Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kathy Wakile Speaks On Her Longtime Friendship with Jill Zarin


PageSix.com:
As Jill Zarin continues to cope with husband Bobby’s cancer diagnosis, the former Bravo star knows she can lean on a fellow “Housewife.”

“Jill and I met about six or seven years ago at an event and we hit it off right away,” “New Jersey” alum Kathy Wakile told Page Six on Friday. “The thing I love about Jill is that she’s a real girlfriend. She gives everything of herself and she wants to help you no matter what.”

Kathy, 51, who was in attendance for Jill’s Luxury Luncheon in the Hamptons late last month, recalled a “bittersweet undertone” as Bobby remained in the hospital battling thyroid cancer. When she connected with Jill days later at a separate event, it appeared Bobby was on the mend.

“I had asked about Bobby, about how he was doing, and she said, ‘You know what, he’s on this experimental medicine and he’s taking a turn around and he’s feeling really great. It’s nothing short of a miracle,'” Kathy revealed.

After making plans to meet up, Kathy and husband Richie were pleased to see Jill and Bobby ahead of dinner at New York eatery Tony Di Napoli’s.

“I had expected to see him in a wheelchair and the wheelchair was there, but Bobby was walking,” Kathy said. “He was feeling great, looking thin, a little weak, but still really good. And it just shows the positivity, the positive thoughts, that don’t-ever-give-up attitude, and Jill’s amazing at his side.”

She continued, “She’s so encouraging, not sitting around, ‘Oh, this is the diagnosis,’ they’re just pushing through each day with whatever they have and knowing not to do too much, but still, you know, living life.”
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