PHOTOS: RHONJ Fans Question Jennifer Aydin’s Absence From Group Event as Dolores Catania Teases “Rough” New Season and Traci Lynn Johnson Joins Cast

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PHOTOS: RHONJ Fans Question Jennifer Aydin’s Absence From Group Event as Dolores Catania Teases “Rough” New Season and Traci Lynn Johnson Joins Cast

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Is Jennifer Aydin being replaced by newbie Traci Lynn Johnson for the upcoming 12th season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey?

Over the weekend, after Melissa Gorga threw a cast event at her Shore House that was attended by Traci and her husband, former NFL player Tiki Barber, a number of her fans and followers took notice of her absence and asked questions about her whereabouts.

“Pink Party at Missy G’s!!” Melissa wrote in the caption of a July 17 slideshow, which featured her and her castmates wearing pink outfits in front of a rose-covered background.

After the photos were shared, Melissa was flooded with questions about her RHONJ co-star, who she engaged in a messy Instagram feud with amid the season 11 reunion.

“Jen apparently already finished the tequila earlier in the day,” one person joked.

“Thank you Jesus for no Jennifer,” another wrote.

Then, when Dolores Catania shared the same photo, her online audience asked just as many questions.

“Ummmm where is Jennifer? Y’all better not be trying to ice her out,” someone warned.

“Where is Jennifer?” wondered another person.

Margaret Josephs also posted the group shot on her page.

“I couldn’t figure out why I loved this picture so much. Then I realized Jennifer wasn’t in it,” one of her fans responded.

Although some have suspected Jennifer has either been fired or demoted, the Real Housewives Franchise on Instagram told one curious follower of the series that she is still filming a full-time role.

“[She’s] still full-time, but has fallen out with a lot of the cast,” the fan page explained.

Jennifer Aydin is Not Demoted Ahead of RHONJ Season 12

In other RHONJ news, Dolores recently appeared on an episode of Watch What Happens Live, where she described the new season as “hot” and “rough.”

As the Real Housewives Franchise on Instagram revealed, Dolores was featured in the audience during the July 18 show. And, after Andy Cohen confirmed season 12 is in full-swing and said the women “came out hot, right out of the gate,” Dolores agreed viewers “will have a lot to talk about.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 12 is expected to premiere sometime later this year or early next year on Bravo.


24 comments

4/20???????? July 22, 2021 - 10:52 am

The spray tanner is strong with this crew. And Dullores gets uglier everyday.

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Jitters July 22, 2021 - 10:58 am

GTL, baby!

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4/20???????? July 22, 2021 - 11:07 am

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MVP ????????

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the underground train July 22, 2021 - 1:00 pm

The cabs are here!

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4/20???????? July 22, 2021 - 5:03 pm

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the underground train July 22, 2021 - 1:00 pm

???? It’s T-shirt time!

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doggiedaddy July 22, 2021 - 12:02 pm Reply
Copssister July 22, 2021 - 1:41 pm

Poor Jennifer – she learned quickly that playing the henchman for Tre at the reunion didn’t earn her loyalty. The cheese stands alone, I guess.

Also, WTF is Tre wearing in that photo????

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Jitters July 22, 2021 - 3:43 pm

Her best tribute to Barbara Eden?

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Realitynot July 22, 2021 - 2:08 pm

Jennifer is the show to me!

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WhitneyF July 22, 2021 - 10:23 am

Oh no!! No more Bill? Don’t mess with Bill!!! Or Olivia. I don’t mind Jennifer either. She and her family add a lot to this franchise.

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Dinky July 22, 2021 - 10:31 am

She’s my favorite of all of them.

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The Apparition July 22, 2021 - 10:45 am

I don’t think Housewives should be allowed to ice out cast members. It’s already over produced, interacting with the group should be mandatory.

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Jitters July 22, 2021 - 11:03 am

I would certainly miss Dr. Bill if Jennifer were to ever leave the show. I will, however, accept Tiki as a consolation prize.

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4/20???????? July 22, 2021 - 12:07 pm

I always liked Ronde more lol

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Jitters July 22, 2021 - 12:14 pm

I hear you there, girl! ????

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maybe July 22, 2021 - 8:39 pm

Tiki the one who ended up with babysitter of his older kids ????????‍♀️

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maybe July 22, 2021 - 8:39 pm

Tiki the one who ended up with babysitter of his older kids ????????‍♀️

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Jitters July 23, 2021 - 10:43 am

Not a good look for sure, but much like Brad Pitt, Hugh Grant, and Jude Law (other known cheaters), I don’t mind it when he shows up on my TV screen.

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Robert July 22, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Is that picture a New Jersey Challenge on Ru Paul’s drag race? Where the dragsters dress up as those pieces of beef jerky from RHONJ. Theresa is looking like I Dream of Weenie. Very manly.

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Miranda Pierpont July 22, 2021 - 12:17 pm Reply
Blah July 22, 2021 - 12:56 pm

Without Jennifer, this show is boring af. Jackie is flat as a pancake and as rich as she claims to be, wears the same shoes. They must stink as hell

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Realitynot July 22, 2021 - 2:09 pm

Exactly!

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