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Jacqueline Laurita returns to 'RHONJ,' films with new co-stars

Jacqueline Laurita recently began filming for the currently airing sixth season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

Jacqueline Laurita attends Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC Partners on September 11, 2012 in New York, United States.
Photo by Mike McGregor

Although Laurita was allegedly fired from the Bravo series after season five, producers have chosen to bring her back in an effort to reboot the show, which has suffered in the ratings throughout season six.

"Not only has Jacqueline taped scenes with another former Housewife, Kathy Wakile, but she also taped with twins Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano," Rumorfix reported on Aug. 15.

As soon as reports hit the web of a possible Laurita return, the ratings for the show began to increase. However, because she just started filming, it is unlikely fans will see her return until at least a few weeks from now.

One person Laurita hasn't yet filmed with? Dina Manzo.

Shortly after reports confirmed Laurita's return, a rumor surfaced, claiming Manzo was furious over Laurita rejoining the show. In the report, it was stated Manzo was angered over Laurita's recent addition, mainly because the terms in which she joined the show were contingent on Laurita's season five exit.

For years, the pair hasn't gotten along, so when Manzo returned after taking a few seasons off, she wanted to be sure Laurita wasn't a part of the show.

After the rumors surfaced, Manzo cleared the air in an interview with Rumorfix.

“I haven’t spoken to anyone, but I don’t get angry. I’m seriously not even thinking about it,” she explained. “It’s not even on my radar. Right now I’m just enjoying my summer. I’m in my happy place, living in the moment, and nothing bothers me here.”

No word yet on when Laurita's episodes will begin airing -- or on what role she will be playing on the show (whether it be an official housewife role or a friend of the housewives role).

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" airs on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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