Bethenny Frankel is devastated by the loss of Denny Shields, who she knew for 30 years and considered as being a part of her family.
The Real Housewives of New York City star is currently mourning her lover and best friend, who was found dead at his apartment at Trump Tower on Friday, August 10, 2018.
According to People, an unidentified friend of Frankel revealed that she is in a great deal o pain because she loved Shields and is missing having him around.
The same source told the news outlet that 51-year-old Shields, who is suspected to have died from an overdose, helped the reality star on a professional and emotional level, as well as financial.
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The 47-year-old took to her Instagram account on Monday, August 13, to pay her respects to Shields by posting a photo of him lying in bed next to her dog, Cookie, who passed away on October 2017 at the age of 17.
In the caption, the Real Housewife wrote a final goodbye to her 'sweet babies,' who, according to her, gave her 'endless unconditional love.'
HOW DID THEY MEET
Frankel met the banker when he dated, and later married, Jill, one of her high school friends. They shared mutual friends, so they stayed in contact throughout the years and began dating in 2016, after Shields and Jill's divorce.
People revealed that a source, who is yet to be named, told them that Frankel and Shield's relationship was an odd one considering that they used to together on and off, which worked out for them.
Shield's calm and mild-mannered nature was a perfect match to Frankel's strong character, which helped her on a daily basis. He was, basically, her rock.
Frankel's last public appearance was on Monday, during Shields' funeral, which took place in Long Island, New York, a ceremony that brought together family and friends of the banker.