'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Melissa Gorga Opens Boutique

by Raphael Chestang 2:20 PM PDT, September 30, 2015
Playing 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Melissa Gorga Opens Boutique

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga is launching a new business venture.

Sources confirm to ET that Melissa is opening a boutique in Montclair, New Jersey. We're told the shop doesn't have a name yet, but will sell women's clothing and accessories. Sources add that Melissa toured the site of the new boutique for Bravo camera crews.

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While one source says the shoot was for the three-part Teresa Giudice special, Teresa Checks In, another source says it's for RHONJ's seventh season.

If the camera crews actually are for the return of RHONJ, it would mark the end of a reported year-and-a-half-long hiatus, as season six reportedly wrapped filming in Spring 2014.

This news comes as Melissa's RHONJ co-star, Teresa, remains behind bars for fraud. Her release date is set for Dec. 23, after which her husband, Joe, will begin his 41-month sentence.

The future of the show has been uncertain with Teresa in prison, leaving executives to decide whether to carry on without her or to wait until she comes home in the winter.

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Earlier this month, a source close to the show told ET that Teresa and Melissa were almost certainly returning for the seventh season and that Jacqueline Laquita is also likely to come back. Dina Manzo is not expected to return, according to a source.

Meanwhile, Joe Giudice has been struggling to raise his and Teresa's four girls -- Gia, 14, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5 -- by himself in Teresa's absence, all of which will be featured in the special, The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, which premieres Sunday, Oct. 11 on Bravo.

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Tune in to see Joe's exclusive ET interview on Friday, Oct. 9.

Additional reporting by Jennifer Peros.