When it came to filming The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 10 reunion, Jennifer Aydin was reportedly at the center of drama and took aim at not one, but nearly every member of the cast.
On February 2, Hollywood Life shared details about the taping, which took place at the end of last month, and suggested that the upcoming three-part special, which will begin airing on Bravo on March 4, may be the “most dramatic” reunion ever.
“Jennifer Aydin is like a lightning rod at the reunion,” an insider shared.
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“The RHONJ reunion which taped last week was quite explosive…She has it out with just about every single one of the ladies and things did get heated involving her and several of the ladies at several times during filming. She really brings it,” the insider continued.
While Aydin has butted heads with her co-stars on a number of occasions throughout her two seasons as a full-time housewife, she isn’t exactly who fans may have expected to be at the forefront of the reunion drama.
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Although there reportedly wasn’t as much screaming between cast members as there has been during previous reunion specials, the insider said the upcoming episodes were going to be “explosive and entertaining,” nonetheless.
“The women found better ways to articulate themselves. It’s clear that they’ve matured,” the source said, adding that a lot of conflict resolutions took place.
As fans of the franchise well know, the ladies of New Jersey have long been known as a rowdy bunch and have gotten physical with one another on occasion.
During the 10th season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the cast attended an event at a boutique and after engaging in a war of words, Margaret Josephs threw a glass of water at her former friend Danielle Staub, which prompted Staub to dump Josephs’ belongings into a candle before dragging her by the hair from behind.
Not surprisingly, the Hollywood Life source said Staub was “a prominent figure on the reunion,” even though she announced her departure from the series weeks prior to the taping.
Following a falling out during production on season 10, the newly single Teresa Giudice and her former friend, Danielle Staub, reportedly addressed their issues with one another at the reunion taping.
“Teresa and Danielle did have a conversation at the reunion,” the insider said. “They won’t be best friends again, but they seemed to figure out a way to be cordial. Teresa just doesn’t want to fight with anyone anymore. Her thoughts about life and relationships has completely changed with everything that’s gone on in her life.”
In early January, while appearing on Andy Cohen’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live, Staub confirmed her exit from The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“I have, over the past 12 years and 10 seasons, been a part of this whole franchise and I’ve been very happy to rally and stand on a platform and be here with all of you,” she said, via People. “But it is time for me to leave and do something that I want to do that makes my heart happy every day.”