After losing her husband, Bobby Zarin, to cancer in 2018, Jill Zarin is seeing happier days again. The Real Housewives of New York City alum began tentatively dating again back in July, and started seeing longtime friend Gary Brody. At the time, she announced: “I just started accepting a few dinner dates after much thought and support from my close friends and family. I felt Bobby would want me to start to live again."
By December, Jill had made her new relationship with Gary Instagram official. And when Valentine's Day rolled around, she took a moment to post a message that honored the spirit of the romantic holiday.
The February 14 post showed photos of several of Jill's loved ones. In the first photo, the RHONY alum and her daughter Ally Shapiro are seen smiling with Gary; the next post shows a gorgeous bouquet of roses that we assume Gary sent to Jill.
To caption the photos, Jill wrote: "Happy Valentine’s Day! So lucky to have found happiness once again! #blessed."
In 2018, Jill told The Daily Dish that Bobby had expressly told her that he wanted her to find love again after his passing. "He told me what he wanted for me. It was very sad... But he wants me to move on, he wants me to be happy," Jill said then. "He wants me to work. He wants me to play tennis. He knows I love it and he knows that that's probably a good place for me to meet a nice guy and he doesn't want me to be alone. He's not selfish like that."
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