Jill Zarin

The Real NY Housewife shares her thoughts on the dramatic NJ Season Finale.

on Jun 17, 20090

 

Wow...I didn't blog last week because quite honestly I was bored. Well, I am not bored anymore! I don't even know where to start. OK, scene one. I can't help but focus on Danielle. I have said in the past that I don't like four against one and try to be impartial. I do call it the way I see it. She decides after the book has been discovered to tell her children for the FIRST TIME that it exists and that the only three things are true: She was a stripper, got arrested and changed her name. I need to STOP here first. She casually said these three things when in fact each one individually is extremely damaging and life changing. Changed her name? Who does that? I can think of only two reasons. 1. Witness protection or 2. Plea-bargaining with the "feds" and turning in major drug dealers for a deal. Either is extremely dangerous. What normal person would risk their safely and privacy after going through the effort of changing their name? CHANGING YOUR NAME? Just think about that for a second. She risked everything for money and fame. Now her ex husband really does have grounds to take custody of the girls. She has put her children in possible imminent danger. I am the queen of accountability so here we go.

At dinner Danielle, you told Teresa to LISTEN and that only two things in the book were true: Getting arrested and the name change. So what happened to being a stripper? Did you forget? Or did you want to try to humiliate Theresa and talk down to her? "Pay attention please." But Teresa surprised you, didn't she? I think Teresa was the popular girl in high school and probably had one boyfriend. I also think she was the jealous type and would scratch out the eyes of any girl that looked at her man (she still would for her husband) and that is the girl she became when she flipped the table. "No one puts baby in the corner" comes to mind right now. I digress...sorry.

Jacqueline's parents came to town. Adorable. Love them. Colonel in the Army. Listen to your father in your head when you don't know what to do as a parent. He can teach you anything you want to know about discipline. By the way, can he tell me where to rent one of those motorhomes? I am dying to go cross-country or just visit the National Parks in one of those things. DYING. I can have Wayne drive us in August and maybe stop in your town. So if anyone knows where I can rent one please go to www.jillzarin.com and post on my blog. I love that she calls Chris Dad.

501 comments
betsymattuchioViewer
betsymattuchioViewer

Ok,jill needs to finally leave high school and the clique behind.The countess is so far up her yahoo its ridiculous,with the mentality of Lets gang up on certain people and see how many people we can get on our side.Please really grow up for real.

Priscilla Beveridge
Priscilla Beveridge

Jill, I think that of all the New York housewives you are the friend that everyone deserves to have. Even though you and Jill had a bad blowout I do believe you were extremely sorry and wish only the best for Jason and Bethanny and their new baby. Alex took a bad situation between you and Bethanny and used it to attack you. She really is not the type of friend that will stick by someone but will turn on you if it suits her. Good luck to you and your family. They are truly wonderful.

Ms. Lohr
Ms. Lohr

Jill,

I think you are beautiful inside and out. Love your Mom and Bobby.

gemini43612
gemini43612

Most people will never like you, unless you start being nice to Alex. She has done NOTHING horrible to you. You want everyone to forgive your bad behavior, yet you keep it up with Alex.

Glee
Glee

Hey Jill, just finished watching some of the reunion '10 how, sorta on and off ... the celts are playing finals and well as much as I like to watch you and think you are great - it's the Celts - best NBA team/town. OK, back to you. Jill, those girls are crazy. You have a great family - husband, daughter, mom, sis and there is no reason to listen to these jealous nasty unhappy tools. Hold your head high and know your life will go on without them in fact you want to go on without them. Jill, your mom, tell her I said she should be in the show more often what a great lady and even with that the girls can't deal with a mom so wonderful. Your book is wonderful read it 2x now. I'm passing it around my neighborhood and you would be surprised how many enjoyed it and we are going to have a discussion group on it for 8 weeks. I also purchased it for our few libraries around town. So caring and you show your appreciation for your mom. I was lucky too that I had that support. Peace to you and all your family and friends.

Slnee
Slnee

You need to listen. Actually you need to shut up a listen for a change. You are making yourself look like a fool.

Slnee
Slnee

I would like to know who died and made you the center of the world. Do you get paid more for being such a ALL ABOUT ME drama queen. You need to get a life, and figure out that you are NOT the center of the universe. No one on that show has to tell you anything especially after the way you are acting and treating the other ladies this season.

You run every time someone confronts you or start crying. Maybe if you would own up to your own mistakes and stop pointing the finger you would realize that most of the fingers are pointing at you including 3 of yours. You cannot face your own faults so stop acting like everyone is out to hurt you. They are ignoring you because of your attitude. Get a life.

Terri Sue
Terri Sue

I used to rally for Jill until this year. Jill thinks everything is about her. She is down right mean. When she said she changed it was not for the better.

new-yorker
new-yorker

I used to like you a lot Jill but I think you've changed, not for the good. I think it must be because of the fame and attention that changed you. Your not the person that we first knew on tv. Really :(.

Nicky (Jamaica)
Nicky (Jamaica)

Hey Jill, I'm soooo looking forward to the next season! However, I am a little concerned from the previews that there may be a little tiff between you and Bethany. That makes me sad, I think you guys are great friends and she needs you now more than ever with her new baby on the way. I am & will always be on 'Team Jill', but I want you and Bethy to mend fences and see the bigger picture. True friends are hard to maintain/come-by. "Make it Work" Jill, work it out with her you guys are my fav.!! Lots of love........ Nicky, Kingston Jamaica.

Sylvie from Cda
Sylvie from Cda

Jill-- I think you are absolutely great -- I hope there will be a third season soon. There are no other Real Housewives show like the one from New York... No comparison. Thanks for letting us peak into your world. Hope to see you on the screen soon.

gqueenie2707
gqueenie2707

YOU ARE THE BEST HOUSEWIVE OUT OF ALL THe SHOW'S ON BRAVO KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING...I ADORE YOU

gqueenie2707
gqueenie2707

YOU ARE THE BEST HOUSEWIVE OUT OF ALL THe sHOW ON BRAVO KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING...

carley@yahoo
carley@yahoo

jill - your the best of all the girls!! love your work

Nick V from AZ
Nick V from AZ

Jill, you are so fabu and fierce! I love it!I so want to go back to NYC and paint the town read!I love how New Yorkers are a straight to the point and honest.I love reading your blog, even though I do see some people who blasted you for your opinion, that's why it's called an opinion, they can take it or leave it, I love your opinion! The real house wives of NYC were fabulous and my favorite cast! I am not too impressed with the NJ nor the OC HWs, it makes me believe that people who are affluent act like idiots, although I thought your particular group was very entertaining and classy. You and Bethenny are my fav cast members. It reminds me of my best friend and myself. I hope you are doing well and to see you in another season of RH of NYC!

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need a fix. when r u coming back for another season?

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Jill, you and Bethenny are my absolute favorites of all the housewives. You guys remind me so much of my best friend and I. I love the show. You guys are so entertaining. I hope to see ya'll back for many more seasons.

Tera
Tera

Jill...I love your spunk...You are the Queen Drama Reality Mama..next to Kim

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I really love Bobby!

Colin
Colin

Jill. I Absolutley love you. You are so funny and are my favourite on the show. between you and bethenny, you make my day. My favourite part is when bethenny repeats you..I think that is so funny. Please continue to give us humor and buying those bags...my favourite quote is "you will always be rich as long as you spend less then you make"

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Jill, will you adopt me? I almost always agree with everything you say, only you word things way better than I ever could..if you happen to have an extra spot for me, my 2 kids and husband, please respond. It will be not problem, just tel us when..

 Mark
Mark

Jill, You and Bethany are my favorites in New York! I have to agree with your comments on the Jersey program. I was really turned off by that display in a public restraunt. Flipping tables and screaming and yelling! It was sickening to watch. I love what you did with your apartment. You have inspired me to reevaluate my business and update my image with my business. What an inspiration you have been to watch. I think you're a great friend to Bethany and I can't help but say I LOVE YOU!!!! Be blessed!

Tjack
Tjack

I heard that you guys want more money from Bravo for the Real House Wives of NY! Jill I really do like you on the show, but I am really against this request of more money. I agree with the how last season was all about self promotion for most of the women on NY, and I think its crazy to ask for more money. Love you ladies to death, but at this time I think it's time for some replacements on the show. You own a business and I am sure that you know how much it cost, so why are you asking for more money and even more money for hair and make up. If you can give me a reason why you ladies deserve more money, then thats fine. So the last time I check, the Real Housewives of New Jersey had the highest ratings in housewives History.

Kandice
Kandice

wow! Jill! you are one of my favorites, you are always honestly and upfront and real. I love how you call out the lies of others!!! man, you are so right!!!! I thank god you said something because then for sure it will be read by many! its the truth you speak, i think. you are funny and fun. How you forgive people and let things go so easily is a gift!

Connor
Connor

Jill, i dont even know where to begin, from your very first episode you have always been a favorite of mine. You call it out like it is and i admire you for that. You are so hilarious and your exciting and eccentric personality makes you bigger than life itself. You are such a great person and i cant wait to watch you on future episodes!

love love

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Jill, loved you on housewives, love your comments on jersey housewives -so funny! Think it is great that you represent not only affluent NYC women, but strong, working conscientious moms everywhere. Want you to come visit me in Long Island for a Laser Treatment! Sincerely, your laser NP

Mark
Mark

Hey Jill,

Thank you for always thinking of other people...you have organized so many different charities every year, and i think it shows that you have such a big heart...thank you! I think you and your family should feel proud that you have money...Thats what this country is all about.. making more money..getting rich...the american way...i couldnt believe the reporter was asking you if you felt guilty for having money...when the rich get richer the poor make more money..get better benefits...and everybody benefits from that...thanks again for all you do..Good luck with the future seasons to come. Take care!

Mark

sandra
sandra

I can do so many things with 16,000 dollars. Like paying all my debt...heelp my parents with the broken down car they have,pay myself some really nice vacation and still have money to put my debt up to date! I would fix broken things that I have in my home and still have money left or maybe I can add a room and a terrace to my house...maybe I can help a charity and still have money left for whatever. But that's just me a normal person.

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The purse was $16,000! Prayers to your family.

Bnosey
Bnosey

You know Jill I found it interesting during the lost footage episode, still laughing at that phrase...does Bravo lose anything? my point to make is this...you made the comment to Theresa that by her constant shopping spree's in which she heaps troves of materialistic garbage on her kids would make a girl who was shallow, spoiled and whatever else comes to mind of a child never denied.....I found that odd, because that was just what my opinion of you was when you plopped down was it $1,600 for a purse? or maybe more? I found that to be over the top for a woman who scoured the city for donation dollars for the less fortunate....it said the same thing about you, perhaps a little too spoiled by either your parents or a husband...a person who has lost touch with reality and the sign of our times....the purse looked like something I could purchase at any low budget store all over this country...and anyone who has to make an appt to buy a purse seriously needs to make an appt with someone who can help them sort out what truly is important in this world....let me say this....there is going to be a time, where vinyl looking purses won't matter, it will be when a loved one is diagnosed with some horrible disease, in my case, it's my sister with lung cancer...watching a poison go in her every 3 weeks to fight an invader has taught me that everything I thought was valuable means nothing.....$1,600 to her right now would be like a blessing to help her pay for a cremation service...to know that someone paid that much for a purse that took all of a few hours to throw together hurts my heart....I truly hope you catch sight of a few things and this is reflected in any other season you choose to be in with Bravo

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i am addicted..... you have a great way of showing honesty and being powerful..... love your fabric......

Allison
Allison

I LOVE YOU!!!! You are so down to earth and I love the way you parent Ally!!! She seems like she has a good head on her shoulders and is very grounded even though you provide a VERY GOOD LIFE for her!!!!! I can not wait till next season!!!!

Debralee
Debralee

I was in NYC last weekend for the fourth. Its been 20 years since I had been. I believe I saw one of, (unless there is only one) of your stores in Chinatown. It was late at night and my friends and I had been walking for hours and were looking for food. It may seem a little nerdy of me, but when I saw it I reacted like a little kid seeing Santa. But when you grow up in a small, farm town in Vermont things like that are exciting.

Andres Pena
Andres Pena

Hi Mrs. Zarin, Just wanted to say even though im only 17, i believe ur one of the greates people on earth!!!....Ur an awesome person, the blogs u write r always great and honest@!!!...ur a great and honest person...and wheres ur store located...i am rearranging my moms pent house and wanted to stop by and get some amazing ideas!!!!..lol... :)

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JILL!!! I sooooo love you! You are awesome, no nonsense &straight forward! You are favoriTEST housewife on RHoNY. I like Bethenny to, but sometimes she surprises me. Oh well anyway you are on the money about that Danielle! That's why I like you, you're sharp as heck! You smell that rot before anyone can say "What's that smell?" Yes really, who changes their name unless it was because of the reasons you specify? Or because they are con artists? Come on! I like the way you think &how you don't sugarcoat anything for anyone! It is what it is. Love, love you Jill!!!!

Laureen Esibi
Laureen Esibi

Hi Jill, My name is Laureen Esibi from Kenya living in Toronto Canada, I watch your show religiously i think the house wives of New york are the most entertaining, especially you Jill and Bethany are one of my best in the cast,becuase you are real.

I was really greatful and proud that you do charities not only in the US but also in my native country Kenya. My mother Jael Esibi a retired nurse and counsilor also has started an not for profit center in Kenya that helps young women with hiv/Aids learn about anti retroviral medicine and tries to get them in contact with the medicine.

My Mum also counsels rape victims and educates young women in the slums about condoms and involving them with free clinics where they can get tested.

If there is any way you would like to donate your time about my Mum's organization in Kenya,that would be a blessing to so many of those young women.

My email contact is leesibi@yahoo.ca Thankyou very much Jill.

Cindy
Cindy

Jill, you are the realest of them all. I love you and adore you.

-C

Monica
Monica

Jill: You are absolutely correct, if Danielle admitted to those 3 things can you imagine what she's still hiding?? No one needs to see her back next season, please Bravo do NOT bring her back.

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As Theresa would say....love love love you!

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Hi Jill, I noticed too that her pocketbook was too small to carry that book in. Where did she have the book hidden????? I totally agree with everything you said. You said it like it is!!! Thank you!!!

Anette
Anette

Jill.. I love you I do...Im not one to comment of these sites but Im having a moment so why not?? Im a Queens girl did very well for myself but wish I wouldve made better choices...Now Im back home taking care of my 85 yr Dad and no no regrets but You most likely wouldnt give me the time of day...I dont say that to put me down or say you are above me...we have diff lives I applaud you and I honestly know we would be very good friends if I had the bankbook...but I dont. My point? Well, Danielle needs to cut the crap..ok she did what she did, she made choices, she changed them she made other choices..frankly I think the whole I want a soulmate, I want a man to take care of me, save my children crap is more imp than this book.. you are who you are because you stand on your own, she needs to the same. You shouldve nailed Kelly the way Caroline did Danielle Kelly has $ but she doesn t deserve you guys..

jeanne'
jeanne'

Jill, I adore you!! You are one of a kind and remind me a lot of my Sister. You tell it how it is and I agree 110% Danielle needs to stop playing the pity party and start figuring out how she is going to keep her beautiful Children safe.. I will have to say my favorite shows are New York and New Jersey Housewives you are the most real girls out there. Hope to see you next season. xxxxx ooooo

KimmiSu
KimmiSu

Bravo, Jill! I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one who recognized that she admitted stripper to her children and denied it on every other occasion, including on the reunion show to Andy Cohen. As you said, if these are the things she admitted, what is she hiding?

First, I can't believe the things she is "open" about with her children (she calls it "open", I call it "TMI") It looked to me on several occasions that her daughters were uncomfortable with the information she was sharing with them, and I love that her older daughter called her out-- "all they want is your goodies!"

I have jokingly said I wanted to change my name in stressful times when everyone was calling on me at the same time, but I can't imagine really doing so.

Love you and Bethenny from NY, Teresa, Caroline & Dina from NJ. Also, love your mother -- she's the best, and I wish I had someone like her in my life, especially in the upcoming months.

My best to all of you

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Jill,

You are 100% right!!! Stay true!!

Danielle is like "The Kelly" from NY Housewives-All Drama!!!

Hope you all have a Happy July 4th!!!

Real Housewife of Yolo County
Real Housewife of Yolo County

Jill, you are my absolute favorite Housewife. You are beautiful, classy, and correct. You have incredible integrity. Keep yourself as you are.

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Gotta love your attitude and spunk towards everything !! You are a true housewife....

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Jill, Couldn't agree more!! If Danielle had such a stellar reputation, why didn't she sue her ex-husband for defamation? I read somewhere she wanted to put the past in the past, but if none of it is true, why NOT clear your name? For someone who consistently said, "When I am attacked, I attack back", she certainly didn't. Maybe the ex had truth on his side....

nicole st john
nicole st john

Jill, I agree with you 100%. Your assessment of the situation is right on the money. To be involved in all of that nonsense and change your name and I suppose go into hiding to some extent, only to appear on television and air all of your business seems crazy to me. I do think she has placed her girls at risk and was selfish to do so. I know Caroline brought up the book but Danielle kept it going. Had she left it alon then perhaps it would not have brought about so much attention. I am glad Jacqueline dropped her as a "friend". I do not think she was ever anyone's friend. What I found appalling was her acceptance of Teresa's invitation only to show up and create such a terrible scene. Obviously, she is totally lacking in the manners department. Someone, PLEASE, send her a copy of Luanne's book. She definitely needs it.

marilyn mcneal
marilyn mcneal

jill, ur the BEST, love you ,can't stand kelly, hope she's not coming back, her and dannile need to do a show together as they r both LIARS.. AND LOW .... LOVE YOU.

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You and Dina are my favorite housewives of the entire franchise. Even though some of the "housewives" provide entertainment by being the person you love to hate, I would rather watch an episode about you two any time. You are both beautiful, smart, hard working women who put family first. I think you are both role models.