This week’s reality star roundup includes The Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel celebrating the launch of her new Skinnygirl Jeans along with her co-stars Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, and Sonja Morgan.
Real Housewives of New York
A new day has dawned for The Real Housewives Of New York. Long time enemies Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin have put their differences aside to make amends, although it took a tragic circumstance to bring them back together. After the sad passing of Jill’s husband, Bobby Zarin, last week, Bethenny chartered a plane from Aspen to be by her former friend’s side.
Some question whether this surprising move was “just for the cameras,” but Jill has made it clear that she wanted Bravo to film at Bobby’s memorial, both to highlight her connection to former RHONY cast mates and because Bobby became known to many of us through his multiple seasons on the show. Jill said, “This was all about memorializing Bobby — [there was] no drama. It’s very sad for all. He was an important part of the show and a great friend to many who appeared on it.”
Over the weekend, former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin lost her husband Bobby Zarin after a long battle with cancer. Bobby will be laid to rest tomorrow and Jill is sharing a touching tribute her husband of 18 years. She promises to continue raising money and awareness in his name.
Jill took to Instagram tonight to share, “Rest In Peace my love. Words can not express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. Thank you my love for sharing your life with me.. for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person.”
Jill confirmed the news with a statement on her website: ““With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time.”
There has been a lot going on with all of your favorite (and least favorite) reality stars this week, which means that Instagram was full of new photos. Jax Taylor got support from his Vanderpump Rules costars (past and present love interests) Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Brittany Cartwright in Michigan at a “Celebration of Life” event to honor his father who recently passed away. Meanwhile Scheana Marie cozied up to (yet another) one of Brandi Glanville’s exes- Gerard Butler- and posed for a selfie with him, of course. She even claims that he was the one who insisted on taking the photo.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice celebrated her oldest daughter Gia Giudice’s birthday with the rest of her family. Gia’s aunt Melissa Gorga also shared a photo with a sweet caption in honor of the big day. Margaret Josephs and her man Joe Benigno (the THIRD RHONJ husband named Joe) enjoyed a date night with friends. RHONJ alum Dina Manzo shared a selfie with her daughter Lexi.
Well if there’s any relationship that has come full circle it’s Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps. Bethenny blew up Luann’s life by outing Tom D’Agostino as a cheater, but in the wake of Luann’s drunken and disorderly arrest Bethenny is supporting her fellow Real Housewives Of New York star.
“We all have high points, low points, times we feel confident, times we feel less confident and so… ” Bethenny said in defense of Luann, who she’s “been texting” while Luann is in rehab. I’d say a failed hook-up in the wrong hotel room resulting in a mugshot is definitely a low point…
It has been a tough few years for Real Housewives of New York alum Jill Zarin and her husband Bobby Zarin. Sadly, Bobby has been battling thyroid cancer with some ups and downs since 2009 which has to be strenuous for both of them. On the bright side, it appears their marriage is stronger than ever.
Although it’s been a difficult period for the couple, there is some nice news for them: they just celebrated their eighteenth anniversary, which is a big deal.
A lot of your favorite reality TV stars shared some intriguing snapshots in time for this week’s Instagram Roundup. Some of the stars were still on vacation following the winter holidays. Others got back to their “normal” lives which could be considered a luxurious vacation for most of us normal folk- which of course made for some jealousy-inducing Instagram posts.