Alex blames Jill for getting fired on ‘Good Morning America,’ but Jill’s rep tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Jill is over Alex’s drama!
Former Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin and Alex McCord are at each other’s throats again — and they’re not even on the show anymore! After news broke last week that both women were fired before starting production on season five, along with Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop, both Jill and Alex seemed sad-but-accepting of Bravo’s decision. But on Sept. 23, Alex and husband Simon van Kempen went on ABC’s Good Morning America and slammed Jill, blaming her for the fact that they were let go! Well, Jill’s rep defends Jill to HollywoodLife.com exclusively!
“She’s a manipulator and she’s very good at feeding information to her own end,” Alex said of Jill on GMA.” “She has been trying to get me off the show for a number of years. She succeeded.”
Simon joined in on the attack, calling Jill a “flawed woman extraordinaire.”
“The word ‘junior high’ has come up a lot about the drama on the show,” he added. “Jill sometimes is still very much stuck in junior high as the girl who was unpopular, who was bullied. And 30 years later, she’s still there.”
Meanwhile, Jill’s trying to be the bigger person and move on past any of this housewife drama.
“Jill is relaxing in the South of France at the moment so the last thing she is thinking about is Alex and Simon or the Housewives show,” her rep tells us. “That said, Alex and Simon’s allegations represent the type of negativity that Jill is happy to move on from. Jill will continue to take the high road and wish Alex and Simon nothing but the best.”
“While it is easy to play the blame game, it is our hope that Alex and Simon will eventually accept Bravo’s decision and proceed with grace to the next stage in their career rather than hold on to past resentments,” continues the rep. “As Jill proceeds with optimism, she is grateful to Bravo for a successful four year run on The Real Housewives of New York City and remains focused on her family and the national launch of her shapewear line, Skweez, Couture at Lord and Taylor.”
Can you believe that this back-and-forth drama is still going on?
— Lindsey DiMattina
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