When The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns for a super-sized premiere in July, the women will be joined by three new stars—including a pair of identical twins (and one of whom is also named Teresa).
Who are the new stars—and what kind of drama will they bring to the circle of friends? Read on more details about them below.
Amber has been a lifelong resident of the great state of New Jersey, living in the breathtaking, equestrian town of Colts Neck for the past 10 years. She is married to an unbelievable, caring, supportive man, James Marchese. They have a solid, loving relationship, with a typical fiery Italian side to their marriage. Amber is the mother to Corbin and Isabella and stepmother to Michael and Sebastian. The four kids keep Amber on her toes. She puts her family above everything else and ingrains in them traditional values; such as faith in God, proper etiquette, discipline as well as the importance of a first rate education.
Amber graduated with a BA, then acquired a Masters in Bio-behavioral studies/Exercise Physiology from Columbia University. She has a passion for health, fitness and has created her own fitness brand called Vici fitness. Vici literally mean to “conquer” and is a metaphor; as Amber conquers all challenges and interests.
Diagnosed with breast cancer at 31 years old, she underwent a double mastectomy and a year and half of chemotherapy; all while caring for a two-year-old and one-year-old, as well as her stepchildren. She attributes being a better mother, wife and person to her battle with cancer. Amber is a philanthropist who donates time and money to countless charities raising awareness for young women with cancer and assisting them with the emotional and financial impact of the disease. Amber’s battle inspired her to pursue a lifelong dream of acting. She has completed years of acting classes, has appeared in several commercials and filmed a TV episode for the Food Network. The sky is the limit for her, and she plans on conquering the acting world and having a blast with it!
Amber describes herself as an intensely passionate person who is outgoing, fun, and occasionally downright silly. Her faith, integrity, love and sincerity are driven by a never surrender, never retreat drive to be a better person. Her fire is evident in everything she does and is an inspiration to many. However, it also creates conflict with others and when that happens… watch out!
Click to meet Nicole Mauriello and Teresa Aprea
Nicole Mauriello is just one of a set of spectacularly sexy, fashionable twins. She and her twin sister, Teresa, are inseparable and enjoy eating, shopping and hanging out together. They are each other’s best friends. Nicole is the mother of two gorgeous and amazing teenage boys, Joey, 14, and Anthony, 16. Both boys take after her – extremely kind, driven and the life of the party. Anthony is a budding entrepreneur, while Joey is a freshman in high school; loving lacrosse and enjoying all the social gatherings high school has to offer.
Like her sister, fashion is her game and shines no matter what the circumstances. From sexy stiletto Louboutins to classic Chanel accessories, Nicole is fashion-forward and ahead of every trend. Even in her down time, or heading to the gym, she dresses to impress. One of her biggest joys is cooking dinner at home with her family, watching movies, eating popcorn with a fire burning and drinking hot cocoa.
It’s not all glitz and glam with Nicole, though, as she is extremely bright, and ambitious. She ran a family restaurant at 20-years-old, studied at St. John’s University, as well as at the American University of Rome. Even while at home raising her boys, she created and ran a home business focused on personal development and won a Rising Star Award. After getting divorced, Nicole started a brand new career in private aviation and works for a premiere jet charter brokerage handling high-profile clients helping them globe-trot around the world to exotic and exciting places.
Nicole has a heart of gold, and a mind to challenge even the toughest intellectuals. She is kind and compassionate, but don’t dare mistake her kindness for weakness.
Click to Meet Teresa Aprea
Teresa, a resident of Colts Neck, NJ, is one half of a dynamic set of twins. Her twin sister, Nicole, is her best friend and together they exude positive energy, love and are always ready for a party. Teresa lives with her husband, Rino, and their unbelievable son, Giovanni, 18. Teresa first married her husband Rino back in 1991, later divorced and after 11 years apart did it all over again; at a New Year’s Eve bash in 2010 they remarried in their home.
In her free time she helps her husband run their award-winning restaurants. They own Angelo’s of Mulberry Street (a true landmark, family-owned for years, and even Presidents have dined there), and Areo in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. As of 4 years ago, they acquired Ponte Vecchi, in Bay Ridge, which they have renovated and designed with flare and phenomenal taste. It is the hottest restaurant and THE place to be seen in Brooklyn, always filled with characters!
Teresa loves to travel from one end of the globe to the next. She believes there is nothing better than traveling the world with family and meeting new and interesting people along the way. Her most memorable trip was a 3-½ hour flight on the Concord to Paris, the city of lights and love, but more importantly the FASHION!
Teresa’s flair for fashion and unending amount of style are only overshadowed by her abundant amount of great energy and charisma. Fashion, energy and personality make her a magnetic force that cannot be stopped. She loves planning amazing soirées and dinner parties with lots of friends and interesting people.
Teresa is a strong and positive woman, who is all about love and having a good time with family and friends!
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