Ally Shapiro Learned Jill Zarin Used A Sperm Donor To Conceive Her By Snooping Through Jill’s Emails

Real Housewives of New York fans remember seeing Jill Zarin’s daughter Ally Shapiro during the early seasons. One stand out moment was when Jill sent Ali to a camp to lose weight. Jill denied that it was a “fat camp” and said that Ally needed to clean out her system from arthritis medications.

But, once Jill begrudgingly left the show, Ally pretty much stayed out of the spotlight, living a normal life. Good for her. However, she shared a pretty big revelation in a recent interview.

Jill and her daughter Ally made a joint appearance on the Juicy Scoop With Heather McDonald podcast. Jill shared that she and her ex-husband Steven Shapiro used a sperm donor to conceive Ally.

Ally, now 27 years old, found out about this when she was looking through Jill’s emails to another family member when she was a senior in college. According to an article from Page Six, Ally shared that Jill told her, “We were never going to tell you like this and we didn’t know when the right time was, but basically, your dad’s your dad, but we had a difficult time having you and we used a sperm donor.”


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According to Ally, the family member that email Jill asked questions including “Why is Ally the fattest in the Shapiro family?” and “Why does Ally have blue eyes and no one else does?” Who would actually ask someone questions like that? Poor, Ally. That email exchange had to be so tough to read.

Ally shared, “And I never in a million years would have thought that. Like, I had no inkling.” Ally said that she was “shocked” when she found out. She elaborated, “I don’t think I was ever really mad, I was more just surprised.”


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Ally admitted that she was open to meeting her sperm donor and potential siblings at some point in the future. Ally said, “I feel like I can choose now when I want to meet this guy and what our relationship is and boundaries … I think I want to meet him when the timing is right for both of us. I feel like now’s not the right time.”


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