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Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin Needed to Re-Center?

Posted by ImaJustSaying on April 22, 2011


‘Real Housewives of New York’s’ Jill Zarin: ‘I needed to regroup and re-center’

By Jethro Nededog

    April 21, 2011 6:09 PM ET



It would be an understatement to call the last season of “The Real Housewives of New York” difficult for Jill Zarin

It was a polarizing season as fans who used to love the duo of Jill and Bethenny Frankel were forced to choose sides as their friendship unraveled on the show. But, Jill says her relationship with the show’s fans is on an upswing.

“There’s no question that I think a lot of fans who questioned their feelings about me have come back to the nest,” Jill tells Zap2it.

“I think because there were a lot of influences last year and that’s last year,” she adds. “The good thing about TV is people have a short memory and make decisions and such based on what they see in front of them at the time.”

Jill has a metaphor for the relationship she has with her cast mates, which she says resembles summer camp.

“I sort of visualize the show like the seven of us are in a bunk,” She explains. “And some of them will be your best friends. Some of them you’ll like a lot. And some of them it will be harder to get along with.”

“We’re all in the same bunk,” she continues. “So you do the best you can to try to get along with everybody all the time and it doesn’t always work, but you try. And I think that’s different between this year and last year is that I believe everybody on the cast tries to get along. It doesn’t always work, but tries.”

So, what went wrong with Bethenny? “Last year, I don’t believe that was the case, because Bethenny was leaving the show and she had no reason to keep trying,” she explains. “She was moving out of the bunk. She knew she wasn’t coming back next summer, so she didn’t have to make up with anybody.”

This season, she says she came back to show “the real Jill” after being encouraged by her family, friends, and fans, and after taking a couple much-needed breaks from the public eye. 

“I spent a lot of time with my family and decided to come back to the show because I didn’t want to leave on a down note,” she says. “I needed to regroup and re-center.”

So, while she’ll have to watch what happens as the season unfolds, Jill says she happy with what was shot for Season 4.

“I felt healthier going into this season and better about everything,” she tells us. “And I really enjoyed filming probably the most this season of all the four seasons for many reasons.”

“The Real Housewives of New York” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Are you back on Team Jill or have you always been?

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16 Responses to “Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin Needed to Re-Center?”

  1. GingerTee said

    Like Whitney Houston would say…hell to the naw, I ain’t buying it. Jill sucks

  2. G-sus said

    I wonder what the weather is like inside the bubble in which she resides?
    Psst, Zarin, there is absolutely zero difference between Jill past and Jill present. The restylane is obviously bleeding to your brain, because you are actually believing the PR fluff you have surrounded yourself with.

  3. peeps.. it amazes me how Jill can spin it and sell it! Well atleast to herself..

    What a wack job!

  4. Linda said

    What is this woman smoking? I want some too!

  5. Fleur said

    Nope. Never liked Jill Zarin. Never will! I actually dislike her more and more with every episode.

  6. Oy Vey said

    Jill is nuts, always has been, always will be. She makes me crazy, I’m so nice as she call others a bitch. WOW. Really?

  7. cali said

    A biatch trying to stay relevant! The harder she tries, the worse she behaves.

  8. GingerTee said

    Tinsel, that was great. I never thought about that

  9. GingerTee said

    A certain grand dame got checked at the coffee klatch (did I spell that right)

  10. @tweatcyn said


  11. GossipGirl80 said

    Why do people say I hate Jill Zarin? Just because it’s called “reality” TV doesn’t make it an accurate portrayal of who a person really is. Stop hating and do your research, Jill is a good person who does more than just appear on RHONY…she also does a lot of charity work and has a great new line of Shape wear called Skweez Couture to help us all look hot! Thank you Jill!

  12. Bryan said


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