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RHONJ’s Jackie Goldschneider, Why Traci Johnson Cut From Reunion

A thriller no extra. Jackie Goldschneider is getting actual about why Traci Johnson was lacking from the Actual Housewives of New Jersey season 12 reunion — her tea simply wasn’t piping sizzling sufficient.

“She was there for a very very long time, she seemed stunning and she or he had on a surprising gold costume,” the New York native revealed on an episode of Page Six’s Digital Actual Tea Friday, Might 20. “However I don’t suppose Traci mentioned something groundbreaking on the reunion that it needed to go in.”

The Fordham College graduate, 45, defined that the manufacturing crew needed to “make a selection” about what to maintain within the three-episode jam-packed occasion and Johnson, 35, most probably didn’t contribute something essential. Nonetheless, Goldschneider insisted the previous Right now present intern was nonetheless “essential to the solid.”

“[She offered] ahead progress with a number of the storylines, particularly the household piece with Melissa [Gorga] and Teresa [Giudice],” the freelance journalist — who has been a full-time solid member on the Bravo collection for 4 consecutive seasons — mentioned about Johnson on the time.

The truth star additionally applauded the Mount Saint Mary alum for defending Gorga, 43, in opposition to Giudice, 50, after the 2 sisters-in-law had a disagreement.


Melissa Gorga, Traci Johnson, Jackie Goldschneider, and Teresa Giudice on ‘The Actual Housewives of New Jersey.’
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“She form of stepped in and was the mediator with that,” the mom of 4 mentioned, including that Johnson’s impediment course “was one of many largest scenes of the season.”

The outing, which was meant to be a bonding train between the New Jersey ladies, resulted in quite a lot of explosive arguments, together with one between Johnson and the Standing Sturdy creator.

“Teresa likes to throw at her that [Traci] was the ‘nanny’ when she met Tiki,” Goldschneider mentioned about Giudice’s feedback throughout a Might 30 episode of the Actual Housewives that claimed Johnson was husband Tiki Barber’s nanny after they met. “It was such a protracted day.”

The Bravo newcomer, who joined the show in season 12 as a “pal of” Gorga’s, tied the knot with the Barber, 47, in July 2012 after he known as it quits with ex-wife Gina Cha in 2010. The couple share daughters Brooklyn, 9, and Teagan, 6. (The NFL participant additionally shares son Atiim Kiambu Jr, 19, son Chason, 18, and twin daughters Riley and Ella, 11, with Cha, 34.).

In an April interview, the brand new solid member completely advised Us Weekly that she broke down after her battle with Giudice when she realized the truth collection could also be an excessive amount of for her household to deal with.

“I cried. I don’t suppose they confirmed it, however I cried,” Traci revealed. “I used to be like, ‘I’m so sorry. I introduced you [Tiki] into these loopy individuals.’ It was like a picture of a zoo. It was like they let the animals out of the cages.”

Goldschneider, for her half, advised Us in April that she has “no heat and fuzzy emotions” in the direction of Giudice, including that she doesn’t suppose the Quick & Match creator will ever “evolve.”

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