Jill Zarin may have once declared that her friendship with Bethenny Frankel was “done” but nowadays she’s having a change of heart.
However, while Jill is ready to reconnect with Bethenny, the former Real Housewives of New York star says the SkinnyGirl mogul just doesn’t have time for her.
“It’s definitely better than it’s ever been since that whole thing happened, but she doesn’t have time for me, and I’m sad about that,” Jill told Jeff Lewis on his Radio Andy SiriusXM show on Thursday, May 30. “But I understand it … I really do.”
The former BFFs had a falling out during season 3 of RHONY in 2010. Bethenny accused Jill of being jealous of her newfound SkinnyGirl success while Jill claims Bethenny wasn’t there for her during her husband Bobby Zarin‘s cancer scare. After Bobby lost his battle with cancer in January 2018 the two reconnected at his funeral.
Jill left RHONY after season 4 but has popped up here and there over the years. During season 11, which is currently airing on Bravo, Jill says she filmed with all of the ladies except for Bethenny. In fact, Jill says moving forward she would like to return to the show as an official friend of the Housewives.
According to Jill, that’s what fans want too. Jill says she’s constantly bombarded with tweets asking her to return to RHONY and admits that these days she’s a different Jill then she was when she exited the show.
“What I bring now, is a very different Jill and I think that the fans want to see that,” she explained. “Every single day since I left the show I get tweets, comments … ‘Come back, when are you coming back?’ and I feel like an obligation to satisfy that to a certain extent.”
“I’m calmer, I try to think first and I try to not take things so personally. There were definitely roads that I took the wrong way throughout the whole thing where you could go left or right,” Jill continued. “I know that, maybe, I should have shown up at her apartment when this whole thing went down and just said, ‘What are we fighting about, let’s just make up.’ I just let it fester. … I don’t have the ego I have.”
Jill also pointed out that Bethenny is “different” since joining RHONY in 2008.
“Life has treated her in a strange way. It’s given her a lot of rewards, but it’s also punished her,” Jill said. “Its rewarded her financially, but…”
Lewis injected, “In the form of Jason Hoppy, I mean Jesus Christ. That’s, like, the worst divorce ever.”
“I would have never expected it to go on so long and so horrible,” Jill confessed referring to Bethenny’s divorce and bitter custody battle with her ex-husband. “And the only victim there is the daughter.”
Despite all the drama in her life, Jill says Bethenny looks “happy.”
“She’s got a guy in Boston, she got her own place,” Jill explained, mentioning the RHONY star’s new boyfriend, Paul Bernon. “So she doesn’t have time for me. I’d like to think we could go back to where we were, but you can’t.”
The Real Housewives of New York airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.
Would you like to see Jill return to RHONY as an official friend? Do you think Jill has changed? Could Bethenny and Jill be best friends again?
Source: Us Weekly