Jill Zarin

Jill shares why she thought LuAnn's video was so important and what she thought of the blondes sitting it out.

on Jul 15, 20110

Hello everyone. Bobby and I just came back from a fabulous trip to London. We went to visit our friends Robbie and Ayda Williams and to see Robbie and his band Take That play two incredible shows at Wembley Stadium. I can't even begin to tell you what a great time we had. The British people were amazing, and they love Americans. While there, we did a lot of tourist type activities, including visiting Windsor Castle, sightseeing, and, of course, shopping at Harrods. I also ate so much fish and chips I almost had to swim the Atlantic Ocean to get back home!

On tonight's episode you see me having a brain scan. I was actually surprised to find out that my memory is above average. In hindsight, I guess I do have a pretty good memory. I just lack focus sometimes and that causes me to forget things. This is something I constantly have to work on. While I was having the brain scan I kept asking Sonja questions about why she didn't want to be in LuAnn's video. It wasn't important if she wasn't in the video, but I could sense she wasn't being honest. LuAnn and Sonja have been friends for over ten years. It was important to LuAnn and sometimes you have to do things for other people. Even if she just went to Atlantic City to show her support for LuAnn, it would have been better than not going. Bobby took the day off and drove two and a half hours to be there. 

I'll leave it up to you to decide whether Ramona's argument about parenting styles with LuAnn was valid considering the things Ramona has done over the past four years. The hotel scene with Mario and Turtle Time, just to name a few. I have my opinion, and I'm sure you have yours. My daughter was not embarrassed to see me in an evening gown, sitting in the back of a limo or lounging by a pool in a robe. After all, it's not like I was in lingerie rubbing my husband's feet.

53 comments
bs9192
bs9192

I understand supporting friends, but it's not necessary to do "everything" together. I think you're being over reactive when some of the ladies don't want to be appear in LuAnn's video. It is was it is - get over it and quit with the pettiness already!!!

inquisatiff
inquisatiff

I'm a little diappointed that anyone would defend the use of the "c" word especially when there was such about using the word class. Where is Anderson Cooper to point out the ridiculist.

Boardhousewife
Boardhousewife

Had to join and comment on your blog! I watched Housewives of New York just the other day for the first time and now I am hooked! You are my favorite character! I have to admit, Alex drives me mad. You out class her by a long shot!

Love ya!

Rebecca Cox
Rebecca Cox

Jill, I just love ya lady, Wish everyone would get along, but I know Ramona is a hard egg to crack, I would have not ever been friends with her, I think she is a bit wacky. I love your honest friendship with Kelly & Luann love them both! Good Luck with everything Jill! Rebecca LPN

reality freak
reality freak

Jill you are adorable and so is Bobby. Looking forward to visiting your store so I can get a photo in front of it. Pet Ginger for me. I have a little girl named Cookie Marie who loves 'nose-kissing' too.

Lionel Burke
Lionel Burke

Jill - just wanted to compliment your stylist and let you know that I think you have the best hair of any of the Housewives, any city - no one can come close to having your beautiful hair. I don't even know if it's real or fake and don't really care, but you WEAR IT WELL, best regards to you and your family!

cool person
cool person

Jill you rock ....i like your honesty ..

ViewerRae
ViewerRae

o are the best. You are honest, sensitive and fun. How does the group put up with Ramona. I couldnt stand being around her one minute without telling her off instead of making excuses and inviting her back. Why?

RH Viewer
RH Viewer

Thank you for mentioning the hotel scene with Ramona, Simon's removal of the "o" from countess and Alex"s comment "See you next Tuesday." You are loyal to your friends and spot on.

deserttrat
deserttrat

Funniest thing I ever read...Luann's music career.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

patsy from colorado
patsy from colorado

i just noticed the countess on a law and order episode! dressed in a sheet. what do you, jill, have to comment about this?

Josie R. Vega
Josie R. Vega

I LOVE YOU JILL!!! you're the reason i love this show. And i love bobby too,might I add he is a very handsom man and you are blessed to have a man support and love you the way he does. You two make a wonderful couple! And i love you this season!!!!!!

TEAM JILL

abarler
abarler

You hot the "nail on the head" with this blog. I LOVE you and you are the reason why I am addicted to this CRAZY SHOW...bahahaha!!

pollyanna
pollyanna

Thank you for mentioning Simon's use of the "C" word. It is repulsive that he said such gutter talk, and even more disappointing that Alex glossed over it without mention. Shame on them. Disgusting.

Cate from Chicago
Cate from Chicago

Luann is condescending and rude, no wonder the others didn't want to do the video. Also, considering the financial situation that Sonja, and most of the country, is in, a video about wealth and excess is a little insensitive. There is NOTHING in that video about elegance or class coming from within, just an ostentatious display of wealth.

Syllabucks
Syllabucks

Jill is the only genuine person on these house wife shows and the only one I would choose as a friend/pal/confidant. Kelly runs a close second. As for those two blonds, they need a dose of manners and yes, C L A S S.

ackstua
ackstua

Jill, as usual your blog is spot on. Still love you!

donna Shaw
donna Shaw

Jill if it was not for you i would not watch the show. I love the way you have reinvented yourself and i hope one day you and bethany can be friends again you 2 are my favorite

Hmmm
Hmmm

Jill, I have come to so respect your insight into all things "RHONYC" you truly are the heartbeat, always eager to support your true friends. The video is sure to be a huge hit !!!

jelliebean
jelliebean

You make me laugh...in a good way.

Tina D
Tina D

You are a true and loyal friend

take me!
take me!

I wanna go shopping with you and your daughter.

LeslieH1
LeslieH1

You are Chic Cest La Vie!!!!! Love U!!

Laura G.B.
Laura G.B.

Jill, I love you! I love how you genuinely helped Luann in her video! I think you and Kelly did an absolutely wonderful job! I find the brunettes simply beautiful together! Rock on, Jill, greattttttt job!

gill skeete
gill skeete

Hi Jill, Glad you were able to go to the video shoot. You were very nice to support LuAnn. I really do not understand Ramona's comments about parenting skills and that her daughter would be so embarassed to see her mother in LuAnn's video!! This is not the first one.. it's a different one! Everyone was dressed very nicely and although not my style.. it was decent.. Glad you and Bobby had fun in London England..

jlcmom
jlcmom

I don't think Alex ever gave in and agreed with Simon...

kimmieintx
kimmieintx

Jill, you are right on the money!

tuscanyres
tuscanyres

see you next Tuesday????? Right???? So many seem to be calling Simon out and have completely missed that Alex referred to Luuanne as the samething! I wrote a comment telling alex just what I thought of her without using foul language but it has not been posted on her blog. Oh well. Jill, I think you are the best! I love your warmth and humor. I love to watch you interact with your family and friends that you are comfortable with. I even love your perserveriance of knowledge be it fact or gossip. People have to understand that's a cultural thing. We smart Jewish girls have to know everything! Keep living and loving just as you do. I for one see the authenticity in everything you do. I Love your heart Jill.

Marge E.
Marge E.

Jill, Good for you supporting your friend, as you always do. Looked like a ton of fun. You are right about Ramona...the hotel scene with Mario we could all have done without. You are definitely right about Alex and Simon. Alex refusing to say c-l-a-s-s.???Really?? But she can say c u next Tuesday more easily?? No one I know uses THAT word and then she tolerates Simon saying that about LuAnn. Bravo needs to yank Simon off the show.

In Idaho
In Idaho

Jill, you act your age and you show common sense. Love ya

adrienne1
adrienne1

Your my fav this season. Keep it up your nicer this season and got your friends back. :)

 pattyu
pattyu

Oh No! only one more to go! At least I have your letter's to look forward too. you, LuAnn, Cindy and Kelly have all the CLASS!

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

I'm SO glad you wrote about the vile comment Simon made abou LuAnn! I hope LuAnn laughed it off, as their opinion probably doesnt mean much to her anyway.

LuAnn has great friends in you, Bobby & Kelly! I'm so glad you went out of your way to support your friend. More reason to love you!

As for Ramona's comments to LuAnn....OMG, how petty and hurtful can she be?! Then in her blog she tried to blame it on LuAnn by saying she was just "dishing back" to LuAnn in retaliation for LuAnn's digs. (What digs?!?!?!) Lunn handled it with the grace and CLASS (bite me Alex) that she always has! Had Ramona said those things to me it would've been ON! I cannot believe you see ANYTHING worthy of friendship in Ramona! Sheesh!

Rock on Jill! You & LuAnn are the ONLY reason I can watch this show. I can't stomach the others!

metgf
metgf

I watched you in this weeks show and OMG, you took over the video shoot, like you were the director! Did you see yourself being incredibly difficult? I would have been honored - like you said to be in someones video, but I bet the staff wished you were not there!

SkinnyMargarita123
SkinnyMargarita123

Just when I thought you changed a new leaf....the Ramona Digs came out. Enough already!

Waslurking
Waslurking

Gosh Jill you looked awesome in the video.

korivex
korivex

Jill, don't worry about Ramona's excuse to not do the video. It is between her and LuAnn and getting involved will just cause problems for you. Maybe Ramona doesn't LIKE LuAnn and just simply didn't want to support her. She doesn't have to like or support LuAnn just because you do. It shouldn't affect your friendship with Ramona at all. Now, in your blog, you had to go and be judgmental about Ramona and her excuse to LuAnn. Let it be between them, not everyone has to like or be nice to your friend.

Oh, and I loved when you said "I'm 47, who the hell wants me in their video." I can relate - I would be flattered as well. You looked so beautiful doing the video and as much hard work as it was, I hope you had a blast!

FAN FROM PA
FAN FROM PA

The fact that Bobby drove 2 1/2 hrs to support luAnn doesn't mean the other women have to/want to. Your husband seems like a great guy but that doesn't have a thing to do with the other women and their decisions. There has not been an outpouring of love and understanding between Alex and Ramona with luAnn, so their response seemed appropriate despite how much luAnn wanted them there.

MarissaTX
MarissaTX

Jill, you are the reason i got hooked on RHONY. I've loved you from the get go. You're full of life and full of energy. You truly are a wonderful person.

LOOOOVE JILL!!

Brandisue
Brandisue

Love love love you as always!!!

Lulubean
Lulubean

Oh Jill, you are lovely and fabulous but please don't take all of us as dopes. No one's jaw dropped with Simon saying that. The line about the parenting, well, Luann and Ramona have very different styles and I assume yours is closer to Ramona's. The fact that she didn't want to be in the video because her daugther didn't want to be humiliated, just accept it and move on, who cares. No one, we don't that's for sure.

You are well respected and loved :)

jennifersays
jennifersays

Jill...you have grown on me this season. Some of the others are becoming really WACKO! you at least are real!

Susan B.
Susan B.

As far as I qm concerned, I have seen you do nothing but support your castmates. From the very beginning you have always given well intentioned advice.

Sometimes you certainly ha e foot in mouth disease, but you are not ,ean spirited.

Obviously, you say things that are hurtful and then you say something different later, just own up to what you are thinking and feeling!