Bethenny Frankel took to social media Sunday to post a Father’s Day tribute to her late boyfriend Dennis Shields.
The 48-year-old reality star posted a photo of Dennis and daughter Bryn, her only child with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, wading in open water twinkling with sunshine.
‘Happy Father’s Day,’ Bethenny started her post for her 2 million followers on Instagram and 1.6 million on Twitter.
Paying tribute: Bethenny Frankel took to social media Sunday to post a Father’s Day tribute to her late boyfriend Dennis Shields
‘In memory of Dennis, a man who was a father of five beautiful children and a beautiful influence in my daughter’s life,’ she added along with the photo.
Dennis was found dead August 10, 2018 in his Trump Tower apartment of a suspected drug overdose at age 51.
Bethenny has a nine-year-old daughter Bryn with her ex-husband Jason Hoppy, 48.
Their divorce was finalized in July 2016 almost four years after they separated.
Reality star: The 48-year-old reality star, shown last month in New York City, posted that Dennis was a ‘beautiful influence in my daughter’s life’
The Skinnygirl brand lifestyle creator and Dennis started dating in 2016 and had an on-off relationship.
Bethenny revealed during the current eleventh season of The Real Housewives Of New York City that Dennis proposed to her last April.
She kept their engagement private without giving the banker a clear answer, hoping certain aspects of their relationship would improve before marrying.
Private engagement: Bethenny, shown with daughter Bryn in June 2017 in NYC, revealed during the current eleventh season of The Real Housewives Of New York City that Dennis proposed to her last April
Bethenny told a grief counselor on the Bravo show that she had plans to end their relationship on the horizon before he died.
‘I had just said that week – I had just said the Saturday before – I have to exit this dynamic,’ she said. ‘There was a lot in my mind about him dying right after that. I could not get off the ride.
‘I feel guilty that the only way I got off the ride is that he’s dead … but I hope I didn’t have anything to do with him dying.’
Dennis and ex-wife Jill were married for 26 years before separating in 2016 and had daughters Kelsey, Darien and Tyler and son Zachary together.
On and off: Dennis, shown with Bethenny in June 2016 in New York City, died last August at age 51 of a suspected drug overdose