The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel has been photographed kissing and holding hands with a new man, months after the sad and sudden passing of her late boyfriend Dennis Shields.
On October 8, TMZ shared the photo below of Bethenny, 47, walking hand in hand with a mystery man in Boston, Massachusetts. The photo was taken on Sunday, October 7.
The identity of Bethenny’s new beau is currently unknown. The pair was also photographed kissing on Monday, October 8.
Bethenny’s late boyfriend, Dennis, was found dead in his New York apartment two months ago, on August 8, following an apparent overdose. He was 51.
His death was said to be accidental, caused by a lethal mix of drugs after the banker, who was nursing a back injury, took a mix of his prescribed Oxycodone pills, Vicodin and a sleeping pill.
Bethenny and Dennis famously had an on-again and off-again relationship during the two years they dated so their relationship status during the time of his death wasn’t exactly known. However, weeks after his funeral, Bethenny hinted that they were still a couple at the time of his passing, as she referred to their relationship as “current.”
“It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It’s excruciating – sudden death is no closure & constant [questions] & memories,” wrote Bethenny on August 26. “Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends.”
It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It’s excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s & memories. Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends. Xo
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) August 26, 2018
There were also numerous reports which revealed Dennis had proposed to Bethenny months before he died, but that she wanted them to work on certain issues before taking that step with him.
Dennis’s estranged wife, Jill Shields, has also spoken out in recent weeks about launching a foundation, the Dennis Shields Foundation, in honor of Dennis. The foundation was created to raise awareness and provide financial aid to individuals and families that are suffering from opioid addiction.
The 11th season of the Real Housewives of New York City is currently filming. It is unknown if Bethenny’s new man will appear on the show.
Photos Credit: Adam Nemser/startraksphoto.com, TMZ