Jill Zarin and her former Real Housewives costars reunited in the Hamptons over the weekend.
Despite her husband Bobby Zarin’s recent hospitalization amid his thyroid cancer battle, the 53-year-old gathered with her friends for the previously scheduled Jill Zarin 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon at the couple’s home.
The former RHONY star spoke with E! News about the event, which raises money for International Thyroid Oncology Group. She admitted that she wanted to skip the event to be with her husband, but he insisted she still attend.
Zarin told E! News, "Bobby wanted me to be here. I didn’t want to come. I wasn’t going to postpone it, I was going not come and people would understand. But Bobby said, you have to go because we’re going to raise money for thyroid cancer."
She revealed that she has not been well since his hospitalization. "I’m running on full adrenaline. I haven’t eaten in days. I’ve lost eight pounds."
Zarin also admitted that she has reconciled with her former foe Ramona Singer, who has been showing her constant support for Bobby.
"It means everything to me. Ramona came to the hospital and sat with me for a few hours. She’s been emailing me and texting me every day," said Zarin. "The past doesn’t mean anything, it doesn’t mean anything to us. Others haven’t called, but…I’m blessed, I’m so lucky, I’m surrounded by friends."
Other current and former Housewives, including Cindy Barshop, Tinsley Mortimer, Luann de Lesseps and Kelly Bensimon attended the event as well as former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile, Potomac housewife Gizelle Bryant and former Real Housewives of Miami star Marysol Patton.
Singer, who attended the event with her new boyfriend named Steve, spoke about being there for Zarin despite their past issues.
"When I heard about Bobby, my heart broke. Jill and I have had a very interesting relationship over the years. But the thing is, when someone needs me, I am so there. When something bad happens in someone's life, you need people around you," said the reality star. "I went to visit Bobby, he was in great spirits, God Bless him, and Jill and I had a 45 minute talk. I think we both let our walls down and it was woman to woman, friend to friend. It was a wonderful chat and we came away from it in a really good, bonding manner. Sometimes, unfortunately, tragedy brings people closer."