Former The Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin celebrates her late husband Bobby Zarin on what would have been their 21st anniversary.
Former The Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin paid tribute to her late husband Bobby Zarin on social media on what would’ve been their 21st wedding anniversary. Fans were first introduced to the couple in season 1 of RHONY and could tell from their first scene together they were very much in love with each other. While Bobby was always the quieter one on camera, he could always be counted on to be the voice of reason in the chaos which is The Real Housewives. During season 1, fans got to see Bobby try and strengthen his relationship with stepdaughter Ally Shapiro, Jill’s daughter from a prior relationship. The two eventually figured it out, and their relationship became something to be admired.
Season 3 was a rough one for Jill, as she seemed to have a falling out with a lot of the women in the cast. She and Bethenny started the show as best friends but hit a wall in between seasons 2 and 3, returning to the show no longer on speaking terms. The other women on the cast tried really hard to get the two of them back where they used to be, but no matter how many times they tried to talk it out, they just couldn’t see eye to eye. Bravo fans look back at the breakup of their friendship as one of the most difficult storylines to play out on the show. Through it all however, Bobby was there to support Jill.
Jill took to Instagram today to honor her late husband on what would have been the couple’s 21st wedding anniversary. She posted a photo of the two of them and wrote about what an amazing man and husband he was. In her caption, Jill recalled their wedding which took place in New York City on a very rainy day. She remembers it as a small intimate affair at the Central Synagogue with just their immediate families in attendance. She remembers the whole event as being super classy, just like Bobby. At the end of the caption, Jill added just how much she and Ally miss him, but that they both know he is watching over them and that he is proud of what they have been able to accomplish since he passed away. They both wish he was still with them but find comfort in knowing he is at peace.
Bobby was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and battled through it. In 2016 his cancer came out of remission as he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He fought to beat cancer for two years, ultimately passing away on January 13, 2018. At the time of his passing, Jill and the rest of the Zarin family released a statement expressing how heartbroken they were and also thanked fans for their support and well wishes. Since his passing, Jill has found a new love in boyfriend Gary Brody, with the two making their romance public in late 2018. Jill informed fans that Bobby had told her he wanted her to move on and not to feel bad for dating after his passing. The couple recently announced they are engaged.
Fans have been wondering since her firing when Jill will return to The Real Housewives of New York City. While there are some hints she’s possibly returning next season, nothing is for certain. She did appear in season 2 of Ultimate Girls Trip, but will she ever come back to the show that put her on the map? Jill did say she’s open to filming her wedding, so anything is possible at this point.
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