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Bethenny Frankel Opens Up About Real Housewife Jill Zarin

The Real Housewives franchise is never short of drama, especially surrounding those housewives who have “moved on” from the show that made them famous. It was announced in the fall that Jill Zarin was fired from The Real Housewives of New York City after four seasons on the show.

Zarin did not leave quietly and is upset with the franchise for parting ways, she’s most upset that Bravo refuses to acknowledge her for introducing the channel to one of its biggest stars, Bethenny Frankel. According to Zarin, she brought Frankel to Real Housewives and should receive compensation for all future projects regarding the housewife. Frankel currently stars on the Real Housewives spinoff “Bethenny Every After.”

“I didn’t just make the show popular, I cast it,” Zarin told The Hollywood Reporter. “I brought in Bethenny, and I don’t a percentage of anything she spins off.” Normally one can assume this type of success doesn’t happen as quickly as it did for Frankel. However, is it fair to Zarin to assume she has a right to some money?

Zarin’s strong beliefs led to a big rift between she and Frankel just before season there ended. Despite their differences, Frankel supports Zarin after news of her firing. Frankel feels that Zarin is just going through a hard time after being fired from the show, and finds it difficult to watch Frankel’s current success. Regardless, Frankel told reporters at Bravo’s winter previews, “She’s a survivor and is definitely well-to-do.” Will the two be friends again? Both are mum on the subject.

“Bethenny Ever After” will appear on Bravo’s winter schedule, along with a new season of Real Housewives.

- The Real Housewives of New York City
- Bethenny Frankel
- Jill Zarin
- Bravo

Written by: mawarner
Jan 9th, 2012, 9:04 pm


Message Posted On Oct 25th, 2012, 9:56 am
I loved their friendship, and if people like LuAnn and Kelly didn't interfere they would still be friends. They should be. You don't have a closeness like that and just blow it away. It would make my day to hear that they still kept in touch, and that Jill has met Bethenny's daughter. We still see the shows here in London with them both in we are so far behind? Are there any new shows made elsewhere in USA?

Message Posted On Jul 30th, 2012, 4:46 am
I think the whole feud between the pair if 1, It was Real & 2,If they ever were truely really friends is crazy, you dont EVER treat anybody like that, To fall out with someone over she should have said or done this is childs play and quite frankell mindgames and 1st grade stuff, I also think LuAnn is definitely being a bit of a diva with her ''countess'' title, and should have not got involved, it was between Jill & Bethenny. I to can sympathise with Bethenny when 2 of my best friends did the same to me 6 weeks past giving birth, turns out they were not my real friends to treat me this way, I havent spoken to them in 6 years ( there choice) and frankly if they knocked on my door tomorrow, i wouldnt entertain it, it went on to long and in the end it showed me their true colours & seriously what friend does that to a friend who has just had a baby!!!! So to Jill & Bethenny you are grown women, grow up ladies