Come on, ladies, I know the woman may not be perfect — but Jill isn’t the devil!
Last night’s first installment of The Real Housewives of New York City reunion on Bravo was truly one for the ages. The housewives (minus Sonja Morgan, who will appear on the remaining two parts) gathered together with the always-neutral Andy Cohen to discuss the turbulent season they just completed — and they ended up spending most of the hour bashing poor Jill Zarin!
The ladies arrived decked out in their Sunday best and ready to trash-talk. Bethenny Frankel looked exactly like her Skinnygirl Margarita logo, weeks after having a baby. Ramona Singer was a vision of true renewal. Jill continued her tradition of dressing like a 25-year-old, wearing a skintight black dress and practically neon Louboutins. Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps played it somewhat safe (which, of course meant LuAnn was in a purple dress with one strap, which Ramona was quick to pounce on).
Following the trend of the majority of the third season, the ladies were divided into teams. On one couch sat Jill, Kelly, and LuAnn. The other (more outspoken) couch belonged to Bethenny, Ramona, and Alex. It seemed that everyone was out to get Jill, and while the woman may not be perfect, she isn’t the devil!
Ramona and Alex claimed Jill sent them both e-mails prior to the filming of the third season, asking them not to shoot scenes with Bethenny, which would potentially sabotage her spin-off, Bethenny Getting Married?. Whether or not this is the case, Jill points out that Bethenny had previously done the same with Kelly, and that she was by no means the first one. The Jill bashing continued, as Bethenny stated she is no longer the “sweet girl from Long Island” she once was, and that fame has ruined her! Kelly, chiming in with possibly the only intelligent thing she has ever said throughout the duration of the series, acknowledged that fame has changed them all. Jill eventually got so worked up from the heated conversation that she stomped off the stage!
Considering there are two more installments left, the biggest drama is surely YET to come!