A tragedy reunited Real Housewives of New York City stars Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin at the funeral for Jillâ€™s husband Bobby.
During the very emotional episode, Jill told Bethenny, â€œIâ€™m alone now. I donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m going to do without him. What am I going to do? I havenâ€™t been alone since I was 20 years old.â€
Bethenny replied, â€œWeâ€™re all alone. Iâ€™m alone too. But you have good friends.â€
Later, Frankel took her daughter Bryn to meet Zarin.
â€œThe whole way up here, I explained [to Bryn], â€˜This is a girl I used to be friends with.â€™ I said, â€˜I want you to be so sweet and give her a hug and sheâ€™ll freak out because she never met you,â€™â€ Bethenny told costar Sonja Morgan. â€œShe died. She couldnâ€™t believe she was meeting Bryn. Bryn gave her a hug, Bryn said, â€˜Hi Bobby,â€™ like to the pictures. It was so sweet. Sheâ€™s like, â€˜Oh my God.â€™â€
As for being reunited, Bethenny told the cameras, â€œLet me just keep this where it is right now. I was burned. If she reaches out, I reach out back. Iâ€™m happy we had closure, Iâ€™m happy I came to the funeral, but I just want to keep it where it is.â€
As for the passing of Bobby, Jill is opening up about the experience of losing her husband.
â€œItâ€™s kind of like a big blur, to be honest. There were a thousand people there at 8 oâ€™clock in the morning, from TMZ or whatever, and they were there an hour and a half early; it was freezing out, I felt so bad,â€ Jill shared on The Daily Dish podcast.Â â€œI stayed inside for I donâ€™t know how long, half hour, 45 minutes, meeting, greeting people. It was weird, almost like a wedding, a reception line.”
As for Bethenny coming to the funeral? â€œI didnâ€™t know she was coming to the funeral,â€ Jill revealed. â€œI knew that other Housewives were coming. I knew that Luann [de Lesseps] obviously couldnâ€™t make it; she was a little tied up. She came to my apartment a lot; she had seen Bobby a few days before, she came to the hospital. She was an amazing friend. Kelly Bensimon came a lot. Ramona [Singer] came to the hospital quite a few times. Dorinda [Medley] came with John; we were good friends with them as a couple and I knew Dorinda a long time. Sonja [Morgan] was there; I didnâ€™t see her but I know she was there. I had Marla Maples [come]. Marysol [Patton] from Florida. Eric Trump came, he snuck in â€¦ I was honored they paid their respects to Bobby. It was a beautiful funeral; Iâ€™ll never forget it.â€