The RHONJ cast is wrapping up their break before season 8 filming begins, and after checking with a few sources we’ve got some exclusive scoop to share!
RHONJ fans assumed that Danielle Staub’s “New Beginnings Party” on Saturday night would be the start of season 8 filming, however we can tell you that Bravo cameras weren’t there!
“Season 8 has not started filming yet, we are still a few weeks away from shooting! Behind the scenes executives are still working on locking down the official cast, and possibly switching up a producer or two,” one RHONJ insider confirmed. Another adding, “None of the wives have even been officially sent a contract, fans are getting ahead of production. Sirens Media wants to assure season 8 is the best yet, and although it’s taking a bit longer than originally expected, they have high hopes!”
Danielle was gracious enough to invite us to her event, but unfortunately we were unable to attend; we’ll definitely be at the next one! We spoke to Danielle about her motivation for the bash, and it’s great to see how happy and settled she is! Not only was this a celebration of new beginnings, and her boyfriend Marty’s birthday; but Danielle also raised money for a cause close to her heart, World Hunger.
“My new beginnings, house warming and surprise 65th birthday for my honey, Marty, was a complete success. At first, it started out as Marty wanting to have a house warming and new beginnings party for me, but along the way, it turned into me wanting to throw a surprise party for Marty with his closest friends and family as well. It showed me that both of us have our hearts are in the right place, and we wanted to make sure we were both happy. Being surrounded by our loved ones celebrating our fresh start in our new home was a dream come true. I was so happy I could tie this event in with a charity I am incredibly proud to work with, World Hunger. Most of our guests were able to contribute to donating to the cause, which made the night even more special,” Danielle explained!
Her house looks gorgeous, and a familiar RHONJ face was there to support Danielle, and celebrate how far she’s come. That’s right, Robyn Levy‘s companies Tushy Brand, and Velocity One Media sponsored the red carpet at the party. It was presumed that Teresa Giudice would be present, however she was in Atlantic City, supporting Gia (and her amazing team) at a cheerleading competition.
We can also tell you that Danielle’s name is still in the mix for season 8, and she told us she’d love to return if the opportunity presents itself! (For the record, we’re hoping she’s back!) “As far as RHONJ, there have definitely been talks, but ultimately, that decision is up to Andy and Bravo. If I get asked to come back, I would love to be a part of the franchise again,” Danielle confirmed.
Our source close to production wrapped by telling us to “sit tight;” filming will begin in “very late February or early March!”
The AATRH team is sending a huge congratulations to Danielle on her new home! We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all RHONJ season 8 developments as they become available.