She's moving on. Earlier this year, former Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin's husband Bobby Zarin passed away after a long battle with cancer, and now, Jill is dipping her toe back in the dating pool. After multiple reports claimed Jill has a new man in her life, she confirmed the news and set the record straight about their dating timeline — but who is Jill's boyfriend, Gary Brody?
Gary is a big tennis fan and he's also the owner and president of the Marcraft Apparel Group, according to his LinkedIn, which is a men's clothing company. He has that in common with Jill, because she is also in the fashion industry — she helps run the Zarin Fabrics company, which she co-owned with her late husband, Bobby.
Rumors about Jill and Gary's new romance started swirling after they jetted off to London for Wimbledon over the weekend, and Jill had left some flirty comments on Gary's Instagram posts. Fans started to notice, and many of them left mean comments on Jill's Instagram, criticizing her for moving on with another man so quickly.
"Wow. As a widow myself, I could never imagine dating/traveling overseas with another man within [six] months after my husband died. Poor Bobby," one fan wrote, while another commented, "[Already] dating, that's how much she loved Bobby."
Amid all of the backlash she was getting, Jill decided to come clean and share detaills about her relationship with Gary. "I don’t typically comment on tabloid stories but I felt it was important to set the record straight and let you all know I haven’t been dating anyone for six months," the 54-year-old said in a statement obtained by People. "I just started accepting a few dinner dates after much thought and support from my close friends and family. I felt Bobby would want me to start to live again."