The spouse of Dennis Shields, the on-and-off boyfriend of “Actual Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel, has spoken out about his sudden dying.
“To the love of my life- Dennis-I’ll miss you on daily basis. Eternally your legacy will stay on in our youngsters and our future grandchildren,” Shields wrote in a heartfelt Instagram submit. “Your intelligence, humor and naturally your beauty will ceaselessly be engrained in our household!”
Jill and Shields had been married for 26 years however separated in 2016. Regardless of their break up, the previous couple reportedly remained shut buddies and share 4 kids collectively.
“Regardless that we didn’t stay collectively, you continue to remained my greatest pal and my husband. Not many individuals had been in a position to grasp our scenario however it labored for us,” she clarified oin her submit. “We spoke on a regular basis. I’ll miss that! I really like you my pricey husband. I’m hoping up in heaven you’re operating round taking part in basketball and tennis with none again ache. See you once more in forty years xo.”
Though Shields and his spouse had been technically nonetheless married, the late banker dated Frankel on and off because the break up.
Shields was discovered lifeless on Friday in Trump Tower in Manhattan, the medical expert informed Fox Information. Police informed Fox Information a person was discovered lifeless within the midtown New York Metropolis tower, however they declined to substantiate his id or the reason for dying. They confirmed he was lifeless upon arrival. The medical expert confirmed to Fox Information that Dennis Shields was the person. He was 51.
The medical expert’s workplace is at the moment investigating Shields’ reason behind dying. Based on the New York Submit, Shields, who was residing at Trump Tower on the time of his dying, requested his assistant to manage Narcan at 9 a.m. The Submit experiences he died of a suspected overdose.
A rep for Frankel didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for remark. She has been spending the previous a number of days in her Bridgehampton dwelling, in response to her social media posts.
Shields’ spouse informed Fox Information in one other assertion, “Dennis’ household is devastated by this horrible information. He was a loving father and pal. We ask that the media respect our privateness throughout this time of loss.”
Frankel most lately informed Steve Harvey in Might that she had a sophisticated relationship with Shields.
“I have been with somebody on and off for years,” she stated. “It is like a partnership the place if we’re not being teammates and it’s not working and one man is down, then the opposite man is down. We’re attempting to essentially sort of be good companions and be good teammates and I believe relationships oddly are — and this sounds chilly — however just a little bit like enterprise. If each folks aren’t blissful about it however barely uncomfortable and giving up one thing or giving in [to] one thing, it doesn’t work. So each companions must say, ‘All proper, I’m in it for this.'”
“RHONY” stars reminiscent of Sonja Morgan and Jill Zarin spoke out about Shields’ dying.
“That is heartbreaking… Dennis is her rock,” co-star Sonja Morgan informed Radar. “Dennis was necessary to her, and her daughter. One other tragedy in her life. I’m so unhappy for her…This saddens me to no finish as a result of it appears to be unending for her.”
“I do know what it’s wish to lose somebody so quickly. It’s insufferable,” Zarin, who misplaced her husband Bobby to most cancers earlier this yr, stated in an announcement to the New York Submit. “There may be nothing worse than sudden dying. You’ll be able to’t put together. There is no such thing as a time to say goodbye.”
Shields is featured with Frankel on the present season of “RHONY” airing on Bravo.
Fox Information’ Leora Arnowitz and Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.