The entire full-time Real Housewives of New Jersey cast has reportedly been asked back for season 13. However, not all cast members will be reprising their full-time roles. Instead, as a number of newbies are added, Jackie Goldschneider will be allegedly taking on a “friend” role in the new episodes.
According to a series of new reports, Jackie has been demoted following the series’ 12th season and will be joined by three new cast members for production later this month, all of whom allegedly have ties to the existing women of the show.
On May 1, the RHONJ Obsessed revealed that Jackie has been demoted to a “friend” role.
Best of Bravo on Instagram, via Queens of Bravo, also stated that Traci Lynn Johnson, the “friend” of season 12, “hasn’t been asked back.”
As for the three newbies, who have yet to be assigned to full-time or part-time roles, they have been reported as Jennifer Fessler, Rachel Fuda, and Danielle Cabral.
“#RHONJ NEWBIE ALERT! Introducing you to the 3 women that will be filming with the Jersey crew in a few weeks! Jennifer Fessler is the CEO of a designer shoe company & lives in Upper Saddle River, NJ! Rachel Fuda is friends with Melissa & lives in Franklin Lakes, NJ! Danielle is friends with Teresa & runs a kids/teens clothing company!” Bravo Housewives announced on Instagram over the weekend. “The official roles of these ladies has not yet been determined and will become more clear as filming goes on! Tag your friends below to let them know!”
According to RHONJ Obsessed on Instagram, filming on season 13 starts at the end of May. And in addition to Teresa reportedly welcoming friend Danielle to the cast and Melissa welcoming Rachel, the fan page claimed Jennifer is a friend of Margaret Josephs.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s three-part reunion special for season 12 begins airing Tuesday, May 3, at 8/7c on Bravo.