Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel reunited on Monday, Jan. 15, at the funeral of Bobby Zarin, who passed away on Saturday after a years-long cancer battle.
According to a new report, the Real Housewives of New York City stars were seen reconciling their friendship outside of where the funeral was held after Frankel arrived at the venue 15 minutes before the ceremony was set to begin.
“When we talked, she said, ‘I loved Bobby,’” Zarin told People magazine after her meeting with Frankel. “She said, ‘I got very emotional, I didn’t expect that and I cried.'”
In turn, Zarin informed her former co-star and friend that Bobby had always wanted to see the two of them reconcile and put an end to their years-long feud. As she explained to the magazine, her husband was always a fan of Frankel and believed that the majority of their issues were the fault of Zarin. That said, because Bobby didn't want to interfere, he stayed out of the drama between them while also pointing out that a reunion would be nice.
As Bobby reportedly pointed out to Zarin prior to his passing, there was no reason for her and Frankel to remain estranged because they truly loved each other.
“He said, ‘You don’t have to be best friends, but you should be friends,’” she explained.
Zarin also told Frankel that Bobby was always proud of the mother and businesswoman that she's become. Frankel reportedly told her after Zarin informed Frankel of what her husband had said.
Shortly thereafter, things between the women became emotional as Zarin admitted to Frankel that she was scared to be alone.
“When I told Bethenny how scared I was to be alone, she said, ‘Don’t be scared. I’m alone,’” Zarin revealed. “I said, ‘Yeah, but you have your daughter. My daughter grew up. You still have your baby.'”
Zarin told People magazine that her exchange with Frankel was fairly quick but noted that the encounter between them was "nice," "warm," and "sincere."
Bethenny Frankel and the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City, including Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, and Carole Radziwill, are expected to return to Bravo TV sometime later this year for season 10.