Real Housewives of New Jersey fans have been obsessing about season 9 for weeks now thanks to Siggy Flicker announcing her departure just before Christmas.
Despite the fact that season 8 just concluded last night, fans already have their sites set on season 9, and lucky for them we have the inside scoop!
And don’t worry we are ready to spill the tea!
AllAboutTRH spoke to our very reliable production source who wasted no time spilling EVERYTHING they know about season 9!
As you know, season 9 casting rumors are rampant and all over the place making it hard to figure what’s real and what’s bullshit; especially when former RHONJ stars are mudding the water.
Caroline Manzo already made it clear she wouldn’t mind returning for season 9, while Jacqueline is playing coy about a possible return on Twitter.
Meanwhile, we are hearing that Jacqueline is telling friends that she will be back for season 9. Apparently, Jacqueline says Bravo has already agreed to salary demands and that she will announce her return in a few weeks. P.S. thanks for the info!
So, are Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, and Kathy Wakile returning to RHONJ?
Well, our source tells us, no.
“Rumors of Jacqueline, Caroline or Kathy returning to the show are 1000 false,” our production insider insists. “None of the former Housewives are even being discussed.”
An even more laughable rumor is that Kim D will be a full-time Housewife.
“Kim D is not going to be a Housewife,” our source laughs, shutting down the rumor for good.
As for Danielle Staub, our source says her status is still up in the air for now.
“Danielle’s status regarding full time or part time is unknown at this time,” the source explains. Something tells me Bravo may promote her to full-time status.
Season 9 “is scheduled to resume filming in next 60 days and will include last years cast, minus Siggy,” reveals our insider, confirming that Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, and Dolores Catania will all be back for season 9.
Adding that Siggy will NOT be immediately replaced at this time.
However, “it is possible that we will meet a fresh face or two next season.”
As previously reported,“Bravo is having difficulties finding affluent ladies in the Garden State that are willing to join the show. Local ladies are hesitant to join RHONJ for fear of how they will be portrayed and for not wanting to be associated with the franchise. Producers are scouting affluent areas but are not finding much interest.”
There you have it, folks. This is what we know about season 9 so far!
Thoughts on our season 9 scoop? Are you surprised Bravo isn’t considering any former Housewives at this time? Do you think Bravo will make Danielle full-time? Should Bravo bring some new Housewives to RHONJ? Sound off below!
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