Bravo continues to unveil its summer slate with the first trailer for season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The obvious draw to this season is the return of Teresa Guidice after her 15-month sentence in prison. Though the legal issues may be over for Giudice, her husband Joe Giudice will begin his 41-month prison sentence at Fort Dix.
Also returning after a long break is Jacqueline Laurita. The friendship between Giudice and Laurita has waned over the past several years, and the trailer for the new season reveals another possible rift between the ladies due to the legal issues of the Giudice family.
“It’s been awhile,” says Melissa Gorga (sister-in-law to Teresa). “Things are changing in Jersey!”
“Dolores and I are cut from the same cloth,” says Giudice of newcomer Dolores Catania in the clip. The mother of two has an impressive resumé, working previously as a corrections officer, surgical technician, and realtor. The other new housewife, Siggy Flicker, is a relationship expert and professional matchmaker with the TV stamp already on her career, as she has consulted on several dating shows. She’s also the author of Write Your Own Fairytale: The New Rules of Dating and Relationships, and Finding Love on Your Own.
The trailer unleashes the key aspect to any housewives season as well: drama. An explosive dinner scene shows Laurita leaning over a table and calling Giudice a “criminal”. An ominous scene of Giudice calling an unnamed cast member “an evil person, like Osama bin Laden” is a telling note for what to expect from the ladies this year.
Season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres on July 10 on Bravo.