October 16, 2013 3:32pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Shake-Up: 3 New Castmembers in Wake of Caroline Manzo's Exit
On the heels of Caroline Manzo's revelation that she's leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey comes word that three new "housewives" are joining the show.
Twin sisters Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend Amber Marchese will be joining the Bravo reality show in its sixth season, sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
A Bravo spokesperson declined to comment.
On Sunday, Manzo announced her departure on Twitter and on her blog on Bravo's website after the final part of the RHONJ reunion show aired.
"I've always prided myself on giving you the truth of who I really am, the good, the bad and the ugly," she wrote. "Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn't wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see. I've always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I've always given them: 'Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don't dirty it up.'
"Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I'm done. I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give."
She is currently at work on a pilot for Bravo titled Manzo'd With Children that she wrote will "give the viewers a very different look into the world of the Manzo family."
The most recent season of RHONJ focused heavily on the ongoing feud between Teresa Giudice's family and her brother Joe Gorga's family.
It's been rumored that original star Dina Manzo, who has been embroiled in her own public feud with sister Caroline, is eyeing a return to the show. She recently said she had received an offer to return to the series and that she's "considering" it.
There also is speculation that Jacqueline Laurita, another original RHONJ star, will be departing the show as well.