Jill Zarin knows good advice -- that's why she didn't listen to friends who frowned on her decision to join the cast of Real Housewives of New York City.
"You know, it's funny," the Secrets of a Jewish Mother author says to UsWeekly, "When I first went on the show, nobody wanted to do it. And, in fact, some of my friends sort of looked their nose down at me. They thought they were better than me, and said, 'I would never do something like that.'"
With a booming career that includes a shapewear line, bedding partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond, and more, we'd say Jill got the last smirk. "I found out one of those women is trying to get her own reality show -- which I think is kind of ironic -- I have to be honest."
However, the RHONY star's time in the spotlight hasn't been without its negatives. She continues telling the mag that last year, "I was really getting harassed on the Internet. There was a lot of cyber-bullying going on." The hurtful comments reminded her of being bullied as a child, and she says, "It just brought up a lot of pain and a lot of bad memories."
Thankfully, Jill dishes that this season of RHONY has been emotionally smooth sailing. "Living through it, it was the most enjoyable season I've ever had filming," she reveals.
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Here's a thought Jill.....If you act like a decent person, people will treat you like one. No one said anything about you last year that you didn't deserve.
Jill doesn't deserve any hurt. She thought she had a best friend and she didn't. Remember the time Bethenney and Jill spent summer days together, just talking in bed. It was very homey. I'm sure she is happy for Bethenney. It sounds like Jill has a wonderful career now. She probably needs to build more of an identity for herself.
I think that last sentence is a swipe at Bethenny.
I wouldn't be surprised if thoughts of Bethenny are still a regular part of Jill's day. In contrast, I doubt Jill ever crosses Bethenny's mind.
Jill has been a real inspiration to me. She overcame bullying the the internet and because of her strength I have overcome a situation as well. Thanks Jill, Love You!
Looking forward to the new season. You have always been one of my favorites. Stay strong and ignore the haters. I will always be team Jill!