After doing some back to school shopping with her college-bound daughter Ally, Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin exclusively spoke to RadarOnline.com about her future on the hit reality TV show, where her relationship is with former friend and co-star Bethenny Frankel — and what last season drove her to do.
Last season, the tears and trauma reached a fevered pitch. Much of that surrounded the disintegrating relationship between former best friends Jill and Bethenny. The drama was so intense that at one point during the two-part reunion special, Jill walked off the stage.
Last season made “me want to just take a vacation this summer which is what I did”, Jill told RadarOnline.com.
“Why did [the storyline with Bethenny] last nine episodes or whatever? It was only two or three weeks in real time when I was mad at Bethenny and then I wanted to make up and that was sort of extended for six months or something.”
Though she did call Bethenny after the reunion episode after she agreed to talk, she never heard back. “I called and she didn’t call back. I do have a baby gift waiting for her when I do see her.
“I’m not involved with her life anymore. I haven’t met the baby.”
As for her future on the show, Jill said she has yet to learn her, or the show’s, fate. “They haven’t invited me back,” she revealed.
“I have a lot of mixed feelings coming back,” she added.
“On the one hand I think it’s a great platform for my brand but also for my charities. But on the other hand, it really put my family through the ringer. Put me through the ringer.
“It’s a really tough decision.”