Hamptons Social interviewed Jillian Gough, the star of docuseries, Serving the Hamptons, which premiered on Thursday, April 7, 2022 on Discovery+. The show follows the steamy drama between the young, sexy restaurant staff at Southampton’s celebrity hotspot 75 Main Restaurant owned by Zach Erdem. There are also A-List appearances on the show by Kendall Jenner, Brooke Shields, Paris Hilton, Ivana Trump, and rapper 6ix9ine.
Gough opened up to Hamptons Social about what she learned about dating from being part of a love triangle on Serving the Hamptons, how she feels about her reputation for being the show’s bad-girl star, and her little black book of favorite places to visit in the Hamptons.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: How did you first get the job at legendary 75 Main in Southampton?
GOUGH: My family had known Zach for a few years, and when restaurants opened back up in June of 2020 after lockdown, I moved out to our family’s house for the summer. I didn’t really know anyone out there since I grew up mainly just going with family, and I thought working at 75 Main would be a great opportunity to meet people and make money at the same time. I got fired after a month, but Zach is a great boss in the sense that he gives people second chances, and I was lucky to be rehired last summer.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: What is one lesson that Zach has taught you about life?
GOUGH: Zach has taught me that no dream is impossible. His life is proof that if you want something, as long as you work for it, you can achieve it. He has also taught me how to be more forgiving and understanding of others, and most importantly, to take responsibility for myself.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: How do you feel about having the reputation as the bad girl and diva on the show?
GOUGH: Honestly, I don’t love it. I think a lot of the “bad girl/diva” came from a place of me being really unhealed and unhappy with myself. It took a lot to be able to look back and recognize that. I slowed down drinking, went back to therapy, and really took it seriously. I also moved to New York City, which was really good for me. I have really great friends, and I’m really happy. I’m excited to (hopefully) get the opportunity this summer for people to get to know a different side of me.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: What did you learn from the love triangle you were part of on Serving the Hamptons about dating and love?
GOUGH: I think the most important thing I learned was to not be so hard on myself and to give myself more credit. I think it was really hard for me because I was in a house with all of these gorgeous girls, and I never quite felt like I fit in. I think that Ethan going for Sam made me feel very insecure, and I kinda shut down. I’m learning how to communicate my feelings more.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: Any word on a second season yet?
GOUGH: You’ll have to come visit us this summer to find out!
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: We’d love to hear your Little Black Book of favorite places in in the Hamptons! What is your number one place for coffee?
GOUGH: Sagtown in Sag Harbor. The foods amazing too.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: Favorite place for dessert in the Hamptons?
GOUGH: Sant Ambroeus
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: Dream place for a date in the Hamptons?
GOUGH: I’ve honestly never been on a date out there!!! Maybe we can change that lol.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: Favorite spa?
GOUGH: I’ve never been, but Shou Sugi Ban is at the top of my list of places to go this summer.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: Go-to beach?
GOUGH: Little Plains
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: Top places to go shopping in the Hamptons?
GOUGH: Ruby and Jenna, Flying Point, Mixology. I shop mostly in the City. It’s hard for me to find clothes that fit.
HAMPTONS SOCIAL: Favorite place in the Hamptons for a night out on the town?
GOUGH: Southampton Social Club
Season 1 of Serving the Hamptons premiered streaming on Discovery+ on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
[Photos courtesy of Discovery+]