Jill Zarin Isn’t Leaving ‘The Real Housewives Of New York City’

Nobody panic!  Jill Zarin isn’t going anywhere.  “The rumors about Bravo dropping me from The Real Housewives of New York City as well as rumors that I am leaving the show are simply not true,” Bahbby’s wife told Us Weekly yesterday.  “Everything that has been reported is simply rumors, gossip and speculation. I personally have been busy with my shapewear line, Skweez Couture and am still very much part of the Bravo family.”

In fact, Zarin will join the very first (and very pointless) Real Housewives Tour in Atlanta, GA on October 15th with Melissa Gorga, Nene Leakes and Marysol Patton.

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Kelly Bensimon threw in her two cents, telling the mag, “As far as I’m concerned no one knows what’s going on.  Every single event, party, house that I go to, there is a woman telling me they’re going to be the next housewife!”

“All I can say is that I’ve had a blast doing it [and] how grateful I am!”  Rainbows and unicorns, Kel Kel.  Free to be you and me,  1979.

This morning, Zarin reacted to Russell Armstrong’s death via Twitter: “Shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Russell Armstrong. My love and prayers to @TaylorArmstrong and her daughter.”