Sugar Bear Threatens to Take Mama June to Court over Visitation Rights with Honey Boo Boo

Mama June Shannon didn’t see this one coming.

The Mama June: From Not to Hot reality star’s drama with her ex, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and his new wife, Jennifer Lamb, is far from over. During Friday evening’s new episode of the WE tv series, Sugar Bear and Jennifer threaten to take Mama June to court if she doesn’t give him visitation rights to spend time with their daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 12.

“We got to talk about Mike having some visitation with Alana,” Jennifer told Mama June, 38, as she stood on her front lawn. “I come here today to talk to you like a woman, mother to mother. We need to figure out how we can work this where Mike can see Alana.”

But Mama June is far from ready to give Sugar Bear visitation rights, and reminded Jennifer about the “explosion” Sugar Bear had during the season 1 reunion. “He has very bad anger issues and it really scared the s— out of myself, Alana and everybody else. Why would I allow him to see her unsupervised?” she asked.

“Unsupervised? Um, I’m a human,” Jennifer reminded her. “I’m not going to do nothing to the child.”

Though Mama June attempted to tell Jennifer that her children endured “emotional abuse” as a result of Sugar Bear, Jennifer disregarded it and asserted that she doesn’t have “blinders on.”

“You’ve got to understand — people do change,” she told Mama June. “I tried talking sense into the bobble head, but there’s no reasoning with that woman.”

But until Sugar Bear gets help, Mama June said that “he will not see his daughter.”

“He will have some kind of visitation to see her,” a confident Jennifer told her. “But if not, we’re going to court.”

Jennifer’s confrontation may have come as a surprise to Mama June, but Sugar Bear said that he’s “been wanting to take a little action for a long time. I was hoping June would actually come around.”

After researching multiple attorneys, the couple met with the Brodie Law Group’s Ashley Brodie, with whom they sought professional legal counsel to help with the matter.

“The situation is, I want to be in my daughter’s life and her mama ain’t letting me be there,” Sugar Bear told Ashley.

“June quit communicating with Mike and letting Alana see Mike after we got together,” added Jennifer.

According to Sugar Bear, who split from Mama June after a stint on Marriage Boot Camp in 2016 (she accused him of physical abuse, but he denies the allegations), the former couple separated on Christmas Eve 2015 — and he never signed an acknowledgement of paternity and legitimation after Honey Boo Boo was born.

“In the state of Georgia, if you’ve not been declared her legal father, you have no rights to her. You have just as much rights to her as I do,” Ashley explained.

Sugar Bear, who last saw Honey Boo Boo at his wedding in early 2017, said all he wants is visitation, not custody. Up until the time of filming, Sugar Bear had not been paying child support; but if deemed the legitimate father, Ashley said “there will be a child support award that goes along with that.”

When Ashley inquired about any negatives that Mama June could potentially use against him in court, Sugar Bear brought up his “anger issue problem,” which he denied having.

“I don’t see no anger issue problem,” he said. “I mean, you can ask my wife, you can ask my stepson, they don’t see it. I mean, I don’t have no problems.”

Still, Ashley recommended that he get anger management. “It is going to be much more cost effective for us to attempt an informal mediation to see if she will agree at all to sit down with you and see if y’all could work out any of these details,” she said.

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Back at home, Sugar Bear called Mama June to discuss potential mediation: “I mean, I told you I wanted to see my daughter, so I talked to a lawyer about mediation.”

“You want me and you to sit down in front of a lawyer? What are you going to tell them?” Mama June asked. “I’m a deadbeat father?”

When Mama June inquired about how he will pay for the mediation, Sugar Bear said he’ll “spend every cent I have to be able to see my daughter. I will take your ass to court! If I have to take your ass to court, I will take your ass to court.”

“Your threats no longer worry me. Good luck honeybuns,” said Mama June, who hung up the phone.

“Jennifer and Sugar Bear can huff and puff all they want to, but they don’t have the balls to do nothing,” Mama June said. “Threatening to take me to court? Psh. Sugar Bear does that s— all the damn time.”

But Mama June just might have underestimated Sugar Bear’s seriousness in the matter.

Later, she received a knock at her front door from a man with a yellow envelope.

“Hello, I’m looking for June Shannon,” he said. “Sorry about your day,” he told her as he handed over the envelope. “Have a good one.”

“What the f— is this?” she rhetorically asked. “Who the f— does he think he is?”

“Sugar Bear sent me a certified letter telling me that he could take me to court if I don’t show up for this mediation,” she explained.

Though Mama June was potentially open to going to mediation, she said that “after a stunt like this? Hmm, I don’t know if I’m going to go or not” and proceeded to throw the envelope in the trash.

And just when the reality star may have assumed her problems were behind her when she stuck the envelope in the garbage, she received a call from Sugar Bear’s attorney, who was confirming the appointment for mediation.

 

“Good luck with that one,” said Shannon, who hung up on the lawyer. “I don’t see that happening.”

Still, Mama June doesn’t appear to be concerned about Sugar Bear’s threats.

“I guess all these little threats that Sugar Bear made wasn’t empty and he got himself a lawyer,” she said. “Does Sugar Bear think that he can force me into doing whatever he wants me to do? Good luck with that, little man.”

Mama June: From Not to Hot airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WE tv.

Jesse Williams to Pay Estranged Wife Aryn Drake-Lee $50,000 Per Month in Spousal Support

Jesse Williams and his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee have reached a new spousal support agreement.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, Williams, 36, has agreed to pay Drake-Lee $50,695 per month in spousal support, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. Williams will also pay her $33,242 for the month of December 2017.

The documents state that Drake-Lee “shall be responsible for and shall timely pay all expenses relating to the parties’ family residence,” including the mortgage, property taxes and home equity line.

Additionally, the stipulation states that Drake-Lee will get half of the Grey’s Anatomy star’s residuals for work done from Sept. 1, 2012 through April 10, 2017, and he will pay her $50,000 in advance for her lawyer’s fees and costs, TMZ first reported.

After five years of marriage, the former couple, who shares daughter Sadie, 4, and son Maceo, 27 months, filed for divorce in April 2017. This past summer, the pair was granted joint legal custody of their two children.

A judge signed the order on Aug. 30, just days after the former couple attended “their hearing on child custody, child visitation and co-parenting matters regarding their children” on Aug. 24, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

“Aryn is pleased to have an arrangement that will provide stability and continuity for the children so that their best interests are the highest priority,” Drake-Lee’s attorney Jill Hersh said in a statement to PEOPLE at the time.

According to the order, “the parents shall share joint legal custody of the children.” It comes two months after Williams filed for joint legal and physical custody in June.

This past November, the actor, who is dating Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly, was awarded overnight visits with his kids. According to the documents filed Nov. 9, Williams will be permitted to have custody of the kids up to two times a week after they get out from school until 6:15 p.m., except for one day when he will have custody from after school until “the following day when school commences for each child.”

Williams wed his longtime girlfriend Drake-Lee, a real estate broker, in Los Angeles in September 2012. At the time, they had been dating for over five years. They first met while Williams was working as a schoolteacher in New York.

Joy-Anna Duggar Says She’s ‘Still Very Pregnant’ as She Gives a Tour of Her House

Pregnant Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth is readying to bring her baby home!

The expecting Counting On star showed off her growing baby bump while giving fans a sneak peek of her house — which is in the process of being renovated — in a video tour shared to Instagram Wednesday.

“Here’s a tour of our little house! We have a few projects left, lots of organizing to do and it’ll be finished!” Joy-Anna, 20, captioned the video, which was captured on her cell phone. “Austin has done such an amazing job!”

Joy-Anna, who is expecting her first child with husband Austin Forsyth — whom she married in May — began the tour from the front door of the couple’s home, which had a “Joy” doormat on the wood porch.

“Okay y’all, so here is a tour of our house. I’ll go in the front door here,” she began as she led fans inside her home, which has an open floor plan in the kitchen, living and dining areas.

“We are still working on little things here and there, so we’ve got our living room and kitchen and all of our tools,” she said as she panned the camera across their white and wooden kitchen.

“Here’s our dining room. Jess helped me print out some wedding pictures,” she said as the lens focused on a wall photo of the pair on their wedding day.

The mama-to-be also guided viewers down the hall, where she gave them an inside glimpse of the nursery, master bedroom, master bathroom, guest bedroom and guest bathroom.

“The baby’s room is still getting ready,” she explained about the unfinished nursery, which held a crib, stroller and baby carrier.

While in the bathroom, Joy-Anna’s baby bump was reflected in the vertical mirror. “I’m still very pregnant,” she shared.

This past August, the newlyweds exclusively revealed to PEOPLE that they are expecting.

“We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby!” Joy-Anna said in a statement. “Every child is such a precious gift from God. I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him.”

“I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring,” said Austin. “It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”

Matt Czuchry Says Gilmore Girls Fans Would Call Him an ‘A——‘ in Public When He Played Logan

Matt Czuchry understands firsthand just how diehard fans of a TV series can be.

The Gilmore Girls alum, who starred as Rory Gilmore’s (Alexis Bledel) college boyfriend Logan Huntzberger on the Amy Sherman-Palladino dramedy, vividly remembers coming face-to-face with viewers who confronted him in public over the actions of his character when the show was airing.

Throughout the seven-season series, Rory had three boyfriends (Dean, Jess and Logan), and most viewers sided with one of them, eventually sparking Team Dean, Team Jess and Team Logan.

“When you go out into the world, do you have to deal with the rivalry of these teams? Because you’re bad for Rory,” Stephen Colbert asked Czuchry — who is starring on Fox’s new medical drama The Resident — on Wednesday evening’s episode of The Late Show.

“In the first season especially, people would just come up to me just immediately without saying anything and said, ‘You know, you’re a real a——.’ That’s what they would do,” said Czuchry, 40, who revealed that the name-calling “pretty much” started immediately: “first couple episodes in.”

The College of Charleston alum explained: “I would ask them, ‘Okay, why am I an a——?’ And they , ‘You know why you’re an a——.’ And that was it.”

According to the actor, the woman would proceed to tell him, ” ‘I’m team Jess’ or ‘I’m team Dean,’ ” and Czuchry would quickly realize, “Oh, you’re talking about the character on the show.”

Said Czuchry: “Literally, people would just come up to me and say how much of an a—— I was.”

In fall 2016, Sherman-Palladino released Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, during which audiences caught up with the beloved cast in the years since the series wrapped with season 7 in May 2007. Throughout A Year in the Life, which transported audiences back to the beloved town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the cast lived out an entire year in four seasonally-specific episodes: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

But although Sherman-Palladino addressed numerous burning queries within the six hours of footage — including Luke and Lorelai getting married, the reveal of the final four words and addressing Richard Gilmore’s deathfour burning questions still remain, including: Will Rory end up with Logan or Jess?

Although the fourth episode (“Fall”) revealed that Dean (Jared Padalecki) is married and is expecting a fourth child with his wife Jenny, both Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and Logan are still possibilities in capturing Rory’s heart.

Prior to getting married, Luke asked his nephew if he’s over Rory. “Yep, long over,” Jess responded. But as he walked away, he gazed back into her Stars Hollow house and admired his ex-girlfriend from afar, clearly revealing to fans that he was not over her.

Logan, also, still cares for his college sweetheart. Despite living in London and being engaged to a woman for the sake of the families’ “dynastic plan,” Logan attempted to win Rory back by whisking her away for a night. Alas, she said goodbye to pursue writing her book. At the wrap of the series, it’s revealed that she is pregnant, most likely with Logan’s child (he’s the only man that audiences know her to be intimate with aside from a one-night stand in the “Spring” episode, which would be 5-6 months before the “Fall” episode when she announces her pregnancy).

Would she give Logan another chance? Or would she reconsider a shot with Jess, the bad boy who finally found his way and encouraged her to write her story? These — and more — questions leave hope for another Year in the Life.

The Resident premieres Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET on Fox.

Teen Mom OG’s Maci Bookout Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage

Maci Bookout is opening up about a painful period of her life: her miscarriage.

The Teen Mom OG star revealed in an emotional Radar sneak peek of Monday’s upcoming episode that she lost a baby girl to miscarriage. Speaking with husband Taylor McKinney — the duo wed in October 2016 — while out to dinner about the prospect of having more children, cameras captured the couple opening up about the family tragedy.

“We are not having another baby,” Bookout, 26, tells McKinney, 28, at dinner. “You really want another child?”

“I love kids. I wouldn’t be mad about it,” McKinney tells his wife, with whom he shares two children: son Maverick Reed, 20 months, and daughter Jayde, 32 months. Bookout is also mom to 9-year-old son Bentley from a previous relationship with her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards.

Bookout shares that she would “rather adopt a child,” which McKinney says they can also do, and ideally, they’d adopt a child in the “4 to 6 range” in age within the next one to two years.

Though Bookout has her eyes set on adoption, she is open to conceiving again. “If you seriously want to have another baby, then I’ll do it. But I still want to adopt too. And if that’s really what you want naturally, I want to do it now,” she explains.

“If we want it to happen, it’s going to happen like that,” McKinney says.

But Bookout reminds him that he’s “forgetting something” and tells him to “think about it.”

Almost immediately, McKinney drops his head and is visibly upset before he excuses himself to the bathroom.

Sitting at the table alone, an MTV producer asks Bookout what happened.

“I had a miscarriage,” Bookout tells her. “Her name’s Dandy, Dandelion.”

When he arrives back at the table, McKinney says, “I don’t want to talk about it.”

“I think it’s important for people that are watching that we talk about it,” Bookout shares.

Evidently, the pair hadn’t yet revealed the loss to family members. “I’d like to talk to our parents about it first,” says McKinney.

Teen Mom OG airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on MTV.

Monica Potter Pregnant with Her Fourth Child at Age 46

Monica Potter is going to be a mommy — for the fourth time!

The 46-year-old Parenthood alum — she starred as Kristina Braverman on the six-season NBC dramedy — announced Wednesday that she and her husband, Daniel Christopher Allison, are expecting their second child together.

Sharing a photo of herself cradling her bare baby bump, Potter wrote on Instagram and Twitter, “I have something to share…”

Potter and Allison, an Orthopedic Surgeon at USC County Hospital, are also parents to 12-year-old daughter, Molly Brigid. The actress was previously married to Tom Potter (1990-98), with whom she has two grown sons: Liam, 23, and Daniel, 27.

In 2009, Potter spoke of the gap in her kids’ ages, joking to PEOPLE that, “I have one every decade. So I started in my teens, then I had one in my 20s, and then my 30s. Enough now. No more.” At the time, she admitted that if she got the urging for more children, she would “adopt one.”

Three years later, the actress shared in 2012 that varying tastes for the screen is the toughest part about having kids with a large age gap between them.

“What makes me sad is that I can’t get them all to see the same movie unless it’s something we can all relate to. I’ll take Molly to see a movie that the boys are just not into at all. And she can’t watch certain things that they watch,” she said at the time.

WATCH: Peter Krause & Monica Potter: How Parenthood Is Like Christmas

She also discussed the importance of allowing one’s children to make mistakes in life.

“I just feel like if you try to raise your kids the right way — give them room to make mistakes, but also guide them in a direction that you hope to see them go — that’s all you can ask for,” she shared. “You can’t control them your whole life.”

Lamar Odom Says Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Will Be a ‘Good Mother': ‘I’m Happy for Her’

Lamar Odom is sending well wishes to his pregnant ex-wife, Khloé Kardashian.

The former NBA player married Khloé in 2009 and finalized his divorce from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star in 2016 after a roller-coaster seven-year marriage. Despite their split, Odom, 38, thinks highly of Khloé, 33, and believes that she’ll be a “good mother” when she welcomes her first child — a baby boy — with Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson this year.

“What about the baby? … How do you navigate the life building in places that straight up you saw yourself?” host Jeff Johnson asks Odom about Kardashian being pregnant in the clip.

“Her having a baby? I’m happy for her,” Odom shares. “She took care of me, she’ll be a good mother. For real. She’s a great woman.”

Though the former couple has moved on from one another, there isn’t a day that goes by that Odom isn’t reminded of Khloé.

“I still got my shawty’s name still on me — I mean, her initials still on me,” he says about his tattoo. “For no reason.”

“I understand when it’s over, it’s over,” he shares about their relationship, and adds with a smile: “When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that.”

WATCH: Khloe Kardashian Is Pregnant! Revealed Days After Kylie Jenner’s Big Baby News

On a previous episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian West took her sister to her fertility specialist, where Khloé received some shocking news about her own fertility.

The doctor asked Khloé if she’d ever tried to get pregnant before, and she admitted that she “fake-tried.

“I was married, but I knew the circumstances weren’t the healthiest so I just kept pretending I was doing it,” said Khloé, who wed Odom after a whirlwind, month-long courtship. “When I was doing my fertility treatments, they were more so for Lamar,” she continued. “I had to stop because there was much deeper stuff that was happening in our marriage.”

Khloé and Odom’s marriage fell apart after the former basketball player’s cheating scandal and drug relapse, and Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013.

“I knew it wasn’t the right situation to bring a child into, and I think I’ve done a lot of covering up for him — even when it made me look like I was the problem,” said Khloé. “But I was fine taking on that burden on my shoulders, because he had a lot of other deeper s— to deal with.”

12-Year-Old Honey Boo Boo Asks Mama June to Teach Her About the ‘Birds and the Bees’

Honey Boo Boo is growing up!

In a PEOPLE exclusive sneak peek of Friday’s upcoming episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot, 12-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson introduces her mother, Mama June Shannon, to two potential talents — ribbon twirling and making music with water glasses — that she could learn for an upcoming pageant while also inquiring about a particular subject: sex.

“Will you teach me about the birds and the bees?” Honey Boo Boo asks her mother during their sit-down interview.

But Mama June, 38, clearly isn’t ready to teach her daughter about it and awkwardly smiles while also skirting around the question.

“There’s birds that live in trees,” Mama June tells her youngest daughter. “Sometimes the bees get stung by the birds because they want to eat all their food.”

WATCH: Mama June’s Swooning Over New Man in Her Life—But Her “Playpen Is Closed” on Having More Kids

But Honey Boo Boo evidently knows more than her mother assumes. “I thought the birds and the bees were about sex,” the preteen says.

“Who told you that?” asks Mama June.

“Pumpkin,” Honey Boo Boo admits about big sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 18, who recently welcomed her first child with her fiancé, Joshua Efird.

Will Mama June eventually tell Honey Boo Boo about the birds and the bees? Tune into Mama June: From Not to Hot, airing Friday at 9 p.m. ET on WE tv, to find out.

Australian Actress Jessica Falkholt Dies at 29 — Weeks After Car Crash Killed Her Family

Australian actress Jessica Falkholt has died weeks after she was involved in a horrific car crash that killed three members of her family. She was 29.

In a statement released Wednesday, Jan. 17 (local Australia time) by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District on behalf of her family, it was announced that Falkholt has passed away.

“On behalf of the family of Jessica Falkholt, St. George Hospital has been asked to advise the media and the community of Jessica’s passing today at 10.20am,” a spokesperson for St. George Hospital said in a statement, obtained by PEOPLE.

“Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 26 December, 2017,” the statement continues.

“The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement concludes. “At the request of the family we ask that the media understands that no further comment or information will be provided.”

Falkholt, who played Hope Morrison on long-running Australian TV soap opera Home and Away, was involved in a car accident on Dec. 26 — Boxing Day holiday — that claimed the lives of her sister, Annabelle, 21, and parents: father Lars, 69, and Vivian, 61. Lars and Vivian died at the scene of the crash and Annabelle died in the hospital three days later, according to News.Com.Au. The oncoming driver, Craig Anthony Whitall, 51, also died in the wreck.

Following the crash, Falkholt underwent multiple surgeries and reportedly remained in a coma. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that she was taken off of life support the day after her family’s funeral, which was held Jan. 10, and remained in critical condition for almost a week.

Jimmy Kimmel Says His Twitter Battle with Kanye West Made Him ‘So Happy’

The thought of engaging in a public Twitter feud may scare some, but for Jimmy Kimmel, he embraces it.

“I live for moments like that,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said in his February cover interview for GQ.

“When I got in a Twitter battle with Kanye, I was so happy. My wife makes fun of me. She’s like, ‘You are so happy right now.’ I’m absolutely beaming. I feel very confident in a situation like that,” Kimmel, 50, said, referencing his September 2013 social media exchange with Kanye West.

Four years ago, Kimmel was blasted by West in a colossal Twitter rant after the funnyman ran a video spoof on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that ribbed West’s BBC interview, in which he boasted that he’s “the No. 1 rock star on the planet.”

But the parody sketch left West anything but amused, as was made evident in his litany of scathing Tweets. He cussed out Kimmel, whom he trashed, among other things, as a “manipulative media motherf—–.”

Kimmel, for his part, responded to the verbal melee at the time in his opening monologue, telling the audience that an hour before the show, he received a call from West demanding a public apology. The host also claimed that during their phone chat, West told him, “I am the most powerful voice in media,” before delivering this warning: “You will never be able to show your face at a 14-year-old’s high school football game and be cool again.”

But in true Kimmel fashion, the funnyman was able keep a sense of humor about it all. “Finally, I’m in a rap feud,” he cracked. “I always wanted to be in a rap feud.”

Weeks later, the duo ended their feud face-to-face when West appeared on Live!

“You take a risk when you make a comment that is dark,” Kimmel told GQ. “In a way, it’s you saying, ‘I trust you. I trust your sense of humor, and I trust that you will not use this against me.’ It’s a little gift, I think. When somebody makes a truly offensive joke to me, I love them a little bit more. If it’s just offensive, it’s no good. But there’s nothing better than when something emotional or serious is going on, maybe it’s a wedding toast, and somebody funny leans over and whispers something terrible into your ear.”

“I live for those moments,” said Kimmel. “I live for being the one who does the whispering.”

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Challenges Kim Kardashian to a Diaper-Changing Contest

In November, West’s wife Kim Kardashian West, with whom he just welcomed a third child, appeared in a special edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! ‘s popular segment, “Mean Tweets” to celebrate Kimmel‘s 50th birthday.

During the segment, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, read a tweet from her husband when he was feuding with Kimmel: “Jimmy Kimmel put yourself in my shoes … Oh no that means you would have gotten too much good p—- in your life.”

RHONY Star Jill Zarin’s Husband Bobby Dies After Battle with Cancer

Jill Zarin‘s husband Bobby has died from cancer.

Jill announced the news in a family statement on her official website, revealing that Bobby passed away on Saturday surrounded by his family.

“With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer,” the family said in a statement. :There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone for all your love, and support during this difficult time.”

Bobby was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and went on to have his thyroid removed as well as underwent radioactive iodine treatment.

“The radioactive iodine usually kills off whatever undetectable cancer cells are left in your body after surgery,” he previously told PEOPLE. “We thought it was cured – and it usually is in about 93 percent of cases. But I wasn’t able to absorb the radioactive iodine. So it came back.”

The cancer wound up returning and spread to his lungs. In Fall 2016, Jill revealed to PEOPLE that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Although the Real Housewives of New York City alum remained hopeful throughout Bobby’s treatment, she said “his cancer took an unexpected turn” over the summer. In July, Bobby was admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he recovered from a procedure.

“He is not going down without a fight,” Jill told PEOPLE exclusively. “We’re hoping for a miracle,” she said about the love of her life.

RELATED VIDEO: Jill Zarin’s Husband Bobby Hospitalized with Cancer Complications

After he was admitted to the hospital in July, Jill hadn’t left his side and did everything she could to make him comfortable.

“I’m in shock,” she said. “I’m in physical shock. I’ve lost 8 lbs. already. He was doing well for a very, very long time. Then the cancer came back in his brain last fall and since then, it’s been one thing after another.”

As Bobby’s treatment continued, Jill remained dedicated to raising money for thyroid cancer research for him and others who have the deadly disease through her Annual Luxury Luncheon, which was opened to the public for the first time last year.

Last January, the couple celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. “Happy 16th wedding Anniversary to the most wonderful husband, father and friend in the world. I love you with all my ❤❤❤ we will get thru this and be together forever,” Jill wrote about her husband. 

And in celebration of his birthday last February, Jill posted multiple photos of Bobby on Instagram with loving captions. “I’m so happy and at peace these days with the love of my life living La Vida Boca!” she wrote.

“He is the most loving and caring person I have ever known besides my father. Sometimes life just isn’t fair,” she previously told PEOPLE about Bobby. “But we have such a great love story. He is the love of my life and I will do everything in my power to heal and care for him.”

Bobby ran Zarin Fabrics, which was opened by his father, Harry Zarin, in 1936. The New York native is survived by Jill, his three children — Jonathan, David and Jennifer Zarin — and stepdaughter, Ally.

E! News Alum Catt Sadler Responds to Claims Co-Host Jason Kennedy Had More Responsibility

Catt Sadler is responding to claims that her former E! News co-host Jason Kennedy had a greater workload than her while she was at the network, and therefore, was justly paid more.

“My experience, frustration and disparity was based on Jason Kennedy and myself being apples to apples,” Sadler, 43, told The Hollywood Reporter.

A day before her THR interview was published Wednesday, E! chief Frances Berwick (president of Lifestyle Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment) told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday that “there is a lot of misinformation out there” in regards to Sadler’s exit. (She left E! in December after she learned that Kennedy was making “double” her salary and “has been for several years.”)

“Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy had different roles and therefore different salaries. Catt was focused on daytime. Jason Kennedy is on primetime evening news, plus red carpet. Our employee’s salaries are based on their roles and their expertise regardless of gender,” Berwick said about Sadler, who was at the network for almost 12 years. In a statement to PEOPLE at the time of her departure, an E! spokesperson said on behalf of the network and Kennedy, “E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender.”

After Sadler’s final E! News show on Dec. 19, the mother of two shared her side of the story with PEOPLE and on her blog, The Cattwalk, and asserted that the pay disparity is not Kennedy’s “fault.”

“It’s important that people don’t vilify him because he isn’t the problem — the system’s the problem, the structure’s the problem. And I really do mean that. Because that’s been a hard part of this whole thing because I love him dearly. And to be honest, he has been such a champion for me in every sense. But it’s not his decision,” she told PEOPLE.

WATCH: Catt Sadler Leaving E! News After More than a Decade at Network

In the wake of her leave, PEOPLE also learned that former E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, who left her post in 2015 after more than a decade at the network, “made more than three times Jason’s salary when they hosted together.”

“For people to use the argument that Giuliana somehow made more money than Jason, that comparison doesn’t work,” Sadler told THR about the pay comparison between Kennedy and Rancic. “They’re apples and oranges. She joined before him, she was managing editor, she had multiple shows on the network.”

“It’s about the equality of one’s contributions and it’s about the equality of somebody’s past resume and what gets them to that moment,” she told PEOPLE. “If apples are apples, that’s where the equality must exist.”

Since Sadler’s departure, Kennedy has yet to publicly address the pay disparity, but his wife, Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, took to her blog to share her perspective.

“There is a difference between not being paid what you deserve and unfair pay because of gender inequality. I fully understand and am burdened for her feeling of not being paid the amount she felt she was worth, but that is in the hands of the agent and proper negotiating over the years,” Lauren wrote in her blog.

“At one time my husband had a female co-host on E! News who made three times his salary and another female co-host was paid more than him as well, and they had the same role, one where Jason had more responsibility,” she wrote, and later added, “Women are paid accordingly on this network, and the difference in his salary versus theirs did not affect Jason whatsoever because he knows there are always more components to consider when determining one’s salary.”

WATCH: E! News Alum Giuliana Rancic Was Paid ‘Significantly More’ than Jason Kennedy: Source

From Sadler’s perspective, she thinks “it’s unfortunate that people who don’t work there are trying to be the voice for the network,” she told THR about Lauren’s claims. “The only story I can tell is my truth and the truth speaks for itself.”

Although Sadler’s “next moves are not definitive at this moment,” she “most definitely” wants to stay in the broadcast journalism sphere.

“I want to continue to create really meaningful content. I love the climate in which we are operating right now. I think it’s exciting, I think it’s thrilling,” Sadler previously told PEOPLE. “I’d like to cover more about this ongoing story of women making change and I want to be a champion for women really. So if I can do that and incorporate that in my future broadcasting endeavors, that would be extremely fulfilling to me.”

“When you’re on TV five days a week and have the gift of entertaining and reporting to the world, it’s like that light goes on and that is my element. That has been my purpose in life. I think I was born to do this. It’s what I do, it’s all I know, so I will definitely miss just the exercise of everyday getting to do this job,” she said. “But I will land on my feet and I will get to the other side of this, for sure.”

‘Party’s Back!’ Jersey Shore Returns with a Family Vacation — But ‘Where the F— They Going?’

Jersey Shore is returning with a family vacation, but where are they going?!

During Floribama Shore‘s season finale on Monday evening, MTV aired a promo for the upcoming Jersey Shore Family Vacation — and informed fans that they have the power to decide where the returning original cast will travel during filming.

“Party’s back!” the promo begins. “Where the f— they going?”

“F—— New York?”

“F—— Dallas?”

“F—— Chicago?”

“Ole f—— Faithful?”

“F—— Miami?”

WATCH: Jersey Shore Is Back With a ‘Family Vacation’ but One Original Cast Member Is Not Joining Them

The teaser continues with numerous suggested locations, including Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Mount Rushmore and Seattle. Though the possibilities are endless, there’s one place they definitely won’t be going: The White House.

For viewers who hope to see the cast members visit a specific city or landmark, the network encourages you to “make your choice heard” by using the hashtag “#JSFamilyVacation.”

The lineup for the revival includes some of the most recognized names in reality TV show history, including Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” DelvecchioJenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and the reboot will premiere in 2018.