And here we go… Does anyone doubt that there were cameras on hand filing Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer in The Hamptons? I immediately reached out to sources when I saw this. Damn them for not being at my beck and call 24/7! I mean it is only 1am on a work/school night. 🙂
My exclusive sources did already tell me that they are looking in to “a returning housewife ” for RHONY so it is highly likely Jill Zarin is doing some test shots with the gals. Production likes for full-time housewives who are new or returning to have some connection with the existing cast so she would work.
However, NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE about Bethenny’s replacement. As I have previously reported exclusively, that production had no idea Bethenny was bailing until her attorney contacted Bravo VERY shortly before she gave Variety the exclusive about her departure.
I am sure that you have read elsewhere that Leah McSweeney, a friend of Tinsley’s is going to be a full-time housewife. I knew that was not true the moment I read it. According to Tamara Tattles exclusive source, Leah has been offered a friends contract to replace Barbara. She has been filming a lot with the RHONY. She will likely be on nearly every episode. I won’t disclose her salary but it is very little. But if she does well, she could eventually be in line for a full-time gig at a later point. But she will not be full-time this year.
Do You Want Jill Zarin Back?
NO ONE can replace Bethenny, but for now they are looking at “a potential returning housewife” to keep the same vibe that RHONY above all franchises has, that is a tight group of women with connections and genuine relationships with each other.
Lord knows Jill Zarin is trying to work her way back in. Andy can’t stand her especially after the WWHL incident. But that was SEVEN!!! years ago. Andy he is a minor player on who returns. His producer role is pretty much an honorific at this point. But there are other returning possibilities on RHONY…
Fun Fact, when I started this site, I thought it might get me out of the house and help me overcome my anxiety. ROFLMAO, it turned out to be keeping me hostage. But my VERY first post was me going to Nordstroms? some store where Jill was selling knock off spanx or something. You can read that post here. I just went back and reread it. Apparently, it was my THIRD post and Jill Zarin gave a review of my post in comments. WTF was I talking about in the first two posts?
So do you want Jill Zarin back? I hate to admit, I kind of do…