Jacqueline Laurita has fought with basically every one of her castmates during her time on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. While that’s par for the course on most reality shows (and makes for great TV), it seems that Bravo might finally have been pushed to its limit in regard to Laurita and her conflicts in this upcoming season, due to premiere this summer. Apparently Laurita’s been in some super fights with Robyn Levy, Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice, including one on a group trip to Vermont, and she’s apparently been bailing on filming with them since. Turns out she can’t actually do that because of the existence of things like filming requirements and contracts.
On March 30, the cast is supposed to appear at Gorga’s fashion show — it’s one of those all-cast events that’s designed to create maximum conflict and will serve as the season finale. According to a production source at Bravo, Laurita failing to show up will definitely jeopardize her chances of future screen time, especially since fans are going to want to see the aftermath of all the fighting, which promises to be huge and dramatic.
Laurita’s been through a lot during her RHONJ tenure. There is also the question of how the Giudices’ legal drama has impacted the rest of the cast, not just onscreen, but in terms of the media space it takes up. Caroline Manzo has her own show now and the Giudices got their own special while Teresa was in jail. In other words, if your castmates are getting more attention than you are, it might be a source of tension on and off the show. But if Jacqueline’s interested in more attention, getting herself fired doesn’t seem like such a logical move.
What do you think about Jacqueline refusing to film with her costars? Should she be fired from RHONJ? Would you still watch the show without her?
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