First, I want to apologize to all the fans who tried something new with me on starcam.com. As those who were there witnessed, it crashed before we started when thousands of you signed on. Though this is by no means an excuse for them, they are truly sorry and when they figure this all out we will try again. Technology is frustrating sometimes, but I was so upset last night you have no idea. So I beg you, please stop yelling at me and let's move on.
I can't decide what to do right now. Do I tell you what I really think without any regard for feelings or do I listen to my Bobby, who says if you have nothing nice to say... So, I will do a little of both, but save the good stuff for the reunion we are filming next week!
As you know or should know by now, we have no control over editing. The show is there to entertain and highlight drama. I too find the self-promoting a little obnoxious and will tone it down next season if I have any control. Last night was internally called the "work" episode and as such it focused on all of our careers, including Alex. (Bethenny was very kind to include her since her last employer, would not let Alex be filmed at work.) I won't say I was unhappy when the opening scene was at my store (I won't say the name for fear of self-promoting again.) As for the little pillow scene, well let's just say " I don't remember" that part. Brad...how funny was BOOBBBYY? Sipping the honey wine? What is that? I guess that shows our age difference or the fact that I don't drink too often.I laughed OUT LOUD at the TV when Kelly walked in saying "Hi....Hiiiii... HEYYY!" and then Bethenny did her imitation. Priceless. Did you think that was as funny as I did? Max was never "properly" introduced. In other words, I didn't know if he was her boyfriend, brother, college roommate? So, me being me, I asked her if he was a friend with benefits. I didn't mean to embarrass her, but I sometimes take on the role of narrator and try to get questions answered in the conversation that I think will come up later on in editing.
I am glad you are trying not to be catty like the others can be. I love you and I am glad you are apart of the show!!
Jill, Thank you for being real and having a good heart. You are by far my favorite hw. If I had the money I would buy a nice purse too!
Out of all the housewives, you are by far my favorite!! I think that you should buy what you want when you want. You have earned it. Keep entertaining me!!!
I am so tired of this self promotion and this blog has the least. I am happy for all of you ladies to be successful but really can pass on the infomercials. Too much ego for my taste and sixteen grand for a purse. Wow. Good that you can live a great lifestyle. When you said something about that better not be your birthday present. Too much superficial talk for me. What would you and your family do if you hit hard financial times? I hope you don't but I think you just wouldn't know what to do if you had to buy a forty-fifty dollar bag like the rest, or most of us do in this country.
Jill you rock. I think there is nothing you could do wrong. I don't know how you put up with the constant back stabbing, unloyal murmurings of Ramona.I missed seeing you on the A-List Awards. You should have rocked that American Indian gown. You would have won! Bethenny should win....did you see that dress. Wow!
You are so right - how you spend your own money is your business and no one has the right to censure you for it. That being said, I have a red bag almost exactly like your new one that cost $15,925.00 less than you spent. I'm just saying....
I think the scene with showing ur selling skills was great. U have a way of making ppl feel comfortable & U really did listen to their needs and wants.
BTW did I just read that right? Ppl were getting upset about how you spend your money? I thought the whole point of the show was to document how you socialites live and spend your money? Now it's a problem? Get over it people!! We are all grown and if you've got it spend and you want to splurge on yourself everyone once in a while then you should be welcome to it. You work hard and deserve it.
You and B used to be my two favorites on the show. But B is turning into an angry chick and you were just MEAN to Brad. And why couldn't he be in the pic with you for that magazine? Yes, you can spend your hard earned money any way you want, but $16000 for a bag? Does it come full of gold? You look good, and good for you! Honestly, even if I could afford it, I'd rather walk down the street with a key food bag than spend $16000. How about a little donation for those less fortunate? Really, think about it.
I love you Jill, your hilarious and keep it real ( I too have my gay husbands :o) I also love Bethenny, she's "really" funny, you two crack me up...love it....you two are my fav's..... let's hear it for successful strong women.......kudos
JILL!!!! I commend you for being the bigger person and not being mean and catty to your other castemates through your blog! It shows you have class! I loved the bag! And where you for the A-List awards?!?!?!
Jill, I love you on the show, you are my favorite. When certain people make me want to stop watching I try to only focus on you or Bethenny. You are the most "real" on the show, you say things we all would like to say. Let me tell you if I was on I would be saying the exact same things. And Bobby? girl I love him he is so good to you I think you have the perfect mate. Just don't let certain people on the show take advantage of your good nature. They are social climbers & want to be friends with you to get to famous people you can introduce them to. I'm not talking about Alex & Simon who I actually like. I'm not posting to you to down anyone one just wanted to let you know I love you as you are don't listen to any nay sayers and change anything about yourself.
I don't think you need to apologize for having money and spending it in these times. I am not rich but if I had the money I would be spending it too. Keep on being you and ignore the haters.
Jill, I dont feel you have anything to apologize for or need to change. Those that complain are either envious or just love to complain. You and Bobby work hard for your money what YOU do with it is YOUR business, you earned it!
I am glad the car worked out, but let me say this.. when we pay hard earned money for things we expect it to have the things we have requested it to have. There is nothing wrong with that!
For the record I am a 44 year old woman with Parkinson's Disease, Sarcoidosis, and many other illnesses... I enjoy your show each week because I love watching the easiness you have with Bethenny, the love between yourself, Ally, and Bobby... I live vicariously thru you:)... I've always wanted a B bag... if my Jer could buy it for me he would, til then he buys me Dooney and Bourke bags, makes sure I have a comfortable home, a SUV that accomadates my needs, pay my medical bills, etc.. he spoils me as much as possible; I swear he and your Bobby must be kindred souls when it comes to how they treat us and the gentlemen the are. You are classy, intelligent, beautiful, a hard worker, wonderful mom, amazing friend, great humanitarian, and I am sure Bobby would add wonderful wife:). Don't change because some others feel insecure and upset. Many of us love you just as you are. (Besides others promote their business why shouldnt you)?
Those who love you could never get upset over a website malfunction... as you said its technology (human or otherwise there is always room for error).
I do hope Gloria will be at the Reunion, if not I wish her the very best with her Doctor Appt. Enjoy Mother's day with Gloria and Ally... you trully have a beautiful family; that also includes your unofficial adopted sister Bethenny:). God bless Jill:). ~ Mary Kellerman
Hey Jill.....I really enjoy you. I also like watching you shop...I like watching everyone shop on the show. Where I live and what I do doesn't call for the clothes you all wear so I get to enjoy watching you all and choose what I like and what I would buy if I were you. So far, kiddo, I have Loved everything you wear....what great taste you have.....got any hand me downs? Another thing.....so what if you spent so much money for a bag. My cut off point is $300.....nothing compared to you. But the more you spend, the more you put into the economy, the more jobs you protect, the more benefits those jobs give people, etc., etc. Point is, if people like you quit shopping, there would be more souls out of jobs. So, darlin....you keep on shopping and keep those people employed with roofs over their heads and food in their mouths. Wish others on the show didn't feel a "need" to put each other down so much. I like Alex and Simon and believe editing hurt them greatly last year and some this year. I get them, they are nice people and mean to do the best they can. I feel you do as well. You might zing here or there but you carry such guilt and I think you work hard to watch the zingers. Bless your heart for that. By the way, I really do like your mom and hope to see her again. She has a good soul as well. Your apartment? Fun! Lots of fun. I think I heard you say that you like to change your decor every 7 years....in 7 years, I think you'll be ready. For now, it's a fun place and as busy as it might be to some.....I kinda like it and the colors are calming. I'll tell you what...there is something there for everyone. I've gone on too long so I'll close....but before I do, remember! You keep those people employed so go do more shopping!
Happily I will be the first comment. I couldn't agree with you more! I high 5 you! Just know that most negative comments are simply out of envy and you and your family are a great part of the show! For every negative comment or person there is 10 that simply love you!!
Hey Jill Hysterical that's all I have to say about u ur the best you and bethenny really are the funniest on the show Love it!!!! Oh and from hangin out with B your startin to get good with your on-liners to lol lol!!!!! Just wanted to give you a shout out love you!!
I LOVE you and Behenny!!! You guys are the most real and natural out of all of them. Get the cameras on them and its a whole nother person.. but you and Behenny have stayed true to yourselfs and eachother!! Keep it up... forget your haters, you stay strong and beautifull like always! LOve you!!
Jill, I love you...you work hard, you are friends to everyone...can you invite me to a party next time I am in NYC?
I really think that you took the high road this season and that you showed amazing restraint in dealing with Ramona and Mario. I hope you haven't bought into Kelly's act (you realize the only reason she suddenly came up with all those fabulous door prizes was to redeem herself) but planning the event obviously is more important so kudos to you. I honestly think Ramona and Mario are their own worst enemies so keep taking the high road and they will dig their own graves. Be a good friend to LuAnn. She grew on me this season. The duchess stuff gets old but she is less catty than the others. I like her but you are my favorite. Take care.
Jill you are my favorite. I don't find you pretensious like the others. You have a tendency to tell it like it is, and your truthful when you do. I don't know how you put up with the disrespect that Mario showed you, I would have slapped him(read the blog I posted on him) I believe Ramona is so jealous of you she can't contain herself. She is fake as hell, I sure hope she is not a friend. Bethenny is certainly more of a friend than all of them. I personally don't like some things in your apt. they are a little garish, but to each its own.
The pocketbook scene was a little over the top, in today's economy who needs to see someone spend 16,000 for a pocketbook. I would like to see more community based charitable work from you, instead of these high society shindigs.
Stay honest with yourself and others.
Jill, I would have been so embarrassed to broadcast on national television that you were entitled to a bright orange purse (that probably goes with one or two outfits) for the cost of a downpayment on a home, hospitalization premiums for 2 or 3 years for some, a car... things that people of need really do need. I think it is a crying shame., literally I am crying that this kind of excess is shown on tv when so many are in need in this country. You spend all of this time in your 100K outfits (shoes, bags, jewelry) trying to raise 40K for charity when you are wearing more than you raise. It is a joke! Nobody should pay that much for a tote to carry your keys and makeup. I don't care what you say about it being your business. I think it is shameful and I wish you wealthy people would get a grip,
Jill, I would like to tell you that I think you are a really nice person. For the most part, you handle yourself really well. However, for most people, buying a handbag for $16,000 is really obnoxious and ridiculous. Especially in current economic times. Why don't you spend that money on a charity if you're so devoted to charities? Your apartment is over the top obnoxious as well. I love your sass, and everyone has their opinion, and of course it is your money to throw away. I think you could use a little more humility and empathy. The world does not revolve around you. In that, Mario was correct. Luv, Joy
Bethenny and you are my mom and I's favorite! You two are so real, and hilarious! And have such great "energy" as Ramona would say, LOL.
Jill... I think you are one of the few on these shows who has any class at all. Let it go... Ramona and Mario are two peas in a pod as we say. They are everything that we down south think of when we think about the northern people..... rude, crude, and just have NO class at all.
Hi Jill! You missed your calling. You and Bethenny should have both been stand-up comedians! You tell it like it is with such humor and reality from your hearts and souls. You both are REAL working gals who know your stuff and I can imagine how off-camera you two laugh your a##es off at the two biggest phonies, Kelly and Ramona! Kelly couldn't last 2 minutes in a REAL horse ring; she rides like a rookie. Someone break the news to her that NO ONE has ever heard of her "famousness" 25 years ago! Ramona comes off like an over-acting wannabe actress who sees this show as her last chance.
Jill, you absolutely RULE! I love watching you and Bethenny together. I also love watching your success with the store and elsewhere, because you seem to have such a big heart and you give so much back to the community, and you are such an advocate on Ally's behalf. I say...car, bag, you earned it, girl!!
I also adore how Bobby treats you. Honestly, he gives us single gals hope!! I'm glad they are showing how a REAL man is to treat a lady, because he absolutely adores you. I just think that is so rare these days, and I'm very happy for you both to have that in this life!!
I call you Ms. Zarin because I have so much respect for you. You have nothing to apologize for. Out of all the ladies of NYC, you and Bethany are the most down to earth, fun people on the show. I enjoy the moments you and Bethany spend together. You two are the Lucy and Ethel of Bravo. For someone who comes from a well to do background, I feel I would be treated as equally by you as you would treat a Countess. Dont apologize for spending your money on a handbag. People have nothing better to do than to cut someone down for being who they are. I love you and adore you, your husband, daughter and especially your mom. What a true lady... You and Bethenny make the show for me..
Jill out of all the Housewives from NY, Hotlanta, OC, and surely NJ, you are the classiest and our Favorite.
No one has commented yet? Lol I was surprised. Anyway jill, You are fab in my book and I love you and bethanny, you two are always funny. I am italian and I believe mario is italian too, he is just an embarrassment- make him shut up already.
Unfortunately since all Kelly does in self promote, whenever readers see anyone else doing self promoting we yawn. Blame it on her! I think the readers used to really pay attention to what the women accomplished. And honestly what is wrong with you ladies being role models and promoting the great things you've done? I mean really. I do not refer to Kelly in that last statement. Name dropping isnt an accomplishment :P See you on Next weeks show :)
Jill,I love U.You are beautiful,Nice and very heartwarming.Your husband is also wonderful.Your daughter included.***I also love your fashion sense**
Keep Your head up and God Bless U@@
You are one of my favorites. I think you are just you, and that is fabulous!! I loved your blog, and I sincerely appreciate your bringing an adult perspective to the table... let the other cats continue to meow by the trashcans in the alley!!!
Jill, You are a hoot! I think you are funny and I am glad you didn't argue with Mario over that dumb tennis match. He is an idiot. I have come to the conclusion that he and Ramona are just negative people with an "I have to be Right" complex. So you did the best thing by just saying sure Mario. I think you are the best.
I love your mother. She should have her own show.
I can't stop telling people"
"I turn my head and is Passover and I turn it again its Yom Kippur"
What a nice post. The world needs more people like your family. I loved the purse, made me drool! That was the best part of the show for me. Ahhh, to have a purse that cost as much as my car and a car that cost as much as my house. That is why I watch the show.
You know, it's funny that of all of the "Housewives of NYC" you would be the one I'd want as a neighbor. Not because of your address, but because of your family and friends and the way you handle people. You and Bethenney are the only genuine people on the show and it's so great that we get to "visit" you weekly and get a bit of that girl gossip need fulfilled. You know that Kelly is using Max as a "see what I've got" prop and Brad knows the real score. Ok, I indulged in my own bit there.
Funny, smart and real. Thanks for the entertainment! Hope all goes great for you and your family.
You are my by far my favorite Housewife! I am glad they promote Zarin, I plan on purchasing fabric from there in the near future. Also, who cares how much you spent on YOUR bag! You and your husband work hard, spend how you please!
Jill I just love you! And Gloria needs to be on the reunion special. I was really excited when you said you were doing your apartment mid-century modern. And at the reveal it was not at all what I was expecting. The past couple weeks I've been wondering if I like it as well. It did seem a little over the top in TV, and I was thinking that it's probably better in person. However, the Traditional Home pictures really changed my mind. Your apartment is really growing on me, I think I'm really starting to love it! And Ally's room is awesome!! OMG, I'd like that bedroom now and I'm 35, ha!! Love your family. Bobby is a total gentleman and a hottie.
you're cool people jill. love you and bobby's relationship. your daughter is lovely and your mom is a treasure. i love how brad keeps you on your toes. team jill all the way.
Your show is a great escape because you are all on another planet. Six-figure cars, five figure purses, and cat fights. This is what your viewers look up too. "You're a great gal, Jill." What makes you great? Your never having to struggle financially, your elitist expectations, or your having to know everything, be everywhere, have the last say personality?
It's sad that this is what people look up to instead of just treating this as it is....an interplanetary television show that's a good laugh and escape at the end of a hard day, for those us who must survive month-to-month and whose cars are worth less than your purses.
Even though Gloria has a good eye when it comes to style and you are right to listen to her comments/advice, I have to say I disagree with her about your hair. I think you looked elegant and lovely for the magazine shoot at your house. I am not a stylist or photograqher, so I admittedly don't know what may look best for a magazine photograph, but I thought you looked very pretty and graceful.
All the best!