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I want to share some great news. This is been one of the most exciting weeks of my life. I am sitting in my trailer in Long Island City waiting for a PA to get me on set of USA's hit show White Collar. Season 3 will be premiering June 7 and of course I will let you all know which episode I am on. I never in a million years thought I would hear the words "Hollywood called!" Which is exactly what happened. Luann was the first housewife to have a cameo in a TV show and she told me it was one of the most thrilling days -- long but fun. I wonder who will be next?
Last year, when I was thinking about what I will do after Ally goes away to college, I remembered how happy I was when I worked in the hosiery business. If you would like more information about my background, you can read it here. I have always found working to be the best outlet for me to express myself. Last year I went back to work. I designed my first bedding line, Jill Zarin Bedding (available at Bed Bath & Beyond) and Skweez Couture Shapewear. I wore a corset from my new line on Watch What Happens Live. So many of you emailed me asking where you could buy it. I can finally tell you that Macy's and Lord and Taylor will be carrying the line this fall.
I really enjoyed filming Season 4. I met Cindy and my relationships grew stronger with most of the girls. I don't think it is productive to go back in time and say I wish I said this or that. I also don't want to bash and nitpick every word any of the ladies said. Why bother? The show is fun to watch and if I think something big needs to be said, I will say it. But I think I will leave all the drama on the show. Maybe I will change my mind, but that's how I feel right now.
I will say I think there is a lot of hypocrisy going on. Let's see what you find. I love reading the fan blogs and will recommend them on Twitter and Facebook. Yours are even better than anything I could come up with, so please tweet me or leave me a message on jillzarin.com, and I will check it out!
It feels good to be so happy that no matter how hard they try to push my buttons...my button is on permanent HAPPY! Stay in the light!
Love and Kisses XOXO
Last year I was so angry at you but you really are showing you are trying. Last seasons reunion show depicted a very humbled Jill and it is showing this season. I hope that Alex can find it in herself to let it go and make up. I also really hoped that you and Betheny would make up but water under the bridge. Looking forward to seeing more of the "new" you this season!!!
I'm loving that you're getting back to the real you, Jill! I watched season 1 they other day and you were so awesome! Welcome back, baby!
I'm glad you're getting back to the real you, Jill! I watched season 1 the other day and you were so awesome, caring and funny! Welcome back, baby!
I don't know what those other viewers are talking about but you are absolutely gorgeous. I loved you in your pony tail, you looked so hip and young and natural. You are my absolute favorite on the show. I must admit I was upset with you last season over the whole fiasco between you and Bethenny but no one is perfect and I think you came away from that situation with some important lessons. When it comes to friendship I go by the mantra :"People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime". I guess it was for a season or two with you and Bethenny. I am still a little disappointed though because I love Bethenny and I think you two could have resoved your issues if not for LuAnn. As far as Alex goes she has some issues she has to get over. But I think she is a good person. So oblige her.
Love you Jill! Hold your head up! You have apologized way more than I ever would have. So excited to hear about your "acting career"!! You go out there and knock 'em dead! People like Ramona and Alex are not your friends. Ramona likes to stir the pot and then she sits there and smiles when her new "attack dog" Alex starts jumping and barking at you. Enough already. I thnk I would remove her from ALL my invite lists! Who the heck are they anyway? Alex and Simon? Not even employed for God's sake! Independently wealthy? Doubt it -- never see the woman pay for anything! Best wishes to you, Jill!
Glad to have read that you & Kelly get together on Monday nights and watch Bethenny's show, it's awesome, isn't it! As for last nights episode, it's always good to turn a deaf ear to the drama, ignore it - that's what gets to a person more than harsh words. Good for you!
OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Jill! Wow, what a coup! What an opportunity! Omg, I am super impressed! White Collar is my absolute Favorite show. HAVE A GREAT TIME! (I am sooooooooo jealous!)
You are so great I love watching you. I think it's so interesting how angry Alex is about nothing. I loved the way you handled her very appropriate.
Jill, I really like your character, however you are still talking about the women. It seems as though you have not understood that the people you talk to are often more than willing to share your information and what you said (perhaps with a little added information) for drama sake. You are so much bigger person than the talking you do. As for Alex, neither one of you has really taken the time to talk when you are not in public and when the timing is off. As a fan I would really like to see you play nice this season, however I understand that it has already filmed.
Jill - I'm very excited to see that you have some new business ventures! I'll be looking at BBB to see your bedding line and can't wait for you to put the Skweez on me! OK Jill - stop talking about how you've changed and just "be". You're a lot more balanced than you give yourself credit for and your past is the past. People who are worth it will come around when they get past themselves. You should join LuAnn in writing a book about manners - between the two of you, your different perspectives will be a great "how to" book. My only advice this season is to stay out of any arguments the others are having. Be patient with Alex's attitude, she will calm down soon. I'm just glad you told the elementary school bully to stop picking on you. That was not productive for either of you. She did get you to go to the Gay Marriage March - and I'm glad you went. Any time you put your name on something - participate. Looking forward to seeing you grow more this year! Hugs & Kisses!
Atta Girl! I was on you butt last year for your behavior. So now, if you can keep this up I bet you'll be back on top this season or at least you'll be happy. Inspire me Jill. I dare you!
Hi Jill, I think you are great; I love that you came back for the 4th season. I can see that Kelly, LuAnn, and you are going to do great things this season. Alex is trying to police everyone behavior, when she should just correct herself. I can see that you have change and trying to be a better person. I watch the show because of you and LuAnn. I say "BRING IT" !!!!!!!!!!!!! lOVE THE SHOW
Last night showed the new Jill. I was always taught that just because you think it doesn't mean you should say it. Editing your words is golden. You proved that last night and let the crazies be crazy while you were a lady. Bravo Jill!
I love reading all the ladies blogs after the episode and I have to say when Jill mentions here she has a bedding line I immediately clicked on the link and searched her name because, honestly - I thought it would be a train wreck. I THINK YOUR BEDDING LINE IS GORGEOUS! So much, that I had to comment on here - which in ALL the seasons I've NEVER commented on anything. I love that you offer SETS so that they're more obtainable to the average joe. Should have know with your background in interior design/home decor that you would be able to put out a beautiful line.
I really like you, I think you are honest and caring. However, girl you look gorgeous as a red-head! There aren't many of us and I think you should keep the look.
I love your new positive attitude and think that you have learned a lot over the past seasons. Good Luck I love you on the show!
Jill, Stay away from "in the light". Danielle (former RH of NJ) used that and it brings back bad memories.
Just be positive, stay away from the drama, and accept what is done is done. Do better now.
Jill, I have to say, You sure have class! I have really enjoyed watching you this season. In my opinion, you and LuAnn are the only Housewives this season with any class. I am anxious to find out more of Cindy. From Ramona's mouth and high-and-mighty attitude (Job interviews), Alex's continual ridicules (every event) to Kelly's contradictions, you are the most respectable. I can't wait to see you in White Collar. Good luck with everything.
You are fabulous - and for a diversity of comments one only has to check any other blog or internet article to see what is really being said about you.
Good for you! Keep the light and positive attitude!!! It's so unattractive to be petty and drag yourself in to the drama. But of course, that is why we all watch... to see the catty negative behavior. It is entertaining. :-)
Jill I am glad that you see that all of the drama last year was not worth losing a dear friend. Time does heal all wounds, but you must also realize that sometimes people may get alittle more than you and you can't stop that blessing,but should encourge and be happy for them and things will come back to you. Also I think that LuAnn is not the person you think she is. I don't think that she really wanted you and Bethenny to make up because I think she wanted to have the same closeness that you shared. Also I think Kelly also was jealous of Bethenny and couldn't handle the situation also, but I think if she would have step back maybe things would not have been so bad for her. Alex wanted to be friends with you also, but you have to give her time also. Just be yourself and not be so critical of people and have to be the one on top and you will be just fine.
Congratulations! I'm on Team Luann, Kelly, Sonja and Jill. Ramona makes me nervous. Alex is so intense and judgemental. I'm glad Bethenny is gone. Have no opinion yet w/re to Cindt.
Congratulations! I'm on Team Luann, Kelly, Sonja and Jill. Ramona makes me nervous. Alex is so intense and judgemental. I'm glad Bethenny is gone. Have no opinion yet w/re to Cindt.
I want you to know I and many of my friends have always agreed with you! We are questioning Bravo truthfulness. We don’t buy these so called polls that so many people seem to side with Ramona and Alex they are too mean spirited. Alex still holds it against you for opinions on her home and kids. Alex needs to be for real her house was in a mess and her kid’s behavior was out of control. Alex needed to accept the criticism that everyone was giving her including her new best friend Bethany because it was true! The question remains why you are still Alex target. Alex doesn’t go after the rest of the housewives. I think Alex was and is still envious of what you and your husband have achieved. It’s clear to see she will never be on your level of success. In addition, Alex was glad to see your relationship with Bethany deteriorate because of her grudged against you. That is why giving you “the message” gave Alex such joy, it’s real sad and pathetic to see how much hatred for you she has in her heart. You are nice as you stated on Watch What Live but remember “don’t cast your pearls before the swine” meaning giving your heart and precious feelings to those that don’t mean you well. If you remember anything you have heard in life a snake is still a snake, don’t give anyone room to hurt you again, as these woman have shown you so often before. It’s clear to see Ramona and Alex are star struck and will use you to make them appear to be great. Stay strong and don’t let anyone get you down many are praying for you. PS Let it go with Bethany; friends come and go even close ones, but our lives are too short to grieve over people that have moved on, and don’t care about you anymore. Stay strong as many see your struggles and are praying for your success. Agrigs
Jill, I have to say I was so proud of the way you handled yourself tonight with Alex both at the March and later at her home. You really are a genuine person and I know you have a big heart. You have every right to feel “picked on” my Alex this season. Alex is really going overboard. Maybe you could mention to her that you are not accountable to her, respectfully of course. Pease continue to be more aware of the important things in life and hold on to that wonder husband you have. Bobby is so selfless and I think as long as you” listen” to him you will save yourself allot of pain.
Jill, First let me say that you got a raw deal last session. While some of the points were valid, you were the whipping dog for no good reason. Jewish mothers love to take care and protect. You are filled with good intentions and I think that you are misunderstood. But dont worry..what goes around comes around and this session, wow! You have a beautiful glow about you this season and it is the fact that you are growing as a person. Look at all that you have...a beautiful daughter, a great husband, and a life that most can only dream of.. Keep glowing....use Jewish mom's must stick together.
I believe you are a rejuvenating Jill, GOOD FOR YOU! I truely believe that you have changed, and are going back to the Jill that everyone loved! Thats very much a compliment i might add.
I know how it feels when a person wants to change, there are always obstacles in the way. I believe you don't have to justify, or try when Alex isn't trying. You are a breath of fresh air, things will get better, and they seem to be for you!
CONGRATS on the new look, you look lovely!
I have always been a huge fan of yours! I thought it was very big of you to go to Alex's house and talk with her. She can be very scary when she gets nervous and I would not want to be around her at all!
I watch you Jill and I hear you.....I can't believe how they ganged up on you....they say you're a mean girl....but that's a lie....their mean girls and it must be that they want what you have...cause their trying to break you....just be yourself. You're caring and nuturing...don't believe anything their saying! Just be you Jill!
Jill, I loved you in season one....it's nice to see you getting back to a nice person this season. Good luck in White Collar, it's one of my favorite shows!
Jill, you have been and remain my favorite Housewife of NYC. You've made mistakes, but when your life is captured on video, who wouldn't? My opinion... BRAVO should give you your own show. lol. I am so irritated with Alex and Ramona. Drama is fun sometimes, I guess that's why viewers come back season after season. In the last reunion show I really wish that when Alex had continued to bring up all the things you said about her and her family, that you would've stuck up for yourself more, and the other women as well. None of what you said was untrue. Her kids from the little we've seen of them act atrociously. You have a right to your opinion. Hence the reason why bravo interviews all the women to get their opinions on the other women and the things they do. When I first started watching the show one of the most interesting parts of the show was the open honest opinions and views of one women regarding the others, and how everyone relates to one another. Anyways... I love your black hair you look incredible! On another note, I would just remember the way Ramona is. she is not a friend, unless her behavior is purely to create drama in front of the camera, if any of my friends treated me the way she treats people, she'd be gone. Good luck with all of your endeavors, Heather
Congrats Jill - I love that show White Collar ! You Looked great on WWH ! I think you were blessed with great skin to start off with and now you just look amazing. I am not surprised by Alex, she started out gunning for you, good for you for staying positive. ( me thinks the Cry Baby of late, Beth is behind some of Alex's antics) who made her the Jill Police? Let IT GO ! And shame on Ramona and Alex for setting it up , laughing like the mean girls " Cannot wait to see Jill's reaction" they had it set up from the get go. I do not what the season holds but I feel for you with Alex ! Ramona gets away with murder NOT fair so I was surprised by the outcome of the survey, I think it will change if you strive to take the high road. Just keep it real - be well !
I've always liked you Jill, I'm glad to see that you are trying to better yourself. That's the way it should be with all human beings. It's sometimes hard, dealing with Alex isn't it? I think Alex will always have that chip on her shoulder with you. She is doing what she can to alienate herself from everyone. Keep it real Jill :)
I have always liked and understood you Jill. I think that you still loving Bethenny shows that you were a real and loving friend to her. Sadly she was not a real friend to you. Bethenny is a user just like her mother. Congrats on all that you do. Love Bobby too. What a sweetheart he is. You are a lucky girl and keeping happy and positive shows that you appreciate all that you are and have.
You are my favorite and always have been. There is so much jealously with Ramona and Alex. What a pot stirrer Ramona is! She wants to be top dog and the matriarch with everyone coming to her. I couldn't believe how many times she interrupted you on Andy's show. Alex has to deal with her inferiority complex caused by her NOUVEAU-RICHE status. Her first step is to ZIP it.
I will ditto Gloria's comments XXXOOO
GOOD for you, Jill! I think your new attitude will serve you well in the end. I don't know who could be more vindictive than Alex McCord this season. I wish she would just leave you alone.
Keep it up. Everything was made too dramatic last season, that isnt real life. Just be your happy self.
Go Jill! I wish you all good things this season. It is obvious you are trying to change, but don't change so much that you are no longer real. You do not need to have Alex and Simon like you. And if things with Ramona are always so rocky, is she really a friend? Just because you know someone 15 years plus, does not mean it's a healthy relationship.