Ramona Singer, Statement

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Ramona Singer is sending a heartfelt apology to Bethenny Frankel after making "thoughtless comments" about the 48-year-old star's late boyfriend Dennis Shields.

Ahead of tonight's Real Housewives of New York episode, the 62-year-old reality TV personality feels deep regret and remorse for saying Shields "was on drugs" before he passed away of an apparent drug overdose last August.

In the trailer for the latest season of the reality series, Singer is captured telling the other cast members, "How smart can Dennis be? I mean, he was on drugs." According to People, this scene was filmed three weeks prior to Shields' death.

Now, Ramona is feeling profoundly sorry and regretful of what she said.

"I cringed when I saw what I said about Dennis in tonight's episode," the RHONY star writes on her Instagram Story. "It definitely wasn't one of my finer moments."

Adding, "I respected and liked him very much and I sincerely apologize to his family and Bethenny for my thoughtless comments."

Ramona's sincere apology comes seven months after Dennis' passing at the age of 51.

Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel

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Earlier this week, the Skinny Girl founder took to Twitter to explain the "tricky business" of mourning.

"It's like the weather," the 48-year-old reality TV personality wrote. "There can be weeks & weeks of sunshine then one day you get whacked with a storm."

At the time of her boyfriend's loss, Frankel tweeted, "It's hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It's excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s & memories. Our relationship is current so it's painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends."

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