LisaRaye McCoy & DJ Envy Turned Down Invites To Star On ‘Real Housewives’: You’re Not Gonna Create Tension In My Household
Some might remember that “The Breakfast Club” host DJ Envy and his wife Gia Casey were said to be joining the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast back in 2013. This could have made sense considering the lavish parents of five were once friends and neighbors of “RHONJ” stars Joe and Teresa Guidice.
However, both DJ Envy and actress LisaRaye McCoy said they turned down the chance to be a part of the “Real Housewives” family. DJ Envy said during a virtual interview with LisaRaye McCoy,
“I heard that the Real Housewives reached out to you to possibly be part of their show. Is there any truth to that?”
“It is. It was years ago. That’s not my brand. That’s not what I wanna do. I’m not interested in that at all. And so I declined.”
DJ Envy said his family also turned down the opportunity.
“They wanted my wife…to be honest, one- we didn’t need the money. Two, I’m not gonna let them dictate what’s going on in my house. We have a real black family with things that go on, and you’re not gonna try to do fighting and try to create tension in my real household. Like, I got five kids. This is real! Nah, you’re not gonna do that. So we just decided to gracefully back out and say, ‘Nah, we’re good.'”
LisaRaye agreed and added,
“We got enough going on, and I do believe in T.M.I. Some things are just too much information. And the way that reality TV is going on, you don’t even want your kids to watch it because you don’t want it to dictate or rotten their mindset in thinking this is cool – to be disloyal, dishonest…I’m too grown for that.”
Would you have wanted to see DJ Envy and LisaRaye on a “Real Housewives” franchise?