The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast was revealed earlier this month, and while two of the season five wives are returning, the rest of the cast has gotten the boot.
On May 14, People Magazine revealed the first photo of the season six cast, and in it were Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and four other women, including Dina Manzo, who returns after a three-season hiatus, and three new wives. Noticeably absent from the photo were Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile (although Wakile was seen in the trailer).
Prior to the news, Manzo announced that she was moving on from the series and would soon star in her own Bravo series, “Manzo’d With Children.” However, Laurita’s absense from the show is a bit of a shock.
Just after the cast announcement hit the web, Laurita took to Twitter to confirm she would no longer be appearing on the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and that she would soon return to Bravo on another show.
“U can still see me part time on #Bravo on @CarolineManzo new spin off #ManzodWithChildren I’m thrilled 2b on it! It’s a lot of fun & hilarious,” Laurita said.
Laurita claimed she was not fired from the series, but rather chose to move on and focus on more positive things, including her family and her new role on “Manzo’d With Children.” In her tweet, Laurita said that the ongoing drama of the show was no longer of interest to her.
After many fans tweeted Laurita to show their upset about her leaving the show, she thanked fans for watching and supporting her through her reality TV journey. Laurita’s daughter, Ashlee Holmes, also addressed her mother’s exit from the show.
“I think it’s funny when people tweet me stuff like ‘You aren’t on RHONJ anymore!’ Almost in the sense of like… *take THAT*. My reaction? Yeah… I know. GOOD lol. I’m pretty sure I left that show 2-3 seasons ago? My mom is JUST NOW on board lol — On to bigger and better things. #gladtobegone #sinkingship #hotmess #negativeenergy,” Holmes Tweeted. “I don’t know about you all but I think #ManzodWithChildren is going to be so much fun to watch. No more negativity. #positiveenergy #family.”
As for whether or not she would consider returning to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” in the future, Laurita told fans, “I never say never.”
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