Jill Zarin

Real Housewives Of New York Alum Jill Zarin Thinks Cast Is Facing Pay Cuts Next Season; Says Returning To The Show Is “Not Even An Option That I’m Entertaining”

Jill Zarin may have been fired from Real Housewives of New York after Season 4, but she is still part of the drama on the sidelines. After her beloved husband Bobby Zarin’s death from cancer in January of 2018, Jill and former friend Bethenny Frankel reunited outside of Bobby’s memorial service while RHONY cameras were rolling.

Since then, Jill found love again with her boyfriend Gary Brody. The couple was even shown attending Luann de Lesseps’ Voodoo Halloween party. Jill seemed relaxed and happy.

But she has a scary prediction for the New York Housewives about next season. The Blast reported that Jill predicted pay cuts for the cast during an interview on Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast. Bravo hasn’t renewed RHONY for Season 13 yet.

Jill stated, “I think they’re [Bravo] going to take this opportunity to cut because I don’t know if they can afford to keep paying the salaries they’re paying when they’re, you know, losing viewers to Netflix and losing viewers to different avenues.”


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The former RHONY star also thinks that the coronavirus pandemic will negatively affect the franchise.

“[I think] they’re not going to be able to do the trips and all that because the COVID, it’s just changed everything. So I don’t know if they’re going to be able to make the same money as they were,” Jill explained. “I’m not the only one to think [what] I think. I think that some of the Housewives have actually said that!” Jill may be right about this, and that makes me sad. I live for the Housewives trips.


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“Look what happened with Tamra [Judge] and Vicki [Gunvalson] wasn’t that over money? I thought that was over money,” Jill added. Vicki and Tamra chose not to return to Real Housewives of Orange County because they were offered part-time contracts.

So, would Jill ever consider returning to RHONY? “It’s not even an option that I’m entertaining,” she replied. “I mean, it’s, you know, I think the answer is no, that ship has sailed.” Really, Jill?


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Jill remarked, “And I always said, ‘I don’t want to do the show if I am not having fun anymore.’ And I didn’t find it fun anymore. I don’t think it’s fun.”

“Killing each other and fighting with girls you don’t even like. Being forced to take trips with girls you don’t want to be with,” Jill said. “I mean, you know, it’s not me.”


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After the RHONY episode showing Luann’s Halloween party, Elyse Slaine and Jill live-streamed. Jill discussed wanting to go on the Berkshires trip to Dorinda Medley’s house, Blue Stone Manor. So much for not wanting to go on trips with other women that you don’t like.

“I wanted to go that weekend up to Dorinda’s house, I’m glad I didn’t, cuz I think it would have been bad for me. But I wanted to, and Dorinda blocked me,” Jill shared. “She was very mean to me at the party that night.”


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I don’t know, Jill. For someone who isn’t interested in being on the show, you spend a great deal of time trying to film with the ladies and commenting on their behavior.


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