Since last season ended there have been talks about a Real Housewives of NJ cast shake up; including bringing back Dina Manzo, replacing Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo, and demoting Kathy Wakile to a Friend of Housewives. We were first to exclusively confirm that season six would play out that way and after the season 6 trailer premiered this week, viewers had a chance to check out the new ladies and saw that in fact Kathy is no longer considered a Real Housewife!
Kathy gave a statement to E! News today addresses the new season and her role in it,
I’m so happy to be part of the Bravo family. I have enjoyed being a RHONJ Housewife and have now agreed to terms that give me the opportunity to film the show in a way which better suits my lifestyle. I’ve been able to get to know the new girls on my terms while remaining free to focus on other great things, including the expansion of my businesses.
With everything in life, the key to growing and evolving is adapting to change and what my family and close friends tell me, that is my strong suit. The most important thing is being happy, healthy and pursuing your dreams, which I have to say is something I get to experience everyday,” Kathy said. “I am looking forward to the viewers sharing with my family and I, including my sister Rosie, in all we have been up to since last season and thank them for the continuous support.
It looks like we will still be checking in on Kathy, Rosie, and their family in season 6, although no quite as often! Personally I am okay with it, I never minded Kathy but I could do with seeing her husband less! What are your thoughts on Kathy’s demotion and what she had to stay?