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Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin Make Amends At Bobby’s Funeral

Everyone was beyond shocked when Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin were spotted having a moment before Bobby Zarin’s funeral on Monday.

The two former best friends had a falling out years ago and haven’t been spotted together ever since. While Jill’s been vocal that she’s open to reconciling with Bethenny the same can’t be said for the SkinnyGirl mogul.

Well, there’s nothing like a tragedy to bring former friends together again. Sad but true.

Jill opened up about her reunion with Bethenny telling PEOPLE all about their sweet moment.

“When we talked, she said, ‘I loved Bobby.’” Jill revealed. “She said, ‘I got very emotional, I didn’t expect that and I cried.’”

In fact, Jill took the opportunity to tell Bethenny that “one of Bobby’s wishes was that we become friends again and that the whole feud would be over.”

“Bobby loved Bethenny,” Jill continued, adding that Bobby, “thought a lot of what happened was my fault.”

Adding,“ he didn’t want to interfere,” but thought there was “absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t be friends,” pointing out that the former friends  “loved each other at one point.”

“He said, ‘You don’t have to be best friends, but you should be friends,’ ” she explained.

So, what was Bethenny’s response to this news?

According to Jill, Bethenny responded with “Well, I’m here.” Sounds like a step in the right direction if you ask me.

Jill also made sure to tell Bethenny how “proud” Bobby was of her and the “woman and businesswoman and the mother” she had become.

“I told her we watched from a distance and that we are very happy for her and her success,” Jill added. “I said, ‘I’ve never seen you look more beautiful in my life.”

However, Bethenny and Jill’s reunion didn’t end there and got even more emotional when Jill confessed to Bethenny “how scared” she was “to be alone.”

“I have never been alone ever in my life,” Jill told PEOPLE. “I’ve always had boyfriends and then I got married at 23.”

“When I told Bethenny how scared I was to be alone, she said, ‘Don’t be scared. I’m alone.’ ” Jill reveals. “I said, ‘Yeah, but you have your daughter. My daughter grew up. You still have your baby.’ ”

“And then Bethenny said, ‘Well, Bobby is with Cookie now. Bobby can take care of Cookie,” referring to Bethenny 17-year-old dog who passed away in October.

To wrap Jill says that her exchange with Bethenny was “pretty quick,” but admits  “it was warm, it was nice. It was sincere.”

Meanwhile, as we all know the RHONY cameras were there to film Bobby’s funeral which many fans scolded Bravo for; telling them it was tacky and in bad taste.

Well, it turns out that Jill gave her consent to have the RHONY cameras film, Page Six reports.

“This was all about memorializing Bobby — [there was] no drama. It’s very sad for all. He was an important part of the show and a great friend to many who appeared on it.”

I’m very surprised cameras filmed Bobby’s funeral but to each their own. I can’t deny that I am curious, and excited, to see Jill and Bethenny’s reunion. I loved, loved them as friends when RHONY started. It’s great that Bethenny and Jill were able to have a moment together.

Thoughts on Jill’s interview? Are you surprised Jill and Bethenny reunited? Do you think Bethenny is open to being friends with Jill again? Should Jill return to RHONY? How do you feel about the RHONY cameras filming Bobby’s funeral? Sound off below!

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  • Awww poor FACE OF FIBROIDS she’s alone. So much for Dennis Shields. I knew that was another scam of hers.

    • bits!!!! Good catch. I thought Bitchenny meant it in the sense that she wasn’t married. You’re probably right. LOLOL

  • Jill is GROSS! Nothing has changed. She’s inviting cameras and giving interviews of her conversation with Bethenny already. Bethenny should steer clear of Jill again. Jill thinks getting to talk to Bethenny is the silver lining in her husbands death. Gross. I hope his kids get everything and not even leave her enough money to send her daughter to another fat farm.

  • This feels ghoulish, bravo and Ass Andy should have just attended the funeral instead of blatantly using Bobby Zarin. I have zero expectations from a woman grieving and Bitchenny lives up to her gutter decisions.

    • C’mon, Samael. You don’t think Jill was going to let this funeral go down without cameras there to record the whole thing? i’d be willing to bet the first call Jill made when she left the funeral parlor having set the plans was to every major press outlet she knows to make sure they were there. You think Jill doesn’t see this as a way of getting her foot back in the HW door again? Again. C’mon.

      • Good afternoon HelenWheels68..if I were to shorten your username what would you prefer? ?

        Actually I was 100% with my thoughts of the brand new widow. I thought that this would be off limits. geez..well I guess this explains Jill’s jaunt through the mags about the pic with her and bethenny…uggh..this hurts my stomache..mich called this first and I really thought…no way…apparently …way

  • From the description of the BFrankelstein & JillZ interchange, they had a truce “for the show”. JillZ was needy & manipulative. First she fawned all over Barfenny. Then, she used the guilt trip: “Bobby wanted us to be friends again.” Then, she tried pity: “I am alone, now.” Notice Bitchenny’s response: “I’m alone, too.” That was cold & detached. I expected nothing else from her. Mark my words, what appears to be a reconciliation in Jill’s view, is merely a break from being shunned. The SkinnyBitch doesn’t get over a grudge. To her, Jill is an albatross around the neck.

    • It appears FOF used Dennis for her court date with Hoppy a couple months ago. I never thought they got back together.

        • No, Dennis is the one who had the legal letter to stop the harrassment sent to Hoppy that started all this over the text and emails.

          • She didn’t need to involve Dennis. Presumably, she has her own atty to handle such matters. If Dennis smart, he’ll stay far away from Barkenny.