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Jill Zarin Is “Setting the Record Straight” About *This* Recent Rumor

The RHONY alum revealed that her daughter, Ally Shapiro, may have been the one who actually started the gossip.

By Shannon Raphael

After crashing the Scary Island trip didn't exactly work out in her favor on The Real Housewives of New York City Season 4, Jill Zarin is uninterested in showing up where she's not invited. 

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The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 2 cast member attended the 31st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 12, and she went viral for photobombing Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan. Rumors soon began to circulate that Jill had snuck into the exclusive after-party uninvited, and her daughter, Allison "Ally" Shapiro, may actually be the one to blame. 

In a TikTok video she posted the day after the awards show, Ally joked that her mom was not an invited guest to Elton John's charity event. 

"You've probably heard by now that Ke Huy Quan, this man right here, won Best Supporting Actor last night at the Oscars. What you probably didn't know is my mom snuck into the Vanity Fair party and, as you can see here, is photobombing him. But, that's not the best part of this picture," Ally said in the TikTok post. "The best part is my mom was barefoot at the Vanity Fair party photobombing Ke Huy Quan. Yes, my mom, the O.G. New Yorker, walked around the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party barefoot because her feet hurt too much."

After Ally's video picked up steam on the app and once Jill made headlines for not being an invited attendee to the lavish soirée, the Long Island native took to her own social media pages to clear things up. "I am setting the record straight…" Jill wrote in an Instagram caption. "I did NOT sneak into the Vanity Fair after-party!"

"So once again, Allison got me in trouble, because she thinks she's funny, and she said to America, go ahead —" Jill said in an Instagram video while she was sitting in the car with Ally. 

"That my mom snuck into the After Party," Ally joked from the other seat. Jill then asked if it was "true" that she crashed the event.

"No, it wasn't true!" Ally responded. "It was a joke! I'm sorry!"

To further clear things up, Jill went on to share how exactly she ended up at the After Party in the first place. She revealed that her "dear friends" Emberli Pridham and her husband "donated $80,000 to Elton John’s AIDS foundation for [two] tickets to the after party." Jill got one of the tickets, while Emberli took the other.

"I was in bed by 1 AM," Jill continued. "The best night!"

In addition to photobombing Ke Huy Quan shortly after he won his first golden statue, Jill also snapped pictures with Steven Spielberg, Ziwe, Cheryl Burke, and fellow Bravolebrities Kathy Hilton and Lisa Rinna

Find out who else attended the event below.

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