Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jill Zarin Does "Celebrity Wife Swap" With Jenna Von Oy


Bustle.com:
Love her or hate her, Jill Zarin is coming back to reality TV. An original Real Housewives of New York City cast member, who was famously ousted from the series in 2011, Zarin will star in Tuesday night’s Celebrity Wife Swap, temporarily switching lives with Jenna Von Oy of Blossom fame. That means viewers will get to see Zarin’s husband Bobby and daughter Ally, too.

From the looks of it, Zarin hasn’t mellowed very much since her Real Housewives days. She’s still going to be telling von Oy and her family what’s what, because, as we saw on RHONY, Zarin seems to think she always knows best and needs to share her opinions with anyone who will listen. And we always do, don’t we?

Since Zarin was fired from RHONY, it was only a matter of time before she earned a stint on another reality show, and I’m sure Celebrity Wife Swap won’t be her last. With her loud mouth and relatable sense of humor, Zarin can be incredibly entertaining to watch. However, there’s more to her than just reality TV. Since leaving RHONY, Zarin has been keeping busy, because someone like her just can’t sit still.

You basically can’t be on Real Housewives without creating and peddling a product of some sort, and Zarin has several. She created a home bedding line sold at Zarin Fabrics, her husband’s discounted fabrics retailer in New York City. She has also started a jewelry line and a shapewear and legwear line called Skweez Couture (watch out, Heather Thomson) sold at major department stores.

Three ventures must’ve not been enough for Zarin, because she signed on to endorse the skincare brand Stages of Beauty in 2013, which features products targeted to specific age ranges. You know fellow RHONY cast member Ramona Singer must’ve gotten all Ramotional when she heard Zarin was supporting a skincare line other than her own. 

With her background in fashion and business, Zarin has brought her expertise to shows such as Fox News’ Money with Melissa Francis and Fashion News Live. She also appeared on an episode of OWN’s Where Are They Now? where she updated us on all of her ventures and told us she wasn’t surprised to be fired from RHONY. Even though Bravo told her that she had been canned because the show had gotten too dark and the network needed to shake up the cast to rejuvenate it, Zarin said she doesn’t believe that is the truth.

Other than that, Zarin has actually been living life like a normal human being, traveling, spending time with family, and seeing her daughter graduate from college this year. That is, when she’s not seen with other Housewives. Whether she’s partying it up with former RHONY cast member Alex McCord or current Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey in the Hamptons at her Luxury Ladies Luncheon or trying to earn a spot at the U.S. Open (yes, the U.S. Open) with RHONY compatriot LuAnn de Lesseps, Zarin takes to the Real Housewives like a moth to a flame. And yes, she’s reportedly still not friends with Bethanny Frankel.
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