Jackie Goldschneider Calls ‘RHONJ’ Demotion an ‘Ego Punch’ 

Jackie Goldschneider: It Was an ‘Ego Punch’ Being Demoted on ‘RHONJ’ silver dress

Jackie Goldschneider at The Factors Man Awards, Dec 2022.
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From Housewife to good friend. Actual Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider joined the Bravo collection in season 9 however returned to season 13 in a brand new function: “good friend.” 

“It’s onerous to enter a room that you simply had been as soon as the focal point and now there’s what, seven Housewives? So to be the eighth particular person in line, that was, like, somewhat little bit of an ego punch,” Jackie, 46,  mentioned throughout an unique interview on Us Weekly’s “Getting Actual with the Housewives” podcast on Thursday, February 9. “My ego damage at first, after all, however there actually was no distinction.”

The truth star admitted that she didn’t suppose she “may have dealt with” a full-time function as a result of on the time of the season 13 casting course of, she was not in place in her consuming dysfunction restoration. 

“I like this present and I like Bravo, so I needed to remain part of it. So, getting in it was somewhat tough as a result of I didn’t actually perceive what a ‘good friend’ did, however as soon as I obtained into it, I didn’t actually really feel totally different about my job,” the lawyer admitted to Us. “I did my job precisely the identical as I at all times have achieved. I went into each scene, I moved story alongside, I gave my opinion on all the pieces, and the cameras had been consistently on me. I used to be part of each single solid occasion and solid journey.”

She added, “As soon as I took my ego out of it, then I used to be capable of totally embrace it and I feel I had in all probability one in every of my greatest seasons.”

RHONJ introduced in two new Housewives for its thirteenth season — Rachel Fuda and Danielle Cabral — who Jackie didn’t consider had been there to take her place.

“It’s necessary that you simply perceive that I by no means for one minute thought these girls got here and took my job. That’s not the best way it occurs in any respect, as a result of they’re very totally different from me and I’m my very own particular person,” the Bravo star instructed Us. “Them arising and me happening had completely nothing to do with one another from my perspective. Different folks may need a special opinion, however that’s how I really feel about it. I believed the brand new women did their components this season, no one phoned it in.”

The Actual Housewives of New Jersey airs Tuesdays on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.