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Jill Zarin Celebrates a "Lifetime of Memories" with Bobby Zarin on Their 18th Anniversary

This couple is "truly a love story."

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Jill Zarin looked back on her love story as she celebrated her 18th wedding anniversary with husband Bobby Zarin Thursday. 

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She commemorated her and Bobby's big day 18 years ago on January 4, 2000 with some sweet throwback photos of the couple's "lifetime of memories," as well as a beautiful tribute to her longtime love. "Happy 18th! Anniversary to the love of my life Bobby Zarin. Bobby is the most perfect man I know. He never loses anything, never forgets anything and when I think he is wrong... he is always right!" Jill gushed on Instagram, adding that her marriage to Bobby is "truly a Love Story."

Happy Anniversary to my Bobby Zarin .. a lifetime of memories...

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Jill's parents, who fans will fondly remember from The Real Housewives of New York City, also recently celebrated a major milestone in their marriage, their 60th wedding anniversary, in Boca Raton, Florida. Unfortunately, Bobby was unable to take part in the festivities amid his battle with thyroid cancer. "I [was] so sad Bobby couldn’t come down but hope to come in a few weeks if he improves. Bobby is home with family and nurses and Support," Jill shared on Instagram on Christmas Day. "I have @nest camera on him so I can see him 24/7 and even speak to him thru the camera. How cool? Bobby feels great today and loves when I send him tennis videos."


Jill's RHONY pal Kelly Killoren Bensimon recently paid a visit to Bobby. "Bobby was so surprised and happy when @kellybensimon stopped by on #newyearseve to visit. #friends4eva," Jill captioned a pic of herself with Kelly on Instagram.


Bobby was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009. The cancer spread to his lungs in 2013, and in 2016, Jill confirmed that Bobby had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was hospitalized in July due to complications from his cancer battle.

Jill praised Bobby for his strength during this difficult time in a lovely Instagram post published on her birthday in November 2017. "I am most grateful to God who continues to give Bobby and me more time together. When Bobby always said to me 'cherish the moment' I never knew the power of that message until now. We continue the fight against Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer everyday and to astound his doctors with the strength and determination to defy all odds," she wrote on Instagram. "Thank you to everyone for the texts, posts and messages. I read them all and they give me the strength to continue to fight everyday."

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