beloved him. He’s her household and her finest pal and her confidante. Her accomplice and her enterprise accomplice,” the pal mentioned.
In accordance with the supply, “only a few folks knew in regards to the proposal” and it wasn’t the primary time Shields requested Frankel to marry him.
“He is proposed earlier than — however by no means with a hoop…she did not say no.”
One other Frankel pal instructed Us Weekly that the couple “had been undoubtedly planning to maneuver ahead with issues and making an attempt to make it work.”
Frankel and Shields met in 1988 when he dated and ultimately married the fact star’s highschool pal, Jill. Frankel and Shields reconnected in 2016 after the banker separated from his spouse.
“Relaxation In Peace my candy infants who gave me infinite unconditional love. #nowandforever,” Frankel captioned a photograph of Shields and her canine Cookie who died late final yr.
Shields is survived by his 4 youngsters.