CAROLINE Rauseo and Aikisha Colon have been rumored to be the newest additions to the season 12 cast.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey producers have released plans to begin filming this summer, as fans have speculated new cast members will be added.
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Real Housewives of New Jersey may be adding two new ladies to the roster[/caption]
Rumors have begun spreading online that Teresa Giudice‘s friend Caroline Rauseo, a New Jersey realtor, will be handed a full-time position on the show.
There was also talk that Aikisha Colon, a bar owner, will be featured as a “friend.”
The Bravo and Cocktails Instagram account broke the news, as they claimed Caroline had close ties with many of the housewives for awhile.
The real estate agent even traveled to the Bahamas with Teresa and has been followed by Jennifer Aydin, Melissa Gorga, and Dolores Catania on social media.
Caroline will reportedly be a new full-time cast member[/caption]
Aikisha is wife to NFL player Willie Colon[/caption]
Aikisha is married to retired NFL player and the host of Sirius XM’s Barstool Breakfast, Willie Colon.
She reportedly has ties to Melissa Gorga’s husband Joe, and will be featured as a “friend” on the series.
The new addition has been identified as the co-owner of Bricks & Hops Beer Garden in the Bronx, New York, and is currently pregnant and expecting a baby girl in July.
However, the Instagram outlet has revealed that the entire previous full-time cast will remain the same but explained: “There may be added friends of the wives in part-time roles.”
Teresa and Caroline are friends and recently traveled together[/caption]
Aikisha is currently pregnant with a baby girl[/caption]
Bravo has yet to make a comment on the matter.
Ahead of the new season of RHONJ, the network has geared up to release their newest endeavor, Real Housewives All-Stars, this summer.
The spinoff was filmed earlier this year, and will result in four to six episodes when it airs on NBC’s streaming service Peacock.
The show will only feature six cast members due to Covid restrictions and will include longtime Bravo favorites, Teresa, Ramona Singer, and Luann De Lesseps.
Melissa Gorga, Kyle Richards, Kenya Moore, and Cynthia Bailey will also join the crew as the ladies jet-setted to a tropical location to shoot.
A Bravo insider previously told The Sun: “The cast size had to be cut down to seven, as the largest-sized house the show could book is seven bedrooms due to Covid protocols.
“An 8th person is going to be added halfway, and will be teased as some sort of twist.”
The ladies were flown to Turks and Caicos where they were treated with a luxury $9K-a-night beachfront villa.
New Jersey’s Jennifer Aydin recently revealed that Teresa would’ve preferred Melissa hadn’t been chosen for the spinoff when she guest-starred on a podcast where she discussed the matter.
She told the Slut Pig podcast: “The way that I saw that they casted, I was under the assumption that they picked the ones that had the most longevity on the show, so actually, it made sense to me that it was Melissa and Teresa.
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“I mean, Teresa did say, ‘I wish I was going with you or Dolores [Catania]. What am I gonna do with her [Melissa]?’
“But I was like, ‘No, you guys will have fun!’ And she’s like, ‘It is what it is.’”