Delusional, party of one?
Jacqueline Laurita may claim that the Real Housewives of New Jersey is an ensemble show and that there is no one star, but most fans would agree that Teresa Giudice is clearly the star of the show.
Previous Jacqueline made claims that she believes every cast member is “relevant” to the RHONJ’s success, and yes they are, but now she’s making some pretty outrageous statements about her role making sure the right women are part of the Jersey franchise.
Jacqueline is now taking credit for not only putting the season one cast together but also hand picking the season 7 cast of RHONJ.
On social media, Housewife newbie Siggy Flicker took the time to thank Jacqueline for bringing her into the world of reality TV saying, “Love u ladies so much. Wish everyone was here in Italy so that we can celebrate life. So grateful to have met @jcaronlineself – the hardest worker and the heart & soul of #RHONJ – @jaclaurita only had one goal when introducing @dolorescatania and I to you and that was bringing #RHONJ back & making it better than ever. Honored to know the OG’s @teresagiudice @melissagorga and the person who put this shit together @jaclaurita.”
Siggy’s post inspired Jacqueline to give herself a huge pat on the back and take credit for picking the Housewives for multiple seasons of RHONJ, even calling the wives her “shining stars.”
“Awww!!!! I love you guys SOooo much!! I have a good eye for casting! I did pretty good help to cast season 1 too! Jersey is BACK! I know my shining stars when I see them! @jcarolineself works tirelessly to make this show a success and has a great team behind her! The BEST! Teresa and I may be the only OG’s left, but our newbies are bringing new life to our show!!! Shine bright like a diamond! Keep doing your thang!”
Jacqueline went on to say, “I pretty proud of myself! I know how to pick ’em! I’m glad you all love the newbies! They bring new life to Jersey!! Jersey is back!!!Thank you all for all your support! XOXO!”
While Jacqueline may claim her meddling in the casting department was to make sure the show was a hit, our RHONJ production source tells a much different story.
“Jacqueline pushed very hard for her friends to join the show so she could manipulate behind the scenes,” a production source reveals EXCLUSIVELY to AATRH.
Our source also hinted that Jacqueline wasn’t the only behind the scenes player; insinuating that Kathy Wakile was in cahoots with Jacqueline.
Doesn’t surprise me one bit that Jacqueline would be working behind the scenes to make sure she hand plenty control over and allies in the Housewives. And Kathy will do anything for more screen time.
Why do you think Jacqueline was so involved in casting? Is Jacqueline giving herself too much credit for involvement in casting? Do you believe the Jacqueline has been manipulating drama behind the scenes?