Bravo to this real sweet reunion.
Thirteen years after their tragic falling out on season three of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bravo alums Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin sat down together one-on-one for the first time post-feud.
The Skinnygirl founder shocked fans by announcing their reconciliation in a joint Instagram post on July 17, writing, "Tonight, Jill and I reunite for the first time one on one since 2010."
During the latest episode of Bethenny's Just B podcast, the former Bravo BFFs recounted why their friendship ended over a decade ago amid Bethenny's business growing into a multi-million dollar brand.
"The reason I was mad at you is because I was hurt, and maybe I didn't express it, I didn't share it," Jill shared. "I was hurt that I was losing you and was being left out of everything."
The Zarin Fabrics owner admitted that, as Bethenny's star continued to rise, she felt left behind in the wake of her success. Plus, things only got worse after Bethenny famously told her ex-friend to "get a hobby" on the hit reality series.
"I remember when you got invited for a free trip, and I wanted not to come for the free trip, but to be with you," Jill added. "I felt I lost you and I couldn't really say that I was hurt by things that you had said."
But when Bethenny left after season three, their relationship seemed irreparable. As Jill noted, "Had you done season four and not gone on your own, we would've made up."
To which, Bethenny agreed. "We would've, but it would've gotten dirty," the 52-year-old added, "and it would've been for the show."
Jill also explained how she and late husband Bobby Zarin were Bethenny's No. 1 fans during casting, even "selling" her to the RHONY producers before season one started filming.
"The only thing I remember is Bobby saying to me, 'Bethenny would be great for the show,' and I said, 'Yeah, but she's not married. It's for moms,'" the 59-year-old recounted. "And he goes, 'It doesn't matter.' And then I went for the hard-sell with you. I was literally selling you doing the show."
Bethenny and Jill's sweet reunion comes one year after they hilariously ran into each other on a flight in June 2022, with Bethenny posting a smiley selfie of them in their seats in first class with the caption, "So this girl walks onto a plane…"
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