REPORT Bravo recruits Teresa Giudice friends for RHONJ Season 5

'Real Housewives of New Jersy' season 4 cast photo

Teresa Giudice is in desperate need of a few on-screen allies! After filming wrapped on Real Housewives of New Jersey season 4, Teresa was left with no one. Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita opted out of their friendships with her and the feud between her and Melissa Gorga got much worse. Even the typically neutral Kathy Wakile distanced herself from her cousin Teresa. Now, with season 5 in the distance, producers are scrambling to even out the playing field.

How will they do it, you ask? By finding Teresa some friends. Producers have their eye on a few girls including Priscilla DiStasio (who we already told you about), Gia Casey, and Linda Berger, but the network reportedly only intends to add two of them to the cast. That means, if all the other cast members stay on, we’ll have seven ladies next year! That’s a lot of Jersey girls!

A source tells Radar Online, “All the current cast members have been asked back for the next season and filming will begin shortly,” which means producers better hurry up and figure out who they want for season 5.

Teresa Giudice poses with her make-up artist Priscilla Distasio

“Priscilla (pictured above) is Teresa’s new best friend and her makeup artist. She would be perfect because she’s full of drama and has a mouth on her,” the source said. “And Teresa knows what she’s doing. She’s been making sure Priscilla will be faithful to her by featuring her in her cookbook and doing cool things with her that way if anything goes wrong, Teresa can say, ‘But I was so good to you.'”

“Linda is divorced with two sons and does whatever Teresa says,” the source said. “She will be the perfect puppet for Teresa to have on her side.”

Gia Casey with the ladies of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

“Gia (pictured above, bottom left) is married to DJ Envy who hosts a morning show on Power 105 in New York and Teresa has always bragged that she is friends with Gia,” the source said. “But so far Gia has steered clear of the Bravo show, even though she’s been attending Teresa’s children’s parties for years. How close they really are has yet to be seen.”

Judging by the info on Priscilla and Gia compared with the info on Linda, it looks like we have two clear winners. What do you think? Which two ladies should join Team Teresa? And how long do you give them before they switch teams?