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Real Housewives of New Jersey

Melissa Gorga Spills on RHoNJ’s Surprising New Housewives: “It’s a Bumpy Road” — Exclusive (VIDEO)

After five dramatic, table-flipping seasons, Real Housewives of New Jersey is really shaking things up within the cast — saying goodbye to standbys Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, and (in some respects) Kathy Wakile, who’s back only part-time. In their places? Three new and feisty gals and… Dina Manzo, who’s making her grand return after exiting in Season 2!

So with so much new blood in the mix, how will that change the long running reality show’s dynamic? According to Melissa Gorga, who spoke with Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively, we’re in for a “fresh and different” season, full of surprises. But it’s not just for-TV drama that we’ll be seeing — Melissa reveals that she’s got quite a history with not one, but two of the ladies.

And it’s not just the Housewives that are getting in on the action. Melissa shares that the new cast members’ husbands will have you chattering away at the water coolers this year. In a good way or a bad way? We’ll just have to wait and see…

Watch the video above for all the scoop on the new Garden State gals, and sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!