The Real Housewives of New Jersey are back and bolder than ever in the trailer for season 8 that was just released. We revealed that Danielle Staub will join Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker, Dolores Catania and new Housewife Margaret Josephs this year. So what can we expect?
From Bravo: “This season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the women are faced with new trials and tribulations that test their close-knit friendships. In the midst of their newfound familial peace, Melissa is thrown a curve ball when Joe and Teresa decide to open a family restaurant without consulting her. Dolores has finally found the man of her dreams, but when her ex-husband asks to move back home, it jeopardizes her own romantic future. After finding overwhelming success with her book and speaking engagements, Siggy decides it’s time to take her career to the next level. Ironically, this causes relationship issues of her own as her husband questions her commitment to work-life balance. And just as Teresa embraces single parenthood while her husband is serving his sentence, her world is fractured even more by the heartbreaking, sudden death of her mother. The dynamic of the group gets thrown off-course when Danielle Staub re-enters the picture after years of total absence, threatening a 20-year friendship between Teresa and Dolores. Tensions rise even more between Siggy and new housewife Margaret on a ladies trip to Boca, forcing all of the ladies to quickly choose sides. After years of rebuilding old relationships and establishing new ones, will these women rise above the obstacles thrown at their friendships, or will they realize that some bonds are, in fact, meant to be broken?”
Check out the brand new cast photos below:
Danielle is back and rejoicing new beginnings. As a proud mother, actress and author, she balances the everyday challenges of motherhood with her busy career. Danielle and her fiancé, Marty Caffrey, have been dating since April 2016. She prioritizes her family and prides herself on being a devoted mother to her two incredible daughters: Christine (23) and Jillian (19). Jillian is an involved student at Monmouth University and Christine recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from New Jersey’s Seton Hall University with a degree in psychology and sociology and is currently living in New York City. Amongst her many endeavors, Danielle wrote her memoir The Naked Truth in 2010 to separate fact from fiction and genuinely rectify her controversial past. She embodies an optimistic spirit and sees the future as limitless. To compliment her positive disposition, Danielle has embraced a love for yoga. She lives by her motto “stay in the positive” and in order to truly another, you must love yourself first. Danielle is also involved with her parish, attends mass on Sundays with her daughters and supports various charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the World Hunger Organization.
Dolores Catania is a mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the living embodiment of a modern-day housewife. From her humble beginnings in Paterson, NJ, Dolores has put family above all else—she has worked tirelessly to ensure a cohesive family unit with her two children Gabrielle and Frankie, and ex-husband Frank. Dolores has mastered reinvention: She started as a correction officer, then trained to be a surgical technician, and has fueled her passion for all things New Jersey as a licensed realtor for 15 plus years at Premier Realty and most recently opened two Powerhouse Fitness Centers. Dolores makes time not only for work and family, but for her beloved rescue dogs Loli and Lola. She supports the Onyx & Breezy Foundation, whose mission is improving and saving the lives of animals every day. Additionally, Dolores advocates for Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Through all that life has thrown at her, you can always find Dolores going back to her roots, as she’s not one to forget where it all started.
Margaret Josephs is instantly recognizable with her infectious smile, big lashes and trademark blonde hair worn in pigtails, earning her the nickname “Powerhouse in Pigtails.” Born in Elizabeth, NJ, Margaret moved to Tenafly, NJ at 24 years old to raise her three stepchildren with her first husband, Jan Josephs. She soon gave birth to their own son and they lived happily ever after…until they happily divorced. Margaret then met the love of her life – “Super Joe,” the ultimate motorcycle riding plumber and contractor – and they eloped in 2013. After graduating from FIT with a degree in Marketing and Fashion Design, Margaret worked at the heart of the New York Garment Center as a dress designer. In 1999, Margaret launched her line of home accessories, Macbeth Collection by Margaret Josephs, and the company has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Margaret is a lifestyle expert and can be seen regularly on TV sharing her tips and picks for organizing, accessorizing and glamorizing. Margaret is sure she is ready for whatever this New Jersey crew throws her way.
Melissa is a fun-loving and sassy Italian from New Jersey. She and her charismatic husband, Joe Gorga, have been married for 13 years and have three beautiful children—Antonia, 12, Gino, 10, and Joey, 7. Melissa defines what it is to be a modern housewife. Known for having an eye for style, she successfully launched her own clothing boutique Envy by Melissa Gorga in Montclair, NJ and online retail store EnvybyMG.com. Never afraid to take on a new challenge, Melissa has learned to balance family, friendships and career, while staying true to her own personal style.
Siggy Flicker is a motivational speaker, relationship expert, TV personality and author of Write Your Own Fairytale: The New Rules of Dating and Relationships, and Finding Love on Your Own. She has been sought out by a variety of TV programs, syndicated radio shows and publications throughout the country for her advice on love and life. Siggy is known for her straightforward and outspoken style and has always been the friend who others turn to for her no-nonsense yet nurturing relationship advice. Her guidance is a potent brew of common sense, compassion, and just plain bull-in-china-shop bluntness. Siggy truly practices what she preaches and inspires others simply by having created a life doing what she loves to do, surrounded by the people that she loves to be around. Siggy wrote her own fairytale: She met and married Mark Flicker, but after eight years of marriage and two children they chose to get divorced with no lawyers, no bitter arguments and no traumatized children—a divorce done right. Managing to remain friends, her first husband Mark stood up as best man to her new husband, Michael Campanella, when they were married. Now, clients and friends ask for Siggy’s advice in not only finding love, but also in ending a marriage without collateral damage to family and peace of mind.
Teresa Giudice is a New York Times bestselling author of four cookbooks—Skinny Italian, Fabulicious!, Fabulicious! Fast & Fit, as well as Fabulicious! On the Grill. Teresa’s 2016 memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, also hit The New York Times list at #2. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Teresa graduated Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management and is an inspirational working mom, devoting the bulk of her time to her four beautiful daughters—Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. In 2012, she showcased her business acumen by raising $70,000 for the charity, NephCure, on NBC’s hit show Celebrity Apprentice. Following her lifelong passion for maintaining a fit and healthful lifestyle, Teresa recently became a certified yoga instructor, which has helped her remain focused and centered through challenging times for her family. An eternal optimist, Teresa continues to stay positive, while raising and providing for her four daughters. In her second memoir, Standing Strong (October 3, 2017), Teresa shows her fans what it truly means to be a survivor through her unparalleled honesty and courage.
Watch the season 8 trailer below:
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