The heritage and career of Bethenny Frankel

The heritage and career of Bethenny Frankel

On Friday, Bethenny Frankel's boyfriend, Dennis Shields, was found dead in his apartment, in an alleged overdose.

Shields has made more appearances in "The Real Housewives of New York", the television reality show in which Frankel is the protagonist. Frankel had said about their relationship: "It's like a partnership where if we're not teammates and it does not work and a man is down, then the other man is down."

A self-proclaimed "hustler", Frankel is best known for his starring role in the reality television show "Real Housewives of New York"; for having founded Skinnygirl Cocktails and selling it for $ 100 million; and to write bestseller books. She is also the mother of an eight-year-old girl.

Below, take a look at Frankel's path to success, as well as a peek into his personal life.