'RHONY' Preview: Simon Van Kempen Asks Jill Zarin To Have A 'Talk!'

Thu, June 30, 2011 3:37pm EST by 3 Comments

Jill & Alex have worked through their drama — but Alex’s hubby, Simon, feels left out. He thinks he needs to settle things with Jill as well! Really Simon?

Alex McCord‘s husband Simon van Kempen seems to try to get himself involved in any little piece of drama that goes down on The Real Housewives of New York City. And even if Alex has buried the hatchet with her co-star Jill Zarin, Simon still feels the need to put his two cents in — that’s why he approaches Jill during the June 30 episode and asks to have a talk so that they can work out their own issues.

“I want to have a talk,” Simon tells Jill. “Nothing’s the matter, but you and Alex have burned, burned the fire pit and I want to get over this too. I’m not there yet. But I don’t want to do it here. It’s not right. So can we meet? We’ll have a diet cola.”

Jill’s open to hearing what Simon has to say. “When would you like to meet?” she asks.

“Whenever suits you,” Simon answers. “You call my people and I’ll call your people and set up a time.” Wait — Simon has “people”? That’s a first.

Jill agrees but then goes over what just transpired with Kelly Bensimon, who was sitting next to her when Simon walked over. “I have come a long way with Alex and I’m really happy with our relationship,” says Jill. “But for some reason, Simon feels he hasn’t gotten enough attention out of this.”

“What happened?” questions Kelly. “Nothing happened. I have no idea what happened,” responds Jill.

Jill just can’t understand what Simon is upset about now. “I was the first person to be friends with Simon and then I had some issues with his wife, but Simon and I always had a good relationship, so I don’t know where this is coming from,” she shares.

And Kelly’s just confused as to why Simon would even think it appropriate to approach Jill. “I have no idea what goes through Simon’s head,” Kelly fesses to the cameras. “Like who are you? Especially with a woman … ‘We need to talk.’ I was like what? About what?”

Seriously Simon? You’re a man — grow up and stay out of the drama!

Be sure to check out an all-new episode of The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo tonight, June 30!

- Lindsey DiMattina

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Posted at 8:01 PM on July 2, 2011  

I don’t get why Simon politely asking Jill for a meeting to clear the air was made out to be such a big deal. Jill has said she’s “friends” with Simon. Jill’s husband Bobby approached Simon with a complaint from Jill on the very last episode so I imagine Simon might have wanted to address Jill directly about her complaint rather than doing yet another he said/she said with Bobby in the middle. And last year Jill also sent Bobby to tell Alex she needed to be nicer to Jill. Also, Kelly too Simon shopping for clothing without Alex or anyone else. So now all of a sudden Jill and her attack dog Kelly are afraid that SImon will attack Jill or something? Bobby is a husband and Simon is a husband. I don’t see the difference at all. Simon WAS a jerk to say Watch Out, but then he apologized for it right away too, so who cares?

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Posted at 12:28 AM on July 1, 2011  

I agree Simon and Alex are out of control and petty.

Kelly Bensimone, is stepping up and speaking out this season I am proud of her.

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Posted at 12:10 AM on July 1, 2011  

Simon has become repulsive. I used to like him! Now I wonder what was wrong with me.

I hope that he and Alex are removed from the show. These are the parents of two small boys who write books about childrearing? They should monitor their behavior and stop acting like vicious brats. Alex is a bad actress and is fake-attacking everyone to try to be relevant to the show. She shouldn’t have sidestepped the issue that Simon is attacking her castmates by joining the hate tweeters, what mean cowards they’ve turned out to be.

Simon needs to act like an adult man and a father. He needs a job instead of living in bathrobes.

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