Teresa Aprea Joins 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Cast, 5 Things To Know About the New Addition

The Real Housewives of New Jersey are getting a facelift this season, and I don't mean surgically. Yes, Bravo is bringing in fresh faces to the drama filled series, some familiar to RHONJ fans like Dina Manzo, and some new women who audiences are sure to fall in love with. In past seasons, family drama controlled the plot lines, but with Jacqueline Laurita, Kathy Wakile. and Caroline Manzo leaving the show, the Manzos are less likely to be the source of controversy. Don't worry though, Teresa Giudice and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga will return with plenty of familial issues for us to feast on. And because families being torn apart on television sells so well with audiences, Bravo has added two more housewives that are related — this time, twins! Teresa Aprea and her twin sister, Nicole Napolitano, are two of the four new housewives that will be joining the show.

I love when family members join this franchise together because they are always ready to get down and dirty with those they grew up with. And really, isn't that the reason we tune into Real Housewives of New Jersey, to see the women call it as it is and completely go at it?

So what do you need to know about Teresa before the RHONJ season begins this Sunday? Here are the five things to know before you let her into your home (and heart).

Her twin sister will appear on the show as well

As mentioned before, Teresa's twin sister Nicole will also be appearing on the show. The two are always ready to party (which is great for the viewers) and are best friends IRL, too.

She has an interesting past with her husband

Teresa and her hubby, Rino, married back in 1991. Which sounds sweet, until they divorced. But 11 years later, the two found love again, with each other! They got remarried in 2010 and seem to be doing great.

She and Rino have a son

Teresa and Rino have an 18-year-old son together. His name is Giovanni and he apparently is a fan of the Rangers (he is pictured here with Teresa's nephew).

They own multiple restaurants

Teresa and her husband own Angelo's of Mulberry Street, in New York City's Little Italy. They also acquired Ponte Vecchio in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn a few years back and turned it into the "place to be seen."

She loves to travel

According to her Bravo bio, Teresa loves to travel, and meeting new people along the way. Another reason she loves to travel? The fashion, of course! Teresa and her sister both have a passion for fashion, and don't you forget it.

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