Jill Zarin’s Late Husband Bobby: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jill Zarin is a former, full-time cast member from the Real Housewives of New York City and when she was on the show, her late husband, Bobby Zarin, was always in her corner. He backed her up, no matter what fight she got into, and he was often a calming voice of reason. It was clear that Bobby put his marriage first in life. Each of the cast members would, at times, talk about their love and respect for Bobby. Unfortunately, while Bobby appeared to have a huge heart, he also had many battles with his health.

Over the years, Bobby Zarin had battled cancer and some of his health issues were discussed on Real Housewives. Ultimately, at the age of 71, he succumbed to the disease, in January 2018. Many of Zarin’s former Housewives co-stars attended the funeral, which was partly filmed for the show as well. In addition, People reported that Million Dollar Matchmaker’s Patti Stanger and Donald Trump’s ex-wife, Marla Maples, also attended. For more information on the loving life Bobby shared with Jill, his struggle with cancer, and his background, read on below.

1. Jill Zarin Gave a Eulogy at her Husband’s Funeral

Bobby Zarin’s funeral took place at Riverside Memorial in New York City. Those who spoke at the service, talked of Bobby’s strength and his ability to touch others. Jill Zarin also addressed the crowd, delivering her eulogy last.

According to People, in her speech, Jill said, “I wasn’t sure if I could stand up here today. [Bobby] was an incredibly great husband, a great father, and grandfather, and [a] truly great friend …” His final battle with cancer began in July 2017 and Jill said she needed something to take her mind off, so she started knitting him a blanket. She stated at the funeral that, “He spent the last days of his life snuggled up in it. The irony is when I draped it over the casket, it fit perfectly. Bobby knew.”

Jill’s sister, judge Lisa Wexler, also spoke at the service, praising the love she and Bobby shared. Lisa said that, “Jill always said Bobby’s always right and that Bobby could never say no to her. He was the ground to her air.”

2. An Incident During Bobby’s Cancer Battle Led to the Demise of His Wife’s Friendship With Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin were the best of friends when they began filming Real Housewives of New York City, but their friendship hit the skids in 2010. A bitter feud began and Jill said that it was because Bethenny hadn’t reached out much when Bobby, again, was battling cancer. A fire ignited and the two were never able to repair the damage.

Bethenny became very close with Jill’s family during the course of their friendship, including with Jill’s husband. After the friendship ended, Bethenny became engaged, pregnant, and then married. Jill felt left out and saddened that she couldn’t be included. This was shown on …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


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