But right now, Bethenny is on a high with her current boyfriend Dennis Shields, who has also gotten two thumbs, er, paws up from her pooch. "She is currently very happy with my choice in men, so she has had no shortage of snuggles and love recently," Bethenny told PEOPLE Pets earlier this month.
Bethenny previously confirmed to PEOPLE that she's dating Dennis, a New York banker she first met through a mutual friend about 27 years ago. The couple has been spotted out and about in New York as well as in a warm embrace on Bethenny's social media.
Bethenny walking with her boyfriend Dennis in New York on June 14, 2016.
After 16 years together, you might say that Bethenny's longest relationship has been with Cookie, with whom she told PEOPLE Pets it was "love at first snuggle."
Cookie has also taught Bethenny an important lesson about love. Bethenny said she learned "to be loyal and that you don’t have to love everyone. Quality vs quantity. She has a tight crew and she would kill for them."
Now that's a good dog.
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