Real Housewives of New Jersey newbie Siggy Flicker may not even be 1/16th Italian, but that doesn’t mean she can’t relate to her Italian-blooded co-stars. Siggy who was born in Israel during the Six Day War explains that there are plenty of similarities between the Jewish and Italian cultures. Making it clear that no matter what your heritage is, a Jersey Girl is authentic through and through.
“It’s not different at all. The only difference is matzah ball as opposed to meatball. That’s it. So Jews and Italians are very similar, especially with these women that I’ve met. Its old school is the only school that we know,” Siggy explains to The Daily Dish.
Siggy says in both Italian and Jewish cultures, women always put family first.
“We’re very strict with our children. We’re obsessed with our husbands. We’re obsessed with family. Doesn’t matter if we’re talking about my ex-husband Mark, who was my husband’s best man at our wedding, or were talking about the love of my life, Michael Campanella. Family is family. And we keep it real because we really don’t really care. Meaning this is who we are and in Jersey you have high, and you have low. You don’t have the medium. You don’t have the normal. And that’s what I love about Jersey Housewives. That’s what I love about my girls. It’s authentic.”
I think Siggy hit the nail on the head. RHONJ is so popular because it’s all about family – unlike many of the other Housewives franchises. The family dynamics and the role they play on the show are what viewers like about this franchise. Jersey is definitely authentic – there’re no hiding emotions for the Jersey Housewives.