Teresa Giudice won't be released from prison for months, but Bravo bosses just can't wait to get the next season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey under way. RadarOnline.com has learned that Melissa Gorga was recently spotted filming for the show -- and cameras caught her revealing a big new secret.
According to an insider, Gorga is opening her own clothing boutique, in Montclair, New Jersey!
A production source told Radar, ""It's an exciting time for Melissa, opening the store, and getting ready to welcome Teresa back home!"
"Bravo is still in the process of casting for RHONJ, but they wanted to shoot with Melissa on Wednesday," the insider said. "Melissa was only filming for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and not for the upcoming Bravo special focusing on Teresa."
So far, the source said, "The only confirmed cast members for RHONJ are Melissa and Teresa. Filming won't officially ramp up until it gets closer to Teresa's release date from prison later this year."
Entertainment Tonight broke the news that Gorga would be opening a boutique.
But before RHONJ returns, Melissa and husband Joe Gorga will be included in the The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, which will air on October 11 on Bravo.
During the special, Joe will visit with Teresa in prison, the source revealed: "Melissa hasn't been to visit Teresa yet, but she has talked to her on the phone and they've exchanged emails."
Could they be discussing Teresa's future employment? The terms of her probation include a requirement to get a job, and the source said Melissa just might offer her sister-in-law a gig at her new spot. Said the source, "Melissa would do anything to help Teresa."