"Killing time while waiting for a mammogram", Carole Radziwill, 54, tweeted on August 10, in what is now a very unfortunate word choice, considering that Bethenny Frankel " s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, 51, would be found dead hours later.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Shields' assistant had tried to give him Narcan to revive him but the effort was unsuccessful. An autopsy is now reportedly pending.
Frankel and Shields were longtime friends before starting a relationship a couple of years ago. It is unclear where Frankel was at the time of Shields' death. It was Frankel's first relationship shown on the series after her divorce from Jason Hoppy.
Frankel was joined by Shields on Bravo's Real Housewives and appeared in the most recent series.
During a May TV appearance on the Steve Harvey Show, Bethenny opened up about her relationship with Dennis. So both partners have to say, 'All right, I'm in it for this.' And I think we might be at that point, believe it or not.
"I've been with someone on and off for years", Frankel told the host, according to People.
Bethenny has yet to comment on Dennis' passing.
"So Dennis, how long have you guys known each other?" she asked. "I just heard the sad news about Denis", she tweeted at 3:26 PM ET. "It's like a partnership where if we're not being teammates and it's not working and one man is down, then the other man is down".