Despite her husband, Bobby Zarin’s recent hospitalization Jill Zarin put on a brave face and hosted her 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon over the weekend.
The bittersweet event, which raises money for the International Thyroid Oncology Group, was especially difficult for Jill this year since she all she wanted to do was skip the event and be by her husband’s side instead
“Bobby wanted me to be here. I didn’t want to come. I wasn’t going to postpone it, I was going not come, and people would understand. But Bobby said you have to go because we’re going to raise money for thyroid cancer,” Jill told E! News.
As for how she’s doing since Bobby hospitalization, Jill says “I’m running on full adrenaline. I haven’t eaten in days. I’ve lost eight pounds.”
Jill also revealed that she reconciled with Ramona Singer; saying that Ramona has been by her side non-stop during Bobby’s hospitalization.
“It means everything to me. Ramona came to the hospital and sat with me for a few hours. She’s been emailing me and texting me every day,” said Jill. “The past doesn’t mean anything; it doesn’t mean anything to us. Others haven’t called, but…I’m blessed, I’m so lucky, I’m surrounded by friends.”
For now, Jill says she and Bobby are taking things “one hour at a time.” Adding, “He had a good day yesterday.”
At her Luxury Luncheon, Jill was surrounded by many former and current Housewives including a few of her Real Housewives of New York friends like Cindy Barshop, Tinsley Mortimer, Luann de Lesseps and Kelly Bensimon.
Ramona, who also attended the event with her new boyfriend Steve, opened up about being there for Jill despite their past issues.
“When I heard about Bobby, my heart broke. Jill and I have had a very interesting relationship over the years. But the thing is, when someone needs me, I am so there. When something bad happens in someone’s life, you need people around you,” Ramona explained. “I went to visit Bobby, he was in great spirits, God Bless him, and Jill and I had a 45-minute talk. I think we both let our walls down and it was woman to woman, friend to friend. It was a wonderful chat, and we came away from it in a really good, bonding manner. Sometimes, unfortunately, tragedy brings people closer.”
I know we all make fun of how insane and crazy Ramona is but I think she does have a compassionate and kind side to her, especially when the cameras aren’t around. We all saw how great Ramona was with Bethenny during her health scare last year and now this with Jill. It’s so sweet to see the Housewives come together to support Jill during this difficult time. The AATRH team continues to keep Bobby and Jill in our prayers.
Are you surprised Jill and Ramona have reconciled? Do you think Ramona has a compassionate side we don’t see on RHONY? Can you believe Jill is holding it together so well?
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