Anger tore their friendship apart on The Real Housewives of New York City, but it was tragedy that finally brought former besties Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin back together.
On Monday’s all-new episode, fans got to the see the two come together as Frankel attended the funeral for Jill’s late husband, Bobby Zarin.
It was the first time Frankel, 47, and Jill, 54, had come face-to-face since their epic falling out on the third season of RHONY, which aired in 2010. “There’s a lot going on in my life right now and I just don’t feel like now is the time to take on a huge emotional conversation,” Frankel told Jill at the time during that season’s reunion, explaining why she didn’t want to try to repair their relationship. “Maybe we’ll have lunch some day.”
That day, it turns out, came eight years later. But it wouldn’t be a lunch — it would be a funeral.
“I haven’t spoken to Jill in years,” Frankel explained as she made her way to Riverside Memorial in New York City, where the service was being held. “Despite what’s happened with Jill, Bobby loved me and I loved him.”
“I’m going to Bobby’s funeral, for Jill,” Frankel added. “I want to see her again. I’m feeling badly, not about our relationship, just about a woman who lost her husband. A loss. I mean, they were married for all these years. That’s a real loss. No matter what, they were together all the time.”
Bobby died in January at the age of 71 following a prolonged cancer battle. He and Jill had been together for over 20 years, and married for 18.
“I’m alone now. I don’t know what I’m going to do without him. What am I going to do? I haven’t been alone since I was 20 years old,” Jill lamented to Frankel as they met outside after the funeral. “You know I’ve been crying for a year. And the last six months and the last month, all I did was cry in the hospital. He was gone. He was gone.”
Frankel tried to comfort Jill. “We’re all alone. I’m alone too. But you have good friends,” she said, adding that she couldn’t leave and was struggling seeing Jill alone. “What are you going to do now? I know, I’m sorry. It didn’t hit me until yesterday. He’s not here. He’s supposed to be next to you.”
Jill didn’t waste any time …
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