Being on a reality show isn’t for everyone.
Siggy Flicker, endured a lot during her time on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. It’s no secret that her husband, Michael Campanella, wasn’t thrilled with her being on the show. Remember when she was in Italy for the all girls trip, and she was on the phone with him? He wanted her to come home, and be done with the show right then and there. He was over it. However; it turns out that RHONJ actually did take a toll on her personally, as well as her marriage.
“Michael told me, ‘it’s either me or the show,'” Siggy explained. In an interview with Radar, she said, “He and my kids hated seeing what the show was doing to me! When you are in a toxic environment at work it affects every part of your life. An unhappy job was making me an unhappy wife and mom.” She admitted that if she would have stayed on for one more season, that her marriage would have ended. She said the family was that unhappy. The Sig stated, “Michael said to me, I had to get happy. He said I couldn’t continue with the negativity. It was breaking me down. Breaking my marriage down.”
In the end, it was the right decision for Siggy to walk away. Even her fellow cast mates, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga, have stated that it wasn’t for her. Siggy summed up, “When Michael, who I love to the ends of the earth, tells me I’m not happy, he’s right! And now that I’m done with the show he is still supporting me.”
Personally, I’m going to miss Siggy on the show. I hope that she will still make appearances. It seems likely, as she is still friends with cast mates Dolores Catania, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. I could tell from watching certain scenes, that Michael Capanella hated her being on the show. I’m shocked to learn that it took such a toll on her marriage, though! I know nobody’s marriage is perfect, but since she’s a relationship expert – I assumed hers was as close as it could get to perfection. Family is the most important thing in life, so good for Siggy, for knowing when to walk away.
Are you shocked that RHONJ almost destroyed Siggy’s marriage? Do you think she left on her own or was she actually fired? Will she make appearances still on the show? Do you want to see more of the Sig? YAY or NAY? Sound off below.
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