Real Housewives series executive producer Andy Cohen has opened up on what viewers can expect in the seventh season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey ahead of its premiere on July 10. The return of Teresa Giudice from prison after 15 months in the seventh season of the reality television show is so far Cohen’s best moment in the entire series.
In an interview, the Bravo personality and executive producer told “Entertainment Tonight’s” Brad Bessey about Giudice’s reunion with her family being featured on the first episode of the upcoming season of the reality show.
“I’ve seen it three or four times, and I wept every time,” the People quoted him as saying. “It’s the realest, most raw moment that I’ve seen. When you see these four girls jump in her arms, it’s like nothing that I’ve seen.”
Cohen revealed that the upcoming season will focus on how Giudice tackles her legal battles and tries to adjust to her new life after returning from prison. The season will also bring forth another challenge of her life, and that is, her husband Joe Giudice’s 41-month prison sentence, which began in March.
“You do see a different Teresa, and you do see how this year away really changed her,” the ET Online quoted Cohen as saying.
Phaedra Parks, the fellow Housewives star of the Atlanta series, whose husband is also serving a long jail term, reached out to Giudice to offer support and advice.
The season will also see further development in Giudice’s relationships with her former best friend Jacqueline Laurita and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
“It’s interesting to see how the terrain lays out between her and her sister-in-law, who have never gotten along,” Cohen said. “And she and her ex-best friend of 12 years, Jaclyn, those are the two relationships to watch, and you’ll be surprised by how they turn out.”