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We Have an Update on Jennifer Aydin’s Relationship with Her Mom

Much of the drama between Jennifer and her mother played out over the course of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11.

By Allison Crist

Season 11 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey chronicled the ups and downs of Jennifer Aydin’s relationship with her mother — which took a turn for the worse when Jennifer invited her father to come live with her — but now they’re thankfully in a much better place. 

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Jennifer revealed as much during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Tuesday, February 28. “My relationship with my mother is great,” she said before sharing yet another dose of good news. “And the relationship between my mother and father has been great. They’ve been co-existing [and] really respectful of one another.” 

“My mom even picks him up to take him to church,” Jennifer added after previously confirming that her father still lives with her and her husband, Bill Aydin, and their five children.

The positive update on Jennifer’s relationship with her mother comes after a series of less promising developments over the course of 2021. As she told ET in March of that year, “My mother and I, we got into a fight a couple of months ago and we haven’t spoken since. She does not answer my father’s calls at all. She wants nothing to do with my father.”

“I think she blames the fight that I had with her on my father — which, it technically is because of my father — but ultimately, it’s because my mom just can’t accept the fact that I’m trying to make everybody happy here,” Jennifer continued. “And she doesn’t care if I make her happy. She just wants to make sure I don’t make my father happy. And for me, I don’t want to choose sides.”

A separation was out of the question for her parents. As Jennifer explained, “They don’t believe in divorce. My mom was telling me, ‘If I divorced your dad when I wanted to, none of you would ever have gotten married to somebody from our community,’ because I would have been from a ‘broken home,’ so to speak.”

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“And the people from my culture — even if the guy liked me — the guy’s family probably wouldn’t like me, because they would say, ‘Oh no, she’s from a divorced family, which means they repeat behaviors, so let’s stay away from her,’” Jennifer said. “So my mom looks at it as a sacrifice. And she did, she sacrificed so much for her children.”

Hear more from Jennifer in the above WWHL clips.

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