Jill Zarin isn’t feeling the love from Bravo.
Page Six reports that Jill was expecting to receive a formal offer from Bravo to return to the Real Housewives of New York after letting them film Bobby’s funeral and her reconciliation with Bethenny Frankel for season 10.
However, that offer has yet to come to fruition leaving Jill is feeling used.
It turns out that Jill feels Bravo keeps using the drama from her life to benefit RHONY without offering her a position within the cast.
“It’s not about the money, it’s about the respect,” a source close to Jill explains. “To keep [having] her come on the show without any long-term offer — it feels disrespectful.”
The source added, “Jill doesn’t want to be a full-time member of the cast — she’s still dealing with losing Bobby. But the show means a lot to her, and it would be nice if they asked her to come back.”
Jill left RHONY after season 4 in 2011 and made a brief appearance during season 9. In fact, Jill’s season 9 appearance was heavily promoted despite the former Housewife only filming one scene; proving she was a fan favorite and would draw viewers in. Meanwhile, Jill has filmed several scenes around Bobby’s funeral for season 10 and has talked about other appearances.
Many fans would love to see Jill back on Real Housewives of New York full-time but it seems that the ball is in Bravo’s court and they aren’t ready to take a swing just yet.
I would love to see Jill back and to me, it does seem that Bravo is using her to help boost the ratings of RHONY. I think Bravo needs to just give Jill an offer even if it’s just a friend of the Housewives for season 10.
Is Bravo stringing Jill along? Do you think Bravo is using Jill? Should Bravo make Jill an offer to return to RHONY? Would you like to see Jill back on RHONY? Sound off below!
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