Jill Zarin Receives Support From 'Real Housewives' After Bobby Zarin's Death
Jill Zarin was joined by a number of her fellow Real Housewives and other Bravolebrities earlier this week when she said goodbye to her husband, Bobby Zarin.
In addition to Bethenny Frankel, from who she had been estranged for many years, Zarin was accompanied by the likes of Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Danielle Staub, and several Real Housewives of New York City stars including Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, and Kelly Bensimon.
"It was very surreal to walk in and have all these people around me," Zarin said during an interview with E! News on Jan. 17. "People who I haven't seen in 20 years showed up. People flew in from as far as Ghana, Florida, California, Chicago, all over the place."
As Zarin explained, a number of current and former friends dropped what they were doing and rushed to her side as she attempted to cope with the tragic loss of husband Bobby. Although Kris Jenner and her family were not in attendance during Bobby's funeral on Monday, they let Zarin know they were thinking of her by sending a flower arrangement to her.
As for the other gifts Zarin received, Frankel sent her former co-star a bottle of Skinnygirl wine that was served at the shiva, while Real Housewives exec and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen sent a platter from Barney Greengrass.
Just before the funeral, Zarin took to her Instagram page and shared a photo of herself and Bobby. In the caption, she promised to continue to raise awareness with the International Thyroid Oncology Group in hopes that other families won't have to go through what her family went through as they watched Bobby engage in a years-long cancer battle.
"Words cannot express the hole in my heart," Zarin wrote. "I will never forget you... your legacy lives on through your beautiful children and grandchildren. I will continue to raise money and awareness for [International Thyroid Oncology Group] so maybe this won't happen to the next guy who draws the proverbial short straw."
Zarin went on to say that she will continue to honor her late husband and make him proud.
The Real Housewives of New York City season 10 is expected to air sometime later this year. No word yet on whether or not Zarin will return to her full-time role on the show.