updated 05/13/2010 AT 12:50 PM ET
•originally published 05/13/2010 AT 1:35 PM ET
Is a new Housewife joining the mix?
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.”