Dennis Shields’ household is talking out following his loss of life.
“We’re all heartbroken. Dennis was, and can at all times be, the love of my life,” Dennis’ estranged-wife, Jill Schwartzberg, mentioned in an announcement to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, August 10. “His spirit lives on in our youngsters. Please respect our household’s privateness at the moment.”
Earlier on Friday, Us Weekly confirmed that Shields was discovered useless in his condo at Trump Tower in New York Metropolis. The New York Publish reported that the 51-year-old died of a suspected overdose after taking prescription tablets.
Shields and Schwartzberg tied the knot in 1990. Whereas it’s unclear precisely once they separated, Bethenny Frankel revealed throughout the season eight reunion of The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis that she and Shields had began seeing one another after greater than 20 years of friendship. On the time, Frankel known as Shields’ daughter throughout the taping to show to costar Luann de Lesseps that he was separated from his spouse and the household supported the connection.
Frankel revealed on Twitter in 2016 that she went to highschool with Schwartzberg. “I’m courting a separated married man. I’m married. I went to highschool w his ex spouse 30 yrs in the past,” she responded to a fan on the time.
The 47-year-old actuality star and the banker went on so far on and off for the previous two years. Shields opened about his relationship with Frankel days earlier than his loss of life.
“About 4 weeks in the past we have been nonetheless collectively,” he mentioned on the “Pay attention Up Present” podcast, launched on Sunday, August 5, earlier than joking that he googled the truth star, “checking to see how our relationship was doing.”
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