Jill Zarin

Jill wishes you happy holidays, and discusses this week's funny episode.

on Apr 21, 20110

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!

I had a wonderful Passover with both sides of my family. We went to my sister Lisa's house Monday night with Mommy, Daddy and 27 of us in all! I took a few funny videos! (Sign up for my newsletter at jillzarin.com to see!) Tuesday night we went to The Friar's Club with the Zarins, where there were nearly 40 of us! Though it started out as only family we had a few friends who didn't have a place to go. It is a "mitzvah" (good deed) to set another setting at the table, and in this case we set six! Spending this time with my family and friends is precious to me and reaffirmed once again what is truly important in life and how lucky I am not only to have such a wonderful family, but to have them there for me in good times or bad. Their unconditional love, and mine for them, is unwavering. Watching our children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews grow is up what gives us the most joy.

After such a wonderfully busy week, it was very strangely pleasant to not be in this week's episode and to just sit back and watch my fellow cast mates in action! They surely did not disappoint. I am glad that you are finally beginning to meet the real Kelly who is very dear to me. She is an excellent mother and role model to her beautiful girls. I love seeing how well they behave onscreen. It is a bright reflection on Kelly. I also think it's a testament to her character that she is looking for "Mr. Right" and not "Mr. Right Now." A great guy is out there waiting for her!

I'm happy to see that Luann found the love of her life, Jacques. He is as warm and friendly off-screen as he is on. It brings a smile to my face seeing them so happy together. I loved the Wine Connector scene. What a great business idea.

35 comments
KWright
KWright

I think your fine the way your are.....I am not a fan of some of the trash talkers that have gained up on you! You have great style and keep smiling. =)

Meohme
Meohme

I have to tell you Jill. I want to be your friend. I love that you are honest and a straight shooter. I felt horrible when you and Bethany stopped being friends. Don't let Alex get you down, she is a phony and super ugly. Anyway I am team Jill. I would love to go to the hamptons with you and your momma she seems uber cool.

sktina
sktina

JILL! Love the blog. Love your outlook on life.

A long time fan of the show
A long time fan of the show

Jill, did you read Ramona's blog this week? What garbage! She says she never backstabs anyone or talks behind their back, yet she did both of those things on national television to a private friend of ours, while using our friend's full name on camera. Too bad the public doesn't know her like we do. She's such a phony.

schelle
schelle

Jill, You're working on positive but didn't see that at the march or how you talk to Alex. You need to keep working on that in those areas. I love how you are improving though. Glad to hear you had a great holiday season with your family. Hope when you come back your well rested and ready to surprise us some more !!

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

But Jill was one of the few who DIDN'T pick on Alex & Simon in the first few seasons! Ramona & Bethenny did. That's why I just don't get Alexs' vendetta against Jill last season & this season....it seems totally misplaced.

By the way, both Sonja & LuAnn alluded to more being said by Alex @ the march and that's what caused the reaction by Jill to say "stop picking on me!" The editing made it look like she was overreacting, but 2 other ladies said Alex was riding Jill about something and that's why she reacted.

Keriann
Keriann

Love your blog...it is obvious that you had a wonderful time with your family. It is so great to have the nice Jill back! Life is always better when we have a positive attitude. Thank you!

Merlj
Merlj

Jill so far I think you are being yourself this season, and that is a good thing.

buttercup72
buttercup72

Missed you so much in this weeks episode. This show would be nothing without you. Just keep being the class act you are!!!!!

j.abreu
j.abreu

The season is young, let's wait and see

ADDICTEDhousewife:)
ADDICTEDhousewife:)

Missed ya, Jill. RHONY is not the same without your face throughout the scenes.

sew crazy
sew crazy

Missed you.... I hope you are in the rest of the season because if you are not on, I will not watch....... Ramona and Alex are mean girls still in High School.

Patty in Illinois
Patty in Illinois

You have come a long way. You have made progress as far as remaining positive and happy. But at the gay marriage parade you seemed to take the opportunity to play victim with Alex since you had a group of friends around you. "Stop picking on me!". "Stop attacking me!". All you had to do was ignore her comments until the two of you were alone and then ask her why she kept badgering you. When I look back at the early shows and see how much everyone beat up Alex and Simon, especially Simon, I can fully understand why she is finally speaking up and trying hard to level the playing field. I know she's overdoing it, but I can understand.

Alexander6864
Alexander6864

Jill - I think you're terrific, and think you're too hard on yourself about having to change. Alex and Bethany are certainly no saints, although they are quite rightous. Alex is not worth stressing over. She needs to change!

vernelee
vernelee

Yes my thoughts exactly. The first season you had the personality to be the classiest of all housewives. I'm not sure what you were going thru but you can't be Bethany. Yourself was good enough.

Jill fan once again
Jill fan once again

Jill,

It's great to see that you're back to who you really are. I look forward to seeing the rest of this season!

karentc
karentc

You shouldn't be able to go on vacation when the show is in production!!! lol It was just not the same without you there.

GABBYVAL
GABBYVAL

Jill, I feel so bad reading the comments you are still getting. You may have had a bad year, last year but your behavior isnt even close to how appauling some of your castmates have been. Let it go, already, PEOPLE! Dont let those comments bring you down. They are probably coming from not so nice viewers anyway! You have plenty of reasonable viewers who can see what truely happened last year and who has malicous intent. Thank you for being real. Admitting everyone struggles and is human. I enjoy watching when you are on and I am hoping that one day still, you and Bethenny will reconcile and be able to look back and learn from everything and it makes your friendships stronger. There are so many things that we cant change, but as we get older, we all learn what is most important and what is forgivable. Have a good year this season! Wishing you the best!

Buffalo Mom
Buffalo Mom

Jill I was recently watching some re-runs of season 2 and it made me so sad because it really seemed as though you and Bethenny had such a wonderful and true friendship. I still hold out hope that you two will become friends again. I can see that you have grown a lot from the loss of that friendship. My daughter recently broke her knee and is now in physical therapy and boy did she grow and develop from that painful experience!

Eclipse
Eclipse

Jill, You rock! You may not have had screen time, but you are always there. You remain the glue to RHONY.

Don't mess with Texas!
Don't mess with Texas!

I really missed you this week!!! Hope to see you next week you are the only reason i watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Missy53
Missy53

Jil, This is the Jill that we all fell in love with in season 1. No drama, no backstabbing, no lies, etc. All positive thoughts and comments. Keep this Jill going, we love her. Please tell Sonja to tone it down. Not for nothing but she seems to be taking over and her mean-spirited ways are showing. She is so very two-faced. She talks about everybody, Cindy said as much last night. She was trying to listen to Ramona speak and all Sonja did was tear her apart. Jill you learned your lesson, now teach her. Love you

LauraGamm
LauraGamm

Isn't it nice to sit back and watch fools be fools and just stay out of the fray? Although I missed seeing you, I'm sure it was nice not to be a target for Alex and Ramona! Happy Passover to you and your family!

APPLEHEAD
APPLEHEAD

Jill you the best all has been all way will be!

viewer in pa
viewer in pa

I THOUGHT THIS EPISODE WAS FUN AND HAD AN ELEMENT OF LIGHTNESS TO IT BECAUSE YOU WERE ABSENT AND THERE WASN'T ANY OF YOUR DRAMA. JUST MY OPINION....

Mo's Mom
Mo's Mom

Nice to read this positive post from you. Be you. You don't have to be Bethenny...sarcasm works for her, but not for you. Good job.

Suzy Q
Suzy Q

Jill, this entry in your blog is a breath of fresh air. It seems like Jill from Season 1 wrote it. It's so good to see you back on the high road!

BarbinGa
BarbinGa

Best episode this season!

Robyn :)
Robyn :)

I love the positivity in this post, Jill.

And I missed you in this episode. Hope you were having a fabulous time in Australia :)

chester-puppy
chester-puppy

Wow Jill I'm really impressed. You've really made a complete turnaround since last season.