We may not get another season of RHONJ
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is hitting a rough patch, and it may not be able to recover from it this time. The eighth season of the show was delayed for months compared to the previous seven seasons, and the ninth season may be pushed back even further if it even comes back at all. According to show insiders, the future of RHONJ is at stake. Even bringing on a new, exciting cast member may not help.
The five remaining cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey came together for a special “Secrets Revealed” show in early February. Teresa Giudice revealed that she got pregnant with one of her daughters on the beach and that she misses Joe Giudice even though she’s still angry with him. Danielle Staub, a friend of the Housewives, became engaged to her boyfriend Marty Caffrey. However, we may not be seeing much more of the ladies.
“Filming was supposed to start on February 1, and nothing has happened,” someone close to the show revealed to Radar Online. The delay may be due in part to the fact that they haven’t been able to find a suitable replacement for Siggy Flicker. She left the show after alleging that the producers instructed her co-star Margaret Josephs to harass her constantly.
After Siggy’s allegations came to light, production insiders claimed that those in charge tried to take things in a different direction. “Bravo has made it clear to Teresa, Melissa [Gorga] and Dolores [Catania] that there needs to be a better season with the new woman or women, but they haven’t found anyone yet. So, the show is on hold and who knows if or when it will be back on,” the source claimed.
Former cast member Kim DePaola showed up for the RHONJ reunion, but there was word on whether or not she will be asked to come back to the show. She doesn’t get along with any of the women currently on the show.
The four full-time cast members may need to find a way to make up their lost income because of the show’s delay and uncertain future. One co-star in particular is having money issues since she’s got four children to raise, her father to take care of, and her husband is in jail.
“Teresa desperately needs the Bravo money, she wants to start filming as soon as possible,” the source claimed. Teresa has been using her star power to endorse beauty products and insurance on social media.
Teresa’s future is also uncertain. Her husband Joe will have a deportation hearing the day that his prison sentence ends. His fraud crimes may be considered egregious enough to get his citizenship revoked. He will be deported to Italy if he loses his case. Teresa has said that she doesn’t know what her future holds, but “Italy’s a beautiful place to live.”
Teresa, her brother Joe Gorga, and his wife Melissa Gorga had to close their family restaurant Gorga’s Homemade Pasta and Pizza less than a year after it opened. The family claimed that it just wasn’t as large of an operation as they wanted it to be, and they want to open up a new restaurant that better fits their vision.
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