Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel still aren’t friends. Years after their falling out on The Real Housewives of New York City, Zarin has confirmed she and Frankel are still on the outs — and revealed why their friendship is over for good.
In a sneak peek clip from the upcoming episode of The Love & Sex Report, via a March 24 report by Radar Online, host Jill Zarin explained why she and Frankel will never be friends again, claiming it was all caused by Frankel’s lies about how she got her role on The Real Housewives of New York City.
“She had always told the truth in the past, that Bobby had come up to her and asked if she wanted to be on the show that Jill was doing.”
Jill Zarin alleged that it was her and her husband, Bobby, who approached Frankel about the series, and said she’d always told the truth until an interview in 2010. During Frankel’s Today show interview, Frankel “changed the story,” according to Jill Zarin, and failed to give her and her husband their proper credits.
“This time, she told Matt Lauer that the producers came to her and they wanted her. And it was a lie! And I got really hurt. It was just like, the last straw.”
Both Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel appeared on The Real Housewives of New York City‘s first season as the series’ original wives, along with Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn de Lesseps. However, after Season 3, Frankel moved on from the show, and began filming her own series, Bethenny Getting Married, with Jason Hoppy, her since-estranged husband. After three seasons with her spinoff, which was later renamed Bethenny Ever After, Frankel said goodbye to Bravo — but only briefly.
Following her highly publicized split from Hoppy, Frankel returned to The Real Housewives of New York City for the series’ seventh season. Around the same time, as the Inquisitr reported, Jill Zarin was rumored to be returning to the show, as well, but that rumor was quickly set straight.
“I appreciate all the love and support but I have moved on and away from the past,” Jill Zarin explained, according to a report by AllAboutTRH in January.
“It was not healthy for me. But I will still be on tv but under different circumstances.”
The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Season 7 premiere airs, sans Jill Zarin, on April 7 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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