This week, I threw my “Team Jill” t-shirt in the trash. I’m just kidding. I never had an actual t-shirt. But Jill was not a nice girl this week, was she?
First of all, there’s the difference between how she and Bethenny acted on their big phone call. Bethenny was devastated. Bethenny was crying. Jill was mean, rolling her eyes, and clearly over it. We don’t know how much Jill had to put up with that day, or with Bethenny in general, but from where I sat, I felt bad for Bethenny.
Even though Bethenny said in interviews that she wanted to fix things with Jill, she could have been saying that after the fact just to make herself look better. But that's ignoring the fact that Bethenny did call Jill. And it was not cool when Jill didn’t ‘fess up and tell Bethenny that LuAnn was in the room listening to the call (second time this season…). It made Jill look mean and petty.
Even though the Jill-Bethenny feud is all over the news now, it wasn’t when the season started airing. And you can tell that it really took Bethenny by surprise. True, she reaps what she sows when it comes to bad mouthing her “friends,” but it’s a huge leap to go from having a fight with people you know and the entire thing being printed in the newspaper. Do I think Jill’s “fingerprints” were all over the story? Maybe. I agree with Ramona when she told Bethenny that she’s a “press monger,” but I think it applies to the whole New York cast. They love to call the press on themselves. (Although the other girls were just partying with him, Bethenny called Perez Hilton a “termite.” Now he’s going to torment her even more.)