Weeks after she was seen alongside her cast mates at a Halloween party, where she was labeled as a “friend of Luann” by the series’ producers, Jill said she believes that the production company behind the show “hates” her before suggesting that the series is “struggling” amid its 12th season.
“Do you love that they call me ‘a friend of Luann’ now? I don’t think the producers of Housewives like me,” Jill admitted, according to a report from All About the Real Housewives.
According to Jill, she believes it is the people in charge of the editing of the series, not Bravo itself, who have some sort of issue with her. That said, she has no idea what that issue actually is.
“Not Bravo, [but] my production company hates me, and I don’t know why,” she explained.
“I don’t know what I did to them. Things like that happen, and I’m like, ‘What did I do?’ The fans hated that more than I did. I didn’t care,” Jill continued.
Following the fourth season of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Jill was replaced by Heather Thomson, who Jill felt was not an adequate replacement.
“I feel like the fans got the short end of the stick to a certain extent because they lost a family,” Jill said of her brood, including her late husband Bobby and daughter Ally Shapiro.
“Even though they brought on Heather to replace me … she had a husband and two little kids, but it wasn’t the same,” Jill continued of Heather and her family.
As Jill explained, Heather had a young family but she didn’t have a mother, a father, and a sister on the show.
“Like I felt like that was a missing piece. And it didn’t have to be me! But let somebody else’s mother come on. Give us a full family,” Jill explained.
As for the possibility of returning to “The Real Housewives of New York City” for a future season of the show, Jill told Danny that she didn’t feel it would happen.
“I think that ship’s sailed, I think that the show is coming to … I mean, I don’t know what’s gonna happen, I think it’s struggling right now,” she said.
To see more of the “Real Housewives of New York City” cast, don’t miss new episodes of the series’ 12th season on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.