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Bethenny Frankel Speaks Out on Dennis Shields' Passing: "It's Hard to Breathe"

Dealing with the sudden loss has been "painfully raw" for The Real Housewives of New York City mogul.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Bethenny Frankel is opening up to fans about how she's doing following the passing of her on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields earlier this month.

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The Real Housewives of New York City mogul penned an emotional tweet on Twitter Sunday, sharing how she has been dealing with this sudden loss. "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," she tweeted. "Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw."

Bethenny added that she's "trying to stay healthy & move through it [with] tears & close friends."


She previously thanked fans for their messages of love and support during this difficult time on Instagram.


Bethenny and Dennis knew each other for nearly three decades before they began dating in 2016. Fans saw Dennis support Bethenny at the launch of her charity, B Strong, last season of RHONY, as well as accompany her to Ramona Singer's dinner party in the Hamptons earlier this season.

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