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Was Bethenny Frankel Asked To Not Attend Dennis Shields’ Funeral?

Bethenny Frankel continues to mourn the loss of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields.

Now new details are emerging about Dennis’ passing, his funeral, and how the Skinny Girl mogul is handling it all.

In Touch Weekly reports that Bethenny was “sobbing uncontrollably” at Dennis’ August 13 funeral.

“She’s devastated,” an insider says of the Real Housewives of New York star.

The source also reveals that Dennis’ estranged wife, Jill Schwartzberg, respectful asked Bethenny to skip the funeral services “because she didn’t want it to be a media event.”

However, sources say Bethenny “couldn’t be persuaded to stay away.”

“Bethenny felt like Dennis knew her better than anyone else in her life,” the insider explains. “She had to be there.”

While Bethenny has remained tight-lipped about Dennis’ death she took time to thank fans for their love and support with a simple and sweet message on Instagram.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Dennis was able to “utter a few words to EMTs and police” before passing which helped paint a clearer picture of what caused his death.

Sources say “Dennis told the responding EMTs and cops he’d taken some of his prescribed Oxycodone as well as Vicodin and a sleeping pill … all to ease the pain from a back injury. “

As previously reported Dennis was administered 3 doses of Narcan, two by his assistant and one by EMTs but could not be saved.

Thoughts on the new details surrounding Dennis’ passing? Are you surprised Dennis’ wife asked Bethenny to skip his funeral? How do you think Bethenny is handling losing Dennis?

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