Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice are dishing the details on their rekindled relationship, as well as revealing some major spoilers when it comes to Season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Laurita spoke out about filming for the new season of the New Jersey franchise of the Bravo reality series in a new interview with The Daily Dish, where she admitted that she’s moving forward with her relationship with Teresa Giudice following her December prison release.
“It’s going really well. We’re working on repairing, rebuilding our friendship, and it seems to be going really well,” Jacqueline dished to The Daily Dish on the current status of her relationship with Teresa Giudice earlier this week, revealing that she’s “proud” of Teresa despite their past drama.
Laurita, who’s appeared alongside Giudice on The Real Housewives of New Jersey for the past six seasons of the series, also recalled how the first meeting between her and Teresa went following her release from Danbury Correctional Facility.
“Surprisingly, it felt like old times,” Jacqueline said if her reunion with Teresa, comparing being back together as “like seeing somebody alive after a war.” Laurita also revealed in the candid interview that the meeting was “more comfortable” than she thought it would be.
Laurita also appeared to hint that there’s hope for her and Teresa Giudice’s friendship, as Jacquline revealed that the two may be able to be as close as they were when the show first hit our screens in 2009.
“People always used to say we’re Lucy and Ethel, and we’ve had those moments, so I could see it,” Jacqueline told the site of her once close relationship with Teresa Giudice. “Sometimes relationships take work… I think anything’s possible if two people are willing to put in the work and it’s a sincere effort, then it works. It can’t be one-sided.”
“I’m very proud of Teresa, and I think [Teresa is] a very strong person, a strong woman,” Jacqueline concluded.
But while it sounds like there won’t be a whole lot of drama between Giudice and Laurita in the upcoming season, that doesn’t mean Season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be boring – far from it, according to Laurita.
“I think it’s going really good,” Jacqueline said of the season ahead to The Daily Dish, confiding that Season 7 of the show has “gotten very deep, it’s funny, it’s emotional, it’s heartwarming.”
Teresa Giudice also opened up about the new season to The Daily Dish earlier this week. She confessed that she believes “everyone’s going to really love this season” of the reality hit. “You’re going to have women that support each other, that lift each other up,” Teresa revealed to the site. “I think that’s what life’s all about. I think we should all do that.”
While fans know that both Teresa and Jacqueline will be returning for the upcoming new season of the Bravo hit, Giudice is also revealing that she’d be open to welcoming back former housewife Dina Manzo, who it’s thought will not be returning as an “official housewife.”
“It’s been great — you’re going to have to see how that plays out. But she’s been supporting me, which I think is great,” Teresa said of Manzo, hinting that Dina may be popping up at some point in the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. “She always has and I want to do the same with her,” Teresa said.
“I love her. She’s one of my best friends. She’s my daughters’ godmother. I just love her,” Teresa Giudice revealed.
Season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is expected to debut on Bravo later this year.
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