Looks like Danielle Staub may not be the only former Real Housewives of New Jersey star possibly returning for Season 8. Twin sisters Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano sparked chatter of a comeback after Teresa posted a photo of them cozying up with RHONJ OG Teresa Giudice Wednesday night. The ladies enjoyed an authentic Italian meal together (complete in all black matching ensembles) at Teresa’s husband Rino Aprea‘s popular Little Italy restaurant, Angelo’s of Mulberry Street. The women met up for a group dinner after Teresa watched her daughters Gabriella, Audriana and Milania walk in the BKLYN Rocks fashion show.
Teresa and Nicole made their debut during Season 6, but did not return for Season 7. Teresa wrote that they were not fired, but rather one season was enough for them so they decided not to come back.
And just as the mom-of-one promised, the twins did make a quick cameo this season, supporting Teresa at her book launch (blink and you missed them!). The last we saw of the sisters was during the Season 6 reunion, and they did not leave on a good note with Tre. But as they say, time heals all wounds, and the ladies definitely have made up and moved on (maybe there’s hope for Teresa and Jacqueline Laurita!).
Rino is also super tight with Joe Giudice. We saw the restaurant owner make an appearance with Joe during the Bravo special Teresa Checks In. Tre shared a photo back in February of the crew enjoying a group dinner together.
Teresa G. has also been getting cozy again with one-time nemesis Danielle, and the two have been spotted twice now out on yoga dates. Teresa told me at the Truss US launch party that the two reconnected after Andy Cohen brought her up at the reunion taping. The New York Times best selling author then sent Danielle a direct message on Twitter and the rest is history.
“I never had any harsh feelings toward her. Listen I’m the type if i have something to say, I say it. That’s it. I forget about it and I move on. I don’t try to haunt your past, or try to reach out to anyone. That’s not who I am,” she says. “And I wanted her to also know I never wanted her off the show. That was not my doing. There was other women on the show that didn’t want to work with her any longer. That never came from me. I would never take someone’s livelihood away from them.”
While chatting with Andy a couple days ago, he also weighed in on Danielle’s possible grand return. “There’s been some interesting developments there. It seems like she and Teresa have been hanging out,” he says. “Never say never. You never know”
Looks like Season 8 of RHONJ might end up being a blast from the past! We’ll have to patiently wait and see.