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Bethenny Frankel Sets the Record Straight on Her Relationship With Jill Zarin

Ever since Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin had a moment at Bobby’s funeral rumors have been swirling that the former friends are quickly becoming best friends once again.

However, it turns out that might not be the case.

Bethenny recently sat down with ET to set the record straight about her relationship with Jill; calling it a “progressive situation.”

“I sent Bobby some of his favorite things months ago when I knew he was sick, and then I wasn’t sure how to handle the funeral and the shiva,” Bethenny explains. “I wanted to sort of dip my foot in … I didn’t want to intrude.”

“So, I went to the funeral, which was very emotional,” she adds. “I thought I would stay for 15 minutes. I ended up staying; I couldn’t — I didn’t — want to leave. I felt definitely part of it when I was there, and I, you know, definitely did know Bobby. I experience death in a very interesting way because I don’t have that much experience with it, so it was a very emotional week. And I think it was nice.”

When the news of Bobby’s passing broke the Skinny Girl mogul took to Twitter to pay tribute to him and revealed that Bobby was the one who initially suggested her to RHONY producers.

“I didn’t realize how many conversations Bobby and Jill had had about our situation,” Bethenny reveals. “So, Jill sort of filled me in on that.”

“The first thing she had said to me was, ‘Bobby was so proud of you. Bobby loved you,’” Bethenny adds. “And that [Jill said], ‘I kept asking him to fix it, fix it. Call her; you have to fix it.’ And Bobby said, ‘I can’t fix it for you, you have to learn your lesson.’ So, I thought that was really evolved and interesting and surprising.”

As for Jill Bethenny says she seems to be doing “ok” but shuts down rumors she’s been by Jill’s side following Bobby’s death.

“We’re not in each other’s lives in the same way,” Bethenny says. “I wish her family the best.”

Check out the clip to see what else Bethenny had to say!

Well, there you have it – sounds like things have been hugely exaggerated when it comes to Bethenny and Jill’s reconciliation. I think Bethenny and Jill could be friends again one day, but things take time.

Are you surprised rumors about Jill and Bethenny’s reconciliation have been exaggerated? Do you think Bethenny and Jill will be friends again? Sound off below!

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