This season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, there will be some new blood. One of the ladies joining the Bravo series, which lost Siggy Flicker last season, is Garden State resident Jackie Goldschneider.
The real estate agent turned mommy blogger might not be flipping tables like her RHONJ predecessors (or supporting arranged marriages like fellow newbie Jennifer Aydin), but that doesn’t mean she won’t bring the drama. In a trailer for Season 9, fans can already see Jackie is a spitfire. “I’m like the badass Jewish chick from Jersey,” Jackie says. And she’s not lying.
So, what else should you know about Jackie — the next best reality housewife? Keep scrolling to find out more on the RHONJ star!
How did Jackie Goldschneider join the RHONJ cast?
Following Siggy Flicker’s exit from the reality series, Bravo recruited Jackie and Jennifer Aydin. Jackie landed the gig thanks to her friendship with her co-star Margaret Josephs. The mom-of-four — she has two sets of twins under 10! — was a real estate attorney but now she is a journalist with her own parenting column.
“Being a mom is the most amazing thing I have ever done. It’s my favorite thing in the world,” she told Bravo. However, she’s not your typical housewife. “I love music and it does crazy things to me,” she added. “A really good song will send me into madness. I love it. It makes me want to dance, go crazy, go out.”
Who is Jackie Goldschneider’s husband?
Fans of RHONJ will also get to meet Jackie’s husband, Evan. While Jackie loves posting on social media, her husband is way more private. “Rare Evan social media sighting,” a fan commented under a photo of the couple. Jackie responded, “Not by his choosing!! He’d hide under a rock if he could!!” According to his LinkedIn page, he is a partner at private equity firm Hawthorne Lane Capital Group and attended Georgetown University, where he graduated with an MBA in finance.
Her favorite housewives are not Jersey girls.
For her rookie season, Jackie will be looking at RHONY and RHOBH stars for inspiration — her favorites are Dorit Kemsley and Bethenny Frankel. Dorit always looks perfect,” she revealed. “Her style is always on point. I love it, I love watching her. She’s beautiful and I only hope that I look that good on camera.”
She continued, “On [RHONY], my favorite is Bethenny. Bethenny is professional goals. That girl is a savage. She goes for it and accomplishes so much.”
However, Jackie fits right in with her RHONJ co-stars.
“I have to say this is the best casting we have ever done,” Melissa Gorga said of Season 9 on the AOL Build Series. “[Jackie and Jennifer] fit in with us perfectly. They bring two different worlds, two different opinions, and it’s not easy to cast Jersey but we’re done. This is it.”
And Jackie agreed. “I think we each fit in really well where we fit in,” she added. “So, I think I found true genuine friendships with some of the women.”
We can’t wait to watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.