If Bethenny Frankel was counting on making a Real Housewives of New York City reunion happen on her talk show, she might want to think again.
"I flat out said 'no' when they asked me to go on her show," her onetime pal and co-star Jill Zarin exclusively tells Life & Style. "Does she think I'm just going to show up and she's going to come out and do her fake show and then run away?"
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New reports claim that the 42-year-old SkinnyGirl needs a ratings boost for Bethenny, so she reached out to Jill and their former RHONYC cast member Alex McCord to appear on the show.
But it wasn't Bethenny who called — and that weighed heavily on Jill's decision.
"She couldn't pick up the phone and call me herself. I was shocked. She should've called," the reality star says. "I'm in a neutral zone with Bethenny; we've communicated. I was hurt that she didn't call me because I did e-mail and congratulate her on the show, so it wasn't like we hadn't spoken."
She continues, "I was hoping she was looking for resolution and not to use me for ratings. I was looking for an honest and real conversation. I felt I deserved that because we were such good friends."
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Though Jill tells Life & Style that "no money was discussed, but that wouldn't have mattered," Alex says there was an offer on the table and it was "laughable."
The blonde uploaded a video response to the news yesterday, and said, "It was less than union scale. I would make more money sending one fashion tweet."
By Chantal Waldholz / @blondieewood