Jacqueline, you were brave to share your daughter's academic struggle with America. You gut instinct is correct...NO CAR. No matter what, we can all see what a great mom you are and want to be. I always think, 'What would Gloria do?' She would say no car. Nothing. I feel for you having to baby-sit your 17-year-old daughter, but do what you have to do. She will thank you for it later.
Danielle, we get it, you have a great body and you work hard for it. Please tell me I don't have to watch you exercise every episode? You daughter seems wise in her interview. Trust her. Our children see things we don't see.
Caroline, I just noticed we all must shop the same stores. Ally and I have noticed quite a few similarities in our wardrobes. I see Tory Burch, Milly, Alice and Olivia (Ally wore the same blue dress as Dina in our finale, remember?) I also notice how many boobies there are on this show! I mean, I admit I am OBSESSED with boobies and can't help but notice that more than one of the ladies is big like I was. (If you didn't know already, I had a breast reduction last month!). I love that Jacqueline is mentoring Lauren. I would love to hear from Lauren that she wants to "own" her own salon one day. I can't help but feel she is being pressured into it. So Lauren, please tell us how you feel. I do love Caroline's involvement. I rather her be too involved than the opposite. She is obviously her biggest fan and all children need that.
Now onto Teresa and Gia's modeling shoot day. When she says, "OMG, OMG," I can just picture her as a little Teresa and so adorable. She gets cuter every week. OK, what is with all the wardrobe? Who told her that she needed to bring Gia's entire closet and then some? All she needed was 3-5 outfits TOPS. A composite sheet is only a few looks.
OMG Jill, you clearly have favorites - please "own it" and stop pretending to be objective. You are one of my faves on RHNY but one thing I find grating on my nerves when watching (or reading) you is that you ALL live in fairytale glass houses AND throw stones at others.
I am not a big fan of Danielle's but I cannot stand to watch any one person ganged up on when as far as I can tell they haven't done much to deserve it. She is over the top and has "issues" but nitpicking that she works out too much... come on! You shop like a maniac because you can afford it and she works out like a maniac because she is in great physical shape - give it a rest.
You are one of my favorite housewives. But you of all people should know the show is highly edited, and many things are taken out of contents (such as seeming ungrateful for your SUV Benz or events taken out of chronological order).
Granted, Danielle may have her issues, but it seems like she's trying to plan activities with her daughters, and for all we know the producers only filmed her working out a few times, but show it all of the time.
Otherwise, even though I don't know you, I love love love you (and your taste in fashion). You seem so grounded, appreciate what you have, have a huge heart, and it doesn't hurt that you're a fellow Long Islander.
Hey Jill, I love your show, but NJ is the bomb. I love you too. Having residences in NYC, NJ, and having gone to college in LA I feel so close to you women. I m gonna come visit your store!
I love you Jill Zarin. You are the best character that has ever been portrayed on any of the Housewives series...and I watch them all. Honestly - between you, Dina and Caroline....I'm stoked to see so many strong and REAL women doing their thing and totally owning who they are. THANK YOU!
I love you on New York's Real Housewives. It is a life I coould never imagine, so I love to watch it. I also love the way you and Bethany always speak your mind and yet it is always with class and never vulgar. This new show New Jersey...I don't like really care for. The women seem so fake all of them and so very in your face with how much they have. It seems like money and "how blessed" they are is the main punch line for the day. seriously these housewives are so mean spirited. I don't like it.
You better check yourself before you wreck yourself is anot from Bethany. It is from a rapper. Also where is Bethany to be doing the blog?
I love your blog style and your perspective on another 'Housewives' series. You did a great job on the play by play. I will continue to read your blogs. Also, I'm sad your show ended. My husband thought you were the most beautiful housewive of New York City.
Jill, I really NEED you to stop pretending to be the authority on everything. You know, I thought LuAnne was the one with the complex, but you've surpassed her in the self-absorbed department! I almost resent you stating the Caroline scared 2 million viewers. I wasn't polled, so please don't speak for me!!!! Actually, Caroline appears to be the woman you'd love to be. Don't be so judgemental- it may come back to bite you in the "you know what". Please get off your high horse and let these women do THEIR show. Have you forgotten that you weren't part of the first cast of TRHW??
Jill....try to stay in your own backyard and try not to be so judgemental or harsh. I love you BUT go out of New York and go hang with the girls, get to know them away from the camera's. I think you would have a whole new set of friends. You and Bethenny come to the Garden State...we'd love to see you all together. Imagine Kelly's thoughts of this new show, oh wait she doesn't have a thought. You and Bethenny are my favorites of NYC, but lets, let the Jersey girls prove themselves. I liked most of what you said, but you were a bit harsh on the girls...although you can blast Danielle anytime, she's a snake in the grass to me. She's the KIM of Atlanta right here in New Jersey.
Jill, love your style of blogging. So glad to see your thoughts each week on your colleagues from NJ!
Jaime is Caroline and Dina's brother. Hmmm....are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Jaime and Brad would make a very cute couple!
I love you Jill!!! WOOHOO I think you are a genuine person, and kind hearted. I wish there were more people like you in this world.
Was this blog about the housewives of nj or was it about jill and ally? stick to the topic don't start talking about yourself it's annoying. you're time is up.
Ally is getting a run for her money when it comes to beautiful eyes. Ally is gorgeous, but look at Teresa's little Gia. My goodness. I hope Daddy continues to look like a body builder when they get to be teenagers. He better watch out. Ally seems to have you and Gloria's smarts about her, so the boys are the ones that need to watch out with her. I am sure she is a realy heart breaker.
Jill,Jill,Jill, what would we do without all of your knowledge? You are so full of yourself it is sickening. Are you advising all of the reality shows. That would keep you too busy to work at that tacky store of yours. And "yes" I have been to that tacky store. How about you ring in on the Kate and Jon trainwreck? What a fool you are!
I have been a true fan of the Real Houswives since day one. I can see the New Jersy girls are going to be great this season. Dina -we love you because you say what is on your mind.....you keep it real. Jacqueline you are just a sweetheart, everyone's friend. Teresa you are so true to your girls, you just want them to be happy and to do fun things in their life. Danielle, I am not quite sure, I sense maybe a little bit jealousy here and a lot unanswered questions......we cannot quite figure where you are in your life. And Caroline, you are every girls perfect mother. You know when to basically lay down the law and yet you are compassionate and loveing. We will keep watching what is next to come...WE LOVE YOU ALL !!!!!
vc.brungartiewer SHUT UP for real do you think Jill store would be as big and be doing so well if it was TACKY please get a life and stop HATING >..............
You don't even know enough to be embarrassed after that "reunion" show. No, you're right back at it again. Enough with talking about yourself nonstop. Who wants your opinion? Why would anyone listen to you, you know nothing.
WoW Jill you have some nasty comments they must be from New Jersey. Well I love you and Betheny & If I spelled Beth name wrong sorry.
Jill, I am confused why you think you should be the judge and juror on your blog of everyone's style of parenting and conducting their lives. Considering you hang out with Bethenny who shows her naked behind at a charity event just to get her picture taken. My father always told me to be careful of the company you keep. This should apply to you - it is one thing your self esteem is so bad you don't mind befriending Beth, but is this what you want for Ally to be associated wtih as well.
I loved you Jill in your own show but you are coming off really snotty in these blogs. You were my favorite but I must admit I am starting to feel like you think you are better than everyone. Tone down your blogs!
Couldn't agree more with most of the comments ..Jill would you (could you?) please shut up! Why Bravo put your blog front and center is a mystery..boring tedious and self centered! These jersey girls are smart and funny..leave them alone.
I'm not from New Jersey, I just think Jill and Bethenny should be ashamed of their behavior and I have heard enough life advice from the two of them. I like these New Jersey women.
Enough of the self promotion with constant mention of your ridiculous website and Gloria references. Who are you to say not to judge? You judge everyone constantly over the slightest of slights or infractions but you seem to think you and the miserable, pathetically unhappy Bethenny get a pass on everything. Have some class and try to keep your mouth shut.
Jill, I so agree with your HONJ comments! Best wishes and good health to you and yours! Have a great summer.
Hi Jill, I always think you are so wise and practical in your comments and life views, much like your mama. We have HD on our tv and I'm always just amazed how beautiful you look, I don't know your age but just curious how you keep your skin looking so flawless and beautiful all the time..any secrets or suggestions? thx, i miss watching you guys!!
Jill, I want to thank you so much for remembering (and mentioning) our troops. My (18) year old son is defending our country as we speak. It seems that they are forgotten...by you mentioning our troops brought a smile to my face as I sit here and miss my son terribly. You are my favorite housewife by far...you always have been, now I know why. You are genuine and you remember the sacrafices our soldiers make on a daily basis to keep us all safe. Thank you so much! Andrea
Jill and Bethenny--perfect together. And not in a good way. They feed on people like pirannahs! BTW-I like how Beth never posted another blog after the second reunion show. She had no words to express how awful she was after America saw her actions. Jill- you were no better. Bullies of the playground. Stop with the promoting!!! This is not your show!
Jill from the moment i heard your voice i remembered you..I dont think you mentioned it on the show, but didnt you live on Fire Island at some point during summer season? If I ever find a publisher, please read my book "Twenty Years behind Bars" Hope it makes you laugh as much as you did for me on your show..I was a bartender there for twenty some years
OMG what's up with you haters?? If you don't want to see any of Jill's comments THEN don't read them!! It's a free country and if we want to express our opinion then we will. You have the freedom to read them or not. Rock on Jill!
Jill, you and Bethany are literally my favorite ladies out of all of the Real Housewives! You are legit, straight to the point and say exactly what everyone else is thinking. You would most definately be the friend I came to when I needed an honest opinon. I see some similarities between you and Caroline on the genuine honest factor. I can't wait till you are back in action and look forward to your future blogs!
Enough with you, already. Please take the summer off. We'll see you in the fall. Your so everywhere, I vomit in my mouth whenever I here your name.
Besides, you were so petty and condescending on that trainwreck of a reunion show. Stop being such a Yenta and go sell some fabric.
Love you on the show, love your family and your honesty. Keep blogging as you keep me laughing. You are exactly who you are, and no one can accuse you of being any different. Your honesty and the way you care are what attract most of your fans. I can't wait until next season to see what happens with the Housewives of NYC. Until then, I will enjoy the Housewives of NJ, the OC and Atlanta and keep reading your blog and Bethanny's.
To all the haters: Get a life.
First and foremost Jill... love you to death.. you are a truly very comical and seem very sincere... however,,, Bethany is not that witty... she just seems to have picked up alot of one liners over the course of her life from other people, places and songs... the whole "check yourself before you wreck yourself" is from an old rap hip hop song... she is not that imaginative to have come up with that and for her to take credit for the one liners that she spews out is not cool....
I really appreciate the fact that you left out all the self-promotion BS this time. It makes the blog much more interesting and readable. Most times, I find myself not finishing your blogs b/c I get irritated w/ all the product promotion. That did not happen here. This was interesting and funny.
Jill..you are a class act. I like your blog style...keep it up! Great comments...they mirrored my thoughts to the letter. Except for Jacqueline being a great mom....the next time she lets her daughter talk back to her, I'm going to scream!
I love you, you are great and more power to the Jewish community if we were to have more Jills this world would be better, may G_d bless you because I know you're a blessing to many others.
Jill, I love your blogs and love you. I did disagree on one thing you wrote in regards to spending time with children.
I am the mother of an only daughter so I know that time is passing by quicker each day as you know.
I do believe that being home by 3pm should be a priority if you can (which Dina can, she has the rest of her life to work long hours after her daughter goes to college).
These are precious years.....true diamonds that I just refuse to miss if I can help it. If that means sacrificing more money and accolades temporarily than do it!
My motto is family first as should everyone in my humble opinion.
One more thing, don't expect Ally to just cook one night a week.......cook together! This is what I do with my daughter and it provides a great bonding time while also teaching her to be independent too.
Ok, thank you for listening and have a nice day. Can't wait to read next week's blogs!
actually Ice Cube said "check yourself before you wreck yourself." I actually do like Betheney but all of her "one liners" are from early 90's hip hop songs or themed television shows "Homey don't play that". It's kind of weird
Jill we miss the Real Housewives of New York!!!!!!! You do amazing job of balancing your work and family and friends. Your a great person and you can see that by the way your daughter turned out.Alley I bet is very proud
Ok first, I LOVE YOU JILL! You are so honest without being completely hateful!
I'm with you on being scared of Caroline! She has also become my favorite housewife on Jersey and probably will continue to be. Not only do I love her but I also love her family and their dynamics! They are hilarious! It is very obvious they are extremely close and asbsolutely love being around each other!
Daniellle....ummmm I'm pretty sure she has way too many skeletons and we have only just ended the 3rd episode. She is waaaay too shadey to be associated with. Unfortunately we live in a world where you are who you hang out with...yikes! Watch out Jacqueline!