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New BFF Alert: Britney Spears's Mom and NY Housewife Jill Zarin

New BFF Alert: Britney Spears's Mom and NY Housewife Jill Zarin

Originally posted 05/13/2010 01:35PM

Is a new Housewife joining the mix?

On Tuesday night, Britney Spears's mother Lynne had a girls' night out at the lower Manhattan restaurant Kenmare with her niece, a family friend and Real Housewives of New York City's Jill Zarin.

How did this seemingly unlikely pair come to be pals?

"I met Lynne a few years ago backstage with [my daughter] Ali at Britney's concert at the Meadowlands [Sports Complex in New Jersey], we just connected and we kept in touch," Zarin tells PEOPLE. "When Lynne comes to town we try to meet and catch up. She called me a couple of months ago and said she was coming to New York."

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Jon Gosselin's Double Date with New Kate – and Jill Zarin!

Jon Gosselin's Double Date with New Kate – and Jill Zarin!

Originally posted 07/23/2009 08:30AM

What does a dad of eight do when hitting the tony Hamptons? Hang out with a real housewife, of course.

Jon Gosselin and his increasingly frequent companion, tabloid reporter Kate Major, continued their high-profile visit to the Hamptons over dinner Wednesday with their host Michael Lohan and two other couples: Real Housewives of New York City's Jill Zarin and husband Bobby Zarin, as well as Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife, Marianne.

Despite the heavy socializing, "I miss my kids," Gosselin told PEOPLE.

Asked if his houseguests were enjoying each other's company, Lohan told PEOPLE, "Absolutely, they're getting along very well."

Said Major, "I love the Hamptons."

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