EXCLUSIVE: Real Housewives of New Jersey Women Believe Jacqueline Laurita Will Be Back
While The Dirty exclusively reported that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita is being considered by production for a part time role, we have exclusively learned some of the other women on the cast still believe she will return.
A source close to production told us that, “As was the case in the beginning of last year, there is nothing going on.”
“So much of the storyline revolved around Jacqueline last year, that writing her off all of a sudden makes zero sense,” they continued.
So what’s the hold up?
Our source dished that, “Budgets are getting tighter on these shows, so production is holding out in hopes that she’ll cave and agree to take the daily pay rate, which is a lot less than a full time cast member receives. They’re being cheap, but Jacqueline is not going to accept it.”
“A lot of the cast feels that they’ll realize they need her, and will definitely end up bringing her back,” our insider added.
As we’ve noted before, Laurita was the only true source of drama on the show last season. Additionally, the main focus of the reunion revolved around her and Teresa Giudice, so her just suddenly being off the show truly makes no sense.