Luann D’Agostino is happy these days, as she has married Thomas D’Agostino and she’s trying to prove to her Real Housewives of New York co-stars that she’s happy with Thomas. But it sounds like they think she’s making a big mistake with Thomas and they are trying to influence her life with him. This week, Jill Zarin returns to the show, and it sounds like D’Agostino may have had something to do with her return. As it turns out, these ladies are close friends.
According to a new Bravo report, Luann D’Agostino is now revealing that she and Jill Zarin have remained friends for years. Of course, Jill was one of the housewives who was fired after the dramatic fourth season to change up the direction of the show. The Bravo producers fired almost half the cast and did a full recasting in hopes of breathing new life into the show. However, Jill may have campaigned to get Jill back on the show to rattle Bethenny Frankel.
In a new interview, Luann D’Agostino reveals that she and Bethenny have actually been friends for a while. Also, unlike her co-stars, D’Agostino explains that she has been friends with Zarin for years and not just because of the show. Of course, Zarin is back on the show this week, and she may return because she wants to support D’Agostino during the aftermath of her husband’s cheating.
“Well, you know, Jill has been a friend of mine for a long time since we started The Real Housewives together and even before that,” Luann told Bravo about her friendship, adding, “So Jill is funny, she’s a character that everybody knows from the show. So I thought it would be fun to bring her back.”
“Jill and I are friends, and that friendship lasts. As Housewives come and go, Jill [has] always been in my life. She lives in the Hamptons, in New York, so we see each other socially, and Jill is a friend,” Luann D’Agostino has revealed about her genuine friendship with Zarin, adding, “Friends are friends. Housewives are not.”
Perhaps, Luann is trying to explain that Jill is a great friend to her by comparing her to her co-stars. While Bethenny Frankel may think that D’Agostino is making a mistake by staying with Thomas, one can imagine that D’Agostino loves Zarin because she’s supporting her no matter what she decides.
As it turns out, the former housewife was excited about filming the show again, even if it was just for a couple of days. Zarin, who was fired from Bravo, has sent out mixed signals about her desire to be on the show. One day she wants to forget the show, and other days, she wants to return.
“It was a thrill to film again and reminded me of how much fun we had back in the day,” Jill has revealed on her Instagram post about filming The Real Housewives of New York again, according to Bravo, adding, “Thank you for all your love and support. Bobby and I had a great time even if only for a moment.”
But maybe she really is a great friend, because Alex McCord has recently revealed that she stays in contact with Zarin.
“When she and I talk, we don’t talk about the show. We talk about kids and what we’re doing. It’s nice that we can go from having that shared experience. Don’t forget, on the show we were killing each other,” Alex McCord has revealed about her friendship with Jill, revealing that they don’t talk about their time on the show anymore.
What do you think of Luann D’Agostino’s decision to include Zarin on The Real Housewives of New York again?
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