Jill Zarin is a reality star mostly known for her appearance in Bravo reality series, The Real Housewives of New York City. She and her fellow co-stars, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop got fired from the hit Bravo show for their demands and diva behaviors in 2014. She is also a real estate agent for New York's biggest discounted designer fabrics warehouse, Zarin Fabrics Warehouse, and Home Furnishings.
Husband Died Due To Thyroid Cancer; Has Daughter From Previous Marriage
Jill Zarin was married to the co-founder of Zarin Fabrics, and Home Furnishings, Bobby Zarin. The couple tied their knot on 4 January 2000. After 18 years of togetherness, Jill's husband Bobby died on 13 January 2018 due to thyroid cancer. The American real estate entrepreneur was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and was battling with it. Jill also revealed that her husband's cancer returned and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November 2016. Bobby was further hospitalized in July 2017.
Within a month, in August 2017, he was released from the hospital. Jill described her husband's recovery as "nothing short of miraculous." She continued to provide updates to her fans about Bobby's health condition in 2017. During their 18th anniversary, on 5 January 2018, the reality TV star shared her photo with Bobby and wished her husband 'Happy 18th Anniversary.' However, her husband couldn't win the battle and had a sad demise on 13 January 2018 in New York City, New York, after nearly nine years of suffering from cancer.
Jill Zarin wished 18th anniversary to her husband, Bobby Zarin on 5 January 2018 before he passed away from thyroid cancer on 13 January 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
Before her relationship with Bobby, the TV personality was married to Steven Shapiro. Her former husband, Steven is the owner of the NYC Seminar and Conference Center in Manhattan. Together, the estranged duo has one kid, a daughter named Ally Shapiro. Jill and Steven had a split from each other in 1998.
Dating President Of Marcraft Apparel Group?
After Jill lost her husband Bobby Zarin, she has found love again. The Real Housewives of New York City alum, Jill is dating Gary Brody. Gary, the owner, and president of Marcraft Apparel Group is a close friend of Jill. The 54-year-old TV personality, Jill was spotted with Gary at the Wimbledon tennis championship on 7 July 2018 at London along with Jill’s daughter, Ally Shapiro.
Jill Zarin alongside daughter, Ally Shapiro, and president of Marcraft Apparel Group, Gary Brody at Wimbledon tennis championship on 7 July 2018 (Photo: people.com)
Jill talked about her relationship with Gary and said that she felt her late husband told her to start to live again. The real estate agent added that she began to accept a few dinner dates after she got support from her close friends and family. Jill explained that she has a lot in common with Gary and is enjoying each other’s company. She explained that they were good friends and still are. Well, their friendship is evolving.
Her late husband, Bobby wouldn't mind even if she moved on from the tragedy and starts a new romantic life. Speaking with the Bravo TV, Jill gushed about her late husband and told that he would agree if she started dating. An interviewer asked her what her late husband Bobby would think about her new boyfriend. In response, she replied saying that she would ask about her boyfriend to everyone close to her and if they approved her beau then obviously her later hubby Bobby would have approved. She told;
"I ask everyone who I've introduced him to if he would have approved, Bobby would have approved, and they all say Bobby would have approved.l"
After months of confusion, Jill Zarin has now confirmed about her blossoming dating affair. Most prominently, she officiated her romance with Gary at an Instagram on 28 December 2018, where she wrote in a caption "What is the origin of the term Love in Tennis?" Her gesture in the photo indeed hinted that the connection among the pair has grown up more.
With the initiation of the year 2019, the two lovey-dovey pair started sharing more of their moments in social media. Most recently on 20 March 2019, the lady shared the glimpses from her Purim celebration with Gary.
What's Jill Zarin's Net Worth?
Jill Zarin has gathered a net worth of $35 million as a real estate agent and reality television personality. She has mustered revenues as a marketer for her ex-husband Bobby Zarin's company, Zarin Fabric Warehouse and Home Furnishings. Her stint on the Bravo reality series, The Real Housewives of New York City, has also secured to boost her net worth.
As for her late husband Bobby Zarin, he had a net worth of $35 million. American real estate entrepreneur and fabric businessman, Bobby acquired fortunes as a co-founder of New York's biggest discounted designer fabrics warehouse, Zarin Fabric Warehouse, and Home Furnishings.
Jill's daughter, Ally Shapiro has amassed a net worth of $2 million from her career as a reality television personality. She has collected wealth from Bravo reality series The Real Housewives in which she appeared alongside her mother. She also assembled her payrolls from Bravo reality series, Millionaire Matchmaker in 2014.
Born on 30 November 1963 as Jill Susan Kamen, Jill Zarin is a native of Woodmere, New York. She was born to her parents Sol and Gloria Kamen and also has a sister, Lisa Wexler. Jill has a height of 1.68 m (5' 6") and posses American nationality. As per wiki, she graduated from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in School of Retail Management.