Jill Zarin Revisits ‘Real Housewives’ Firing: I Was Going to Quit (Exclusive Video)

The former Bravo star revisits her departure from the popular show on Friday’s “Oprah’s Where Are They Now?” on OWN

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

We may never know the full truth behind Jill Zarin’s exit from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” but “Oprah’s Where Are They Now?” tried.

On Friday’s new episode airing at 9/8c on OWN, Zarin looks back on her time as one of Bravo’s original New York housewives in 2008 and her much-reported firing from the series four seasons later.

In TheWrap’s exclusive preview, Zarin said that she was actually going to quit the reality show.

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“This is what nobody knows,” she said. “This is really the truth. One night I was just — I think I took a sleeping pill — and I typed out an email to my producer and three out of the five Housewives. And I said, ‘I’m leaving the show. I want to leave on a high, I’m in a good place right now.’ But I never sent that email to Bravo. I kinda got cold feet the next day.”

If she had sent the email, according to Zarin, she would have pre-empted being fired by the network six weeks later.

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“When I got the phone call from my production company, I knew,” she remembered. “You know when you have a sixth sense and I shed a few tears because when anything ends, it seems so final. I honestly have no idea really why I was fired. Because nobody will tell me the true answer.”

You can tweet live with Jill Zarin (@JillZarin) and OWN (@OWNtv) during Friday’s episode using the hashtag #WhereAreTheyNow.

Watch the video above.