New women, new drama for The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
We're told two of the new women, Nicole Napolitano and Amber Marchese, have already come to blows over—you guessed it—marriage gossip. Nicole's sister, Teresa Napolitano, has also joined the cast for the upcoming sixth season. With the new faces come the exits of several RHONJ veterans.
Gone are original members Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, and Teresa's cousin Kathy Wakile is only filming part-time, a source told E! News. A Bravo spokesperson had no comment on Kathy's status with the show.
Meanwhile, Caroline and Bravo are working on a reality show spinoff following her family, but don't expect estranged sister Dina Manzo to make any appearances—she's returning to Real Housewives of New Jersey.
"Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag. Yes I'm back, Unlike the past this time it felt "right"~ See you on Bravo my friends xo, " Dina tweeted in October.
Our source said Dina has been clashing with BFF Teresa's sister-in-law Melissa, but things between Melissa and Teresa are fine.
Teresa and husband Joe Giudice are currently facing major legal problems with charges of mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud. Our Housewives source said Teresa has been sitting on the sidelines a bit and remaining out of the dramatic fray. Executive producer Andy Cohen recently told TV Guide that Teresa's legal battle will be very present in the upcoming season.
"We're shooting New Jersey now and that's very much the reality of what she's going through. It will very much be a part of the show next season. We cover it in the way that we can," Cohen said.
Season six sounds like a juicy one, between all the fighting and some racy scenes with the Housewives husbands and boyfriends, it seems like the new women are certainly upping the ante!
No premiere date for Real Housewives of New Jersey season six has been announced.
—Reporting by Beth Sobol
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