Teresa Giudice Makes Peace With ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Jacqueline Laurita

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It looks like post-prison, Teresa Giudice might be a changed woman. A Real Housewives of New Jersey source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that the notoriously outspoken, table-flipping mom of four — who returned to her home in Towaco, New Jersey, December 23, after a nearly yearlong prison stint for fraud — is playing nice with frenemy and fellow housewife Jacqueline Laurita.

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A year ago, says the insider, “Andy [Cohen] had asked Teresa if she wanted a friendship with Jacqueline. Teresa said no.” But instead of keeping the bad blood going, Giudice decided to make amends at the beginning of taping last month. 

“Teresa reached out to Jacqueline, but Jacqueline didn’t think it was genuine,” the source says. “Then they all taped a scene together, hashed everything out and made up.”

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The ex-con, 43, is also sharing her best self with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, who Giudice has feuded with on camera over multiple seasons of the hit Bravo show. The former rivals — Gorga is married to Teresa’s brother, Joe — rang in the New Year with their rumored new castmates, couple Robyn Levy and Cristina Flores. 

“They were genuinely getting along,” says the source of the in-laws. “So far, it’s legitimately been fine!”

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While Bravo has yet to officially confirm a new season of RHONJ, a source tells us that in addition to taping the ladies’ New Year’s Eve celebration, cameras are also expected to be on hand for the opening of Gorga’s Montclair, New Jersey, clothing boutique, Envy, on January 14. Adds the source, “All the housewives are expected to go.”

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