When Carole Radziwill announced that she was leaving the Real Housewives of New York after Season 10, speculation immediately started about who would fill her shoes. After agreeing to allow Bravo cameras to film her interaction with Bethenny Frankel and her husband Bobby’s funeral, Jill Zarin’s name immediately went to the top of the list.
Housewives head honcho, Andy Cohen, added fuel to the fire when he was asked about a possible return for Zarin at the Tribeca TV Festival’s Tribeca Talks: Ten Years with The Real Housewives of New York City. After comparing being a housewife to being in the mob, Cohen stunned fans be seeming onboard with the idea.
“And regarding Jill, I was happy to see she and Bethenny [Frankel] have that moment last season. And, as I said, I was happy it happened in front of a camera, actually, just as a fan of the show and their kind of evolution,” he shared. “But never say never. I think it would be cool.”
Frankel ended her long-standing friendship with Jill Zarin following Season 3 of the Real Housewives of New York and left the show to start filming a spin-off. During that time Frankel also went on the launch her billion-dollar Skinnygirl company.
Zarin has popped up a couple times since she was let go from the cast in 2011.
Zarin went to lunch with Dorinda Medley and Luann de Lesseps in Season 9 and Frankel was the hot topic of conversation due to her fight with Ramona Singer at Medley’s home in the Berkshires.
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After that episode aired, Zarin admitted that Singer was wrong to have attacked Frankel. She also believes their friendship would have gotten better if Frankel hadn’t quit after Season 3.
Jill Zarin has not commented about coming back full-time on the show. But Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley both revealed they would love to see her come back.
Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New York will premiere in the spring of 2019.