Where Are the Cast of ‘Jerseylicious’ Now? Know Everything
Everything about ‘Jerseylicious’ cast members’ current whereabouts!
The city of New Jersey has surely been the home of some of the well-known reality television shows such as The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Jersey Shore, and Cake Boss.
Among several of those, one is Jerseylicious – a reality TV show filled with entertainment and drama from the world of hair and beauty. The show ran over six seasons in around four years.
The first five seasons aired on now-defunct Style Network – the first season premiered on March 21, 2010. Esquire Network took over the sixth and final season, which was later made available on Food Network On Demand June 18, 2017, onward.
Speaking more about the show, it followed the lives of six stylists working in salons based in Green Brook Township, New Jersey. Some of the salons featured in the show were Anthony Robert salon, The Gatsby Salon, and The Glam Fairy.
Not only did the show focus on the salons and their cast members, but it also showed the audiences everything that included friendships, relationships, breakups, catfights, and industry rivalry.
Some of the cast members of ‘Jerseylicious’ (Photo: Style Network)
The show received mixed reviews from critics and general people during its run. However, since Jerseylicious ended, some keen viewers of the show have been wondering what has happened to the cast members of the show and where they are now. Let’s find out everything!
1. Tracy Dimarco-Epstein
Tracy Dimarco-Epstein formerly went by the name of Tracy “Dimarco” Maloney while she was still in Jerseylicious.
She was an up-and-coming hairstylist who managed to achieve success quickly. She also used to work as an apprentice for a local New Jersey magazine. She often used to get in a clash with her fellow cast member Olivia Blois Sharpe.
She is currently the owner of Princess Armor – a full fashion company that features clothing, accessories, custom-made items, and many more products. Additionally, she co-runs the podcast Bad Examples with her friend Jessica Romano-Calacione – a former Glam Fairy makeup artist.
As for her personal life, she is a single mother of three children named Skylar James, Jayden Gene, and Julian Chase. It’s reported that her third child, Julian, is “deaf and has cochlear implants.”
Dimarco-Epstein was formerly married to Corey Epstein. They shared the wedding vows in 2013 and ended their marriage in 2019. She shares her children with her ex-husband.
2. Olivia Blois Sharpe
Hailing from Montville, New Jersey, Olivia Blois Sharpe was the lead makeup artist at Anthony Robert Salon and The Gatsby Salon. She was a talented person who was into makeup and hair from her middle school days.
Following her passion, she attended the County College of Morris and studied fashion, art history, and design. After that, she enrolled at Christine Valmy International School of Beauty and graduated with a healthy score.
Coming over to her present scenario, Jerseylicious fans might not be able to recognize her as much has been changed in her looks in the past eight years. She seems to have left using dark fake tan and heavy makeup.
Instead, Sharpe has opted for an understated look nowadays. She currently resides in New York City, where she works for herself. Reports also suggest she launched her own line of clothing called TwoVirgos. She is active on Instagram and has over 283,000 followers.
3. Christy Pereira
If you are wondering if there are any changes in the life of Christy Pereira, then you might be wrong. It seems like she is still living the same lifestyle she used to during the course of Jerseylicious.
Pereira is the daughter of Danny Gianfrancesco and Gayle Giacomo – Gayle owns The Gatsby Salon. She worked at her mother’s salon as the manager and receptionist.
As for her personal life, she was already married while on the show — her husband’s name is Danny Pereira. Not only that, but she was also pregnant on the show. As for now, she is a proud mother of two children: Daniella and Rocco.
4. Gayle Giacomo
Like her daughter, nothing has changed in the life of Gayle Giacomo. She still runs The Gatsby Salon as its proud owner.
She occasionally features the work of her salon via her Instagram handle. The reality TV star still looks young as ever and has managed to maintain quite the youthful figure.
5. Anthony Lombardi
Anthony Lombardi first appeared on Jerseylicious while his salon was undergoing a new makeover. It was previously reported that he was a married man. It is now said that he is a father to a child. But the details are fuzzy and unknown.
As for his current business, he owns his salon named AR Salon. Additionally, he is the author of a book titled The Glamor State. He has an active Instagram handle and often shares things about entrepreneurship.
6. Gigi Liscio
Jelena’ Gigi’ Liscio (also said as Gianelle’ Gigi’ Liscio) used to work as a hairstylist at The Gatsby Salon. She had lost her job at The Gatsby Salon but got her job back after talking with Gayle Giacomo.
Her personal life was quite intrigued in the show as she had an on-off relationship with her boyfriend, Frankie. She was shown as the woman who wanted to get married to a perfect husband and have adorable kids.
And it now seems like her dream has been fulfilled as she is married to her husband named Lou. And the married couple even welcomed a daughter recently – the baby shower was on June 13, 2021.
As for her professional life, she currently resides in New Jersey with her partner and daughter. Her Instagram handle suggests that she is still working as a stylist.
7. Alexa Prisco
Alexa Prisco was another cast member of Jerseylicious who worked as a lead makeup artist at The Gatsby Salon.
A natural entrepreneur from the start, she left her job at The Gatsby Salon to open her own company named The Glam Fairy. In addition, she was the lead of her own spinoff show titled The Glam Fairy – which aired from 2011 to 2012.
Coming over to her personal life, she is the proud mother of her daughter named McKayla, whom she gave birth in December 2012. She remains private about her love life and hasn’t shared many details about it.
These were the seven lead cast members who appeared on Jerseylicious. Some other recurring cast members include Briella Calafiore, Frankie Buglione Jr., Filippo Giove Jr., Lorenzo Gangala, Jaclyn ‘Jackie’ Bianchi, Doria Pagnotta, Michelle DeCarlo, Catherine ‘Cathy’ Giove, and others.
Furthermore, among those recurring cast members, one honorable mention goes to Mike Aktari. Aktari was the former boyfriend of Tracy Dimarco-Epstein and Olivia Blois Sharpe. His presence on the show led to quite the rivalry between Dimarco-Epstein and Sharpe.
Unfortunately, Aktari was found dead at his Long Island home on March 13, 2017. At the time of his death, he was just 28 years of age. Following his death, Sharpe gave a heartfelt tribute to her former boyfriend via Instagram.
‘RHONJ’ Star Melissa Gorga Confessed to Getting Plastic Surgery and Nose Job
Melissa Gorga was made to reveal her secret.
Rumors of plastic surgery by celebrities are not surprising.
However there are some celebrities who admit going under the knife, but some are always in denial. The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) star Melissa Gorga used to be one of those.
She was surrounded by rumors of plastic surgery, especially a nose job. It started after people noted subtle changes in her appearance throughout the years in RHONJ.
However, Gorga had always dodged the question. She never admitted to having plastic surgery or a nose job but said she had good contouring skills.
Finally, on the seventh season of RHONJ in 2016, Gorga admitted to getting work done after a fight with fellow housewife Jacqueline Laurita.
Melissa Gorga admitted to getting a nose job
It is reported that Laurita was constantly telling people around that Gorga had plastic surgery. Moreover, she was allegedly telling everyone that Gorga had four nose jobs.
The two had a massive fight over this topic. Gorga blamed Laurita for telling her secret to everyone.
She said, “Let’s be honest, it’s the worst-kept secret that I’ve had a nose job, but it’s my secret to tell, not hers.” Gorga then admitted that she had one procedure, not four like the rumors suggested.
Melissa Gorga confessed that she got a nose job and plastic surgery. (Source: Twitter)
She told The Daily Dish (via Bravo), “There was definitely not four nose jobs. Four nose jobs? I would look pretty deranged, I would think. That is insane to say four, and I don’t like that the seed was even planted because I think that’s wrong.”
Gorga also explained the reasons she wanted to hide her nose job. She noted that it was a personal thing and she was not hurting anyone with her secret.
“It’s your own business. Some people like to say, ‘Hey, I injected this, tummy tucked this,’ and that’s fine, too. It’s something that’s personal to me. It’s one of the very few things that is personal in my life at this point,” she said.
She pointed out that she had kids and did not want to reveal everything to them or her fanbase. She wanted to keep some things to herself, including her plastic surgery, but because of Laurita, she had to share it with the entire world.
She said, “ That was one of the things I wanted to keep to myself. Unfortunately, I had a crappy friend who has told the world for me.”
Melissa Gorga’s other procedures
After Gorga’s nose job was revealed, she has been more open to sharing about the procedures she has done to date. She admitted to trying out Botox and fillers, like some of the housewives in RHONJ.
Recently, in January 2023, Gorga revealed on the Jeff Lewis Has Issues podcast that she had gotten some work done on her lips. She confessed that her husband, Joe, was not a huge fan of her procedure.
But later, he grew to like it. Apart from fillers and Botox, Gorga has also gotten Emsculpt on her abs.
Is Teresa Giudice Pregnant? Behind the Pregnancy Rumors of ‘RHONJ’ Star
Is she pregnant or is it just rumors?!
Ever since Teresa Giudice started dating her second husband, Luis Ruelas, there have been rumors of her being pregnant with his child.
Teresa already has four children with her first husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice. She started dating Ruelas after divorcing Joe in 2020.
They got engaged in October 2021 and officially married in August 2022. Pregnancy rumors have surrounded Guidice since 2020.
While The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) star has constantly denied the rumors, the question never stops following her — ‘Is Teresa Giudice pregnant?’
Here is all we know about it.
Is Teresa Giudice Pregnant?
At the time of writing, it is unknown if Teresa is pregnant or not. Regardless of the pregnancy rumors, the RHONJ star has not confirmed nor denied the rumors at the time of writing.
But looking at her social media, it seems like she is not pregnant at the moment. Her most recent post on Instagram was on May 30, 2023, where she wore a bikini and showed off her body in Puerto Rico.
She did not look pregnant, as she did not have a baby bump in the photo. Therefore, it is possible that she is not pregnant at the moment.
It seems like Teresa Giudice is not pregnant at the moment. (Source: Instagram)
This is not the first time pregnancy rumors have surrounded the reality TV star. Back in November 2021, fans suspected that Teresa was expecting after she uploaded a picture with Ruelas.
Ruelas was cradling Teresa’s midriff, leading people to believe that the RHONJ star was pregnant. However, she was not expecting a baby, and it was mere speculation of her fans and followers.
Teresa Giudice’s children
Teresa shares four children with her former husband, Joe. Teresa and Joe married in 1999 and divorced after 20 years of marriage in 2020.
Throughout their marriage, the pair had four daughters — Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. Gia was born on January 8, 2001, Gabriella on October 4, 2004, Milania on February 2, 2006, and Audriana on September 14, 2009.
Gia was eight years old when RHONJ debuted, and she has been in front of the cameras ever since. She is most known for a viral clip that has been making rounds on TikTok since 2020.
Gia, aged 10, sang an original song for her family about the challenges her mother and uncle were dealing with at the time in season 3. Years later, the video emerged on TikTok, and the lyrics, “waking up in the morning, thinking about so many things,” became viral.
Gia is a recent Rutgers University graduate who studied criminal justice and hopes to become a lawyer. After graduating from Rutgers in May 2023, Teresa posted about the milestone on Instagram.
She wrote, “I am so proud of my devoted and intelligent daughter, Gia, for graduating [from] a stellar university, a huge milestone to accomplish in life. Seeing you graduate college is one of the most special moments in my life.”
Gabriella, Teresa’s second daughter, appears to be more private than the rest of her family since she lacks a prominent social media presence. Teresa told PEOPLE in 2016 that her then-11-year-old daughter aspired to be a professional football player or a model.
Years later, Teresa told The Daily Dish that Gabriella was looking at universities before her final year of high school.
It seems like Milania, Teresa’s third daughter, will be following in her mother’s footsteps into the entertainment industry. When she was just 10 years old, Milania was interviewed by PEOPLE in 2016.
At the time, Milania said she and her friend had always wanted to be actresses and make YouTube videos. The same year, she walked the runway at New York Fashion Week.
In 2019, she released her debut single, ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Grow Up.’ The RHONJ star talked about the song and gushed, “I think the song is so catchy! I really think it’s going to be a No. 1!,” in an episode of RHONJ.
At the time of writing, Audriana is 13 years old, and not much is known about her. She suffered greatly when her father was imprisoned and eventually deported to Italy.
Teresa and Gia said in 2019 that Audriana, then nine years old, was tormented and bullied at school because of her father. Talking about Audriana’s interests, she is a competitive dancer and is interested in the entertainment industry.
Teresa said of her daughter, “She likes the cameras too. And Audriana was born in front of the cameras.”
Alexa Demie to Reprise Her ‘Euphoria’ Role in Sam Levinson’s ‘The Idol’
Maddy Perez in ‘The Idol’!
After much controversy and talk about The Idol, its first two episodes finally premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2023.
Directed by Sam Levinson, The Idol follows Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), an aspiring pop idol who wishes to reclaim her fame. After having a nervous breakdown that caused her last tour to be canceled, she resolves to reclaim her title as America’s sexiest pop star.
As a result, she begins a complicated relationship with Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a self-help guru and the leader of a contemporary cult. Much information about the show was revealed after the premiere.
Alexa Demie will make a cameo as Maddy Perez from ‘Euphoria’ in HBO’s new show ‘The Idol.’ pic.twitter.com/zunCaRPFYB— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 23, 2023
One of them is Alexa Demie making a cameo on the show by reprising her role as Maddy Perez from Euphoria.
Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez in ‘The Idol’
Levinson is the mastermind behind Euphoria since he created and wrote the series. Euphoria follows a group of teens in the fictional town of East Highland, California, as they search for optimism while dealing with the stresses of love, grief, and addiction.
Some of the issues discussed on Euphoria are the same as that of The Idol like drug abuse, social media, toxic relationships, drug dealing, codependency, toxic positivity, rape, sexual assault, hookup culture, and dating violence, among others.
Therefore, it is not a surprise that Levinson wants to create his own universe like that of Marvel and DC. After it was confirmed that Demie’s character, Perez, would appear on the show, Levinson revealed that Euphoria and The Idol happen in the same universe.
Sam Levinson confirmed at Cannes that ‘Euphoria’ and ‘The Idol’ take place in the same universe. pic.twitter.com/T9GpqgtgV7— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 23, 2023
Demie appears in The Idol as a woman at the club where Jocelyn and Tedros first meet. Despite the fact that she plays a minor role in the plot, it will be a memorable throwback for Euphoria fans who may be watching this series anticipating something similar.
Unfortunately, not much information regarding her cameo or the role her character plays in the tale has been provided. She may return in the later half of the program, but viewers must wait until the season premieres to find out.
Demie plays the role of Perez in Euphoria and likely The Idol. She is recognized for her outspoken and confident demeanor, and she is generally considered self-assured and fearless to express herself.
Alexa Demie will reprise her role as Maddy Perez in ‘The Idol.’ (Source: Twitter)
Perez is said to have a strong sense of style and is frequently spotted wearing beautiful and bold clothing. She has a complicated and turbulent relationship with her boyfriend, Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), who is also a significant character in the series.
Their relationship has ups and downs, including episodes of manipulation, deception, and violence. Despite their difficulties, Perez stays emotionally involved in their relationship.
Perez is shown as a devoted friend who is frequently seen supporting her small group of friends, particularly the main character, Rue Bennett (Zendaya). She is also renowned for her fiery attitude and often combative demeanor.
maddy perez in the idol??? queen is back pic.twitter.com/h4gB2wWlfS— alexa demie archive (@archivedemie) May 23, 2023
Overall, Perez, a character of enormous depth in the highly acclaimed television series, emerges as a fascinating combination of confidence and vulnerability. She is portrayed with complexity and depth and captivates spectators with her bold approach, unusual style, and turbulent relationships.
The reviews of ‘The Idol’
Ever since its premiere, The Idol is receiving negative reviews, to say the least. Before the premiere, Rolling Stone ran an expose on the series in March 2023.
According to the article, the initial tone and subject of the screenplay had altered, and instead of being focused on a woman’s quest to restore her own agency, it had allegedly devolved into a demeaning narrative bordering on torture porn.
Moreover, there were some really troublesome occurrences on-site. However, The Weeknd and Depp defended the show and Levinson.
Lots of strong reactions to #TheIdol out of #Cannes2023 — ranging from “I hated it” to “the TV version of clickbait” to “I don’t need to see any more of Lily-Rose Depp naked.”— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 22, 2023
Levinson was also criticized for his view. Many complained that he oversexualizes and victimizes the female characters in his shows — as evident in Euphoria.
Regardless, people were giving it the benefit of the doubt. But now, after the premiere of two episodes, the critics are being brutally honest about the show.
Critics are not happy with the presentation of the show, claiming that it is extremely sexualized. They noted that The Idol supports male fantasy which degrades women.
With a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and only one positive review, ‘THE IDOL’ is the lowest rated HBO original of all time. pic.twitter.com/QCHWBI7pHu— One Take News (@OneTakeNews) May 24, 2023
The series has also been called misogynistic and predatory in nature. Initially, The Idol debuted with 20% on Tomatometer of Rotten Tomatoes.
But at the time of writing, it has 9% on Tomatometer with 11 reviews. The critics’ consensus reads, “Every bit as florid and sleazy as the industry it seeks to satirize, The Idol places itself on a pedestal with unbridled style but wilts under the spotlight.”
Looking at the decrease in Tomatometer, it won’t be a surprise if it decreases more from 9% after more reviews come in.
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