Some new blood may be coming to the Real Housewives of New Jersey for season 12.
The Sun has confirmed that Traci Lynn Johnson is in talks to join RHONJ. The wife of former NFL star Tiki Barber has already filmed with the RHONJ cast, including OG Teresa Giudice.
As we previously reported, Traci, who is good friends with Melissa Gorga, filmed at Margaret Josephs’ PRIDE party in Englewood, NJ. RHONJ stars Dolores Catania, Melissa, Teresa, and Jackie Goldschneider, were also in attendance to support Margaret.
Rumor has it that Traci could be joining the franchise as a friend to the Housewives. Caroline Rauseo and Aikisha Colon are also rumored also to be joining the season 12 cast.
An insider explains, “Tiki Barber’s wife Traci Lynn filmed with the cast at Margaret Josephs’ Pride party in Englewood, NJ on Tuesday night.”
“The party was shot for season 12; Traci is being tested out to see how she fits in with the other women; she’s been filming scenes.” the source continued.
Speaking of season 12, rumor has it that Teresa’s friend Caroline could be upgraded to a full-time Housewife by the end of filming.
However, sources are adamant that the core RHONJ cast will remain the same for season 12 as the year prior but they also note that a few new friends of the Housewives could be added into the mix.
“There may be added friends of the wives in part-time roles,” Bravo and Cocktails reported on Instagram.
Season 12 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is expected to premiere on Bravo in early 2022.
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