Jill Zarin is dipping her toe back in the dating pool after the death of her husband B0bby earlier this year and it seems that she already has a new man in life.
According to reports, Jill Zarin is dating Gary Brody who owns Marcraft Apparel Group, which is a men’s clothing company.
Although Jill is dating, she says she’s still grieving the loss of Bobby and is thankful her new man understands that.
“Gary very much respects the grieving process I am going through and has been an incredible friend to talk to. He only wants the best for me and my daughter,” Jill tells Us Weekly.
A source confirms that Gary is “not her boyfriend,” but notes that their relationship “is evolving.”
Adding that Jill and Gary have “played tennis as friends for a long time” and “have been casually hanging out for a few months.”
However, Jill denies rumors she’s been dating Gary for months telling PEOPLE, “I don’t typically comment on tabloid stories but I felt it was important to set the record straight and let you all know I haven’t been dating anyone for six months. I just started accepting a few dinner dates after much thought and support from my close friends and family. I felt Bobby would want me to start to live again.”
While some fans feel Jill is moving on too fast her close friends don’t see it that way. Jill’s good friend Heather McDonald opened up about Jill and Gary’s blossoming relationship to Us Weekly.
“I met Gary when I was visiting her in March, I did a charity event for the Parkland survivors,” the former Chelsea Lately star exclusively told Us. “She was playing tennis with him. I got to meet him. They were strictly friends, but I thought he was so funny and really delightful.”
“He had me dying laughing. It was just a friendly thing. I said ‘I think there might be something there and she said ‘No, no not at all. It has been a platonic friendship for a long time. I didn’t witness anything romantic back in March. If something is brewing now I think that’s appropriate.”
Adding, “It’s nice to know she’s having fun.”
As the child of a widow, myself, I think you always want to see your parent move on and find love again. And if Jill’s doing that who’s to say it’s too soon. I think Jill is slowly trying to move on as she grieves Bobby’s death and I don’t see anything wrong with that.