Jill Zarin has been getting back to business as usual following husband Bobby Zarin's passing back in January after a long battle with cancer. The Real Housewives of New York City alum has been playing tennis, putting the finishing touches on her Florida home, and spending time with her daughter, Ally. But, Bobby is definitely always on her mind: "I can’t believe it’s been a month since you left. I keep thinking you will walk back in the door. We all miss you terribly but know you will never be forgotten...#ilovebobby," she shared on Instagram shortly after Bobby's passing. She's also been reconnecting with old friends like Ramona Singer.
Ramona chatted with The Daily Dish this week about how Jill is doing these days. "I think Jill is doing surprisingly well," the RHONY pal told us. "She has a great support system. I know it's difficult. How can it not be difficult? But, I think, with all things considered, she's doing really great."
In fact, Ramona and Jill have been mending their relationship for some time — and that bridge-building recently culminated in a trip to Morocco back in February.
"Jill and I came to terms with each other when I visited her and Bobby at the hospital when he got really ill in July. And I was there for 45 minutes and we really spoke from the heart to each other and we really took our friendship back to where it used to be and to a different level because before we were always at odds with each other," she recalled. "And then he passed on and I felt really bad for her, of course, and I went to the services and she knew I was going on this trip to Morocco with 20 other women."
Ramona was more than happy to welcome her on the getaway. "She said, 'You know, Ramona, I'm thinking of going on this trip to Morocco. Do you mind if I come too?' I go, 'Absolutely! Come! You should get away, be with your friends.' She was with her parents first in Florida. Then she went to visit Ally in London. And then she met us in Morocco. And I'm glad she came. You need to keep busy when you lose someone who's so much a part of your life for so many years. You know, the last thing you want to do is wake up and look at four empty walls and look to the spot next to you and he's not there. You need to keep busy and be around people who care about you."
Below, Bethenny Frankel opens up a bit more about how Jill is doing these days.