Life has changed drastically for Jill since her RHONY years. Now a widow at 54, the former Housewives star is considering a move away from New York.
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Bobby Zarin’s passing
In January, 2018, Jill Zarin's beloved husband Bobby passed away after a long battle with cancer. Shortly after his death, Jill released a statement that said "Thank you my love for sharing your life with me.. for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person."
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Bobby's funeral was attended by many of Jill's Housewives friends including Sonja, Ramona, Dorinda, Kelly and Aviva. To the surprise of fans, even Bethenny showed up. After being estranged for many years, Bobby's death was what ultimately brought the former friends back together. Shortly after, Bethenny spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the funeral, saying, “I thought I would stay for 15 minutes. I ended up staying, I couldn't -- I didn't -- want to leave. I felt definitely part of it when I was there, and I, you know, definitely did know Bobby. I experience death in a very interesting way, because I don't have that much experience with it, so it was a very emotional week. And I think it was nice.”
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She saw a medium to help cope with Bobby’s passing
As part of the grieving process, Jill saw a medium. She told Us Weekly speaking to the medium about Bobby was a cathartic, healing experience. "[They] really helped Bobby pass peacefully and also help the family cope with deal with all the feelings they were experiencing about loss, like a therapist," she said.
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She might move to Florida
It's hard to imagine Jill living anywhere but New York, but the former Housewife recently told People she's considering a move to Florida. “I need some time alone without the pressure of a fast pace right now. I need to slow down and follow my heart. That’s what Bobby would want for me,” she said. “Playing tennis and golf, being with my parents and very close friends is what brings me the most happiness right now. One day at a time.”
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She’s got her own namesake line of rugs
Jill spent much of her life working alongside Bobby at Zarin Fabrics, so it's no surprise she struck out with her own line of rugs in October of 2017. The Jill Zarin Collection was inspired by the urban design of New York City.
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Hanging with the Lohans
Jill's been friends with the Lohan family for years and recently had Ali and Lindsay over for a "slumber party week." It was also reported Lindsay, who currently lives in Dubai, stays in Jill's daughter's old room whenever she's in New York.
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Hanging with the Lohans
Jill even jetted off to Greece to support Lindsay at the opening of her new business, Lohan Beach House in Mykonos. (And yes, that's Juliet Angus from Ladies of London!)
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Spending time with Ali in London
Jill's daughter Ali is all grown up and living in London, where she's pursuing her master's degree in contemporary art. Jill recently paid Ali a visit in England while on her way to Morocco for a girl's trip with Ramona.
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Plenty of tennis
Jill's been tennis-obsessed since long before RHONY. Who could forget those now-iconic tennis matches from season 1? Last fall she kicked her fandom for the sport up a notch and attended the US Open.
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Playing tennis with Luann
She even played a match with her old RHONY pal Lu! Oh to have been a fly on the wall for that one...
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New Year’s Eve with Kelly Bensimon
Lu's not the only NY lady Jill's been spending time with. She spent New Year's Eve with Kelly Bensimon!
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Her annual summer luncheon
Every summer, Jill throws an annual luncheon fundraiser in the Hamptons that's packed with Housewives from nearly every city. Last year's guest list included Marysol Patton from RHOM, Gizelle Bryant from RHOP, Kathy Wakile from RHONJ, plus Tinsley, Luann, Ramona, Kelly and Cindy from New York. We're currently taking bets on whether Bethenny will show this year.
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She’s dating again
Rumours have been swirling that Jill is dating again, with tabloids linking her to Gary Brody. Jill decided to speak out and let everyone know what's really going on in her life. “I don’t typically comment on tabloid stories but I felt it was important to set the record straight and let you all know I haven’t been dating anyone for six months,” Jill said in a statement to People. “I felt Bobby would want me to start to live again.”
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Will she return to RHONY?
While Jill's returned to work at Zarin Fabrics since Bobby's passing, there's no official word on whether she's considering a full-time return to RHONY. A source recently told Page Six she "doesn’t want to be a full-time member of the cast — she’s still dealing with losing Bobby. But the show means a lot to her, and it would be nice if they asked her to come back.”