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‘RHONJ’ returns to Bravo this summer: 3 new ladies and the return of Dina Manzo

‘RHONJ’ returns to Bravo this summer: 3 new ladies and the return of Dina Manzo
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Dina Manzo, who left “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” halfway through the second season, is back along with three new housewives. Teresa Giudice and Joe Guidice return, despite their legal woes. Caroline Manzo and Jaqueline Laurita have departed the show, but new ladies have been added to the cast for the sixth season of “RHONJ.”

Dina Manzo’s life has changed dramatically since her previous time on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Yesterday, May 14, Bravo posted the official trailer for the new season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," and fans will have a look into not only the changes in Dina Manzo’s life, but in Teresa and Joe Giudice’s as well.

The three new ladies joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for the sixth season are Amber Marchese, Nicole Mauirello and Teresa Aprea. Marchese, a friend of Melissa Gorga’s from the past, is a breast cancer survivor. Mauirello and Aprea are identical twins with lives that could not be more different.

This season on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Amber and Melissa Gorga will try to put their friendship back together, only to find it may be more trouble than it is worth. Fans will catch up with soon-to-be Dina Manzo sending her daughter Lexi off to college and navigating the dating world. Manzo and her husband of seven years split in October 2012 amid rumors that Tommy Manzo had cheated on Dina.

Teresa and Joe Giudice’s family has been rocked by scandal and legal woes. Both have been charged with 31 counts of fraud and face up to 50 years in prison each. Joe Giudice faces deportation as fans discover that he is not a citizen of the United States. The trailer for season six trailer for “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” features a clip of the Giudice’s oldest daughter Gia talking to her mother and crying. In another clip Gia is telling her father that she wants to become a criminal attorney when she grows up.

After Teresa Giudice, new "RHONJ" Nicole Mauriello may have the messiest storyline. The two-time divorcee is dating a man of whom her family does not approve. Mauriello’s struggle to balance her boyfriend with her career as a private aviation specialist will be explored on season six of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

Teresa Aprea, Nicole’s twin sister, and her husband Rino, are the owners of Angelo’s, an award-winning restaurant. Angelo’s has been family-owned for at least two generations and has been called a true landmark. Teresa and Rino, who were married in 1980 only to divorce in 1991 and remarry on New Year’s Eve 2010, also own Ponte Vecchi in Bay Ridge, which has been called the hottest restaurant and “the place to be seen” in Brooklyn. Teresa and Rino have an 18-year-old son, Giovanni.