Jill Zarin Admits Fight With Bethenny Frankel Was Ratings Stunt On 'Watch What Happens: Live' (VIDEO)

Jill Zarin Admits Bethenny Fight Was Ratings Stunt On 'WWHL'

Andy Cohen is more than just the host of "Watch What Happens: Live" on Bravo, he's also an executive in charge of the network's original programming, and was instrumental in the creation of "The Real Housewives" franchise. So when he had former "Real Housewives Of New York" star Jill Zarin on the show, he tweeted, "I can't think of another instance of a fired employee confronting the network about her dismissal. On camera."

Zarin admitted that she'd concocted her infamous feud with fellow castmate Bethenny Frankel as a ratings stunt, not realizing that it would destroy their real friendship. "I thought at the time, that was a good idea. I said, you know what? That’ll surprise the fans," she revealed.

"I didn’t, by the way," Andy responded.

Zarin attacked Andy as well, saying that she felt he had sided with Bethenny, as evidenced by him having her at his book launch party, when none of the other "Housewives" were invited. Andy's response to that was that Bethenny wasn't a castmember by that point.

Still, Jill said that her popularity has skyrocketed since getting fired from the show. But she's definitely not returning to "The Real Housewives of New York City," according to Wetpaint.

Tune in to "Watch What Happens: Live" every Sunday through Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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