One of the students I work with said that a professor today disclosed that she is a close friend of Zora's mom. Apparently the two women were "welfare mothers" together when Zora was a child.
She says that Zora is the product of an affair that her mom had with a very wealthy married guy. The father's family has been very rejecting of Zora all her life and not only wouldn't help her out financially, but somehow (?!) prevented her from inheriting a LARGE sum of money left to her by a grandmother. (she didn't give any details about how this could happen). So Zora's attitude about wealthy people has always been one of great skeptcism and contempt.
She doesn't know if Zora and Evan are still together, but did say that Zora's $500,000 went to help her aunt in (Yugoslavia?) obtain medical care.
Would have been more interesting news last week, but of course she couldn't talk about it then!