On Tuesday morning, Bravo released the first preview of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7, which will premiere on Sunday, July 10. The preview showed the returns of Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga, both of whom were a part of last season’s starring cast. It also showed the returns of Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri, who are continuing their roles as “friends” of the housewives, and the return of Jacqueline Laurita as a starring cast member. Notably absent from the preview were Dina Manzo, Teresa Aprea, Nicole Napolitano, and Amber Marchese.
Yet it seems that viewers may still see Teresa A. and her twin Nicole on the new season. The two women, who were new cast members in Season 6, actually filmed some scenes for the seventh season. In response to a fan who wanted to know whether she’ll still see Teresa A. and Nicole on Season 7, Teresa A. said that she will if the production company decides to show the scenes that they filmed. Teresa A. added that the upcoming season should be a great one.
If they decide to show any ... It should be a great season! https://t.co/Ct5z4JOhzT— TeresaAprea (@teresaA_RHONJ) May 25, 2016
Teresa A. also revealed that she and Nicole, who now do a podcast radio show called Girls in Heels, weren’t fired from the show. Teresa A. tweeted that they just decided that doing Season 6, despite it being a great experience, was enough for them. She added that viewers may still see them in some cameos. She later retweeted a fan’s tweet that declared that Teresa A. and Nicole are too sweet for all the drama.
..not fired... Just decided season 6 was enough .. Was a great experience . U may see us w some cameos! ???? https://t.co/9vyVifPr6w— TeresaAprea (@teresaA_RHONJ) May 25, 2016
Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano may have filmed their cameos with Teresa Giudice. The twins became friends with Teresa in Season 6 and remained friends with her even after the season finished filming. Last week, Nicole wished Teresa G. a happy birthday.
Teresa A.’s husband, Rino Aprea, is particularly close to Teresa G.’s husband, Joe Giudice. In several interviews during Teresa G.’s imprisonment, Joe named Rino as one person who has shown him great support. In late February, Teresa G. posted a photo of herself and Joe enjoying a big group dinner that included Teresa A. and Rino.
As for Amber Marchese, viewers may still see her on TV but on another show. Amber, like Nicole and Teresa A., joined The Real Housewives of New Jersey as a starring cast member last season. In response to a fan who tweeted that she wishes Amber was back on the show, Amber told her that she can still catch her on her next show. She called her next show hands down the best thing she has ever done.
TY!!! but you can always catch me on my next show! it is just hand down the best thing i have ever done!!!! https://t.co/9G0gcnzVAj— Amber Marchese (@AmberNMarchese) May 24, 2016
To another fan, Amber said that what’s to come is “so amazing.”
Thank you! but what to come is so amazing. thank you for your support!!!! xoxo https://t.co/SEhzhvWGjl— Amber Marchese (@AmberNMarchese) May 24, 2016
When the fan asked if it’s a new TV show, Amber said that it’s a “cool project” that she has going on.
Six weeks ago, Amber wrote on Instagram that she has been working on a new project with her husband, Jim Marchese. She said that she was proud of the production, crew, and cast who worked on the project, which provides a “real” message. In a bit of a dig at Real Housewives, Amber promised that the new project puts “the real back in reality” and was unlike anything else she worked on before.
Good morning brothers and sisters! Just thinking of all of you out there. Sorry I have not been on social media in some time. I have been working on a wonderful project with Jim that I cant wait for all of you to see. It's been tough, but the message is real. It puts the real back into reality, nothing like I have ever seen before. I am super proud of this project from production, crew, and cast. love you all and please let me know how you are doing!! #staytuned #missingyouall #love #work #family #friendship #newpath #neverstop
As usual, Jim was very outspoken on Real Housewives. In response to someone who tweeted that Amber got fired rather than left the show voluntarily, Jim tweeted that she moved on to something better. He called Real Housewives “trash” and pointed out that it has felons, meaning Teresa and Joe Giudice, among its cast.
“Yeah to a better job, more money and no #felons. #housewives is trash.”
Jim said that he and Amber weren’t going to allow themselves to be manipulated by Real Housewives producers again.
“No way we were going to allow production & writers twist things, screw with make-up, lighting and recut scenes.”
Another person who won’t be seen on Season 7 is Dina Manzo. Dina was a starring cast member in Seasons 1 through 2, appeared as a guest on Season 4, and returned as a starring cast member last season. Two weeks ago, Dina, who now has a skin care line and is working on a self-help book, confirmed to OK! Magazine that she left the show. She explained that her move across the country to Southern California, a place that makes her happier and is more aligned with her lifestyle, simply meant she couldn’t keep doing a show filmed in New Jersey. Luckily for her fans, Dina said “never say never” when it comes to a possible return to Real Housewives since there’s no “emotional” reason behind her departure.
Despite no longer being in New Jersey, Dina still keeps in touch with her good friend Teresa G. Dina said that she’s helping Teresa G. deal with Joe’s current imprisonment by keeping things light.
“I’m her friend that keeps everything really light for her, I keep things light and I think she appreciates that. I don’t bring the drama around, I just want to have fun.”
As for possibly doing her own reality show, Dina said that’s a no. She said that she does better in an ensemble show like Real Housewives.
“I don’t think I would want that. I love my life and I want to live my life. I would do part of a group again, I wouldn’t want my own show unless it was hosting or something. I feel like I do better in an ensemble.”
Although Dina Manzo, Teresa Aprea, Nicole Napolitano, and Amber Marchese won’t be seen on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, besides perhaps Teresa A. and Nicole in cameo scenes, viewers will see some new faces. Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania are the show’s newest stars.
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