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.
Premiering November 7, the season reveals that things arenâ€™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: â€œThis season on â€œThe Real Housewives of New Jersey,â€ 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 Giudiceâ€™s prison sentence and decides to enter a bodybuilding competition against her husbandâ€™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 sheâ€™s signed up for more than she expected as a bridesmaid in Danielleâ€™s upcoming nuptials. When new housewife Jennifer enters the scene, she calls out Margaret for the scandalous affair that ended Margeâ€™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 sheâ€™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 â€“ 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.â€