Wow...it is really over? It has been a long journey and I have so many people to thank. Bobby Zarin, you are my rock. I could not be the person I am today without you by my side every step of the way. Allyson, you are and will always be my first, my last and my everything. Words could never express the respect and admiration for the lady you have become.
I'm headed to Albany today to support and lobby for the environment with Senator Craig Johnson, and it will probably be the highlight of my life. Watching you speak during the finale brought tears to my eyes and still does as I write this. My sister Lisa, (www.livewithlisaradio.com) is my confidant and advisor and most importantly my real BFF. I am looking forward to writing our first book together with Mommy and look forward to the book tour. My parents, Sol and Gloria Kamen, who know that without their love and support (so cliché but true) I would not be the woman I am today. Christina DeSimone, for putting up with me for the last 9 months and always staying the course www.peoplereachingout.org. Creakjoints.org has already posted some of the videos that we filmed due to the money we raised last fall and helpfororphans.org needs money to build solar panels for our school because the electricity was shut off in the town. My next www.starcam.com will be donated to them.
I love to hear from viewers, so please keep checking my website www.jillzarin.com for updates, www.chictini.com to vote chic or weak on my clothes. Since next week is the reunion I will do a live video chat on www.starcam.com again. Last week we raised $547.50 for creakjoints.org and they already got the check. I will donate the charity portion every week to a different charity. Tell me why we should donate to yours by writing me at starcam.com!
I really Loved watching the realhousewives of New york because of Jill. Now I'm discusted with her attitude. Since your friends with Luann, do you think she can teach you some class on how to act around Alex?? I would really like for the show to go differently and have the viewers vote the cast members off. I would definitly vote YOU off in a heart beat. "Please Bethany do not befriend this person again" How awful to have such a negative person around your new baby. I think if Jill changes her attitude with Alex, (maybe she will win her audience back) Maybe!!!Other wise she is a classless women!!!
I used to love the ny housewives, but it is so unbearable this season. I am dissapointed that you have dumped Bethany. She was like a sister to you and a daughter to your mom. I can't help but think jealousy got the better of you. Real friends aren't petty and they forgive. Stop the drama, give her a big hug and move on. Stop bringing up past garbage, as you say toxicity. Forgive. She needs you and you are being mean. She just about BEGGED you to talk and make up.
Thank you so much for helping arthritis! I was a child with arthritis just like Ally. With the money you raised maybe someday they will find a way to put us all into permanent remission!
Jill, you are absolutely my favorite. You don't have a mean bone in your body; you're so genuine, smart, and warm. Don't ever change!!
Jill I love you!! You and Bethanny make the show. You are honest and fair. Ramona was mean to you because she is jeleause. Please let there be a season 3,4,5.....I love this show and its only because of you and Bethanny.
Ignore the haters...live and enjoy your life...and god bless you and your family.
Wow! I guess some people expect you to be perfect, always say the perfect thing and never make a mistake or misspeake! At least you can admit when you're wrong. The argument w/ Bethenny at the charity event is an example. You owned up at the renunion. I was happy to see that b/c I did think you were wrong (JMHO).
This show is an escape for me...a guilty pleasure. I watch the show and make comments like everyone else--IN MY LIVING ROOM, but I wouldn't write them b/c, to me, that crosses the line. If no one did anything crazy or outrageous on this show, it wouldn't be fun to watch. I believe as soon as someone responds to your blog negatively (sometimes viciously) then they are being just as catty/inappropriate (or whatever they're accusing you of) as they are trying to point out. I think people forget you're human beings w/ feelings and just say whatever they want. It's so hurtful and disrespectful. Just enjoy the show already!!!!!! Anyway, you and Bethenny have made me laugh so many times this season. Thanks for that!
Jill, you are awesome. Just don't let some of those women get you caught up in their drama. You are at your best when with your family. You can truly feel the love you and your daughter have for each other. You could just have your own show and ditch the rest of the housewives. My only problem is that when you are with people like Bethanney, her attitude seems to rub off on you. I don't think she is a very nice person. The title "Spoiled Rotten Brat" comes to mind. Hope to see more of YOU next season.
Jill, screw them all. You are the most beautiful, honest housewife of all the shows. If I ever come to NYC you are the only one I would love to meet. You tell it like it is and are at least honest to everyone's face. You are the only one that I think I would trust to be a good friend. So, to hell with them all. Kelly is the biggest airhead on any of the shows, beating out Tamra says something. Ramona does have "crazy eyes" and this woman looks dangerous to me. I truly hope to meet you someday.
you are beautiful and classy. i like the way you handle yourself. you seem very honest and sincere. looking forward to next season. have a great summer.
Jill Though i dont miss a show and i tape it as`well and watch over and over i dont see how any of you can call your selves housewives. i dont see cooking, cleaning running to sports doing laundry or any other task that, to me makes a housewife. i raised 5 kids and i went to bed so tired from all the work and running around i think it would make all of you ladies nuts no lunches with the girls no time for charity because that beging at home at least in most of our lives. i bet none of you have ever had to even go to the bank to get your money let alone know how it feels to not have any to get in the first place to have your debit card denied at the check out with everyone watching and kids in tow try that.but i do love watching and wondering how would i act if i suddenly had money. not jealous but it would be nice not to worry about getting bills paid and not loosing your home and to just be able to relax. i would love that keep rockin but try and appreciate what you have there are so many like me that have none and struggle.hey just to get a nice outfit and to dress up would be cool you are awesome
Jill I love you and Bethany, you two are my favorites. Your mother is precious! You look great. love it when you and "B" are together, what a pair of great women.
Ok I am a fan I don't watch much tv...but these girls are great...I am an artist an oil painter and sculptor a pretty good one ....... I've taught around the world..Italy France Africa....the USA....I propose a few art classes. I teach out in the Hamptons sometimes........we can have a few classes.... Art brings out the truth in everyone..So I propose you get your supplies out and come out for a few lessons....Everyone should paint...because everyone has something to say and a way to say it..In visual terms your work puts what you can't say in words out there.....Like music but better. Painting says it all ...A few classes would help u girls put it out there in another way........PLUS it is great FUN!!!!!!!!!! susie
I think you enjoy being spoiled. I wish you didn't brag so much about money. The comment about your iphone not working in your new car made me sick.I do agree you need to spend for the economy. I like your charities and that you don't hold grudges. I thought Mario was obnoxious. Simon and Alex are turning out to be the most normal along with your husband.
Everyone but Alex and Kelly embarrassed themselves. I had to turn it off, it angered me, women acting like that.
jill jill i love ya....you made that show!! you have heart and you are a strong lady....don't take no crap from no oneeeeeeee love ya
The reunion shows were great. I think everyone had their chance to speak, clear some of the air, and end it well. You have always been the "Mom" on the show.. the "Peacemaker"..
What a mess you all are. Good going on blaming Ramona for how you attacked Bethany at your charity event. I'm surprised at Bravo for allowing you guys to represent NYC. P.S, Betheny is a grown woman, stop barking each time she opens her mouth, trust me, you wont be getting brownie points for defending her. Not quiet sure what people see in you, but you are VERY see-through...You are just lucky that editors on the show make you the nice one. Peace sweets
You are really not a bad person, but you need to get some class. You seem to want to belong so desperately. You keep saying you are a socialite. First of all, you are not. The fact that your husband owns a discounted fabric store dictates that you can not be a socialite. Which respectable woman want to be a socilite in this day and age anyway?
I am sure these are not easy words for you to take. But you put yourself our there for us all to have a good laugh.
What I love about you the most is that you are you and not a phony. I just saw the picture of you and Bobby at the Sloan Kettering Spring Ball and you were magnificent. I think it is great how you and Bethany are always there for each other. As a sister of someone with severe RA I think it is totally awesome how you held the Arthritis Charity event. You are truly one in a million. Good Luck!
Don't EVER let anyone make you feel guilty on the money you spend, you & your husband work hard for it and it's YOUR money to do as you please! If I had your money I wouldn't feel guilty at all, you do your charity work.. people are just jealous.
Wow!! What the heck happened to you from last season to this one? I could'nt believe how you treated Bethenny at the charity event. Shame,shame.
Jill- Just wanted to say I love your honesty and sense of humor! I understand that you may not always be correct in every situation, but you do admit that it is "your" opinion...you can take it or leave it. I admire your efforts with your charity work because you are so obviously passionate about it, as the others are too. You also seem like a genuine caring mother, wife, and daughter and I appreciate that you reveal this side of yourself and do not try to hide it. I still don't understand why Kelly would go on the show and never really talk or include anything about her children/home life.
Just make sure if the show continues you are in the middle of it and I'll keep watching. BTW...you look amazing!!
Jill I LOVE YOU!!!! You are honest and upfront!!! Honestly you inspire me to do more with my life...I'm glad that you and Bethany are still friends after that big fight!!!
Keep it real girl, but hey you already do!!!
Girl you are my favorite, the only one that comes close believe it or not, Alex. My great grandmothers on both my father and my mother's side come from a strong Jewish background and from what I am told they were both a lot like your mother. I strongly disagree with what some of these other viewers are saying about you. I think you did the best job you could for your charity. More power to ya girl!!!
Jill, I just cannot believe that you feel for Bethenny bull. She knew just what she was doing by putting up her sign at the event. She heard the uproar at your house about how tacky it would be to promote your own business. Wake up to Bethenny she is not what she appears to be it is all a big act with her. I really believe that she is ready for a breakdown. Jill, take care of your self no one else will. Esther.
JIll who do you think you are to call people out on things.You and Bethany came across as mean girls, you should hang out with Alex to learn some class from her
Jill, you lack any class. I think you need to read the Countess's book. Have you ever thought of donating money quietly w/o a charity event - instead of buying a purse.
I don't care for Ramona but you were way out of line. Can't Bethenny speak for herself?
Loved your dress on the reunion show, Jill, and I'm so happy to see that you went ahead with the breast reduction. What a fabulous body you've been hiding!
If Kelly gets voted off the show (and god willing she will be - I can't even stand to look at her) I vote for her replacement housewife to be Brad! He's fabulous, entertaining, articulate, and whenever he's on the show it's just fun!
WOW I think you are a super person. I like your energy, and your steadfastness. There are 3 of you who I can not pick my favorite,and one coming up strong.Ramona is mean, but I still like her. I can do without Kelly. I think Mario is a pain in the neck.Who cares if he wants to play tennis. I think you and Simon had fun, and it sure made the other couple iratated. LOL Love the show See you back soon. Love you Mom too.
I am totally in awe of you! You have class, dignity, style and a smile to die for! I just got finished watching the second part of the Reunion special and I have to say -- the ONLY two who acted like ladies were you and Alex. Alex was a surprise but you, as usual, conducted yourself with class. And, I love the way you treat your mom and the way you are towards her.
You are the reason I watch the show, you are truly a role model on how to act like a lady. Thank you.
PS LuAnne and Bethany are absolutely correct. Ramona's eyes are fricken crazy. Please tell me what she is on -- because I NEVER want to go near it!
Hi Jill, I really like you and Bobby plus Brad. I was very happy to see you make up with Bethanny. B ecause you did ask her at the first meeting to do a Signature Bar with a sponsor to flip the bill. You let Ramona get your hairs in a curl. I believe that you and Bethanny are like sister's and she is a good friend. I know Gloria's told you to handle some people with a long handle spoon(Ramona). She's cute but a nut.And I believe Mario wants to be a housewife too. Also I don't think you really got the point the BBC guy was trying to relate. Or were you evading him and doing the Kelly.
Jill, I watched Season 1&2 In season 1 my favorite was LuAnn but this season you were my fav. This year you showed more class than any of the others. I congratulate you on your beautiful life. Many blessings for your family which I find classy! Please let the production know that Kelly it's from another world, she was never straight in anything she said, I couldn't understand what she was talking about always contradicting herself.
I think your behavior on the show last night was horrific. I think the bullying and nasty comments was too much. If you thought your mother would be embarrased by your actions - why did you do it? Knowing it was wrong makes you worse than all of them.
With that said, my two cents - You sould really apologize to Alex for how you treated her and her husband... they didn't deserve to have you turn them into a "joke." You and Ramona should just get a room and get it over with. Stop holding Bethanny's hand, she is a big girl with an even bigger mouth. Stop ganging up on Kelly its really immature.
Jill- you nailed Ramona, she is not quick witted and she can't hang with you! You are the very best of all the housewives. I can see you get it from your mom. You and Betheny are the reason I watch the show...
Jill, I love you! You & Bethenny are my faves because you say what you mean and you mean what you say. 100% REAL. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!
Jill, I like your dedication to charity,but really, you could have donated the 140,000 without throwing that party. You have lots of money thanks to Bobby. Jill, let Bethenny fight her own battles. She is mean spirited to Kelly and there is absolutely no reason grown women should act this way.
Jill you and Bethenny are my favorite. You seem to say it like it is good or bad.
As for the "charity" event, I would have done the same thing. Endorsements are just that. For there to be such a focus is nutz! See ya next season.
Jill, Just watched the reunion and I have to take a minute to write this to you and I hope Bravo publishes it. I, for one, see you as nothing more than a two-face desperate woman in massive need of attention who creates new ways to show off.
Let's start with your (and I do mean *your*) self promotional charity event. I was shocked that you would show such disrespect to the people who made donations. Your behavior was appalling during the last meeting with Ramona. How cheap and pompous of you to demand that your discount fabric store be promoted FOR FREE just because you were organizing the charity event.
Hello??? It's called c-h-a-r-i-t-y for a reason! Obviously it was never a real charity event, it was your way of getting publicity for yourself AND for FREE!
When Ramona objected to your self-promotion and named her latest donor as an example of protocol you responded with pure greed!
Showing no gratitude is bad enough but blatantly disrespecting a major donor? I was in shock, it was the most tacky thing I've ever seen. You repeatedly questioned "Frank" Muller's donation and over and over again you inferred that it wasn't worthy of mention or sponsorship.
Jill- "Did Frank Muller give $20,000... (Ramona attempted to answer but was cut off) Jill -"Did he? I must have missed that." (pause)... Wait, wait did Frank Muller give 20,000?" Ramona- "He gave 5". Jill- "That's not 20"!
OMG! How disrespectful! First of all, his name is not FRANK it's *FRANCK* Muller. For someone who constantly calls herself a fashion diva you should know who Franck Muller is. And someone who constantly brags about rubbing elbows with all of these top designers should certainly know how to pronounce Franck Muller's name.
For those who may not be familiar with him (obviously including Jill) Franck Muller watches are considered the most prestigious watch brand in the United States, my husband (who owns several) is stressing "In the world".
Regardless, Jill, you disrespected him on national TV and he wasn't the only one. What about Frangelica? And your own "friends"? Like Alex (who just got laid off) B. (you totally humiliated) Kelly (stabbed her in the back) and Ramona (calling her a liar) You have a lot of nerve lady.
You sat on that "Reunion" sofa holding B's hand like she was your little puppet while blaming Ramona for getting in your head and causing you to stab Beth' in the back. You *Jill* are no friend and your shameless need for attention makes you look desperate. Perhaps your "fans" should watch the re-runs of the show. I'm happy the show is done, just so we don't have to hear one more word out of your self promoting mouth.
Jill, please try to get Kelly off the show. I really cannot take her anymore.
Love your family, love Bethenny, your mother, Bobby. Hope you do great in all your endeavors.
Hi Jill I wanted to say how much i loved your apartment makeover it was beautiful, i loved the diamond on the walls was that wall paper or paint? if it was paint what color is it? and what brand? i have been looking for that exact color and when i saw it on your walls i couldnt belive it! i was so happy. thank you
You are the highlight of my week, you've been a true inspiration in my life and in my business. I think you are an extremely talented, kind, honest and all around remarkable person. Thank you so much for being the wonderful you!
Enough said, can't wait until season 3 :)
Be well and God Bless,