I don't think I'm alone when I say that The Real Housewives of New Jersey need a cast shake-up. Despite RHONJ being, hands down, the most drama-filled, painful-to-watch-but-can't-look-away of all the shows in the franchise, it needs a change. We've been watching the same women fight the same fights for two seasons in a row now (Teresa Giudice V. Melissa Gorga; Teresa Giudice V. Caroline and Jacqueline), and at this point, it's like, "Alright, we get it. It's Teresa against the world." So, Bravo, obviously capable of reading our minds, has gone and thrown a new lady into the mix.
It's being reported (though not yet confirmed) that "glam girl" Jennifer Dalton has joined the season 5 cast of RHONJ. Dalton supposedly was brought in so that Teresa would have somebody on her side, as the women have been friends for years. But, if Housewives history repeats itself, it's only a matter of time before these women go from friendsies to frenemies.
Wetpaint caught up with Tre recently at a Cuffs by Kim D party, and while she wouldn't confirm Dalton was joining the cast, she did reveal that the two were close, saying: "She’s been my friend for almost five years." She also responded, "Whatever Jennifer wants!" when asked whether or not she encouraged her to join the show.
I really hope that these two women don't wind up becoming arch nemesis-es, because I don't think I can handle too much more of Teresa fighting with people. It's maddening; uncomfy to watch; and to be totally forthcoming, it feels kind of wrong. It's like we're all watching this woman unravel and no one's doing anything about it.
If this Jennifer woman does make it on to the show, I kind of have a feeling she and Teresa will wind up butting heads at some point, catapulting her into the arms of Team Melissa/Caroline/Jacqueline, creating a full-on divide once again. I sort of hope not, but it kind of seems inevitable when you're dealing with Tre.
Do you think Jennifer and Teresa will become enemies?
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