Housewives of New York: Bobby Zarin and the Mysterious Sunglasses

Though my life has more TV in it than the highest execs from ABC have, Donovan continues to remain my official spur for the few remaining gems on the tube I haven’t quite added to my repertoire, and this past week, the newest addition has been “The Real Housewives of New York.” Having the Atlanta gurls, the New Jersey gals and the DC ladies already on the PVR (I download, but it sounded better that way), I was prodded week after week by Dono to take on the dames from New York as they would: “Instantly have me hooked,” as they were just the right combination of wit and bitch that I would love. And, he of course was right.

After quickly catching up on the three seasons in about 5 days (this is how I work), I’m enamored by the ridiculous lives of these layered locks lassiesbut while I’ve been able to follow Kelly’s plummet into madness, Bethenny and Jill’s oh-so-familiar to my best friends’ fights and Alex’s husband’s continual denial of his latent homosexuality… there is one thing that doesn’t make sense to me. WHAT’S UP WITH BOBBY ZARIN’S SUNGLASSES?? Jill Zarin and her healthily wealthy hubby Bobby appear frequently at parties, dinners, clubs, day events and luncheons and in every scene, the fabric-king husband is sporting a giant pair of dark sunglasses without seemingly any rhyme or reason.


In an attempt to continue to procrastinate schoolwork, I searched the web the best I could to find the reasoning for such an odd fashion/optometrical choice… nothing doin’! All I could muster up was one random blog entry that used the reference as a WTF about the Zarin pair. So, what is up with the shades? I understand that guys put their prescription in their sunglasses to see while protecting from the sun- but indoors?… at night??? It literally begs the question: “What is this guy hiding?” Admittedly, it’s not like there’s gonna be a gremlin behind the sunglasses, yet having never seen this guy’s full face, one really has to ask what the dealio is. I’m gonna benefit of the doubt assume it’s some sort of light-sensitivity situation but really, there’s been scenes lit only by torchlight at some midnight parties that couldn’t offend a bat with it’s brightness, so all I can think is that Bobby’s not happy with the eyes and the face.

I’m not saying they’re brown or anything as terrifying as that (haha, just kidding Patrick!), but really, I’m gonna have to assume it’s an attempt to hide a clump of wrinkles and frown lines that the king of the NY housewives’ line doesn’t want out there for all the world to seem. Furthermore- and it might just be me- the whole “reflector cop sunglasses” thing gives him an air of superiority and intimidation that puts him in this position of pseudo mafioso-conciliary. The guy isn’t the menacing godfather of NY by any means peddling chiffon and poly blend drapes but with those shades, you never know what’s gettin’ plotted behind those things. I’d love to hear what anyone else might think on this topic? Though, to make it perfectly clear, Bobby actually is one of my favorite characters on that show: willing to let his wife fight her own battles but carefully insert himself at the most appropriate moments, this shaded millionaire is a breath of fresh air on the show… Seriously though Bobby… the glasses 😛

Some more odd sunglasses shots for ya

  • gay person

    tsk tsk tsk @ saying simon’s “denial of his latent homosexuality”.
    MOST of the HOMORAZZI.com CONTENT is AMAZING at DECREASING IGNORANCE …which is excellent because Homorazzi has ALL types of people visiting this website, NOT JUST HOMOSEXUALS ({gay, straight, male, female, etc})—and helping society (especially the non-homosexuals that may drop in) grow in a positive way is AMAZING and KUDOS to your site.
    However, IRESPONSIBLE views posted by WRITERS of HOMORAZZI.com like this one (and previous views made on people’s sexuality (KENT from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE), is SOCIALLY IRESPONSIBLE because your promoting the ‘that’s so gay!’-viewpoint society may have.
    Also, the word “latent” suggests he hasn’t completely become HOMOSEXUAL–as if it’s an INFECTION that has yet to take a toll on him (ie. Latent diabetes)…do you have a better understanding of his sexuality (condition) than he does?
    I do AGREE he’s odd and seems to fit what society has deemed as ‘that’s so gay!’ -behavior but this just promotes what your article about Kent from So You Think You Can Dance does–it makes it okay for society to be like if you BEHAVE a certain way, or if you MOVE a certain way…(or wear Speedos, ewww, Simon!) etc…that you must be a homosexual??
    WHERE’S THE LOGIC? A HOMOSEXUAL is a person who sleeps with the same sex. Until he hasn’t been found having SEXUAL CONTACT with another man, or hasn’t told you or the world he’s gay/homosexual, NO ONE has a right to call him a (latent) homosexual. Doing so based on his behavior PROMOTES NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES.
    WEBSITES that are RUN by GAY MEN should be a little more sensitive about classifying men as being HOMOSEXUAL just because they may meet some of the stereotypes NON-GAYS/SOCIETY has defined for us gays/homosexuals. Being homosexual is not a CULT that you follow that if you meet certain behaviors and such that BAM, YOU’RE HOMOSEXUAL!
    And even if he is gay, views like this allows society to POINT FINGERS AT THE GAY COMMUNITY as “PUSHING THE GAY AGENDA” by outing married men who have kids in the picture, that’s just wrong!
    WHAT IF HE IS A ‘CLOSETED’ HOMOSEXUAL??? Even if he is gay, he has CHOSEN to not act on his gayness and has MARRIED a woman and has CHILDREN. How would you feel if your view on his “denial of his latent homosexuality” was the ‘last straw that broke the camel’s back’, and he left his family? Those children now would have a BROKEN HOME.
    Once your married, I think your kids come first—if a HOMOSEXUAL man has sacrificed his sexuality for his children, it’s his choice, but once he’s MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, the children’s interest comes first…and a broken home isn’t good for ANY KID.
    Mind you, I do think since they signed up for REALITY TV, they signed up for being ridiculed by people with varying levels of knowledge, ignorance, and such. But, such a comment coming from the WRITERS at HOMOSEXUAL/GAY website, I think is completely irresponsible.
    Because the POSITIVE articles outshine my experience when I visit this site, I will continue to visit this site. But, promoting NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES about HOMOSEXUALITY just makes me CLEARLY upset that I have to type a FREAKING NOVEL! Lol

  • gay person

    lol @ “while I’ve been able to follow Kelly’s plummet into madness” ….. on the nail with that one.
    And, the glasses actually make Bobby look mysterious rather than just an old balding man….be it fashion or some medical reason…..lol @ dedicating an entire article about it.

  • Ummm thanks for the comments? I’m glad you like/hate the site though it’s odd that my random-ass article about Bobby Zarin would elicit such a ambivalent reaction.
    It’s interesting that men are straight until they actually take it according to your argument though… didn’t know I wasn’t gay until I was 22 cause I would have told you I was from age 0 on… but I guess I should have asked your permission to be first 😉 … that is unless the default setting before man-on-man action is “eunuch”? haha.. god, i hope i wasn’t THAT. Thanks for the opinion, but gay guys probably don’t want to hear that they have to jump a penis to be allowed to call themselves what they know they are. Thanks though gayperson hehe.
    Of course all of this is moot: I’m ASSUMING you meant this to refer to either of my articles regarding Kent Boyd and So You Think You Can Dance and writing:

    “tsk tsk tsk @ saying simon’s “denial of his latent homosexuality”.”
    you throw away any validity sugar, that quotation is found NO WHERE in my articles… nothing to argue if you’re making words up. Cheers though.

  • gay person

    YOU WROTE:
    After quickly catching up on the three seasons in about 5 days (this is how I work), I’m enamored by the ridiculous lives of these layered locks lassiesbut while I’ve been able to follow Kelly’s plummet into madness, Bethenny and Jill’s oh-so-familiar to my best friends’ fights and…

    Alex’s husband’s continual denial of his latent homosexuality…

    there is one thing that doesn’t make sense to me. WHAT’S UP WITH BOBBY ZARIN’S SUNGLASSES?? Jill Zarin and her healthily wealthy hubby Bobby appear frequently at parties, dinners, clubs, day events and luncheons and in every scene, the fabric-king husband is sporting a giant pair of dark sunglasses without seemingly any rhyme or reason.

    ===

    guess you forgot you wrote that.

  • gay person

    and its not about knowing….its that YOU (ADAM) dont know and have no business outing them. he can be and may be….but its not your right to assume so or out him unless you catch him in the act or if he tells you.

  • And that, my dear, is the rub.
    If an article was written about Kent Boyd (and thousands have been) saying: “I wonder if he has a girlfriend?” or “Which girl do you think he has a crush on on the show” no one would say a word. No one would argue “straight propaganda”: and no one has. And, that’s kind of the entire underlying point sugar 😉

    Again, it’s hard for me to even respond if I’m going to be improperly quoted so it’s probably best you stop speculating on false info hehe.

  • gay person

    yea, im done talkin about the ‘false info’ your displaying about people’s homosexuality.

    thanks for the article though, with the exception of that bit, i did enjoy it…cute article.

  • *you’re 😉
    and, sorry, I was referring to your quotation: in case I wrote that too elusively.

  • Lynn Hudson

    Jill always looks so pretty. People are very jealous of her. I love her and she is my idol! Lets all band together and love Jill!!

    Jill Zarin is the only housewife that is honest as well as beautiful.
    I am sorry for all I have said. I WAS WRONG!!!

  • Lynn Hudson

    I LOVE JILL ZARIN!!!

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