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The Real Housewives of New York City star penned how difficult the days have been since Shields' death. "It's hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so," she wrote. "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. Xo"
Shields was found dead in Trump Tower in New York on Aug. 10 and the medical examiner is still determining cause of death. A source told E! News following Shields' passing that Frankel was "heartbroken" about it.
Frankel posted another tribute on Instagram to her late boyfriend after his funeral, which showed a picture of Shields laying in bed next to the reality star's 17-year-old dog, Cookie. "Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love #nowandforever," it said.