Jill Zarin Sets the Record Straight!
The rumor mill has been swirling about Jill Zarin’s dating life following the death of her husband, Bobby Zarin, in January.
Reportedly, the Real Housewives of New York City alum has been linked to clothing executive, Gary Brody — after the two were spotted at Wimbledon in London last week hanging with Jill Zarin’s daughter.
However, Jill was quick to set the record straight about what her actual status with Gary is.
“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,” she said in a statement to PEOPLE. “I just started accepting a few dinner dates after much thought and support from my close friends and family. I felt Bobby would want me to start to live again.”
Jill clarified her relationship with Gary Brody in a statement to Us Weekly.
“Gary very much respects the grieving process I am going through and has been an incredible friend to talk to. He only wants the best for me and my daughter.”
In spring, the widow spoke with The Daily Dish about finding love again, after Bobby’s passing.
“Well I’ve adjusted to it with open arms because I have no other choice. And I’m an optimist, not a pessimist. So I see [it as] this is in God’s hands,” she said, noting that before he died, Jill and Bobby discussed her next chapter. “He told me what he wanted for me. It was very sad … But he wants me to move on, he wants me to be happy. He wants me to work. He wants me to play tennis. He knows I love it and he knows that that’s probably a good place for me to meet a nice guy and he doesn’t want me to alone. He’s not selfish like that.”
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