"Real Housewives" star Teresa Giudice will reportedly be joined by her longtime friend Jennifer Dalton on season five of the hit reality TV show.
Although the Bravo TV network is yet to confirm which cast mates are returning in 2013 a new report claims that in a bid to promote a more balanced show Giudice, 40, will finally have at least one cast member on her side. Dalton has allegedly already started filming with Giudice, according to allthingsrh.com.
"Jennifer has been filming non-stop with Teresa, Kim D, and Elvira The Party Planner," a source reportedly shared with the website. "Jennifer is a real estate agent.. and is married to a prominent, and very wealthy, New Jersey real estate developer and is reportedly a friend of both Teresa and [former housewife] Dina Manzo. She attended Teresa's Fabellini launch party last season, and she already has a good relationship with Bravo and has appeared on Pregnant in Heels."
Dalton also allegedly has "a secret alliance with Melissa Gorga," who is Giudice's co-star and sister-in-law.
The mother of four has been embroiled in a months long feud with Gorga, 36, although she recently attempted to give her an olive branch via Twitter.
"Congrats to my sis-in-law @melissagorga on her book deal! So happy for you! Kisses," Giudice tweeted Dec.19.
Gorga recently landed her very own book deal in which the mother of three will share secrets to a happy marriage, however she did not publicly respond to Giudice's congratulatory tweet.
It is unclear why all of Giudice's co-star's including Gorga, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline, turned on her during season four although some critics suspect that jealousy may have played a role in the fall out.
A new report acknowledged Giudice, who is evidently the show's breakout star, as being the highest paid housewife on the New Jersey series and in the overall Housewives franchise.
The best-selling author reportedly earns $600,000 per season followed by a considerable bonus for participating in the reunion show special, according to Star magazine.