Exclusive: RHONJ Season 9 – Family and Friendships Tested

With the premiere of the Real Housewives of New Jersey right around the corner, we have some exclusive gossip that will give you a sneak peek into the new season.

Our insider tells us that “alliances are tried and there’s a shift in dynamic this year.”

First, our exclusive source tells us that Kim D will NOT be appearing this year.

“Siggy was Kim’s last connection to the show, with Siggy gone, there was no reason to bring her on this year,” our source says. “I think given the drama between Danielle & Margaret and the drama between Jennifer Aydin & Margaret- plus all that goes on between Teresa & Melissa, they had ample material and didn’t need Kim.”

Our source continues to tease the season, saying that Margaret and Danielle’s friendship will be put through the ringer as Danielle plans her wedding. “Danielle goes nuts with her wedding,” our insider teased.

You can watch the trailer below.

We also have the new cast photos and bios for you.

Teresa Giudice is a New York Times bestselling author of four cookbooks—Skinny Italian, Fabulicious!, Fabulicious! Fast & Fit, as well as Fabulicious! On the Grill. Teresa’s 2016 memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, also hit The New York Times list at #2. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Teresa graduated Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management and is an inspirational working mom, devoting the bulk of her time to her four beautiful daughters—Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. In 2012, she showcased her business acumen by raising $70,000 for the charity, NephCure, on NBC’s hit show Celebrity Apprentice. Following her lifelong passion for maintaining a fit and healthful lifestyle, Teresa recently became a certified yoga instructor, which has helped her remain focused and centered through challenging times for her family. An eternal optimist, Teresa continues to stay positive, while raising and providing for her four daughters. In her second memoir, Standing Strong (October 3, 2017), Teresa shows her fans what it truly means to be a survivor through her unparalleled honesty and courage.
Melissa is a fun-loving and sassy Italian from New Jersey. She and her charismatic husband, Joe Gorga, have been married for 14 years and have three beautiful children — Antonia, 13, Gino, 11, and Joey, 8. Melissa defines what it is to be a modern housewife. Known for having an eye for style, she successfully launched her own clothing boutique Envy by Melissa Gorga in Montclair, NJ and online retail store EnvybyMG.com. Never afraid to take on a new challenge, Melissa has learned to balance family, friendships and career, while staying true to her own personal style.
Dolores Catania is a mother, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and the living embodiment of a modern-day housewife. She has worked tirelessly to ensure a cohesive family unit with her two children and ex-husband turned business partner, Frank. With her daughter, Gabrielle, studying in veterinary school and her son, Frankie, away at college “Dolo” keeps herself more than busy with work, her many rescue pets and by fueling her passion for helping the community. Staying true to her humble beginnings, she earned the key to her hometown of Paterson, NJ for her deep commitment to improving the city. Her involvement with organizations such as St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, The Onyx & Breezy Foundation and multiple local women’s and children’s shelters helps her live out her motto of “everyone has something to give.”
Margaret Josephs is instantly recognizable with her infectious smile, big lashes and trademark blonde hair worn in pigtails, earning her the nickname “Powerhouse in Pigtails.” Born in Elizabeth, NJ, Margaret moved to Tenafly, NJ at 24 years old to raise her three stepchildren with her first husband, Jan Josephs. She soon gave birth to their own son and they lived happily ever after…until they happily divorced. Margaret then met the love of her life – “Super Joe,” the ultimate motorcycle riding plumber and contractor – and they eloped in 2013. After graduating from FIT with a degree in Marketing and Fashion Design, Margaret worked at the heart of the New York Garment Center as a dress designer. In 1999, Margaret launched her line of home accessories, Macbeth Collection by Margaret Josephs, and the company has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Margaret is a lifestyle expert and can be seen regularly on TV sharing her tips and picks for organizing, accessorizing and glamorizing. Margaret is sure she is ready for whatever this New Jersey crew throws her way.
Coming from a traditional Turkish background, Jennifer Aydin has always put her family first. She is a mother to five children ranging from 5 to 13-years old and is happily married to a successful plastic surgeon. But as Jennifer’s youngest child is about to enter school, Jennifer finds herself ready to break out of her traditional role as homemaker and mother, challenging the roles she and her husband have subscribed to for their entire relationships. And when Jennifer helps to arrange her brother Michael’s marriage to a family friend in Turkey, she is unprepared for the backlash she faces from some of the ladies who find it difficult to accept her less than modern ways.
As a mother of two sets of twins under the age of 10, Jackie Goldschneider’s hands are completely full at all times. Worried about raising her children in a privileged home, she is determined that they grow up as strong and self-sufficient individuals. Jackie is a former real estate attorney but has recently found passion in her new career as a parent blogger. Being friends with Margaret already, Jackie is totally ready to connect with a new group of women and start giving them advice, which may not go as well as she plans.

 

Premiering November 7, the season reveals that things aren’t as hunky dory with sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga.

Teresa and Melissa will be joined by; Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Aydin. Danielle Staub will be a part-time cast member.

Bravo describes the new season as: “This season on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” shocking revelations lead to shifting alliances, causing old school rules of friendship and family to be pushed to the limit. Teresa continues her journey as an independent woman during the final year of Joe Giudice’s prison sentence and decides to enter a bodybuilding competition against her husband’s wishes. Meanwhile, Melissa discovers some scandalous secrets about her father sparking her to search for answers. Dolores has been questioning her life choices and struggling with empty nest syndrome more than ever, which is partly due to her distracted workaholic boyfriend David. After becoming fast friends last season, Margaret discovers she’s signed up for more than she expected as a bridesmaid in Danielle’s upcoming nuptials. When new housewife Jennifer enters the scene, she calls out Margaret for the scandalous affair that ended Marge’s first marriage, creating a rift between the two ladies that spirals out of control. But the entire group is forced to pick sides after Teresa rips open old family wounds. And newcomer Jackie quickly proves that she’s not afraid to go up against Teresa. However, Jackie finds herself in a position where she has to prove herself after Teresa accuses her of coming between family – the one thing that you NEVER do in Jersey. After years of rebuilding old friendships and forming new ones, these ladies are left wondering if their once close-knit group has been fractured beyond repair.”

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