The first time we heard of Shields on the show was on last season’s reunion when fellow cast member Luann D’Agostino accused Frankel of dating a married man.
Though Shields was still legally married, Frankel maintains that Shields and his wife were no longer together.
At one point in the relationship, Shields, Frankel and Frankel’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy got into an altercation over harassing emails.
READ MORE Bethenny Frankel clearly hasn't skipped out on any gym days recently ... The "Real Housewives" star hit South Beach Saturday in nothing but a bikini, shades…No woman, celebrity or not, deserves to have their allegations of such abuse taken lightly, and we are grateful to the NYPD for their immediate action to protect Ms.Frankel.'Gottlieb commented by stating: 'There are no words to express how saddened Mr. His only concern is his daughter and intends to vigorously fight these false charges.'Frankel's latest drama will likely play out for television audiences in just a few months as Daily has confirmed that Real Housewives is still filming, and about to wrap up for the season.Frankel, her assistants and her boyfriend, demanding that she meet with Mr.Hoppy unnecessarily, stating that 'I'll never go away' and that '[y]ou left me no choice but to go to extremes', claiming that her 'definition of harassment is comical' and that he will 'continue to communicate with [her] as [he] see[s] fit', requesting copies of her life insurance policy, and telling her that 'I'll pray for you.'He went on to state: 'These acts of mental and psychological abuse are domestic violence, pure and simple.