Filming of for Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is underway and while there have been plenty of rumors about who is and is not returning (Jacqueline Laurita and all of the Season 4 housewives are confirmed to return and it is confirmed that Danielle Staub will not be returning), it appears there is news about who will be joining the cast.
While all five housewives from Season 4 are returning, the cast will also be expanding. Jennifer Dalton will be joining the cast as an official Real Housewife. Jennifer is a real estate agent at Sotherby’s that is married to a prominent real estate developer. She has a history of appearing on Bravo and was featured on Pregnant in Heels and Season 4 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. (She attended Teresa’s Fabellini party.) Jennifer is friends with Teresa and former NJ housewife, Dina Manzo, but that doesn’t meant that Jennifer will be 100% Team Teresa–who can use all the help she can get as last season it was essentially all of the NJ Housewives v. Teresa. Jennifer apparently is friends with and has a secret alliance with Teresa’s sister-in-law and fellow, NJ Housewife, Melissa Gorga. Imagine the sparks that will fly when Teresa discovers that!
Jennifer is not the only person coming on board for Season 5, owner of Poshe Boutique Kim D, is expected to officially join the cast as a “Friend of the Housewives.” Kim D has been making appearances on The Real Housewives of New Jersey for years and the annual Poshe Fashion Show is always a big event on the show, she even played such a pivotal role in Season 4 that she was invited to the reunion show.
Joining the show as a “Friend of the Housewives” will also be Priscilla DiStasio, Teresa’s best friend and make-up artist, who was previously rumored to be joining the show as a “Real Housewife.” Priscilla and Kim D are joining the show in order to give Teresa more friends and people to film with as the other housewives are reportedly refusing to film with Teresa. (Although, they have been spotted filming with Teresa, it’s likely in limited capacity.)
Other non-housewives who have been spotted filming for the upcoming season include Noelle Brescia, Gia Casey, and Elvira The Party Planner. Reportedly, Bravo is testing out new ladies for Season 5 in anticipation of kicking some of the other Real Housewives of New Jersey to the curb.
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