RHONJ Where Are They Now? An Update On Former Cast Members

by Jeremy Spirogis
RHONJ Cast Season 1

Unlike the opposite franchises, Real Housewives of New Jersey present is extra family-focused. For 10 seasons, the drama within the Garden State has saved viewers tuned in. From damaged friendships to deportation circumstances, viewers can’t get sufficient of the Jersey ladies.

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RHONJ Cast Season 1 | Andrei Jackamets/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

While veterans like Teresa Guidice have been on the present since season 1, others grew drained and opted for all times outdoors of actuality tv. Here’s an replace on former Jersey housewives.

Caroline Manzo

Manzo appeared on the present from seasons 1-5 along with her sister Dina, and sister-in-law, Jacqueline. From the beginning, she was no fan of Danielle Staub and she or he by no means warmed as much as her fellow Jersey castmate. By the season Three reunion, her almost 10-year friendship with Teresa Guidice fell aside. She accused Guidice of promoting tales to the press and igniting a rift between her and her sister Dina. The the rest of her time spent on the present targeted on her being a mom and spouse.

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She had her personal Bravo spin-off, Manzo’d With Children, for 3 seasons. She wrote a e-book titled Let Me Tell You Something in 2013, and likewise launched a cleaning soap firm that sells items, together with soaps and candles that she sells on Etsy. She’s now a proud grandmother and host of her personal podcast. Manzo just lately reunited with Guidice for a hilarious Super Bowl business.

Dina Manzo

Baby sister to Caroline, she was married to the brother of Caroline’s husband. Her storyline targeted on her life along with her younger daughter and work as a philanthropist along with her charity, The Ladybug Foundation. Like Caroline, she was no fan of Danielle Staub and her points along with her co-star precipitated her to go away mid-season throughout season 2. It was later revealed that she and Caroline turned estranged and that she’d been out of contact with each Caroline and Jacqueline, and her brother, Chris. She and her husband break up and she or he returned to the present for season 6, solely to go away for good following the reunion.

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She reconciled along with her household briefly earlier than chopping off contact with them for good. She maintains an in depth relationship with Teresa Guidice and is the godmother of Guidice’s youngest daughter. She suffered a horrific residence invasion and beating in 2017 along with her boyfriend however has absolutely recovered. Dina now lives in California, is re-married and focuses on her spirituality. Unfortunately, she remains to be estranged from Caroline, Chris, and Jacqueline. 

Jacqueline Laurita

Laurita was launched to the present because the delicate sister-in-law of Caroline and Dina, and devoted friend to Teresa Guidice. She struggled with parenting her teenage daughter, Ashley. She welcomed a child boy, Nicholas, throughout season 2. He was recognized with autism and viewers adopted their heartbreaking journey as Laurita labored tirelessly to seek out remedies that labored for him.

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Jacqueline Laurita | Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

In between parenting, her friendship with Guidice additionally deteriorated, which took its toll. She left the present after six seasons as a consequence of being supplied a recurring position on the collection as a “friend to the show.” She now lives in her hometown of Nevada along with her household and operates The Little Kernel – a popcorn firm that proceeds to a company devoted to autism. 

Kathy Wakile

Wakile joined in season 3, alongside along with her sister Rosie who was a “friend to the show.” They are the cousins of Teresa Guidice. They tried and failed a number of instances to rebuild their relationships with the Guidices. Guidice opted to stay estranged after feeling like her household joined the present behind her again.

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Kathy Wakile 2019 | JP Yim/Getty Images for Goldbelly

Wakile targeted on elevating her household and beginning her dessert business. She launched a number of companies throughout her time on the present, together with a cannoli package and a cookbook, Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet. She left the present after season 5, however returned as a “friend” for seasons six and 7. In 2017, she opened a pizza restaurant along with her husband. She stays distant from the Guidices and her as soon as shut relationship with Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa is now additionally non-existent. 

Siggy Flicker

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Flicker appeared on the present for seasons seven and eight and was identified to cry on cue. She left the present after clashing with newcomer Margaret Josephs and blamed enhancing on her motive for leaving. A religious Jew, she has targeted on philanthropy by working with Jewish organizations together with the World Jewish Congress and Stand With Us.

Amber Marchese

Marchese joined for season six and rapidly introduced the drama due to her obnoxious husband Jim. She was a breast most cancers survivor who used the present to advocate for well being. After leaving the present, she introduced in 2015 her breast most cancers returned – and in 2016 she revealed a lyme illness prognosis.

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Amber Marchese 2016 | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for WE television

She and Jim participated within the WeTV actuality collection Marriage Boot Camp in 2016 and have been concerned in a headline-making incident on Virgin Airlines. The Marchese’s made headlines in the summertime of 2019 after their son claimed they weren’t financially supporting him as a consequence of figuring out as LGBT+. They denied the allegations. 

Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano 

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Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano 2014 | Nomi Ellenson/WireImage

Twin sisters Nicole Napolitano Teresa Aprea joined the present in season six, however solely lasted for a season. They hated Amber Marchese’s husband Jim. Nicole was courting and seeking to marry her boyfriend of just about two years -while Teresa was re-married to her earlier husband and having fun with their new life collectively. They had an extended friendship with Marchese that ended as a result of an allegation began by Victoria Gotti that their mom precipitated the primary divorce of Teresa and her husband by having an affair with him. Teresa and Guidice feuded over Guidice repeating the rumor. Nicole and Teresa went on to host a podcast, Girls in Heels.

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