Teresa Giudice’s prison sentencing is scheduled for July 8th, and RadarOnline is reporting this could delay the premiere of season 6 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“Bravo doesnâ€™t have an air date for the upcoming season of theÂ Real Housewives of New JerseyÂ because of Teresa Giudiceâ€™s prison sentencing hearing,” an insider tells the site. “Obviously, Teresa is going to be a key character in the upcoming season, and Bravo wants to maximize her storyline. Having Teresa available to do press interviews, and promotions is essential.”
â€œTeresaâ€™s legal team absolutely wonâ€™t let her do any interviews before the sentencing hearing because it could impact her sentence,” the insider continues. “If Teresa was out doing press interviews promoting RHONJÂ before the July 8th sentencing, it would look like she wasnâ€™t taking the process seriouslyâ€¦..which she definitely is. After the sentence is handed down, itâ€™s expected Bravo will officially give season six a premiere date.â€
Teresa is facing 27 months in prison. while her husband Joe could get 46 months.Â Bravo executives are â€œhopeful that Joe will be sent to prison first, and will be ordered to serve time before Teresaâ€™s sentence is served. Teresa is contractually obligated to do press for the show, but the network is working with her because of her legal problems,” the source says.Â
Until the sentencing date,Â â€œTeresa and Joe will be keeping a very low profileâ€¦they are getting ready for the July sentencing date, and just spending time with their family,â€Â the source shared.Â â€œFamily is everything to Teresa and she is trying to keep things as normal as possible for her daughters.â€
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