RHONJ’s Jennifer Aydin insists she’s ‘NOT an alcoholic’ & ‘likes to have a good time’ after drunken antics in season 11
REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Jennifer Aydin insisted she’s “not an alcoholic” and just “likes to have a good time.”
The 43-year-old’s comments come following her drunken antics in season 11 of the Bravo show.
After Jennifer’s drinking was brought into question following the release of the season 11 trailer, she defended her behavior during a recent interview with Us Weekly.
The RHONJ star addressed concerns regarding her drinking during the interview and she insisted that she is not an alcoholic.
She told the outlet: “It’s not even that I was drinking more. You have to understand, I’m a social drinker. I hadn’t been socializing in months, so [my] tolerance was non-existent before — like, it’s below zero.
“I don’t know how many drinks it takes to get to the center of a lollipop, OK? I don’t, so excuse me if I get a little excessive and get turned up because I don’t know what my limits are.”
The Bravo star also discussed a part of the trailer of the upcoming season, which premieres on Wednesday, in which she seemingly appeared drunk during a party with the cast.
Explaining her mindset at the time, she said: “I haven’t been out in a long time. I’m extremely stressed out with everything that’s going on. I’m at a party and I’m about to get drunk.”
Jennifer added: “I’m not an alcoholic, I just like to have a good time.”
The RHONJ star then admitted she was looking forward to see the scene play out in its entirety, stating: “Those clips that you saw from that pool party that I don’t even remember — It’s all in fragments to me.
“So, I’m actually excited to see that episode to see what other people saw.”
Her behavior has been met with backlash from fans, while costar Margaret Josephs has also called Jennifer out for drinking too much.
The new season will also look at Jennifer’s relationship with costar Melissa Gorga, 41.
The TV personalities didn’t end things on the best of terms during season 10, though Jennifer revealed she approached her relationship with Melissa with a new attitude in season 11.
She said: “We have this new high on life and I was hopeful that I could start a friendship with her. You guys will see how that pans out.”
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Similar to many of her RHONJ costars, Jennifer has been open about undergoing plastic surgery.
The reality star once revealed that her husband and surgeon, Dr. Bill Aydin, performed a breast reduction, liposuction, and a breast lift on her.
She previously told Page Six: “I was really big on top, meaning my breasts were large, and I hated them.
“They were like these big melons. They were mushy from breastfeeding five kids and it started off with having the breast reduction. So that’s what I did first.”