I always wonder what really happened when a Real Housewife says she is leaving a Real Housewives show “to pursue other opportunities” or some other vague statement about moving on. With some serious exceptions, I can’t imagine why anyone would quit a show with such a large platform, so I always find it tough to believe that any of these ladies leave of their own accord. Jacqueline Laurita came clean about why she will not be back on Real Housewives of New Jersey.
As a viewer, I am honestly not a fan of Jacqueline’s, but as a self-proclaimed reality TV expert, I feel like this show needs her around to provide opposition and controversy. Sure, I could do without the popcorn promotion and the plastic surgery testimonials, but without Jacqueline we are left watching a bunch of people who get along going on local trips and cooking Sunday dinners. Even the biggest Jacqueline haters have to admit that she does have a vital role on this show. Or at the very least she needs to be replaced with someone who has just as much (if not) more drama with the rest of the cast.
I have no idea how interesting these episodes will be since these four ladies all seem to get along well, but I guess we will find out soon enough. I just wish that Jacqueline Laurita or Danielle Staub were there to keep things interesting, but I don’t blame Melissa for wanting to celebrate her birthday in peace.
Even though I was super excited to see what Teresa Giudice was going to be like post-prison when the last Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered, I was honestly pretty disappointed in the season overall. Pretty much nothing happened. Teresa became super zen and made up with Melissa Gorga and the only scandalous things that happened revolved around Jacqueline Laurita feuding with Teresa and/or Melissa. Now, I don’t know what to expect from the next season since it’s being reported that Jacqueline will not be a part of the cast!
I was usually a part of #TeamTeresa in her conflicts with Jacqueline, but now I feel like the next season is going to be boring without someone to fill that role as a villain. The original bad girl of RHONJDanielle Staub will be back, but she’s on good terms with Teresa nowadays. I am not excited for a whole season of self-promotion and conflict-free episodes.
I hope that this isn’t true, but it seems like Jacqueline Laurita might be done with Real Housewives of New Jersey. There hasn’t been an official casting announcement, but a recent tweet that Jacqueline wrote has the RHONJ fans questioning whether or not she will have a future on the show.
Some of the Jacqueline haters might be happy at the thought, but hear me out. This show needs Jacqueline. Even if you are the most avid member of #TeamTeresa, this show will not work without Jacqueline. Or at the very least, the show needs someone in that opposing role.
One thing that Real Housewives of New Jersey fans can agree about when it comes to Jacqueline Laurita is that she keeps it real when it comes to her cosmetic enhancements. As far as I can tell, she has always been open and honest when it comes to admitting what she has had done and when. In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Jacqueline has gone under the knife again and this time it’s for her fourth boob job.
That sounds like a lot, but when she breaks it to down to explain that she got her boobs done after each birth of all three of her kids and that she needed to get the silicone replaced every ten years, it does make sense. And of course, Jacqueline pulled the go-to card of being a reality star by managing to get the procedure done for free. I don’t even blame her for that. Who wouldn’t want something for free that they were going to get anyway?
News from the Real Housewives of New Jersey ladies has been on the quiet side since the last season went off the air. Its spin-off show Manzo’d With Children isn’t even on right now. So basically no one is getting into arguments and even the self-promotion has gone down (very slightly). This week, however, there are some little slivers of news from the Garden State reality stars.
There was zero indication that Dolores and Jackie were friends and the end of Jackie and Melissa‘s business arrangement was far from amicable. I get that Dolores has “been around forever” and has known most of these ladies for years, but I feel like Jackie’s appearance would not sit well with Melissa.
Judge me if you must but I have to keep it real when I admit that I’ve seen every single Real Housewives episode multiple times. With that said, I cannot help favoring some story lines over others – the Real Housewives story lines that got dragged out way longer than they ever should have.
Some of these plot lines were juicy at first, but just got beat to the ground. Then there are other things that happened that none of us cared about, yet they got dragged out for two or more seasons. Either way, there are plenty of story lines that did more than outstay their welcome.