Now the picture gets just a bit clearer for Real Housewives of New Jersey!
According to a source close to the show, both Teresa Giudice — who's still serving out her time in prison — and Melissa Gorga are due back for the newest season of RHONJ when it starts taping later this year.
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That's no surprise, since we've kind of expected those two to be back all along — it's more a question of who else is returning to the show… and now we are learning a little bit more!!
According to the source, roster moves include the likely return of Jacqueline Laurita, while new additions from season six Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea, and Nicole Napolitano have not been asked to return to the show.
Additionally, Dina Manzo, who's been on and off the show while busy with her own reality series, will not return this year.
But for those of you who like earlier seasons of RHONJ, both Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri are set to return as "friends" of the main cast, so you can expect to see them occasionally this season!
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Elsewhere, rumors are fluttering around Traci Johnson — the wife of former NFL star Tiki Barber — but sources say she hasn't yet signed on to film. And, while Bravo may have sought out Snooki, as well as Geraldo Rivera's ex-wife Erica Levy, it appears both declined the network's invitations.
Whew. That was a LOT of cast info — LOLz!!
The bottom line is this: Teresa and Melissa are going to be back, and with them a lot of drama will come. We can just worry about all the specifics at the end of September, which is when the cast is supposed to be finalized and filming is allegedly going to begin (for some, sorry, Tre)!
What do U think about the cast news??
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