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Real Housewives of New York

Jill Zarin Secretly Recorded Her WWHL Appearance, and Andy Cohen Is Pissed

Jill Zarin made no secret about the fact that she was initially “nervous” over the editing of her one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live about why she was fired from the Real Housewives of New York. She even expressed fears she’d been tricked into taping it early by Bravo.

According to a new report from the New York Post, her team was so concerned about the WWHL segment that someone secretly taped the full interview just in case.

Jill herself has now admitted that someone from her camp recorded the full chat in secret. “Someone in my party did use an iPhone, because they love me and wanted to protect me,” she said, “to make sure I remembered what I said, and that what I said was accurately edited. It was for my own protection.” … Or ammunition?

After it was all said and done, Jill seemed pleased with the results and what aired, and according to her the segment’s strong ratings have left her phone positively ringing off the hook with potential new television offers. Even Bravo has even been rumored to want her back.

This little incident, though, may put a damper on things. While the network itself had no comment about the incident, a source did say, “Secretly taping an interview is no way for Jill to get herself back on the network . . . or any network, for that matter.” Oy vey.

For what it’s worth both Andy and Jill have made light of the situation. Andy coolly quipped on Twitter, “Beware former Housewives with tape recorders!!” and Jill answered back, “This is why we all love you!!!” She added, “No war.. Peace and love. It was great interview with 1.3 million viewers. I think Andy is cute and funny and like big brother.”

Andy doesn’t appear to be too happy about it. After his tape recorder tweet, Andy tweeted at RHONJ star Caroline Manzo that he’s “as mad as Teresa at your last reunion” about the Jill incident.

Source: New York Post, @BravoAndy, @JillZarin, @JillZarin, @BravoAndy

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