Frank Catania is spilling the tea!
The fan-favorite Real Housewives of New Jersey (ex) husband recently confirmed rumors that Jackie Goldschneider has been demoted to a friend of the Housewives for season 13.
Frank appeared on Monday’s episode of The Morning Toast, where he confirmed the recent gossip about Jackie.
“I didn’t know for sure, [but] I went out to dinner the other night with Jackie and Evan,” Frank said. “And, yes, I heard. Yes, alright, she is a’ friend of.’”
TMT hosts Jackie, and Claudia Oshry said they “didn’t agree with Jackie’s demotion at all.” Frank agreed, noting that he felt Jackie had really grown into her own and had her best season yet.
“I thought she had a great season. Not only did she come out with her respective eating disorder, which I know wasn’t easy for her … [but] look at Jackie evolving over time,” Frank explained.
“She’s been on the show; she came on as a timid little rabbit to the point where now she speaks her mind,” he continued. “I love Jackie.”
Frank also teased that Traci Lynn Johnson and her husband Tiki Barber got the ax and that Bravo was bringing in some new women for season 13.
“I heard Traci’s gone,” he teased before adding that “nothing’s definitive ever here.”
“Supposedly, we have some new girls coming on this year,” Frank revealed, noting that the cast “just started” filming.
Meanwhile, Jackie hinted about a “comeback” days after Frank confirmed her season 13 demotion.
“The comeback is always stronger than the setback,” Jackie wrote alongside several photos and the one-hundred emoji.
RHONJ will return for season 13 in late 2022 or early 2023.