There’s been a lot of residual drama coming to the surface since season 7 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey ended last week, and it’s taking a toll on Siggy Flicker.
Siggy is unique to the Housewives franchise and brought a fresh voice and perspective to RHONJ. As fans know Siggy has been stuck in the middle of the drama all season is finally ready to speak her truth, and frankly, she doesn’t care what everyone thinks anymore.
I had the chance to chat with Siggy last night about her friendships with co-stars Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice, and this is what she EXCLUSIVELY revealed to AATRH.
“I haven’t told anyone. I don’t have a relationship with Jacqueline anymore, but I tried my best to defend her for 18 episodes. Teresa and the people I’m closest to in my life know, and they say thank God you don’t need that in your life. It’s like a blessing,” Siggy reveals. “The reason why I haven’t been spending time with Jacqueline is she hasn’t talked to me since the reunion. I don’t know what I did to her. For 18 episodes I’ve had her back, and I don’t know what I did to her. I don’t know what goes on in her head, but I don’t give a shit because I can sleep at the end of the night.”
Siggy continues saying, “I had Jacqueline’s back the whole time even when I was like ‘woah what’s going on here.’ After the reunion, I had two choices to call Jacqueline and ask her what’s going on but I said fuck it. I’ve had 18 episodes of having this girl’s back if she has an issue with me so let it be. There’s nothing I can do. I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t.”
So what’s Jacqueline’s issue with Siggy?
Well, even Siggy isn’t 100% sure but admits “They aren’t happy that I like Teresa and I’m friends with her. If Teresa did something to me I’d be the first one to say hey I don’t like her but she’s been nothing but amazing to me, and I love hanging out with her. When I met Teresa, I fell in love with her. There’s nothing not to fall in love with. And Teresa’s always been nice to me; she’s just easy to be with.”
As for why she showed so much loyalty to Jacqueline throughout season 7, Siggy says, “I know I come across as a flip-flopper, two-faced, phony but I’d rather be that than other names. At the end of the day, the truth is I had Jacqueline’s back, and I was grateful to her for getting me on the show. When Jacqueline came to me two years ago and said Teresa’s getting out of jail would you consider doing the show I said absolutely not. I already auditioned for Housewives four years ago, and they didn’t want me. I said I don’t have a shot, but I’ll help you cast it because I want to see Jersey get a better light. Six months later I decided to do it and said I’m going to change the show. You don’t need to bring drama; I’m interesting enough with my surgeries and my big mouth.”
Despite her falling out with Jacqueline, Siggy made it clear she has no intentions to “take down Jacqueline” and wants no part in the “horrible” drama, saying “I have had enough. I’m about bringing people together, not tearing them apart.”
Another subject Siggy is over with is Teresa and Jacqueline’s friendship, saying “Not to sound mean, but I don’t care about Teresa and Jacqueline’s friendship enough to give a fuck about picking sides and teams. I don’t care that they hate each other.”
More importantly, Siggy knows her heart has been in the right place all along despite some fans criticism of her.
“At the end of the day they are going to call me two-faced or phony, which I can take, but in my heart at least I can sleep with myself at the end of the night knowing that I’m not calculating, I just live my life. I’m a lot like Teresa I don’t think before I speak.”
At the end of the day, Siggy is just hoping the drama will end, and everyone can move on.
I could tell from speaking with Siggy last night that all the drama is just killing her; she’s completely over it. I want to thank Siggy for being so open and honest with us. Siggy has been a great addition to the Housewives franchise and her fresh perspective is something that can’t be matched. Siggy hopefully you got the chance to drink that bottle of wine with Michael last night cause God knows you needed it! We adore you!!!