Sources said Frankel’s been spending time with Dennis Shields, executive chairman of the board of New York’s Esquire Bank, who’s also the hubby of an old high school pal of Bethenny’s. “Bethenny has a new boyfriend,” one source claimed, adding, “She even just threw a birthday party for him.” Another source close to the Skinnygirl mogul told us, “Bethenny and Dennis have been friends for 27 years — and she did throw him a birthday party.” But the second source added that Shields and his wife, Jill, are separated, and “Bethenny and Dennis’ soon-to-be-ex-wife have a long history.” The source said that although “he’s had feelings for Bethenny for a long time,” he and the “Housewife” are friends. Frankel responded on Twitter, writing, "She's correct.
She previously revealed what she's looking for in a new beau post-divorce. They may not be exclusive, but they're purposely public.The pair wed at the New York City Plaza, with Rabbi Charles D. The nuptials got some real estate in the weddings section of the .2. Dennis' mother, Gail Shields, is a lawyer, and his father, Dr. So it's not too surprising that Dennis graduated from New York University, where he got a master's degree in public relations.4.Bethenny Knows His Ex-Wife: To make things even more interesting, the reality star knows Shields' ex-wife. He Made a Name For Himself: Although he studied public relations, Shields became quite prominent in the banking world.While her beau has kept clear of the cameras, Shields has still become a major point of contention between Frankel and her reality co-star, Luann de Lesseps.While Frankel attacked the newly engaged woman for dating a man that co-star Ramona Singer had also went out with, Lesseps shot back at the claims, telling E! "However, despite all the dating drama, the mogul maintains she still has a special place in her heart for the bickering co-stars.