One of my RHONY sources contacted me today to let me know that Patti Stanger is not doing herself any favors in the NYC circles this week. I’d seen Patti’s name come up on my Twitter feed lately and had not paid it any attention, because who cares? I just assumed she was doing press for that dating show of hers that no one watches anymore. I was wrong.
I was told that Patti was recently on Heather McDonald’s Juicy Scoop Podcast to promote her show. Instead she spent a lot of time talking about RHONY and how she was friends with both Jill and Bethenny. She apparently talked a lot about Bethenny and how they were very close until Bethenny talked about her personal business to people and she felt betrayed. Then she talked a lot more about Bethenny. It was not pretty. She talked about Bethenny’s dating life, she talked about Bethenny’s friendships, then she talked some more about Bethenny. She’s a terrible person.
But that is not what this post is about. It is about the fact that Patti who is supposedly still a good friend of Jill Zarin’s decided to announce that Bethenny sent a gift basket (Let’s hope it was not Skinnygirl) to Bobby Zarin. She also decided to throw in “the feud” between Bethenny and Jill. She said things that upset Jill when Jill already has enough to worry about. Patti claimed that she was texting with Andy Cohen every day about Bobby’s impending death. She went on and on about how bad Bobby’s condition is and People picked up the story with all the sordid details. All while Jill is putting on a decent face and trying to keep her spirits up.
According to my exclusive source there is no feud at all.
“Jill and Bethenny made up a long time ago and a “feud” doesn’t exist. They decided to keep this between them because there was no reason to do a media tour to announce that they’d resolved their conflict. Bethenny and Jill moved on with their very full lives and are fine with not being friends. The media loves to sensationalize this but the truth is that it is not that deep. This is not Betty Davis vs. Joan Crawford.”
So the fact that Bethenny sent a gift to Bobby, who she has always cared about is a non-story and is something that should have been left private and not something that Patti needs to be using to get herself attention. My source says that Jill was very upset by Patti’s disregard for her privacy during the most difficult time in her life. The last thing she wants right now is to be caught up in drama between Bethenny and Patti. Bethenny has not commented on the subject at all. She should be commended for ignoring Patti and her terrifically timed shit stirring.
Patti needs to have a seat.