AceShowbiz - Bethenny Frankel is no longer mourning Dennis Shields' death. In fact, a little less than two months after her on-/off-boyfriend's sudden passing, the "Bethenny Ever After" star has moved on by dating a much younger guy, 29-year-old tech startup investor and model Ben Kosinski.
Caught together with her new toy boy in Boston, the 47-year-old TV personality and author was not shy to flaunt some PDA. On Monday, October 8, the pair were seen engaging in a full make-out session near Boston College.
On Sunday, the two were also spotted holding hands while strolling the street in the city. In a picture obtained by TMZ, the lovebirds were seen staring at each other while stopping for a while before crossing the street.
It's unclear when they started dating, but based on their Instagram posts, they were both in Miami, Florida in late September. "The Real Housewives of New York City" star posted a picture of her wearing a two-piece bikini with the backdrop of the beach, while the hunky businessman shared a snap of him lounging on the top floor of a hotel in the city.
Ben is a model who is signed to modeling agency Wilhelmina. According to his LinkedIn profile, he graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in economics in 2011. He served as the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board for the University of Miami since last year and is also a managing partner at Kosinski Ventures.
Less than two months ago, Bethenny was reportedly "heartbroken" following the death of Dennis Shields. The 51-year-old was found unresponsive at his Trump Tower apartment in New York City on August 10. He died of suspected drug overdose, but it was never confirmed as his family rejected an autopsy on religious grounds.
Bethenny and Dennis, who had known each other for almost 30 years, began dating in 2016, three years after she split and filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy. She paid tribute to Dennis and her dog, who died earlier this year, with an Instagram post shared after his funeral, writing, "Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love #nowandforever."