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Fight Not Worth Fighting

Jill talks about Bethenny's pregnancy announcement, Alex's bombshell message, and "mean girls."

By Jill Zarin


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Bravotv: Did you suspect Bethenny was pregnant before hearing the rumors?

I had absolutely no idea Bethenny was pregnant.

You e-mail Bethenny to tell her you spoke with the press and told them the pregnancy was a rumor. She says you did it for selfish reasons. Were you just trying to do damage control?

I wasn't trying to "do" anything. I was at an event when someone in the press asked me about the pregnancy rumor. At that point it was not confirmed, so I just said it was a rumor. After I congratulated Bethenny and Jason I felt terrible about the way it happened. I didn't know Bethenny was coming to Kelly's party since they weren't really friends. I called her when we all left the party and sent her flowers to apologize and congratulate her. She texted me that she was away for the weekend but heard I sent them. She said thank you so I thought things were thawing out with her. That is why I texted her when I did hear the rumors were true. Even though we had a fight, I wanted her to know I cared about her.

Was Jennifer Gilbert helpful in planning your holiday party?

I met Jennifer Gilbert as a new housewife. She was also a well known event planner and asked her to help me plan a holiday party. She was amazing and everything I heard about her was true.

Were you surprised when Bobby acted a little camera shy before appearing on LXTV?

I love the scenes when I am filming with my family and close friends. Bobby was so adorable.


What was your reaction to the message Alex delivered? Did you think the message was from Bethenny or was it Alex taking out her aggression?

I was devastated by the message Alex delivered. I realized the the whole "fight" was not worth fighting. Bobby had given me great advice and though I couldn't take back what I did or said, I thought since we communicated after she announced her engagement that we were moving to a better place. I thought they were "mean girls" talking about it afterward which is exactly what they have been accusing me of all season.

Do you still believe that Bethenny doesn't know the difference between what should be kept private and what should be public?

I say that Bethenny doesn't know the difference between real and private, but really I think it was me who didn't know. I thought our friendship was real and was shocked she wouldn't talk to me off camera at Ramona's house. I asked her on camera in front of LuAnn and Ramona to talk to me in the bedroom and she wouldn't. Why?

Allyson is graduating high school in a few weeks. Where did the years go? What happened to my little girl? She is all grown up and we could not be more proud of her.

Have a great week!

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