Former Real Housewives of New York City cast member, Jill Zarin, made a surprise appearance on a recent episode of the Bravo‘s hit reality show. Jill was one of the original New York “Housewives” and stayed on the show until for the first four season. However, she was fired at the end of Season 4 along with former “Housewives” Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and newcomer Cindy Barshop.
Jill’s on-camera return, was prompted by a dinner with current RHONY cast member and bride-to-be Luann de Lesseps. Those two have been friends since the beginning of the franchise, and it was Jill who originally introduced Luann to the group. Luann is now engaged to Tom D’Agostino and you better believe her best buddy Jill wouldn’t miss it for the world. Also on the guest list is fellow cast member Dorinda Medley. The other ladies were not invited to come especially Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel who are mostly on the “Do Not Enter” list.
Jill, Luanna, and Dorinda discussed Ramona amongst their men and a few other friends. It’s obvious that every believes that there’s something wrong with her, however, no one can tell exactly what. Ramona seems to be happy living life after her divorce. But her actions towards others suggest something else altogether. She’s known for putting her foot in her mouth and be oblivious to other people’s feelings, but now it’s on another level.
While on the show Jill was generally characterized as “the connector”. She knew everyone and almost everything, meaning that she was to go-to-girl for recommendations. Also, she was usually the first to know everyone’s business. However, it seemed as though she was in too deep with the role of being a socialite. Jill would become very sensitive if she wasn’t invited to a party or if her social status was challenged in any way. After discovering that a designer had placed her in the second row of a fashion show during New York Fashion Week, she immediately became extremely furious. To make matters worse, her seat was directly behind her “frenemy” Ramona.
Throughout, Jill’s time on the show her and Ramona would always butt heads. Often times calling each other their friend, but taking every opportunity to chose not to behave as such.
Jill is will not be an official cast member on the show, but it is expected that she will make another appearance. Espeically, since she is invited to Luanna’s wedding which is supposed to be featured on the show.
WATCH: A Clip of Jill Zarin’s Return on RHONY