Preloader Emblem

Ashlee Malleo pitches ‘RHONJ: Next Gen’ spinoff

Call her, Andy Cohen!

Ashlee Holmes-Malleo, the daughter of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum Jacqueline Laurita, wants to film “a nice little spinoff” centered around the lives of the “next gen[eration].”

“I think that’d be fun!” the professional makeup artist tells Page Six in an exclusive interview, adding that she would want her cousins Albie, Lauren and Chris Manzo — Caroline Manzo’s kids — to join her.

Holmes-Malleo points out that the potential series would be organic, given she was just “hanging out” with the trio last weekend to celebrate Lauren’s daughter Markie’s 6th birthday.

A screenshot of Ashlee Holmes-Malleo during a Zoom interview with Page Six.
Ashlee Holmes-Malleo wants to film a “RHONJ: Next Gen” spinoff.
Page Six

The 32-year-old also helps run social media for the “Dear Albie” podcast and says they used the family get-together to record an episode.

“I’m definitely closest with Al, but [I’m close with] all of them, for sure,” she tells us.

Albie Manzo, Caroline Manzo, Chris Manzo and Lauren Manzo posing together at an event.
Holmes-Malleo would want her cousins Albie, Chris and Lauren Manzo — Caroline Manzo’s kids — to join her.
NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Though Holmes-Malleo doesn’t necessarily have a relationship with Teresa Giudice’s slightly younger daughters — Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana Giudice — she has nothing but positive things to say about each of them.

“I obviously see things [online], and I’ll get updates from my mom, too,” she shares. “They’re all doing really great things. I’ve always said, like, even when my mom and Teresa were at their worst, the trajectory those girls could’ve been on, given the situations that they were in, I think it’s incredible.”

Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice, Teresa Giudice, Milania Giudice and Audriana Giudice posing together at an event.
Holmes-Malleo also gushes over Teresa Giudice’s daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana.

Holmes-Malleo gushes over “amazing” Gia and the college student’s immigration law endeavors, recalls Gabriella being “Sporty Spice and good in school,” says Milania has “always been a firecracker” and calls Audriana “one of the most talented dancers.”

The mother of one has a particularly special relationship with Dolores Catania’s daughter, Gabby Catania, who would round out the cast of the hypothetical “RHONJ: Next Gen.”

“She is just a rock star. I love her,” Holmes-Malleo says of the veterinarian. “She has such a big heart.”

A selfie of Dolores Catania and Gabby Catania on a beach.
Dolores Catania’s daughter, Gabby Catania, would round out the cast of the potential series.

But the TV pitch extends beyond the Garden State, as Holmes-Malleo believes Bravo fans across the board would take well to the same concept “for all the [‘Housewives’] franchises” because “all of the kids now are older and doing pretty cool things.”

“I mean, hey, Andy knows how to reach me!” she quips of the executive producer.

Jacqueline Laurita and Ashlee Holmes-Malleo posing together at "Watch What Happens Live."
Holmes-Malleo’s mom, Jacqueline Laurita, was an original cast member of “RHONJ.”
NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Laurita — who lives in Las Vegas and will soon be moving to California — has already said she would not rejoin “RHONJ,” and Holmes-Malleo is not sure she could fill those shoes.

“The reality is, like, I don’t live in a McMansion,” she explains with endearing honesty. “I have a two-bedroom apartment. I’m not in a home like that.

“If they wanted to pay me, I could use that, I’m sure, to buy a nice little house!” she adds with a laugh. “I just don’t think I fit.”

Andy Cohen sitting on a "Real Housewives" reunion set.
“I mean, hey, Andy [Cohen] knows how to reach me!” Holmes-Malleo quips.

In addition to feeling like she doesn’t possess “the extravagant lifestyle” of the quintessential “Housewife,” Holmes-Malleo also points out that her age might might not “make sense.”

However, upon realizing “RHONJ” newbie Rachel Fuda is “actually a year younger” than her, the beauty guru changes her tune.

“I would never say no to that paycheck! Like, are you joking?” she says, going on to admit that she would be open to a “friend of” role, too.

Source link


Leave a Reply