This is a summer of big changes for Jill. Most notably the former Real Housewives Of New York star reportedly has a new boyfriend, Gary Brody. Six months after Bobby’s passing isn’t very long but apparently Jill and Gary connected over Jill’s other love: tennis!
It was a night of joy and pain on the Real Housewives of New York, with the ladies visiting a prison boot camp, Luann de Lesseps returning from rehab, and Bethenny Frankel reuniting with long time enemy, Jill Zarin, after the tragic passing of her husband, Bobby. The laughs and tears were intense, and I’ll openly admit that I shared both as a viewer. In fact, I might have cried so hard my left contact popped out (theoretically…) because the tenderness in last night’s opening 12 minutes was truly a thing of beauty.
We begin on the day of Bobby’s funeral. Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley are on the way there, with Ramona explaining that she visited Bobby as soon as she found out he was sick again. Dorinda feels like losing Bobby is a loss for the world; she loved him. When Bethenny heard from Sonja Morgan that Bobby had passed away, she chartered a private plane from Aspen to come be by Jill’s side. Nothing – not even a long-standing reality TV feud – could stand in the way of this moment.
Is Jill Zarinready to start dating after her husband Bobby Zarinpassed away in January? It’s unclear if she’s joking or if she’s serious about the idea of meeting a new guy. Nevertheless, if she is going to venture into the dating world, she knows exactly who her wing woman should be.
Carole is tweeting up a storm about Bethenny and calling her out on Watch What Happens Live, but Bethenny is busy running her empire and raising funds for disaster relief. Is this a one-side beef? Or is Bethenny just waiting until drama unfolds on the show before she comments?
A source close to Jill reports that she is upset about Bravo featuring her on the series, but not offering her a contract. “Jill’s grown tired of making cameo appearances on the show without being offered an actual job,” according to mysterious “sources.”