After last night's Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, I think we can all agree on one thing: This whole story line that's going on between frenemies Teresa Guidice and Melissa Gorga is getting a little old. We get it, they love to argue and swing backward compliments at one another over glasses of pinot. Which is why I'm a little thrilled over the possible rumors of a casting mix-up. We already know that Dina Manzo may return to Real Housewives for season 6. But apparently one longtime Housewife could be leaving the cast along with Caroline Manzo: Jacqueline Laurita.
Laurita said a few things on Twitter recently that imply she might not be back for season 6. Commenting on Dina's possible return to RHONY, she said, "I don't think Dina is trying to get me fired but I know she doesn't want to come on the show with me on it. Probably to avoid any conflict."
I really like Jacqueline. But I think her leaving Housewives would be super beneficial for her and the network.
Like I said: Things are getting stale on RHONJ. As much as I'm tired of the drama going on with Teresa and Melissa, I know those two ladies are key players, and I think the way they interact with others makes for good television. Trading in Caroline and Jacqueline for new ladies will freshen things up and give fans new personalities to get to know (that bring their own drama, I'm sure).
As for benefiting Jacqueline, getting off the show will give her more time to spend with her family and most importantly her autistic son Nicholas as he continues to develop. I don't know about you all, but watching him say "I love you" to his mom this season really struck a chord with me. There's nothing wrong with being a star on reality television, if that's what you're into, but something tells me now it's time for Jacqueline to move on to bigger and better things ... off-screen.
Do you think Jacqueline should leave Housewives?
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