Expect to see a lot more drama when The Real Housewives of New York City comes back to Bravo in March for Season Three. “Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel aren’t speaking,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “Jill is upset because Bethenny has been keeping things from her.” The show is currently filming in NYC.
According to the source, “When Housewives first started, Jill was the more famous one, and she took Bethenny to all the big parties and introduced her to everyone. Jill always looped Bethenny in and did everything for her. But now that Bethenny is becoming really successful and has a brand, she is shutting Jill out.”
As any RHNYC fan knows, Jill and Bethenny have been super close friends since Season One, with Jill’s mom even giving Bethenny advice when she was worried about finding a husband or ever having a baby. “But now Bethenny is getting married and she’s pregnant,” says the source. “And she doesn’t have time for Jill, and doesn’t include her in things.”
The insider adds, “Jill always took Bethenny under her wing, and let Bethenny stay with her at her Hamptons house for free. Now, Bethenny only wants to help herself and wants to be her own person and brand.”
A spokesperson for Bravo had no comment, and reps for both Jill and Bethenny declined to comment on the story as well. But last season, Jill and Bethenny has a big blow-up. They did make up, but new clips for the show show a huge fight between Bethenny and Jill, with Jill screaming, “Last time I saw you, you told me to get a hobby!”
Do you think these two will make up? Or is this the last straw? —Corynne Steindler