Radar Online is reporting that Season 7 won’t start filming until Giudice is released from prison. In fact, according to the outlet, she’s already signed her contract despite still serving jail time.
Still, a source who spoke with All Things Real Housewives said her agreement to return doesn’t come without stipulations. “Teresa is refusing to film with Jacqueline. So her return is no longer guaranteed,” the source revealed. “Bravo has given a lot of power to Teresa.”
But this quote seems to contradict reports that Giudice’s already signed a contract, since all of those things should be worked out ahead of time. So, take these rumors with a grain of salt.
There’s no denying that Giudice’s name, and the publicity she’s received for her conviction, don’t make her an asset for the show. Everyone will no doubt be curious about Giudice’s post-jail life — especially when there are reports that her husband, Joe Giudice, has been cheating on her and hanging out at strip clubs.
Of course, once Teresa is out of prison, Joe will be heading off to serve his time. The couple were able to stagger their prison sentences in order to care for their children despite both receiving jail time.
Other information from All Things Real Housewives indicates that Joe Giudice has inked a deal of his own with Bravo to feature the Giudices’ four daughters in their everyday life while their mom is in prison.
A source explained, “Teresa is supportive of Joe. She has been involved in all the decisions that have been made.”