Season 11 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is almost here, and I am stoked! The trailer promises a lot of marital drama. At one point, RHONJ star Dolores Catania says in a voiceover, “Anyone can be a cheater.” And Dolores should know, as her husband, Frank Catania, cheated on her. Now he lives with her and they are roomies, so it’s all good.
Jackie Goldschneider and Teresa Giudice never really got along. Jackie and Melissa Gorga instantly clicked, as did Teresa and Jennifer Aydin. The tense relationship between Jackie and Teresa exploded when Teresa spread rumors that Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, cheated on her.
Supposedly, Jackie was upset that all her RHONJ co-stars, with the exception of Melissa, sided with Teresa. Jackie refused to film, and production had to be paused. Jackie also skipped the cast trip to Lake George, and unfollowed Teresa on Instagram. Well, at least we know why Jackie didn’t go on the trip.
In an interview with US Weekly, Jackie discussed why she considered quitting RHONJ. Jackie explained, “My family will always come first and when something threatens that, I take the time I need to make sure that it is something that is for me. I don’t want to end up a statistic,” she said. “I don’t want to be just another Housewife who ended up divorced.”
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The columnist continued, “I mean, my family and my marriage is beautiful and it’s wonderful and it’s built on a lot of respect and love and nothing is going to get in the way of that.” Well, except for filming a reality show. “So, I had to really see if there was a way for the show to be a part of my life and still maintain the integrity of my family and my relationship. And you’ll see us figure that out,” Jackie shared.
In a video clip, Jackie also touched on the cheating rumor that Teresa started. “Whether or not the rumor was true was never even an issue. I have the best man in the world,” Jackie stated. “He is the best husband, the best father, and we love each other fiercely.” It does appear that they have a strong marriage, but appearances can be deceiving.
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Jackie shared, “So, to have my husband’s reputation suddenly at the center of the drama was so uncomfortable for both of us and it was so… I had so much guilt about it because I brought this woman into our lives and allowed her to do this and it was… just it was a lot.”
The RHONJ star admitted that she is more emotional and sensitive than her co-stars, and that any comments about her family really affect her. Jackie said, “So, I’ll never have a thick skin when it comes to my family. The fact that anybody could think that you could do something that potentially destroys a family with four young children, and then just be like, ‘Who cares’ to me?” she remarked. There’s no show I could be on long enough that that would ever happen.”
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THAT THE RUMOR TERESA SPREAD CAUSED ALL THE TENSION IN JACKIE’S MARRIAGE? ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT JACKIE ALMOST QUIT?
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