All is well in the Garden State – at least for Jennifer Aydin and her mother, Josephine Altinel.
Vidak For Congress can exclusively reveal that the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and Altinel are on good terms today, having hit a rough patch on the Bravo reality show before.
The mother-daughter duo made amends during Aydin’s 2021 trip to her family’s native Turkey, where she underwent a nose job and a reverse chin implant since then.
They were both invited by Aydin’s brother, Michael Altinel, to attend Aydin’s cousin’s baptism. Abroad, the “housewife” and her mother decided to leave the past behind for good.
“They didn’t talk about it — they just let it go,” an insider said. “Jennifer had her nose job done during that trip and her mom ended up taking care of her.”
Josephine’s resentment towards Aydin’s father, John Altinel, is documented on “RHONJ”.
Josephine and Aydin were particularly at odds when the latter invited John to visit her and husband Dr. Bill Aydin to live in their sprawling rectory in New Jersey.
After Turkey, Jennifer and Josephine probably grew even closer last year when the Bravolebrity helped her mother through her hard-won battle with breast cancer.
“Time to celebrate – my mom is officially breast cancer free! Thank you to all the wonderful staff and doctors at [The Valley Hospital] that was with us and will be with us [through] every step of the way!” Jennifer wrote in a January Instagram post.
Jennifer explained her mother’s follow-up treatment on her Instagram Stories, saying, “We’re going to start radiation [and] medication for five years to prevent it from coming back.”
Josephine recently supported her daughter at Maimonides Health’s third annual Battle for Brooklyn charity softball game on June 29.
Bravo cameras rolled during the sporting event as Jennifer’s mother cheered her on from the dugout. Josephine is expected to appear in season 13 of “RHONJ”, which is currently in production.
Speaking to Vidak For Congress during a break from the game, Jennifer said fans will see her and husband Bill, 44, in a better place after the plastic surgeon’s decade-old affair with a pharmaceutical rep was revealed by co-star. Margaret Josephs on Season 12.
“Bill and I are great. Bill and I were never really the problem,” said the mother of four. “Bill and I went through all that. It’s just to have to experience it in public and really my kids, my kids were really the ones [affected]†