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RHONJ Season 13 Friend Jennifer Fessler Has *This* in Common with Andy Cohen and Bethenny Frankel

The RHONJ Season 13 addition has a major connection to the fashion industry — and to Margaret Josephs.

By Shannon Raphael

When Season 13 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey debuts on Tuesday, February 7, viewers will get to meet new cast members Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda, and new friend Jennifer Fessler.

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The aforementioned women join returning cast members Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Jennifer Aydin, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, and Jackie Goldschneider (who is a friend as well).

Ahead of the premiere, get to know new friend Jennifer Fessler by scrolling below. 

Who is RHONJ Season 13 friend Jennifer Fessler? She shares two kids with her husband, Jeffrey Fessler.

The Season 13 newbie resides in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, with her family. Jennifer wed Jeffrey Fessler in a Jewish ceremony at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club in Mamaroneck, New York, in April 1999.

Jeffrey, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin in New York City, and Jennifer have two children together, a son named Zachary and a daughter named Rachel.

What is Jennifer Fessler’s job? She works in fashion.

Jennifer is the co-founder and CEO of a direct-to-consumer shoe company called F Major. Before she started her shoe brand, per her LinkedIn, Jennifer worked as a recruiter for companies such as Pivotal Search Group, Polo, and Whole Foods. She was also a manager of talent acquisition at Ashley Stewart.

The mom of two studied at Boston University for two years. Both Andy Cohen and The Real Housewives of New York City alum Bethenny Frankel also attended the Boston school, though the latter Bravoleb ended up transferring to and graduating from New York University.

Like Bethenny, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree from a different school. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990.

Jennifer is friends with Margaret Josephs.

The Season 13 friend is linked to the group through Margaret. She has also posted photos to her Instagram feed with Melissa, Dolores, fellow friend Jackie, and new addition Rachel.


According to a press release for Season 13, Jennifer has an “unfiltered mouth,” which could get her “in trouble with some of the other ladies.”

Who will Jennifer butt heads with? You’ll have to tune in to RHONJ Season 13 to find out. 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 premieres on Tuesday, February 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a 75-minute supersize episode. Each week, the episode will stream the next day on Peacock

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