Putting the past behind them. The falling out between Real Housewives of New York costars Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel will go down in history. The two were attached at the hip until an epic blowout in between seasons. Once filming resumed, Bethenny tried to talk to Jill. But Jill shut her down via cordless home phone and left Bethenny to cry on a New York City sidewalk. “You know what Bethenny, we are done” are words that Jill will likely regret forever.
Bethenny’s star continued to rise and Jill became known as one of the thirstiest former Housewives that ever was. Which is something we are seeing playing out Peacock’s Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives Club. Btw – it’s a MUST watch. But I digress. Bethenny and Jill’s falling out was one for the ages. And despite hugging in front of cameras at Bobby Zarin’s funeral, the two never really recovered.
Thanks to a recent chance encounter on a flight, the former Housewives had a chance to reconnect. And now Jill is sharing with Us Weekly where the two stand. She revealed, “I invited her to my event … so we’ll have to see if she comes.” The scheduled event is a luncheon to benefit Bobby’s memorial trust. Jill added, “We’re on good terms. I don’t wanna say anything except that we’re on good terms.”
Last month, the two ran into each other while flying the friendly skies. Bethenny seemingly enjoyed the reunion, posting a picture of them on her Instagram. Bethenny wrote, “So this girl walks onto a plane…” She added the hashtag, “#ifwingscouldtalk.” Jill reposted the photo and wrote, “Pleasant flight, no turbulence. #rhony #rhonymemes #rhonyreunion.”
I don’t know what these two talked about, but it is nice to see the two put their differences aside. The former (current?) friends are on very different paths when it comes to the world of Bravo. After Andy Cohen announced that RHONY would split into two franchises, one being featuring a Legacy cast, Jill jumped at the opportunity to be considered.
Bethenny, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be on board. But she confirmed that she was asked to join the new series. Said Bethenny, “I got a text from, you know, the powers that be in the Bravosphere saying, ‘Is there a chance? Is there a chance? Just asking, is there a chance?’ Meaning, would I come back.” She added, “When asked, I say, ‘There’s a number, but I don’t think you can afford it.’”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JILL AND BETHENNY WILL BE FRIENDS AGAIN? WILL BETHENNY SHOW UP AT JILL’S EVENT? ARE YOU WATCHING JILL ON SEASON 2 OF RHUGT?
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