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Did you happen to notice Ramona's body language when she doesn't want to talk about something? When it was brought up about Mario confronting me recently, Ramona just wanted to skip it instead of apologizing for Mario's inexcusable behavior. Andy wouldn't let it go. This was a party held by a mutual friend of ours and there is also another mutual friend of ours who was witness to Mario shoving me with his hand and getting in my face and saying "I want to talk to you." Ramona needed to acknowledge that it happened and ask her husband to apologize. She at least admitted that she didn't see the incident, which is different than what she said in the press after it happened. We choose what we say in our intros, and it's interesting to note how Ramona wanted to present herself: "If people can't handle the truth it's really not my problem." This reinforces her pattern of hurting peoples feelings and not caring about what people think and feel. We all say things sometimes in anger, and I'm as guilty as the next person but at least I'm adult enough to apologize.
I honestly got very upset that Ramona continued to bring up LuAnn's children. Before Season 1 we all agreed, no kids, keep the drama between us. Ramona crossed the line and went as low as she could go. Ramona has no boundaries for the emotional damage she causes. She can give it but she can't take it. For the past two seasons she has relentlessly talked about LuAnn's marriage. Yet when I commented, she thought it was the worst thing ever. She can dish it out but can't take it. It's obvious how uncomfortable she made LuAnn. Ramona wouldn't let it go -- she kept hammering her and I couldn't take it. Someone had to stand up and say "enough" and I literally did. I walked off the set. Ramona should check her own house before throwing stones.
I want to end by saying this: The blondes continue to think that just because they say things it makes them true. In answer to that philosophy I have this to say, "You stop lying about me, and I'll stop telling the truth about you."
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Wow, Jill, are you working yourself through all the Ladies with snide comments, many of them not to thier faces? Why did you only go overboard abouth Bethanys Father dying and her pregnancy ? Somehow, it seems to me that Rampna is making the bullets and you are fireing them... Now, as a good Jewish girl you should listen to you Ma ! have you forgotten what she said to Bethany ? also Bobby ? Having said all this, I am in England, and have watched the last series which is where Sonja joined, so, after that its only heresay !!!! I have totally enjoyed your performance on the show, especiall you and Bethany and hope you have both gone someway to repair that friendship....also Alex was more than a friend to you than you imagine..best wishes, and may your God go with you, Lynn Ross
I miss you this season Jill. But, I think you will be healthier emotionally without the drama especially from RAMONA! What are you doing for 2012?
Agreed. Everyone complains that you gossip and can be mean, but when confronted you always apologize. Then they say it's fake and not sincere, really they are always setting you up to fail. I don't think you mean harm and I think your apologies are genuine. Kids are innocent and its a boundary you don't cross.
Jill..first I love you this season!!! You need to let some friendships go, cut them off!!! Ramona is not your friend. Alex is NOT your friend..They can railroad you because you let them. Why are you seeking the peace from two women who are cruel and unkind? One thing about Betheny I can respect..when she is done she is done..learn from that!! You have a kind and forgiving heart..Ramona & Alex know that..they will continue the digs because they know how to manipulate you. You need to move on..no more apologizing for things you did not do wrong. That is why Alex respects Sonya..Sonya called her out and did not back down. You on the other hand called Alex out..but you backed down (in a kind and forgiving way)..She knew she could railroad you. Love you on the show!! Love Cindy, Luanne, & love love Kelly this season. I just hope Bravo lets Alex go next season!!!
Go Jill! Alex certainly doesn't hold a place with any of the ladies. She is so left out of everything.
Thank you Jill for telling it like it is!!!!!! I have seen how Ramona thinks its fine when she confronts people about incidents that are none of her business, but she sure can run when people come after her.
Alex and Simon are so low I won't even comment. I think all the blondes need to find a hole and duck into it.
You have shown enormous CLASS (that word) in dealing with people. Enough already.
Jill - You are my absolute fave. If I were born into $$, I am positive our paths would have crossed and we would be awesome friends!!!
Jill, I'm so sorry you're, Bullied, Ambushed, Set-uped, ect. I think the best thing for you is Not to come back to the show. You need peace in your life. Retire and move on. This show makes you angry and stressed out. You act so unhappy.
Jill, I cannot stand to watch those blondes anymore, especially after what they said last night on the Reunion. Truly, they are soooo high school. Kudos to you and LuAnn for standing up for each other and for fighting in THAT war zone. Hopefully those gals will mature during the off season. Best of luck!
I want to commend you for keeping to your word that you're trying to change. It was evident this season. You apologized when you were wrong & learned how to take a step back & think about how to handle a situation before reacting. Keep up the good work. More power to you!
Jill, I have to say this. I wasn't sure I liked you in the beginning and now you are my favorite!! You truly seem like an honest lady and it is funny to see how Ramona reacts to you. You call her out! You look great this season. Love what you've done! You and Bobby seem to have a great relationship and I love to see how he watches out for you.
Keep being you!
Jill, hope you come back next season without Ramona. the blondes like to spin the truth about themselves but they dont fool us here in texas
You have been my favorite from the very start and you still are. You looked great on the reunion show.
Jill, I think you are the most real NYHW. I have been watching all the reruns from previous seasons and I really think that you got a raw deal with Ramona and Alex. You rock and I would love to come to NY with you and have lunch...stay true to yourself. You and Bobby are great and your daughter is awesome...Love ya!
Jill, you've become my favorite. You're the only one that did not seem mean and/or crazy this season.
LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU JILL YOU totally ROCK last night I was SOOOOO happy to see the Jill I love coming back !!!!!! JUST LOVE Ittttttt, so real YOU, LUANN AND THE BEAUTIFUL KELLY ARE AND ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITES.
Jill, Kudos to you! All season long I've wanted to slap my TV when I heard all the BS from Ramona and Alex's mouths. You and LuAnn are the most honest and real of all the women. The person I felt the most for was Cindy. She was set up by the Blondes all season long and wasn't prepared for it. Thanks for a great season and I can't wait until next year!
Hi Jill, I am glad that you had LuAnn back when Romona was talking about her kids. I think that was very wrong. I love how you, Kelly, LuAnn, and Cindy stood together. I think you are a good person and I can't wait to see Reunion Part 2 - Great show!!!!!!!!!!!
You are by far my favorite on the show. Ramona needs to go away. I love your honesty and I love that you are humble enough to apologize when you are wrong.
I could not BELIEVE the show last night! What a hoot!! I never saw women make up the most inane and ridiculous reasons for their behavior!! Especially the "blondes". Wow.....now they took it to a whole new fantasy level. Jill you are my favorite. You are a real down to earth, good person. Something that those blondes (especially Ramona and Alex) could never be, even if they tried. It's clear to me Alex is nothing but a "follower", trying to get in with the "popular" group. What a loser!....Ramona, she is hopeless. Too tacky for words. But the "brunettes"? You all act with class (there's that word!!) and all of you make me proud to be a woman, because you all act like women with grace and dignity. Jill, keep doing what you're doing, don't change a thing! You are wonderful!
Jill, you earned my respect during the previous seasons as a woman of substances, but Kelly crazyness is getting to you. Please stay away from her and return to being what you used to.
You are by far the best! Thanks for speaking up for LuAnne regarding her kids.
Ramona did not want you to discuss whether or not her husband was cheating but she made innuendos about the Count cheating on her husband but as the saying goes, if she cant stand the heat get the hell out of the kitchen! I don't understand why was it alright for Mario to push or shove you? Regardless to what he has heard, it is never alright for any man to push, pull or shove a woman under any circumstances!
You've always been one of my favorite housewives, but you still have some work to do in order to bring your reputation up to what it was after season 1. Puhleeze keep your focus on yourself and let the other women fight their OWN battles!
You earned my respect during the previous seasons as a woman of substance, but Kelly’s craziness is contagious. Please stay away from her and return to what you used to be.
Jill, You have been and are my favorite on this show. But Ramona and Alex are truly crazy...you've put up with enough, move on, enjoy life and don't let these wacka-doos hammer at you any more. The truth continues to come out and they are more "high school" than anyone could have imagined. And Alex....she's just plain lost it.
Jill - you are one of my favorite Housewives along with Luanne and Kelly. To me you are very likable and real.
Seriously Jill I was glad you stood up for Luann when Ramona was attacking her children and her marriage, she was WAY out of line and you are right she can dish it out but she can not take it.Sonja seems like a nice person but she is definetly showing the effects of hanging out with Ramona in her own behavior this season. As for Alex, nobody could get a word in at the reunion without her arguing and picking fights yelling over everyone who was trying to answer a question. She makes excuses for her and her husband calling Luann names but then gets upset because you called her a name at the beginning of the show, lots of double standards going on there. Seriously thought at one point Alex was going to have a stroke or pass out or something when she started panting, LOL at Cindys comment!!
Jill I am so glad to see you stand up for yourself. I know you've listened and tried to be flexible and make attempts to work w/ Ramon and Alex but Alex does NOT like you.... period. You can bend over backward three times and she'll never want to make things work out w/ you. I was like WOOHOO when you called Alex a f%$#ing bitch. Please continue staying real. Alex and Ramona do not deserve your friendship. Remember that. Move on from their negative and destructive behavior.
Jill, I love you! You may not be perfect,like all of us, but you are SO real! I love Bobby as well! Ramona and Alex should eat their heart out regarding you and Bobby's relationship. It is so obvious how much he loves you.
Love you Jill!! Think you keep it real! My friends call me Jill Zarin because they think I'm just like you! Keep doing what you're doing!
Jill, I think you have people's best interest at heart but honestly you are too much into everyone's business. It's impossible for you to not be nosey, but it would serve you best to just stay out of all the crap.
Watching the show last night definitely puts me on the brunette's side. The blonde's last night were nuts. Ramona needs to get a life, Sonja needs to act her age and Alex, well there is not much to say about her. I really like that you have turned yourself around and I real and a real good friend. Keep up the good work.
I agree 100%. Ramona and Alex's double-standard is out of control. Loved it when you stood up for the kids. Ramona crossed the line - way over the line.
Jill, loved you this season and every season!! You are my favorite and you were right on with the finale part 1. I can see you have been working on yourself as a person and it shows to everyone. You were speaking the truth in the finale and you had video to back it up. Ramona loves to speak her mind about what she thinks but never listens to anyone else or doesn't want to hear the truth spoken about her. Alex is the biggest Wanna-be as is her husband. I wish Bravo would remove them from the show as they are ridiculous and mean spirited. You and Bobby seem to have a great and supportive marriage and I am happy for you. Keep speaking the truth and being supportive of your friends. We all wish we had a Jill Zarin in our lives.
Loved you on the show you're my favorite. Your blog is so true. Wish you the best because you deserve it. I do question why you would want to come back next year and have to deal with the blondes. I hope you do and bravo makes other changes
Jill, I am so glad you had a good season. Last season was difficult because you had to go through a "break up" of a real friendship on national t.v. While the friendship and emotions (good and bad) between you and Bethenny were real, Alex got involved for no reason other than to boost her own image, get more air time and (finally) have "friends" on the show. Alex's mean spirit has become more than apparent over the past 2 seasons. But you have returned to your kind and funny self. Good for you!!!!
Jill, first off this is the 1st full season I have watched of the NYCHW and loved it! I think you were great and also been bullied and pinned from Ramona and Alex. I think Alex needs to look deep into her marriage and realize that her husband only married her because he couldnt get someone else or that he chose her bc she accepted the fact that he really likes men (which is ok)- Ramona, well we all know her mouth wont be shut anytime soon but she is very two-faced, as is, Sonja, in respect because they would not be part of a music video but would dress and dance provacatively in front of guests at a party-hmm did they not think that their children would be watching the show just like they may watch the music video- what a concept!
I agee that conversations about the kids on TV should be off limits. The whole reunion show was just hard to watch. It seemed that you and LuAnn and cindy too were the only ones who weren't interrupting. I swear I don't think one answer was answered completely. Stay strong and stay away from Alex and Ramona.
I loved the way you stuck up for LuAnne. That really was a low blow on Ramona's part. Now I understand why LuAnne became so defensive at the meeting with Ramona. Ramona was going on and on about why her daughter has turned out so well (which she has). It was clear, though, she was making a dig at LuAnne, as she pointed out in the reunion that her daughter has been to multiple schools. I like aspects of Ramona but to pick on the children really isn't right, and you put a stop to it right away. I've liked you since the beginning and it's clear that you've really matured this season. The other girls could learn a lesson from you in apologizing when an apology is due, instead of defending a comment till the end. Good luck to you, Jill!
At one point, I think that you were really trying to change, so be more self-aware and sensitive to those around you. Hurting people in the name of honesty is childish. In my opinion, your husband is an angel, a saint. I wish they would have him talk more. He always makes sense and has such a good heart. He wishes everyone well and he adores you. This should give you the confidence to treat those around you with respect instead of finding fault and competing. You do not have to compete. You are a very attractive woman, you are wealthy and you have a husband from heaven. Use all that you have to give to others. You would be happier if you spent more time being grateful for all that you have...you could be a great help to people like Ramona and Alex. They need maturity from you. You can do it.