I'm a little confused about Alex's opinion about what's going on with Simon. First, she says if someone is not friends with Simon, she can't be friends with them. Yet when Kelly confronted her about Simon she says they are two separate people and she wants no part of it. Sounds like a contradiction to me, what do you think? She then suggests that Kelly take it up with Simon directly. Why wouldn't Alex tell Simon to respect her castmates' wishes and "back off"? First Sonja had a problem, then I had a problem, and now Kelly. Why doesn't Alex deliver "that" message?
Alex has alluded once again that somehow I was responsible for Simon losing his job. Last summer Simon gave a press release stating that he resigned to start his own company. Which is it?
I only wish all of us success. I was responsible for getting Alex a couple of opportunities after Season 1 when we were friends, and I have had a few opportunities since that I could have shared with them if they would have stopped all of this nonsense. It has been in their control. After Alex and I had a "heart to heart" and agreed to start over, I really made an effort to build our friendship. After watching each week's episode I feel I was deceived. Alex stated in her "confessionals" throughout this season that she still didn't trust me and that she never really liked me. I wish she had just been honest with me and said she doesn't want to be friends and I would have respected that.
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Jill, Just keep doing what you are doing. Simon is a nut, maybe jealous? Who knows...all I know is that you are great, no need to explain your actions. Simon needs to expalin his. Just what does he do anyway??? Just asking...
I support your blog. LuAnn and Kelly have your best interests.
Don't listen to all the negative blogs.
Jill, you should have not really tried to be Friends with Alex and Simon outside of the show. I really get why LuAnn is 'dismissive' with Alex and just cordial around them during filming. Alot of viewers think she is 'pretentious' but I see that she really is merely being social and classy. If that was me, I would just completely not include them in any of my social gatherings. Everybody sees through the smoke screen of them social climbing and promoting moeymaking income simply becoz the couple really were nobodys before RHONY. Why keep socializing with trash like that? You surround yourself with 'good' intent people. Good luck. Enough of trying so hard to explain yourself/action and commenting about 'them'--it just gets twisted and used against you by haters to make you look bad. Viewers that are in your level sees the real picture anyways. If you STOP making comments about them, then they don't count, right?
Simlex will only destroy themselves. No one else. How disappointing.
In the beginning of the show, they seemed more cool & collected.
What happened ??
Hi Jill I am so sorry that you have had to put up with all these negative posts and the hate blog. I live in Chicago and I want you to know that not all of Chicago spews hate! I support you 100 percent in all your endeavors and wish nothing but the best for you and your family. The "WATCH OUT" threat by Simon was horrific. I really do not understand how the viewers can support this behavior. It is patently clear that Alex and Simon are simply trying to get airtime at the expense of their castmates. I wish they would just cool it. You are an amazing woman-- and have given me countless hours of entertinment--- watching you is my guilty pleasure. Please just know that you have many many fans that adore you. Do not let a few bad apples skew the picture. Much luck to you with your new business!
Jill, I completely agree with you. If Simon was being real he wouldn't have waited for the camera to be running to talk to you. The show is "Real Housewives", not "Simon's World." There is no excuse for Simon's behavior. I'm also shocked at some of the vile remarks made here to and about you. Just wondering if these same people would say that to your face? Maybe some of them do when using their "real" names. Everyone needs to grow up.
Your Fabulous! I know we all get put on the spot and make decisions that we dont think about! what Simon did was weird and when he said to you watch out that was an indicator he was doing something wrong and was mad because he got caught! and you know what you people get so mad when she tweets honest truthful facts about the rest of the cast mates, Have you people seen what the other cast mates say about EACH OTHER! Jills not the only one that does that! THEY ALL DO AND NEWS FLASH! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS A REALITY STAR THEY ALL CALL THEMSELVES THAT! You know what im glad Kelly and LuAnn wer being the voice of reasons with you because that was a little weird Simon would try to have a lunch date with Jill ALONE! honestly Bobby wouldnt approve! Keep your head up girl! your real,funny, and I would like to buy your skweez line! is it gonna be available at Macys? lol love ya! muah muah muah!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox :]
Jill, you are great and don't listen to all the nonsense! You are they type of person that is generously there for her friends. The fact is that Simon is bullying you and anyone that doesn't recognize it, is a bystander. And come on, those that accuse you of speaking badly about others... that is the make up of Ramona and Alex!
I love the way you dealt with Ramona. Take a cue from Ramona's standard line of, "I'm sorry you feel that way", and move on.
I also love the way you shut down Simon and his nonsense. Your friend Luann was correct when she stated the "relevance" of the Silex drama mongering.
I am glad you chose to take no part in it. It's really sad to think Simon has sunk so low as to make his place as a hate-tweeter (since he apparently doesn't have any other place to be).
Why does everyone feel the need to be connected to these tweeters and Facebook "friends"??? Turn it/them off. Indifference is the best form of revenge. They'll move on.
You made some good points..of course the show would be very boring if everyone got along. good luck with you business endeavors.
NOW I know what Simon meant when he said "Watch Out"....just reading all these negative comments on your blog explains it all - "mean-tweeting", "mean-commenting"...they're all the same thing. Keep your head high, Jill. Don't let all of this get to you. Take care.
Anyone who is a follower of Jill and Simon have seen the back and forth of tweets. Jill had never claimed to be innocent like Simon has, even though there IS more than enough backlog of nasty tweets from Simon. I think it is GROSS to judge these people based on a 1hr edited showing of their lives. Life is a 24/7 ..365 Day a year thing. I have seen the nasty crap Simon has written about Jill which he has mistaken as being "clever", rather than what they are "hateful". Becareful of anyone who says their innocent, no one is. And Simon wants all the attention he can get and he knows that it is had by drama and you get that by causing drama.
I think Simon is infatuated with you and has feelings for you. Like little boys in school when they pick on girls they really like. It's also funny how Alex says to take it up with Simon yet she contstantly meddles in the girls' disagreements that have nothing to do with her.
Why do Kelly, Lu Ann and you all think that "Alex needs to control Simon?" I am really confused by that.
Jill, you are such a caring friend even when people are mean to you. I hope that you and Bobby continue on RHONY because it is nice to see a real person on this show. I think that you are the best. Have a gret summer.
I love you on the show . . . I like you Luann and Kelly friendship and the way y'all stand up for eachother .
Jill, We love you in Philly ! My comments are never posted and I dont' know why! you are a class act Jill. I hope someday you and Bethanney make up and become friends again. She is a perfect match for you, as LuAnn is and Kelly. You are a good friend. Stay that way. Bobby is the best too ! Good luck with your new line. I will certainly buy one. Please come back to the show next year ! Love ya in Philly !
@ deekay: They say Alex needs to control Simon because he shouldn't be so involved in this show about houseWIVES. Alex is their 'friend' and/or castmate. This situation should be between Alex and the girls NOT Simon and the girls. The girls don't want to deal with him. I'm so tired of seeing that guy. I use to like him but he has gotten so weird lately.
Jill, I've always liked you and the people who don't just want to be negative. There is NO reason anyone should hate you.
Simon seemed to be fine with you since you apologized in S-2. He partnered up with you for the infamous tennis match. He sat close to you last season when Alex wanted him to be her "wing man". Suddenly, he decided that he needed YOU to apologize AGAIN. For what, pray tell? Whether he tweets hateful messages along with "LynnNChicago" and her idiot followers or simply posed with her - he, himself wrote insulting Bravo blogs focused on you and LuAnn for years. He should apologize to YOU! Since he has annoyed every cast member on the show since S-1, maybe he should "watch out!" He's not all that interesting when you take away HIS dramatic turns. As for Alex, it's fine to support your spouse. However, when he's wrong, he's wrong and should be corrected. In Simon's case, a muzzle & a leash are in order.
I HOPE YOU WILL SEE WHO IS YOUR REAL HONES FRIEND AND YOU WILL BE LIKE YOU WAS BEFORE....GOOD AND HONEST FOR EVERYBODY WHO RESPECT YOU AND LIKE YOU.....BEST WISHES
My comments are never posted, but here I go - try, try again!
Jill - I've always liked you and I think you have a good heart. For what it's worth, I don't believe that Simon "confronted" you. He simply asked to speak with you. Whether it was silly or not, he really was trying to make peace, I think. The "watch out" thing, however, was really uncalled for. I think it may have gone well between you two, until Kelly started harping at you and trying to convince you that it was somehow weird. Personally, if you watch the show, you'll see that Kelly thinks everything is weird. Later when you were speaking to LuAnn, you were very careful (I noticed) to keep it about Simon and not Alex. I think you were respecting your renewed friendship with Alex. LuAnn tried very hard to constantly bring up Alex' name, saying that "they" were weird, or what were "they" trying to do, or that "they" didn't deserve to be friends with any of you, etc. By the time you both were done talking, she had you convinced that Alex was out to get you! She did this to you with Bethenny, Ramona and now Alex. LuAnn may be a friend to you, but be careful - she's waaaaaaay too possessive. (And Kelly is just waaaaaay too weird!)
I think you are honest and right about how things are between all the cast and their spouses. I loved seeing Allison. She looks great and certainly looks like she has grown into a beautiful young woman.
Jill I find you to be one of the most authentic people on the show. Alex tries to "act" and it doesn't work. Ramona is on some kind of super ego trip and mean streak this season. Sonja is very childish, especially considering leaving Cindy out of photos on the trip to Morrocco. Very juvenile and she laughed about it, even more juvenile. Luann, Cindy and kelly are also on the authentic side, being just who they are without pretense. One thing I want to ask all of the housewives on Bravo is, If these are your friends, who are your enemies???" You don't deserve to be treated the way you do by Ramona and there has to be a better reason to be friends other than how many years you have been friends in the past. Friends can be trusted, they support us and care when others don't . That is not what you have or ever will have with Ramona. Ramona and Sonja have that, not you and Ramona. Hope to see more of you and hope Bravo will replace Alex (plus Simon)and Ramona and Sonja and get some great women in there to have some fun and new experiences with.
I think you handled yourself with such class....I think Simon and Alex are out for more air time and they will try to do anything it takes to make that happen. I wouldn't even waste one more minute trying to be friends with them. They are not your friends.......Friends don't act that way.....and to be honest neither do grown up men and women.....I love that you own what you say and do and you admit when you are not the best version of you. You are a breath of fresh air.
you stay true Jill, Keep your eyes open and take care of the people that matter. You are so wise and people should be lucky to know you. I truly wish you and betheny would reach out to one another. Im a late bloomer and barley saw all the episodes non-stop. You two were a pair!
Keep it real
I loved watching you this season. You have personally grown so much and it was obvious. You inspire me to continue to be a better person.
You have a certain "calm" about you. Instead of reacting (I know, I do it ALL the time) you "respond". You should be very proud of yourself.
Best wishes to your continued strength and growth.
The mean tweets were during may and july of 2010. I suppose they have all been deleted by now. Jill is telling the truth about Simon and Alex.
Jill - good for you for not giving Simon power to take up your time with his bullsh____. He is bored and thinks he is "it". What I found funny was Alex and Simon talking that they are one - yet she refused to discuss with him that his tweets were over the top. What allot of people don't realize is that he can delete the tweets.
I adore how you and YOUR husband are together. He is so supportive and you are a great wife and mother, sister and daughter. I congratulate you on your recent adventures on TV - you are so fun to watch and your energy awesom.
Thanks for being you. PS love your comments - keep it real
Alex and Simon are both weird and boring. Don't waste your time with them. They are full of themselves. Carry on Jill.
Submitted by Pascal on July 5, 2011 Jill, you have substance and brains. You have a lovely husband and great daughter. You don't need Kelly or Luann for anything. They will only bring you down to a terrible level. They are not good for you.
Jill, I can't believe you're blaming Ramona for you and Bethany's fall out, when you clearly stated that you felt ambushed when she tried to patch your relationship. Sometimes you only get one chance in life, and you have to take that opportunity because you know what's going to happen tomorrow. That being said, I pray to God that one day you and Bethany will be friends again.
Jill, I always watch the show and seem to always seem to side with you. Alex and what's his name are wanna bee's, who are so jealous of you that they go to whatever length it takes to get attention that you have and will always have. You are a leader, they are followers. Remember that- you should just start laughing at them when they pull this crap! Love you and keep it real!
I am 100% on board with you, Jill.
But when you said this, "He asked me to set a date to have a talk with him. I realize now he was trying to get make the show about him. If he really wanted to talk with good intentions he would have called me, right?" (which I think is a great point) I couldn't help but think that this means in regards to you and Bethenny.
Regardless, Simon is way out of line. Totally not appropriate.