Sad to know! Bethenny Frankel had become engaged to businessman Dennis Shields in April, just four months before his death, a source close to The Real Housewives of New York star confirms to media on Monday, August 13.
According to a second source, Dennis' on-off boyfriend had bought her a ring to pop the question. Although “they were very back and forth,” the two “were definitely making plans to move forward with things and trying to make it work.”
The insider further added that “Dennis really loved her.”
A third source says that the pair had “talked about engagement a lot” last year.
The engagement news comes just four days after multiple sources confirmed that Dennis, 51, was found dead in his room at New York City’s Trump Tower.
The cause of death is still under investigation, however, sources claim he died of a possible drug overdose. As per the report, earlier Monday, Bethenny attended the funeral service for her former fiancee.
Bethenny, who has a daughter Bryn, 8, with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, later took to Instagram to share an emotional post on the tragedy, alongside a photo of Dennis and her beloved dog, Cookie, who died last October.
She wrote, "Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love. #nowandforever"
Five days before his death, in an interview with Listen Up Show With Mitchell Chadrow, Dennis gushed over the actress, saying, "She’s great. She’s a great mother. She’s a great person. She’s really, really smart. She is terrific in every way."
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