What Will Jill Zarin Do in Season 11 of ‘Real Housewives of New York’?

Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin | Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy

The Real Housewives of New York cast has changed a couple of times over the years. But sometimes housewives who leave get to return in later seasons in smaller roles. That will be the case again in Season 11 because Jill Zarin reportedly filmed for the season. So what will she be doing in Season 11? Here is everything you need to know.

Jill Zarin is reportedly coming back as a friend on Real Housewives of New York

The former housewife already made her return in Season 10, but Jill Zarin will be back once again. According to TMZ, it won’t be a full-time role but a “friend” on the show. Zarin reportedly will show her life after the death of her husband, Bobby. That includes dating her new boyfriend, Gary Brody.

Zarin said she started out as friends with her new boyfriend

Jill Zarin confirmed her new relationship with Extra. “Bobby would want me to happy,” she said. She described her feelings for the new guy as “new like, we’ll start with new like.” She then revealed how the two met. “It’s time. We started out as friends and, you know, that’s what Bobby wanted for me, he was very adamant about it.”

Zarin previously claimed she was fired because of her feud with Bethenny Frankel

Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel

Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel | Stephen Lovekin/iStock/Getty Images

The reason why Jill Zarin was no longer on Real Housewives of New York after Season 4 is that she wasn’t getting along with Bethenny Frankel. “It felt like my funeral. I was heartbroken and I felt like [the network was] my parents and that when it was ‘Bethenny [vs.] Jill,’ you picked favorites,” she previously said on the reunion show.” So who will Zarin be friends with for her return to the show?

The former housewife is reportedly close to Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer

Luann De Lesseps

Luann De Lesseps | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Bethenny Frankel and the rest of the cast did go to Bobby Zarin’s funeral. There, Frankel and Zarin were able to set aside their differences. But don’t expect them to be the best of friends next season.

Zarin revealed that she has kept in touch with the other co-stars like Luann de Lesseps, who previously was in rehab. Lesseps couldn’t make Zarin’s luncheon in the Hamptons. But Zarin told Extra “She texted me this morning, ‘Good luck today.’ She was supposed to be here… She’s getting better, she is getting well,” she said.

Ramona Singer who has been pretty open about dating again has also reportedly been giving Zarin dating tips. “I actually have asked her … I said to her, ‘You know, Ramona? You’re gonna have to take me out this summer … And hook me up,’” Zarin told US Weekly.  Maybe fans will get to see a little bit that of that on the show before Zarin gets into her new relationship.

Read more: ‘Real Housewives of New York’: Andy Cohen Says Season 11 Begins with Unresolved Issues

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