When it was recently reported that Jacqueline Laurita will be returning to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" later on this season, it was also revealed that viewers will see her hanging out with recurring housewife Kathy Wakile. Now it seems that Jacqueline's scenes were filmed with Kathy not just because of their good friendship but also because none of the other housewives were willing to film with her!
As stated in an All About The Real Housewives article posted on Monday, August 18, a source claims that Kathy was the only one willing to film with Jacqueline so viewers will first see Jacqueline showing up to Kathy's upcoming dessert launch party. According to the source, new housewives Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea initially didn't want anything to do with Jacqueline because they were very loyal to Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice and didn't want to get caught in the middle of any drama. However, Nicole and Teresa A. did end up filming with Jacqueline because they were told to by producers.
Dina is still feuding with Jacqueline so it's no surprise that she didn't want to film with her. As for Teresa G., if it's really true that she didn't want to film with Jacqueline, she may have wanted to stay loyal to her good friend Dina. Perhaps Melissa Gorga didn't want to film with Jacqueline either because she didn't want to do anything that Teresa G., with whom she only reconciled with, would have disapproved of?
The source also claims that the show's producers will wait to see how Jacqueline's return affects the show's ratings before deciding whether to bring her back as a starring housewife for next season. If Jacqueline's brief appearances this season does prove successful, it may mean a very big paycheck for her for next season.
Radar Online reported on Monday, August 18, that if Jacqueline Laurita does return as a starring housewife for season seven of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," she'll be getting about $850,000. This would mean that she'll be the highest paid New Jersey housewife. Of course, that is unless Teresa Giudice, reported to have bagged $700,000 for season six, gets a big pay raise as well.