Part one of this season of the RHONJ reunion has aired and there are already intense rumors about a cast shakeup. A new report reveals that producers are considering approaching Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita to return to season nine.
When US Weekly asked Caroline if she had been approached by producers for a return, she said on January 17, “It’s not a no and it’s certainly not a yes. It’s a who knows.”
With Siggy Flicker’s departure this would certainly make sense to help ratings, which suffered this year, in my opinion.
Caroline admitted that she hasn’t been watching the show since she left after season five. She said “because once I left, I left,” but added she does keep in touch with some of the ladies.
“I speak to Jacqueline,” Caroline continued. “I’m friends with Dolores [Catania]. We’ve been friends for 30 plus years so her and I are ride or die. We don’t speak every day but if she called me right now and said she needed me I’d go running and vice versa. Her family is very very close with the Manzo family but beyond that, no, I see Kathy [Wakile] every once in a while and it’s always good to see her and I think she’s a wonderful person. Melissa [Gorga] I don’t have any issues with but she hasn’t lived by me. She lives about a half hour away from me. And Teresa [Giudice] is Teresa, that’s no secret there.”
This would be an epic cast… I hope it happens!