Frank Catania Confirms Jackie Goldschneider Has Been Downgraded to ‘Friend’
Reality star Frank Catania explains if Jackie Goldschneider will return for season 13 of RHONJ. He confirms that they have just started filming.
Since The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 12 ended, it was rumored that actor Jackie Goldschneider would be demoted to a “friend of,” and Frank Catania recently confirmed the news. Jackie joined RHONJ season 9 and made waves when she challenged OG Teresa Giudice about her ex-husband, Joe Giudice. Teresa was furious, and RHONJ season 11, she spread a rumor that Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was unfaithful to his wife. When Teresa refused to back down and refute the rumors, Jackie fired back at Teresa with an analogy that sparked a RHONJ war.
Many RHONJ fans criticized Jackie for being boring and having no storyline, other than her feud with Teresa. However, in RHONJ season 12, Jackie opened up about her eating disorder, which she had talked about in previous seasons. This time, she admitted she was still struggling with it and sought professional help. RHONJ fans loved how open and vulnerable Jackie was and praised her for helping others with eating disorders.
After Jackie’s breakthrough season on RHONJthere were rumors that she had been demoted to a “friend of” role. Although nothing has been confirmed by Bravo, Frank shared on the podcast The morning toast this RHONJ Season 13 has just started filming. Regarding the Jackie rumors, he said, ” I was not sure. I went out to dinner the other night with Jackie and Evan, and I heard, yeah, she’s a “friend of.” He added that he had heard RHONJ season 12 “friend of » Traci Johnson is “faded away,” but Jackie will be back for season 13 in a lesser role.
Frank praised Jackie for having what he thought was her best season and shared that he didn’t think it was fair for her to be demoted. He praised her for speaking out about her eating disorder and standing up to Dolores when they faced off at her keg party. Frank compared Jackie to a “shy little bunny” when she made her debut in RHONJ season 9 but applauded it for evolving over the seasons.
It’s unclear why Jackie was demoted to a “friend” role, but RHONJ fans have expressed concerns that Jackie is working on her recovery with the added pressure of being in the public eye. We’re talking again “friends” to be tested for RHONJ season 13, which may divide an already divided cast. Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga would bring their friends onto the show, making sure they have allies behind them. Teresa and Melissa’s relationship is still on the rocks after the tumultuous season 12 and their drama is likely to spill over into The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13.
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Source: The Morning Toast/Apple Podcasts
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