Bethenny Frankel is on a grief diet

Bethenny Frankel has been involuntarily losing weight recently for a heartbreaking reason: grief over the death of a loved one.

The 47-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star and Skinnygirl CEO, who has often been criticised over her slim frame, is mourning the loss of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields, who died at age 51 in August, after an apparent drug overdose.

Frankel posted on Instagram a pic of herself wearing a patterned dress. One fan commented, “You’re looking extra thin in these photos. How/are you losing weight?” The reality star replied, “Death will do that to a person #griefdiet. I don’t recommend it.”