Bravo's ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Taps 3 New Castmembers

Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Taps 3 New Castmembers

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Twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and friend Amber Marchese have been tapped to join the series’ sixth season

On the heels of Caroline Manzo's recently announced exit from Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Bravo is already staffing up.

Twin sisters Nicole and Teresa (yes, another one!) Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese are joining the series for its sixth season, a source close to production told TheWrap.

Following the show's emphasis on family and fabulosity, the twins from Colts Neck, NJ are well known in the community.

Also read: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey's’ Caroline Manzo on Her Exit: ‘I Have Nothing More to Give’

Very little is known at this time about the three new cast members. According to reports, Nicole owns a Dairy Queen and Teresa is a socialite and philanthropist. Meanwhile, Marchese, a married mother of four, is a close friend to the twins. Plus, there doesn't seem to be any connection between the new women and the existing castmembers.

A Bravo representative had no comment on the castings.

For several weeks, there have also been reports that Caroline's sister, Dina, is negotiating a return to the series. She left during Season 2 and later had a falling out with Caroline.

Also read: Bravo Renews ‘Newlyweds: The First Year’ With Four New Couples

Caroline announced her departure from the series on Sunday after losing her temper with polarizing castmember Teresa Giudice during the show's second installment of its reunion special. She later said that she as leaving to preserve her dignity.

She will continue on with Bravo as her spinoff pilot, “Manzo'd With Children,” is in contention for a series pickup by the network.

Also reportedly considering an exit from the series is Jacqueline Laurita, whose priorities have seemed to change since her son was diagnosed with autism during Season 4.

Also read: ‘Real Housewives’ Kim Zolciak Claims Victory Over Kandi Burruss’ ‘Tardy to the Party’ Lawsuit

The season (and its cast) isn't quite over, by the way. Part 2 of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey Tell All” airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 8/7c.

  • Disgusted

    Omg, do NOT have the psycho Marchese on the show. Amber and her midget Napoleon husband James are trouble. They both were recently charged with harassing his ex wife, have DYFS involvement nd he sues everyone while committing fraud. Here is where the show goes to hell…..it was good while it lasted!

    • ameme

      Oh lord another Teresa and Joe not good !

    • KNOW ALL TOO WELL

      IT AMAZES ME THAT SUCH A SNAKE JUST SLITHERS AROUND NEVER GETTING CAUGHT.

  • NotafanofDina

    Please don't bring Dina back! I will have to stop watching the show. I think it's a little curious that as soon as Caroline exits, Dina’ s on board again. She obviously has no respect for family. She is a snob, a liar and needs a reality check…not a reality show!

    • ameme

      I agree never like her !

  • Tony Gabuzzo

    Dina? Oh no! Totally disloyal to the familia.

  • solipsist mine

    Come on, Bravo ain't the first. Those 3 have been “tapped” many times over long before basic cable came along, and it cost those many predecessors a LOT less than it's gonna cost Bravo.