One of the most explosive reality star feuds of the decade, involving Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin has ended.
Jill has invited her former Real Housewives of New York arch nemesis, Bethenny, to her husband’s funeral service today (Jan. 15).
As fans know, the Real Housewives of New York foes were embroiled in a feud so deep that they did not speak in years — but Bobby’s tragic passing has prompted the Zarin Fabrics mogul to bury hard feelings and include Bethenny in the memorial.
“Jill feels that life is too short and holding onto hate and ugly feelings just isn’t worth it,” a source tells Radar. “Jill wants to remember all the good times and there was a time when Bobby and Bethenny were very close. When Bethenny had no money, Bobby was great to her. And if it wasn’t for Bobby and Jill, Bethenny would never have been cast on the Bravo Housewives show.”
On Sunday, Jill shared a heartfelt tribute to her late husband on Instagram. Click through the photos in her post below.
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Rest In Peace my love. Words can not express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. 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. You inspire those around you to be the best they can be. I will never forget you… your legacy lives on through your beautiful children and grandchildren . I will continue to raise money and awareness for ITOG ( international Thyroid Oncology Group) so maybe this won’t happen to the next guy who draws the proverbial short straw. I will continue to honor you and make you proud . You taught me so many lessons. I will turn the lights off when I leave a room and try not to lose my keys! Lists! Yes I will make lists now that you can’t remind me. Thank you to all our friends, family and fans for the most incredible love you have shown our family. The messages bring tears to my eyes and will continue reading them all in the coming weeks. I will continue my tribute in the coming days and weeks and if you want to share anything please leave messages. Tomorrow is the funeral so I will sleep now. Love Jill
As reported, Bobby Zarin, died at the age of 71 on Saturday, after a long battle with cancer.
The Real Housewives of New York star released the following statement on her website:
“With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer,” the family said in a statement on Jill’s website. “There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time.”
In November 2016 Bobby’s cancer returned after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Bobby survived thyroid cancer in 2009, but it returned in 2013 and spread to his lungs. He was hospitalized in July 2017 due to complications from his battle with cancer.
In August, Bethenny extended an olive branch to the Zarin’s after Bobby’s health status took a turn for the worse.
“Bobby’s dying. He doesn’t have a lot of time,” Million Dollar Matchmaker star Patti Stanger said on Juicy Scoop. “This is not something to play around with. Network antics aside, me and Andy [Cohen] have been texting and e-mailing, and this last week, Bethenny did send a basket of goodies to Bobby.”
Bethenny took to social media to share fond memories of Bobby following his passing.
“Here’s to those who wish us well. All the rest can go to hell.” One of Bobby Zarin’s favorites. Another one: “It’s all good,” and Bobby, now it really is… #RIP
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) January 14, 2018
“One more…that’s it.” Bobby Zarin
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) January 15, 2018
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