Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jacqueline Laurita Explains Why She Isn’t Returning To RHONJ!

Jacqueline Laurita took to Twitter to clarify reports about why she isn’t returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey. “I was asked by an executive producer what it would take for me to come back to #RHONJ…I said full time and a whole new cast. Lol! (Dolores [Catania] can stay.) I don’t like the direction it’s going in anymore,” she tweeted on Tuesday, March 27.


“I’m a very positive person & I’m very happy with my life. I love my family & I love my friends. I want to do positive things. I love sharing my journey & knowledge I’ve gained along the way. I love helping people and that’s what I am going to continue to do.”


It all started when Page Six reported earlier this week that Laurita “talked to producers and they couldn’t give her what she wanted, so she passed,” an insider told the publication. The insider noted that the show was extremely “stressful” for the mother of three to shoot.

However, Bravo has denied that producers met with Laurita and that she rejected their offer, “This is absolutely not true.”

Back in January, it was reported that RHONJ producers were considering approaching former housewives Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita about returning to the series, but it has been confirmed that Manzo and Laurita will not be returning this season, according to Us Weekly.

“It’s not a no and it’s certainly not a yes. It’s a who knows,” Manzo revealed to Us Weekly when asked in January if she would rejoin the hit franchise.

“But for me it would be a major major decision that I would have to really think very long and very hard on. It’s not something that I would embrace wholeheartedly and say “let’s do this!” It’s something that I would consider very very heavily and for a long time,” Manzo added when asked if she would rejoin the show. “On my end it would have to be a very well thought out decision because it has so many layers to it at this point in my life. So many layers to it. I had so much fun doing Manzo’d. It was just an awesome awesome opportunity.”

Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania and Margaret Josephs will return for season 9. Danielle Staub will also be back, but a source previously revealed to Us Weekly that the extent of her role is still up in the air.

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