Jill, who was on “RHONY” from Season 1 by four, misplaced her husband in January of this 12 months after he misplaced his practically 9-year battle with thyroid most cancers. Bethenny, who had a falling out with Jill in 2011, booked a personal aircraft from Aspen to New York to be by her once-BFF’s aspect as quickly as she heard the information.
“I have not spoken to Jill in years,” Bethenny stated on Monday’s emotional episode. “Despite what’s occurred with Jill, Bobby liked me, and I liked him… I’ll Bobby’s funeral for Jill.”
Bethenny attended the funeral, however she discovered herself lingering exterior after the service.
“I thought I was gonna go in and leave, so I don’t know why I’m not leaving!” she defined throughout a confessional. “I simply really feel like I wanna see her once more. I am feeling badly, I imply, not about our relationship, nearly a lady who misplaced her husband. Like, a loss. I imply, they have been married for all these years. Like, that is an actual loss it doesn’t matter what. They have been collectively on a regular basis.”
When Jill made her manner exterior, Bethenny went in for a hug and stated, “I just — I couldn’t leave. I don’t know why. I couldn’t leave.”
“Bobby’s here,” Jill replied, wiping away tears. “He’s still here.”
“What’re you gonna do now?” Bethenny requested, additionally wiping away tears.
“I’m so proud of you,” Jill stated. “I just have to tell you, Bobby loved you. Really.”
“I know,” Bethenny stated repeatedly. “I’m sorry. It didn’t hit me until yesterday. It’s like, he’s not here. He’s supposed to be next to you.”
“I’m alone now,” Jill replied. “I don’t know what to do without him. I don’t know what to do without him. What am I gonna do? I’ve never been alone since I’m 20 years old.”
“But you have good friends. I’m alone, too,” Bethenny stated earlier than she cracked a joke about how there have been no “gift bags” on the service. “What kind of funeral is this? It’s a terrible funeral!” she joked. Jill laughed, and the 2 parted methods.
“During the funeral, they kept saying, ‘Bobby would never tell Jill no,'” Bethenny stated throughout her confessional. “So it is so ironic that the one time Bobby’s ever advised her no was when she advised him to repair it with me. And Bobby stated, ‘No, you are gonna should be taught the lesson by yourself. You have been mistaken.’ But in the long run, Bobby did repair it — ‘trigger it was his funeral.”
Ramona Singer additionally put aside her points with Jill and made amends together with her former co-star when Bobby’s well being took a flip.
“Once I found out Bobby was really, really sick, I really didn’t care — I said I’m going to visit her and Bobby,” Ramona stated. “And Jill and I had this heart-to-heart talk for about 45 minutes. And we cried and we hugged and we talked, and whatever distension I had with her before or she had with me, we said we’re gonna let it go because life is too short. And our relationship made a major shift because of that. You can’t hold resentments.”
“What I really loved about Bobby is he lived to make Jill happy,” she added. “If Jill was happy, he was happy, and I hope one day maybe I’ll be as lucky as Jill to find a man like that.”
Dorinda Medley — who additionally attended the funeral and in addition misplaced a husband to most cancers — had solely constructive issues to say about Jill’s late husband.
“A man like Bobby, in my mind, he was like a Richard,” she stated. “And I’ll tell ya — it’s a loss to the world ’cause they don’t make them like that anymore. They don’t.”
“When you really realize that they ain’t getting out of this — just going through it myself — there comes a point where, you know, poor Bobby held out for a long time,” Dorinda added. “At some level — and I know no one understands this — it’s a relief for Jill.”
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