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Bethenny Frankel On Jill Zarin and Costars Fired By Bravo

January 09, 2012 10:00 AM by Ashley Lee

Whether Bethenny Frankel was actually behind it or not, she’s speaking out about former best friend Jill Zarin and other Real Housewives of New York City women being fired by Bravo. What’s the shocking truth? That the spin-off star isn’t shocked at all that the wives were not asked to return. Read on for Frankel’s advice and what she thinks of the Real Housewives franchise that made her so famous!

At Bravo’s press tour panel, Bethenny Frankel spoke well of her former friend.

“Jill Zarin is definitely a survivor. She is definitely well-to-do and I don’t think she’s worried about finding a job,” she said.

“She was on the show for years, and in many of the cities people are only on for one or two seasons, it just happens that they make it a little fresher. I’m sure she’ll find exactly what she’s looking for. It probably just stings a little bit. It’s a little bit difficult. She has her own way of dealing with it. I’m sure it’s difficult for her a little bit to watch what’s going on with me. Maybe if I were in her position, that’d be difficult for me, too. She handles it the way she knows how.”

She attributes her leave, along with that of the other women, to the nature of the reality show.

“When I came on the show, it was called Manhattan MomsReal Housewives wasn’t even a franchise. There was one city,” she explained. “We were all very new to it and we didn’t even know what it was. It was very fresh. Now, people who sign on to do reality shows, they have a preconceived notion. They’ve seen it already and some people probably show a more dramatic side of their lives and are more dramatic because they want to up the ante. Certainly on Bravo the shows are real. It’s really happening.”

Why do you think Jill Zarin and her costars were not asked to return to RHONYC?

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