Later this month, “The Real Housewives of New York City” will celebrate its 100th episode. There have been many friendships broken during the show’s long run on Bravo, but the most talked about may have been the fallout between Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin. On the 100th episode special, Bethenny provides some more insight as to what caused her friendship with Jill to end.
According to Real Mr. Housewife, Bethenny explains what went down behind the scenes between her and Jill. “There was a turning point. I was hosting The Today Show. Back then that was like the biggest deal in the entire world. Oh my God, I’m gonna host The Today Show one day this week,” Bethenny explained. “When I got there, the first thing that was told to me by the producers there was Jill called here and she lost her mind. ‘Why not me? I’d be better than her.’ I mean, if someone wanted me to go to LA and be on their show, you know, she would just say, ‘Why aren’t you bringing me? What? Tell them they’d be much better with the two of us.’ And, like, listen, I’m not in a girl band.”
As viewers remember, things did not get better between Bethenny and Jill. Bethenny added that, “then the season was coming back and we were kind of- it was a little tense- we were fine, we were speaking and I had sent Bobby flowers becuase he had went in for a procedure and all of a sudden boom we came back into the season and on camera she’s like ‘You didn’t call Bobby when he had cancer.’ It was like, whoa, this is one cunning bitch. Like she’s waiting on camera to come at me with things and, like, make America hate me. It was really clear that she wanted people to hate me and it completely backfired.”
“Jill liked to control the process,” Bethenny continued. “She had like a big plan that she was gonna take me down. It backfired in her face. I mean it must be very difficult for her that she can say that she is responsible for putting me on the show and people say I’m the most successful housewife in history and she would have been on the ride with me. You know, pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered. And that’s how it goes.”
What are your thoughts on what Bethenny had to say about her broken relationship with Jill?