Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Photo: Jill Zarin in New York City

Former New York Housewife Jill Zarin is strongly suggesting that she was the driving force behind former RHoNY co-star Bethenny Frankel’s push into the Bravo spotlight and subsequent spin-off success.

When asked about her Real Housewives of New York salary in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jill revealed, “I didn't get to make the money I feel I deserved. I didn't just help make the show popular; I cast it. I brought in Bethenny [Frankel], and I don't get a percentage of anything she spins off.”

While Jill isn’t trying to take credit for Bethenny’s Skinnygirl empire, she is insinuating that hard-working Bethenny owes her time on RHoNY (and, by association, her later spin-offs Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After) to her.

We love Jill Zarin, but this latest claim seems like a bit of a stretch!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter