DJ Envy is shedding some light on why he and his family turned down “several” offers to join Bravo TV’s ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ reality television show.
DJ Envy Explained His Stance During A Recent Interview
During an interview with Page Six, the 45-year-old radio host explained why he and his family declined to join the cast.
“I don’t want to a be the token black person on the show. They would have to make it make sense, and we not into that type of beef and drama. When I see you fighting each other and flipping tables that’s not my family.”
Additionally, he explained that his family has been approached “a couple of times” about joining the show. However, it just doesn’t fit his “vibe.”
“We have been asked a couple of times about joining the ‘Real Housewives,’ but I don’t think that’s for us. I don’t know how we would fit into all of that. I will be honest, I don’t see myself hanging out with [the cast] so much. When they go out and do certain things, it is just not my vibe.”
Despite Their Rejection, The Casey Family Does Have Ties With Some Of The ‘RHONJ’ Cast
Despite his family’s rejection of the offer, DJ Envy explained that his family does have ties with some members of the show’s cast. However, he believes his family just wouldn’t “fit in.”
“I do know all the cast members of New Jersey. My kids and their kids know each other from dance or gymnastics. So that’s how I know Teresa and Joe Gorga, and all of those other people — but I don’t think we would fit in.”
DJ Envy, whose real name is Raashaun Casey, has been married to his wife, Gia Casey, reportedly for 22 years.
The couple shares six children which, include Madison, Logan, London, Jaxson, and Brooklyn. The Casey’s recently welcomed their youngest child, a daughter named Peyton, in November 2021.
Despite the reality television show rejection, Page Six also reported that DJ Envy and Gia Casey are working on publishing a book, titled Real Life, Real Family.