One of President Trump’s properties is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Dennis Shields, the boyfriend of “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel, was found dead early Friday morning in his Trump Tower apartment.
Shields is an apparent victim of opioid abuse.
According to reports, he was found unresponsive and was then given Narcan, an antidote associated with reversing an opioid overdose.
The antidote, however, failed to revive him.
By all accounts, Shields, while separated from his wife, was still very active in his children’s lives.
His wife, Jill Shields, spoke glowingly about him after his death.
“Dennis was, and always will be, the love of my life,” Shields stated.
She added, “His spirit lives in our children.”
A friend stated the two were in regular contact with each other.
And, even though they were separated, they remained friends.
On Again Off Again
Shields’ relationship with Frankel was a regular highlight in local gossip columns.
The self-described on again, off again status of the couple made for great fodder.
Their relationship started not long after Shields separated from his wife in 2016.
While the two had known each other for decades, he insisted they were nothing more than friends until after his separation.
In a recent interview, Shields spoke highly of Frankel, but acknowledged, “We do break up a lot.”