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Jill Zarin on Bethenny Frankel: “I Don’t See the Same Person Anymore”

Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel were the Lucy and Ethel of the Real Housewives of New York for the first two seasons but then their friendship quickly dissolved just like that.

Now it has been seven years since Jill and Bethenny were BFF’s and their friendship is just a fond memory to fans.

Recently Jill admitted that she watches the Real Housewives of New York each week.

So, what does Jill think when she sees her former BFF?

“I don’t see the same person anymore,” Jill told The Daily Dish Podcast. “I don’t. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s just a growing thing. You know, she’s a mom now, she wasn’t a mom then. [You have] to grow up fast when you’re a mom. Now you’re responsible for another human being. When she was with me, she was just her. It was all about her. It was just a different time in our lives, the innocent time. Life was easy.”

Jill says it was tough to watch Bethenny go through so much during season 3 around the same time their friendship was dissolving.

“I don’t know too many people who could survive what she survived. She had four major life changes all happen to her at the same time. She lost a parent, she got pregnant, she moved—I don’t know if people realize that she was moving from her apartment to Downtown—and she was planning her wedding…I really wanted to be there for her, but she did not want me in her life, and I couldn’t force that. You can’t force yourself on someone.”

I’m sorry, but I LOVED Jill and B’s friendship. And I would like nothing more than to see them reunite on RHONY. I think Jill still really cares for B and I think B could open herself back up to Jill eventually.

Is season 9 Bethenny different than season 1? Has Bethenny completely changed? Could Jill and B ever be friends again? Do you think Jill still cares for B?

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