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Two years after his death, Ally Shapiro has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to her stepdad, Bobby Zarin. The touching homage to the former Real Housewives of New York City husband is a tearjerker and also incredibly heartwarming, as Jill Zarin's daughter opens up about all the ways her life has changed since he died in January 2018.
"When we were in the hospital I thought about the future, a time before you and after you, and how my life would be divided into those chapters. I would have to tell new people about you, and the lessons you taught us. But that really isn’t true. Everyone still knows you, the legend of the Great Bobby Zarin. Everyone asks about you. People come up to us and say, 'what was Bobby’s famous one-liner?'" she said, before sharing this tidbit about Jill's life after Bobby: "Even mom yells your name at least once a day."
From there, she elaborated: "Here are some things you missed in the passed two years: We sold the apartment and camp Zarin. Poppy Al and Ginger died. I lost some friends...I got my Master’s degree and a new job. I moved back from London and into my own apartment. I met the most incredible people and created real friendships. Mom moved into a new apartment and became a tennis addict. We got Bossi, who you would have loved. We spend as much time in your favorite places, Miami and Boca, as possible. Our friends got married and engaged. We spent the holidays with our second family," Ally revealed, even opening up about Jill's experience at BravoCon last November: "You would have loved seeing mom in all her glory at Bravocon. Everyone would have loved seeing you at Bravocon."
Jill has since found love again with boyfriend Gary Brody (Bobby gave his blessing before he passed for her to date again), and Ally couldn't help but commend what a stand-up guy Bobby was.
"But men like you are of a different time. They don’t make people like you anymore. A true gentleman with traditional and steadfast values and morals. You will be preserved forever as that person, who I was lucky to know for over twenty years, who raised me and took care of us as much as we took care of you," Ally wrote. "We love you and thank you."
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