While appearing on Flipping The Table with Jack Sitt Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jennifer Aydin dishes on the new season and how it has affected her family and her relationships with her castmates.
The reality star talked about being surprised at how much her castmate Jackie Goldschneider had her back through this ordeal. “I wasn’t sure where she was coming from when she reminded me that it wasn’t something she could relate to but now I’m watching it back and I’m like wow she really did have my back and that is very big of her” Jennifer recalled. Jennifer made it clear that she wasn’t a fan of the first several episodes of RHONJ because it seemed to be from Margaret’s point of view but she’s hopeful that fans will soon get to see more of her spin on things in the upcoming episodes.
Jennifer didn’t hold back when discussing the awkward distance between her and castmate Dolores Catania. She’s now using the advice that her once friend Dolores gave her which is “when someone shows you who they are, believe them” and Jennifer says that’s exactly what she’s doing when it comes to her relationship with Dolores. She doesn’t feel Dolores has been there for her and Jennifer is putting some space between the two. Jennifer affirmed what many already guessed which is she’s closest to Teresa Giudice but in a new development she’s made amends with the Gorgas.
When asked if her kids watch the show, Jennifer stated that the only person in her household that watches the episodes with her is her daughter Gabby. Jennifer quickly admitted, “Bill is not watching this season, it’s just easier for him to cope. Ultimately, he’s thinking that this was his shame, his infidelity and he’s like of course it’s easy for you to talk about it because you didn’t do it.” The reality star credits self-reflection as the thing that has helped her grow over the past seasons. “My first season I would watch it and I was thinking that everyone is going to love me. I’m like I’m a good time, I tell it how it is and then when I saw the first season and I was talking about my bathrooms and about my house and realized how I sound. I was like that’s mortifying and terrible! So, I am more conscious of the things that I say now.”
The reality star also stated that she would love to explore writing books in the future which could include mom self-help books and a novel based loosely on her actual life! Fun fact when asked if she could switch to another franchise, Jennifer excitedly responded, “I’m loving Salt Lake City! Every single person on that cast is just dynamic and they have personality. One day Whitney’s my favorite then one day Heather’s my favorite, even Mary’s been my favorite and I’m like we need this coco for cocoa puffs woman on the show! Bring her back!”
For more on the entire interview and weekly RHONJ episode recaps be sure to check out the Flipping the Table podcast hosted by Jack Sitt.