Jennifer Gilbert sort of snuck onto the scenes of The Real Housewives of New York City as an event planner for Jill Zarin’s party. It seemed like she was just an extra and not meant to be a new member of the cast. However, she was actually tapped to take part as a full time cast member.
TV crews followed Jennifer for three months at her homes in New York and in the Hamptons. She’s not going to be on the reunion though and she was rarely seen on screen. What happened?
She wasn’t totally crazy. “I don’t know there’s anything I could’ve done differently to advocate for myself without looking obnoxious,” Jennifer told the AP. “I found in a lot of situations if you didn’t scream the loudest or say the meanest thing you weren’t heard.”
Sounds about right.
“I was surprised because I really did film quite a lot,” she says. “When I walked in I didn’t know about the fight that Jill and Bethenny had gotten into. It was already on a train that had left the station so I was doing a lot of catch-up.”
Bravo has added Sonja Morgan as a new member and has yet to decide whether or not to ask Jennifer on for the next season. With Bethenny Frankel leaving the show, there’s a spot open.
However, Jennifer may not be up for the task. “It’s not like I’m timid and afraid to speak my mind,” she says. “I’m just not inappropriate, and I’m not going to say something that’s mean just for the sake of saying it. That’s never going to be me. If that’s what they’re looking for then I’m probably not the right fit.”
Something tells me unless she learns how to be rude, spiteful, and to borrow a term from Kelly Bensimon, bullying, she’s not going to be appearing.