Jill Zarin was one of the OG’s on Real Housewives of New York when it debuted in 2008. She appeared with Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, and Alex McCord. Then Jill was fired after season 4 along with Alex and Kelly Bensimon.
Unlike some former Real Housewives who fade away like Jules Wainstein and Kristen Taekman, Jill has tried to regain her apple ever since. Her role model may be former BFF Bethenny who left and came back. Jill has tried to stay relevant with press interviews and cameo appearances on the show. That included filming at the funeral of husband Bobby Zarin, who died from cancer.
The mama-bear in Bethenny Frankel was definitely triggered when Luann de Lesseps questioned her reasons for leaving the Halloween night performance early. Of course, the show was running a half hour late, but regardless. The Countess delivered somewhat of an apology but the other Real Housewives of New York, including Bethenny, are questioning the sincerity of it.
It’s a bit ironic to be questioning Bethenny’s parenting given Luann’s legal issues with her own grown children. And many seasons ago, Luann’s son Noel de Lesseps was begging her to spend more time with him. That was back when she was really a Countess, but just as self-absorbed.
Dorinda Medley seems to be starting a new chapter on the Real Housewives of New York. First, she managed to make peace with Luann de Lesseps, which is difficult, since neither of them knows her way around an apology. Then, like Luann, she decided it was time to move. Even though Dorinda’s embracing a new neighborhood in Manhattan rather than a round house, she adores it just as much.
By the standards of the Big Apple, Dorinda’s new pad is huge. That doesn’t mean there’s room for her boyfriend John Mahdessian. Despite his eagerness to move in, Dorinda made it clear that she wasn’t looking for a roommate….or a husband. “Past a certain age, people should not be allowed to be married,” Dorinda, said in a Real Housewives confessional. She also remarked, “It’s for the young! They have tolerance, they have dreams, they want babies. You get to my age and it’s just the opposite. I don’t even want a plant in my house!”
No one’s personal life is off limits when it comes to Real Housewives of New York. Significant others can become a storyline whether they are on camera or not. Like that unfortunate business of Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth. The car he sent over from Chicago spent more time onscreen than its owner. Yet Scott’s name was on everybody’s lips for quite a while.
Dive back far enough into the show’s history and you might stumble upon speculations that Luann de Lesseps had an open marriage with the Count. Bethenny’s Frankel’s relationships may have had gray areas and some castmates were quick to pass judgment.
Who doesn’t think Ramona Singer is rude? The Real Housewives of New York have said it. Many times. The viewers have thought it. New Jersey Housewife Dolores Catania went on a rant about Ramona. Even RHONJ pot stirrer Kim D said Ramona was the rudest person she’s ever met. Ouch.
The list goes on and on. Now, Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes Javid is slamming the RHONY OG. She also has some choice words for Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes.
Even when she isn’t around, Lisa Vanderpump manages to be the most-talked-about person on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She stopped filming in the middle of the season, but production is doing a great job weaving in random kitchen remodel footage to make it seem like she stuck around a lot longer than she did.
Then, there’s that infamous lie detector test that she took with her boy John Sessa by her side. You know the one that Kyle Richards’ daughter’s friend supposedly saw with her own eyes. Does anyone actually believe that Alexia Umansky’s friend actually happened to be at the same lie detector facility as LVP? There’s little to no chance that actually happened. Someone in production definitely spilled the beans on that one. Now, there’s still one burning question and it has nothing to do with leaking a story. Will Lisa attend the Season 9 reunion taping?
Thank you Jovani. It’s the end of a beautiful collaboration. Dorinda Medley is parting ways with the New York based designer after many years of wearing the brand’s dresses and jumpsuits.
Jovani became a household name after Real Housewives of New York fans witnessed Dorinda continuously heckle Luann de Lesseps mid-performance. Dorinda felt she didn’t get the due credit for introducing Luann to the brand. Luann chose Jovani to wear to her cabaret shows without publicly thanking Dorinda. That’s what started the feud. Now, it seems Dorinda is ready to put an end to it.
There is no question that Dorinda Medley is living her best life right now on Real Housewives of New York. She managed to put her differences with cabaret star Luann de Lesseps in her rear view. Last season Dorinda drunkenly heckled Luann at Luann’s cabaret debut by screaming “Jovani! Jovani!” So, Luann banned Dorinda from Barbara Kavovit’s clam bake.
When Dorinda once again hosted the ladies at her home in the Bezerkshires, she graciously accepted Countess Luann’s list of requirements. Dorinda arranged yoga and a massage for Luann. When Luann had a temper tantrum because she didn’t want to sleep in the infamous fish room, Dorinda plopped Barbara in the room instead. Dorinda spent $250,000 to display these taxidermy fishes. Don’t these ladies realize how hard Dorinda worked at making this room nice?