Jackie Goldschneider Reportedly Demoted To A Friend-Of On Real Housewives Of New Jersey

While we’re wrapping up another solid season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bravo is always looking ahead toward the future. Showrunners don’t want one of the most solid series in the franchise to fall victim to a flop, like Real Housewives of Orange County and Real Housewives of New York have in recent years. Sure, it’s a safe bet that Teresa Giudice will probably always be the star of the show. However, there are a few dynamics in the group that could use a good shake-up in the coming seasons.

As RHONJ Season 12 comes to an end, Radar Online reports that some of the ladies should be worried about their jobs. Namely, the word on the street is that Jackie Goldschneider is getting demoted to a Friend-Of role next filming cycle. It’s a little peculiar considering Season 12 has arguably been Jackie’s strongest yet, both on a personal level and regarding her hair extensions journey. She’s threatened to quit in the past, but this seems like odd timing for her to take a step back.

Jackie spent this season being totally vulnerable about her eating disorder. It was heartbreaking to watch and also helped her to relate to a lot of viewers at home. Also, her relationship with Tre is back on the rocks. Sure, Jackie is no longer feuding with Gia Giudice or trying to get Tre to apologize for spreading rumors about Evan Goldschneider. But after the way Tre has been treating her besties Melissa Gorga and Margaret Josephs, Jackie seems like she’s ready for round two.

If anyone should be demoted to a friend role, it should be Dolores Catania hands-down. I love me some Dolo, don’t get me wrong, but she needs to either stand up to Tre or take a step back. Dolores is loyal to a fault, and Frank Catania’s beloved presence on the show might not be enough to keep her in a starring spot for much longer.

Radar reports that Bravo is looking to bring in some newbies with some genuine connections to the existing ladies. Tre is rumored to be bringing in one of her friends to test it out, which should piss everyone off. MelGo is trying to recruit one of her friends as well — Lord knows she and Joe Gorga could use some back up now that they’re feuding with Teresa again. Marge is also apparently bringing in one of her buddies to film, which is another aspect in and of itself that’s enough to set off Teresa.

We’ll have to wait and see what they bring to the table, but it is probably good that Jackie isn’t recruiting anyone from her circle. She has some pretty questionable Real Housewives allegiances, and let’s not forget she’s inherently a superfan. 


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