Real Housewives of New Jersey started off the season with the bombshell revelation that Jennifer Aydin’s husband, Dr. Bill Aydin, cheated on her ten years ago while she was pregnant. The news was broadcast by Margaret Josephs, who was tired of Jennifer’s hypocritical behavior. Jennifer never told anyone and hoped that her painful secret wouldn’t come to light. That is why coming on a reality show with a secret might not be the best move, yet here we are.
It was clear to RHONJ viewers that Jennifer never dealt with her emotions about Bill’s infidelity. Margaret claimed that she knew about Bill’s affair for years–even before Jennifer joined the cast. Melissa Gorga confirmed that the rumor was out there. “I feel like people were talking about this for years,” Melissa stated.
According to Reality Blurb!, Dolores Catania discussed Bill’s affair and her relationship with Jennifer on the Scheananigans with Scheana Shay podcast. Dolores explained, “It’s funny. Cause I worked with Bill but had never heard that.” She said that Margaret “had apparently known it for a few years she had said. It’s a 10-year-old incident,” Dolores added.
Dolores isn’t in a good place with Jennifer. When Jackie Goldschneider told Jennifer that Dolores didn’t have her back, Paterson Dolores made a comeback. Jackie and Dolores almost came to blows. Dolores told Jennifer that she would be a better friend to her.
“When Jennifer said, ‘I don’t think you’re being a good friend to me,’ at the end of the day, it was the other way around,” Dolores stated during the podcast. She continued, “But I said to Jennifer in that moment… I said, ‘Okay. You know, what?’ — because a true person that cares about you will step outside of whatever they feel and say, ‘Okay, let me look at this. And if that’s how you feel, I’ll do, I’ll be a better friend.’”
Dolores believes that Jennifer was more upset about how people will perceive her life, which she painted as picture-perfect, than Bill’s indiscretion. Meanwhile, Jennifer questioned her friendship with Dolores. “Now I’m starting to realize she doesn’t like me and just appeases me for the show,” Jennifer remarked.
Dolores wasn’t happy about Jennifer doubting her intentions. “Right now, Jennifer is being very disloyal to me,” Dolores stated during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. “She’s accusing me of not being there for her, but I was in my way.”
As for Jackie? Dolores is still confused as to why Jackie chose to be friends with Jennifer while Margaret and Jennifer were at odds about the affair reveal. “I was very confused as to what Jackie was doing [in befriending] Jennifer while the fight was between Margaret and [she and] Jackie are very close,” Dolores said on the Scheananigans with Scheana Shay podcast. Dolores also doesn’t understand why Jackie questioned her friendship with Jennifer. Right now, Dolores and Jackie are “good.”
Dolores has more important things to worry about. Namely, her love life. Dolores started dating Paul Connell at the end of 2021. So, will RHONJ viewers see Paul on the show?
“I hope. You feel like you want to… protect the people that you’re with that didn’t sign up for this,” Dolores remarked. “So that’ll be up to Paulie.” Fingers crossed.
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