Now that Siggy Flicker has announced that she's leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey
, the show is looking to add another Housewife and former cast member Caroline Manzo might just be the one to fill the void.
According to Us Weekly
's sources, producers are considering approaching Manzo to join the cast next season. Manzo starred on the first five season of RHONJ
before starring in her own spin-off called Manzo'd with Children
, which lasted for three seasons.
When asked if Manzo would consider returning to RHONJ
, she recently told Us Weekly
, "It's not a no and it's certainly not a yes. It's a who knows."
"But for me it would be a major major decision that I would have to really think very long and very hard on. It's not something that I would embrace wholeheartedly and say "let's do this!" It's something that I would consider very very heavily and for a long time," Manzo added. "On my end it would have to be a very well thought out decision because it has so many layers to it at this point in my life. So many layers to it. I had so much fun doing Manzo'd. It was just an awesome awesome opportunity."
Besides Manzo, former Houswife Jacqueline Laurita is also reportedly being considered for season nine. Laurita left the Bravo series after season five but made appearances during season six. She returned full-time in season seven but left the show again.
"I speak to Jacqueline," Manzo said about her sister-in-law. "I'm friends with Dolores [Catania]. We've been friends for 30 plus years so her and I are ride or die. We don't speak every day but if she called me right now and said she needed me I'd go running and vice versa. Her family is very very close with the Manzo family but beyond that, no, I see Kathy [Wakile] every once in a while and it's always good to see her and I think she's a wonderful person. Melissa [Gorga] I don't have any issues with but she hasn't lived by me. She lives about a half hour away from me. And Teresa [Giudice] is Teresa, that's no secret there."
Given the possibility of Manzo and Laurita's return, it seems that the Real Housewives of New Jersey is going back to its roots with Danielle Staub already on board.
Should Caroline Manzo return to RHONJ? What about Laurita?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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