DJ Envy Says His Wife Was Poised to Join ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’

Most people likely know DJ Envy from hosting one of the most popular radio shows in the country. However, many people don’t know that at one time, he and his wife were approached to be reality stars on Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise.

DJ Envy and Gia Casey in 2017
DJ Envy and Gia Casey in 2017 | Sam Wasson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Who is DJ Envy?

DJ Envy, whose real name is Rashawn Casey, is one of the three hosts of The Breakfast Club radio show with Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. The morning show is based out of Power 105.1 in New York and is syndicated nationwide. The Queens native went to Hampton University and was mentored by DJ Clue.

He and Gia Casey got married in 2011. They have five children, Madison, London, Brooklynn, Logan, and Jaxson. The couple resides in New Jersey.

Gia McCoy was allegedly recruited for RHONJ

In a recent interview on The Breakfast Club with LisaRaye McCoy, DJ Envy brought up the Real Housewives franchise, asking if there was any truth to the rumor that she could be joining the show. She said the rumor was true but she didn’t want to join. “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,” she said.

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DJ Envy said that the show wanted to add his wife Gia a cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. “They wanted my wife…to be honest, one- we didn’t need the money,” he said. “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.'”

Reports first surfaced that Envy and his wife could be joining the show back in 2012. The rumor seemed random but not that coincidental, given the fact that Casey had been seen with cast members Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, and Jacqueline Laurita.

On deciding to not join the show, McCoy also said, “We got enough going on, and I do believe in TMI. 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.”