EXCLUSIVE: Bethenny Frankel goes shopping at TJ Maxx and for a pedicure with a friend in The Hamptons, days after attending the funeral of her on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields following his drug overdose death
- The Real Housewives of New York star was spotted Sunday in Bridgehampton, Long Island, where she owns a home
- Sources tell DailyMail.com she appeared teary-eyed while shopping with a friend at a TJ Maxx and getting her nails done
- Dennis Shields, 51, died of an overdose last Friday in his Trump Tower apartment
- He reportedly told EMTS he took oxycodone, Vicodin and a sleeping pill
- He took the pill concoction to ease his back pain following surgery in 2015
- Shields had been dating Bethenny Frankel intermittently since 2016 and sources say the pair were talking about marriage
Bethenny Frankel has been spotted in The Hamptons in one of her first appearances since the funeral of her on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields Monday.
Things appear to be getting back to normal for the heartbroken Real Housewives of New York star as she was seen shopping with a friend and getting her nails done at Long Island's Bridgehampton Commons Shopping Center Sunday.
Sources tell DailyMail.com they saw Frankel going in and out of TJ Maxx and leaving the Angel Tips Nail Spa with a friend, adding she was 'looking very sad, not speaking with her friend, fully engaged in a conversation with someone on the phone.'
Just last Friday, Shields, 51, died in his Trump Tower apartment of an overdose of pain medications that he took for back pain from a 2015 surgery.
Bethenny Frankel was spotted Sunday shopping with a friend (left) in Bridgehampton, Long Island, where she owns a home
Sources tell DailyMail.com The Real Housewives of New York star appeared teary-eyed while shopping at a TJ Maxx and getting her nails done
The source also says that Frankel remained on her phone 'fully engaged in the conversation'
Shields was able to tell the emergency responders he had taken oxycodone, Vicodin and a sleeping pill shortly before he was pronounced dead,TMZ reports.
Sources close to the businessman told DailyMail.com after his death that his back had been 'acting up' recently and still hadn't recovered from the surgery.
In the hours before his death, Shields had asked his maid to buy him Narcan, which reverses the effects of an overdose, from a pharmacy after taking multiple pills the night before.
TMZ sources claim the maid gave him two doses of it before EMTs arrived and then authorities administered another dosage.
He died before it kicked in.
Shields had been taking oxycodone, a powerful and addictive painkiller, since his back surgery in 2015.
Frankel was at her home in Bridgehampton when he died.
Bethenny Frankel's on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields (above in 2016) reportedly told EMTs that he had taken oxycodone, Vicodin and a sleeping pill to ease back pain before he died
She and Shields had been dating intermittently since 2016 and sources close to her say they had been discussing marriage.
An emotional Frankel joined his four children and his ex-wife at Shields' funeral in Long Island last week.
She was spotted for time just days later wearing a large diamond ring on her right finger which, it was reported, may have been a gift from Shields.
Just days after the funeral, Frankel was in court as her convicted stalker ex-husband Jason Hoppy tried to win joint custody of their daughter Bryn.
Hoppy questioned Frankel's ability to parent after the death of her boyfriend.
He argued that Frankel sometimes left Bryn in Shields' care which he described as a questionable decision.
He also suggested that she herself may have an alcohol problem by pointing to footage of her on the Real Housewives of New York where she is inebriated.
The judge criticized his style of argument, saying: 'Now you're throwing grenades across the table.'
An emotional Frankel joined his four children and his ex-wife at Shields' funeral in Long Island last week