Melissa tells All Things RH that the show is going to be much different than what we've come to expect from previous seasons, particularly with all the casting adjustments. "You are going to miss Caroline [Manzo] and Jacqueline [Laurita], which I’m so sorry about because I do love them," Melissa says. "Dina [Manzo] is back, who is Caroline’s sister, so that’s great."
Plus, Melissa expects viewers to enjoy meeting the three newcomers. "I think we were needing to switch it up a little bit, and these girls definitely come and bring the fire!" she says. Melissa points out that this season feels like "a whole new show."
Melissa also explains that, although the newbies aren't related to any of the returning ladies, they aren't entirely strangers, as Melissa says she knows one of the new ladies from her past. Melissa doesn't specify who this is, but we're assuming it's Amber Marchese, whom Melissa has been rumored to be having issues with during filming.
Long story short, the new season can't get here soon enough!
Are you looking forward to meeting the new ladies? Or are you disappointed by the women who left the show?