'Real Housewives of New York' Is Back -- With Jill Zarin, a New 'Wife, Streaking and So, So, So Much Drama!
By Brice Sander
Brace yourselves, people. Jill Zarin is finally back on The Real Housewives of New York… at least for one scene.
The series’ former star pops up in the just-released trailer for the Bravo hit’s ninth season, presumably at Luann D’Agostino’s (nee De Lesseps) wedding. Surprisingly, she’s not the most shocking part of the supertease.
Most of the season eight cast is back, save for one-season wonder Jules Wainstein. In her place is New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer, who made headlines in April 2016 for trespassing at her ex-boyfriend’s home in Palm Beach, Florida.
“She had the whole world at her fingertips, and kind of crashed and burned,” Bethenny Frankel explains to the group.
“Do you have a mugshot?” Dorinda Medley asks the 41-year-old point-blank.
“Oh, totally!” she giddily replies.
The new season will also follow Luann as she plans her wedding to Tom D’Agostino. Naturally, that means more drama with Bethenny, who meets Tom for the first time in the teaser. If you somehow missed it, Bethenny caused a hurricane of drama in Miami last season when she received photos of Tom kissing a woman who was not Luann. The ladies left things off on a super-sour note.
“In my heart, I feel like you’re making a big mistake,” Bethenny tells Luann, in tears. “I think he’s cheating on you.”
Season nine will also touch on the 2016 election, which seemingly turns many of the women into emotional wrecks. And, of course, there’s an all-cast trip south of the border, which promises to be, quite possibly, the craziest trip in Housewives history. Bethenny goes streaking, Sonja chugs margaritas, oh -- and Bethenny and Sonja make out!
The end of the trailer teases a rapid-fire parade of arguments, with each of the Housewives getting their turn to scream at their co-stars.
“I’ll tell you how I’m doing,” Dorinda says in the final scene. “Not well, b**ch!”
The Real Housewives of New York returns to Bravo on April 5 at 9 p.m. ET. On March 15, the network will air a special clip-filled recap of the past two seasons called The Real Housewives of New York: How They Got Here, at 9 p.m. ET.