Frankel and Shields dated on and off for a couple of years before he was found dead last Friday. The NYPD told ET at the time that units responded to a 911 call at Trump Tower in New York City at 9:19 a.m. Once inside, a 51-year-old male was discovered unconscious and unresponsive. EMS pronounced him deceased on the scene. Cause of death has yet to be determined and the investigation is ongoing.
A source told ET on Tuesday that Shields proposed to Frankel in April. “She wanted to marry him, but there was some things that needed to be worked out first and some hurdles to overcome,” the source said. "He was her family, her best friend, her partner.”