Producer, Andy Cohen, revealed which “Real Housewives” star he thinks was the hardest to work with.
While on a book tour promoting his new book,
“When asked who was the most difficult hw, he didn’t miss a beat saying Jill Zaren (sic),” the poster wrote. “But, he said that she was worth bringing back for the UGT and that other hw who were difficult will never be back. No one followed up by asking which ones.”
Here’s everything we know about Jill’s departure … and return.
Jill Revealed the Real Season She Was Fired From ‘Real Housewives of New York’ After the Fourth Season
Jill Zarin did not return to the series after four years on the show, two of which she was feuding with former friend and co-star, Bethenny Frankel. Fans had long since assumed the feud and lack of fan support was what did her time on the show in, but Jill revealed another reason.
In February 2014, Jill revealed that she’d set an email to a castmate explaining her desire not to return for season 5.
“This is what nobody knows,” Jill told Oprah Winfrey on an edition of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” as reported by Huffington Post. “This is really the truth: One night… I think I took a sleeping pill and I typed out an email to my [‘Real Housewives’] producer and three out of the five housewives. I said, ‘I’m leaving the show. I want to leave on a high. I’m in a good place right now.’”
She says that after she slept on it, she had a change of heart but it was too late.
“I kind of got cold feet the next day, and I said, ‘Ah, that was stupid, I shouldn’t have sent that email out,’” she told Oprah. “So, when I got the phone call from my production company, I knew.”
She says, despite her departure, she was happy about her time on the show.
“I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Not everyone wants that opportunity, but a girl like me? With a mouth like mine? It’s a dream come true,” she told Oprah.
Jill Will Return to a Full-Time Housewife for the First Time in 10 Years for ‘Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ Season 2
Jill hasn’t been a full-time cast member since season 4 of “Real Housewives of New York” which aired April 7 through August 1, 2011.
But that’s all going to change when RHUGT season 2 finally airs (sometime in 2022).
She’ll appear alongside RHONY’s Dorinda Medley, RHOC’s Taylor Armstrong, RHBH’s Brandi Glanville, RHOC’s Tamra Judge, RHOA’s Phaedra Parks, RHOA’s Eva Marcille, and RHOC’s Vicki Gunvalson.
The show, which features all former housewives, was filmed in September 2021 as the women vacationed at Dorinda’s Blue Stone Manor, which is nestled in the Berkshires.
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