Teresa Giudice may be behind bars when Bravo officially begins filming for the seventh season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
But that doesn’t mean she won’t be signed on for the series.
As a matter of fact, Radar Online reports Teresa has already begun filming for the upcoming season despite the big reunion blow-up.
A source close to the 42-year-old reality star recently shared details about Teresa’s decision to stay onboard.
She and Joe are reportedly swimming in debt and since he’ll be left to raise their four children alone while she’s incarcerated, the income from the show will help keep things afloat.
“It was a no brainer for Teresa to decide to do the show, because she obviously needs the money to pay off mounting debts,” the source explained. “The producers were thrilled, because it will result in a ratings bonanza.”
Although she definitely needs the income, she reportedly has one request – substantial payment for her four daughters’ time on camera.
“Teresa is using the girls as leverage to get more money,” the source claims. “She knows viewers will want to see how they are coping with the fallout from their parents’ legal problems.”
However, Teresa and the show’s producers have yet to come to a substantial agreement on any type of payment for the girls. Regardless of the monetary agreement they decide on, the bottom line is Teresa will reportedly keep her job.
But, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean her troubles are over. On Nov. 4, a new report was released outlining the terms of her probation once she’s released from prison.
She’ll reportedly be monitored by a probation officer who will be allowed to search her home for contraband at any time without notice.
The court order states Teresa must “must “permit a probation officer to visit him/her at any time at home or elsewhere, and shall permit confiscation of any contraband.”
Although of the details aren’t totally clear at this point, fans can still look forward to seeing it all when the seventh season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres next year.