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A source confirms to Us Weekly that three new ladies — Amber Marchese, twin sisters Nicole and Teresa Napolitano — will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey following Caroline Manzo’s exit; Jacqueline Laurita is rumored to be leavingCredit: Nino Munoz/Bravo
Time for a makeover? Following the news that veteran castmember Caroline Manzo will be leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey after five seasons, a source confirms to Us Weekly that the Bravo reality show will be adding three new ladies to the cast.
According to the insider, twin sisters Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese will be joining the sixth season. (The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the casting news.)
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Us Weekly exclusively revealed in late September that Manzo, 52, would be leaving RHONJ, which she confirmed in a blog post on Oct. 13. “For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame,” she wrote. “I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give.”
Manzo isn’t leaving the Bravo network for good, however. She is now working on a spinoff show, Manzo’d With Children, also starring her family.
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No word yet if the remaining RHONJ castmembers — Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile — will be returning for season six. Although THR claims there is speculation Laurita will also be leaving.
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Giudice’s future also seems to be unknown as she and husband Joe have been charged in a 39-count indictment for fraud. The couple’s trial is set to begin in February, and they could face 50 years in prison if convicted.