The girls are back in town! Well, they’re back to filming at least. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stepped out of their natural habitat for a trip to sunny Boca Raton, Florida, this week, where they were spotted shooting the upcoming season. There were some familiar faces, like Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga, but some missing ones as well—Jacqueline Laurita was nowhere in sight! Instead, it looks like Danielle Staub, who left the show in 2010, is finally making her long-rumored return!
As OK! readers know, Jacqueline’s fate on the show was left in limbo after a season of “nasty infighting” on the Bravo series. A source told RadarOnline.com that as of February, Teresa’s former bff had “not been asked back yet.” In early March, Page Six confirmed the rumors, reporting that due to failed salary negotiations, Jac would be saying good-bye to the show.
Coupled with Jacqueline’s exit is Danielle’s arrival. The Jersey girl left the show after her relationship with Teresa and Jacqueline exploded—Teresa’s notorious table-flip in season one was aimed at the housewife.
But late last year, Teresa shared a pic of her and her former enemy getting their yoga zen on, fueling rumors that Danielle might finally be welcomed back into the Real Housewives circle. They certainly looked friendly on the beach in Florida!
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In February, Radar confirmed Danielle's return, but her status as “full-time housewife or friend” was still up in the air. But judging by her presence in this Florida vacay, Danielle is officially back as a housewife!
Also spotted on the trip down South were Season 7 stars Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania, who both showed off more than a little skin as the production crew tried to fix their microphones!
Are you shocked Jac has left the show? What do you think about Bravo bringing back Danielle? Let us know in the comments!