Once upon a time, Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin were the untouchable dynamic duo on The Real Housewives of New York City. The two former best friends had a falling out on season 3 of RHONY in 2011. Since then, the reality stars have not made up, but Frankel did attend Zarin’s late husband’s funeral in 2018.
Zarin is now opening up about where she and the Skinnygirl founder stand. “No, I have not [spoken to Frankel],” Zarin said on an episode of The Take On with Amir Yassai podcast in February. “But I did hear something funny. I heard she was here on New Year’s Eve with Siggy Flicker, I think. And that she was in the same community I live in. And that she’s dating a guy who lives in the same community my parents live in.”
She added, “Which is weird if it’s true because you’d think she would have said hello. But you know, it is what it is.”
Frankel initially sparked controversy when she showed up to Bobby Zarin’s funeral. RHONY captured the moment Frankel hugged Zarin, and many fans wondered if Frankel did so for publicity. When asked if that encounter was genuine, Zarin was hesitant to answer. “It’s not really the time and place to get into it,” she said. “It’s done and over. It is what it is.”
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