Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: Teresa Giudice Spends Christmas With Jennifer Dalton and Friends

Bravo may be reluctant to confirm that New Jersey mom and glam girl Jennifer Dalton is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 5, but we know at least one current Housewife who would be more than happy to see Jen join the cast: Teresa Giudice!

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Teresa last month at the Cuffs By Kim D Party in New York City, and while Tre couldn’t confirm (or deny!) Jennifer’s involvement with the show, she did acknowledge that the two were very close, noting, “She’s been my friend for almost five years.”

And when we asked the mom of four if she encouraged Jennifer to get involved with the Bravo hit, she revealed with a laugh, “Whatever Jennifer wants!”

Since Tre is well aware of both the perils and opportunities that go along with reality TV, she knows that the decision to appear on a show such as RHoNJ is a very personal one. “I would never tell someone to be on reality TV — it’s up to the individual. It’s not all what it seems like; there’s a lot of ups and downs that come with it.”

Sage advice from such a fabulicious Housewife. Personally, we’d love to see a pal of Teresa’s join the cast — we miss our fun-loving Italian mama!

Would you like to see Jennifer on RHoNJ?

Reporting by Beth Sobol