REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY to Welcome Three New Cast Members Next Season
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be opening their doors to three new members when the series returns.
Following the news that series staple Caroline Manzo would be departing the Bravo reality series after five seasons, network execs have decided twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and Amber Marchese will join the cast for the sixth season, sources have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
On Sunday, the 52-year-old posted on her Twitter page just one minute after the show's reunion finale aired on Bravo Sunday night, saying: " It's been wonderful guys. I've decided to leave #RHONJ this season was my last. Love and kisses to you all. Xoxoxo"
The news wasn't entirely a surprise, as Bravo recently announced that the mother of 3 was filming a pilot for a spinoff to be titled Manzo'd With Children.
She tweeted, "I may be leaving Housewives, but my relationship with Bravo will continue as we started production on a pilot, Manzo'd with Children, which if [it] goes to series promises to give the viewers a very different look into the world of the Manzo Family."
Following her series of Tweets, Manzo took to Bravo's blog to add: "I've always prided myself on giving you the truth of who I really am, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn't wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see."
She summed up her experience on the show, sharing: "Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. As I said on the reunion, I'm done ... I have nothing more to give."