Bethenny Frankel is remembering Dennis Shields more than a year after his death. The former The Real Housewives of New York star took to Instagram to post a touching tribute to her late husband, in honour of what would've been his birthday. "Happy birthday, Dennis," she began the post, before going on to reference the tragic accident that resulted in the untimely deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

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"It's been tough because the world recently lost another legend and so many lives," Frankel said. "You are eating multiple Nestle crunch bars, Sprites, and JG Mellon double cheese cheeseburgers in heaven, and now you have an amazing basketball player to watch and bet on up there."

Frankel says her late husband "would like" her new boyfriend

Frankel's heartfelt post sees her going on to talk about how Shields would be excited about where she's at in her career right now, as well as supportive of her love life. "You would be so excited about all of the announcements coming soon," Frankel wrote. "You were my biggest cheerleader and were positive about a future for me that I never imagined possible." 

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Of her new boyfriend, Paul Bernon, Frankel says, "We are in good hands with Paul, who you would like and respect and vice versa. He looks out for us and is very caring. You always said I would find someone who would take care of me." 

Read Bethenny Frankel's full Instagram tribute to her late husband here, and see the pictures of him she's sharing with the world!