JACKIE Goldschneider has revealed the REAL reason her costar was cut from the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion.
Despite “fixing” Teresa Guidice’s feud with Melissa Gorga, cast member Traci was edited out of the three-part spectacle.
Jackie, 45, gave some closure to why Traci Johnston was completely cut from the explosive Season 12 RHONJ reunion.
Traci, Tiki Barber’s wife, is a recent addition to the show and appeared to be on set and in makeup for the event.
“Pressure may create diamonds, but FIRE refines gold. You all better be ready for one fiery RHONJ reunion,” she posted in April to Instagram with her blonde hair in waves on-stage, smiling.
But Traci didn’t make it on-screen, and her co-star didn’t hold back as to why.
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“She was there for a really long time, she looked beautiful and she had on a stunning gold dress,” Jackie told Page Six on Friday.
“But I don’t think Traci said anything groundbreaking at the reunion that it had to go in.”
“I really think they had to make a choice,” Jackie added on the production team.
“I don’t think it was because they don’t think Traci was important to the cast,” as, she continued, as the new addition has offered “so much” to Season 12.
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“[She offered] forward progress with some of the storylines, especially the family piece with Melissa [Gorga] and Teresa [Giudice],” Jackie continued.
“She kind of stepped in and was the mediator with that,” the mother-of-four said, adding that Traci’s outdoor obstacle course moment “was one of the biggest scenes of the season.”
The outing, which was meant to be a bonding exercise, resulted in a bevy of explosive arguments between the cast.
Jackie added: “Teresa likes to throw at her [Traci] that she was the ‘nanny’ when she met Tiki” Jackie added on the “back-and-fourth” accusations between the two fans saw unfold.
On the obstacle course she continued, “It was such a long day. I do believe yes, they did [get into it].”
“I just think that Traci always had an opinion, which always keeps the story moving forward,” Jackie said praising the cut cast member.
“And her and Tiki were really just fun and brought a new energy.”
She concluded, “It was really the longest, hardest reunion I’ve ever sat through. But I do feel bad that she was edited out.”
Jackie has said to have been DEMOTED to “friend of the cast” for Season 13, meanwhile, with Traci’s status unknown.
The aforementioned obstacle course outing was one of Traci’s well-intentioned attempts to fix Teresa’s feud with Melissa.
The NJ-OG fought with much of the cast this season, and during part 1 of the reunion earlier this month, left her sister-in-law in tears.
Teresa hurt Melissa by saying that she won’t be a bridesmaid at her wedding because the two “aren’t close.”
The reunion turned into a screaming match at times, as viewers took to Twitter to slam Teresa as “selfish” and “despicable.”
The third and final installment aired last Tuesday.
The previous two reunion episodes saw Teresa fight with her brother, 42-year-old Joe Gorga, as well.
During part one, he stormed off the set and claimed he had quit the show after his sister Melissa called him a “b***h boy”.
Teresa also feuded with Margaret Josephs, whom she accused of speaking to bloggers about her husband-to-be Luis Ruelas’ past.
Luis, 46, has faced allegations that he was abusive toward his former fiancée.
The Sun previously revealed that the businessman was accused of “controlling and abusive” behavior by an ex, from when he proposed to her in February 2019, to October 2019.
Despite the swirling controversy, Teresa has stayed loyal to her man and has been keen to protect what she describes as their “love bubble.”
The two are set to tie the knot this summer, although no date has been officially announced yet – they did just party it up on a private jet.
RHONJ Obsessed reports that filming will begin later this month.