The much anticipated sixth season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey kicked off Sunday night on Bravo. While most of us sat in the comfort of our own home for free (well, save for the cable bill and mortgage, unless you’re living the Bravo lifestyle and have stopped paying your bills) to watch the premiere, a bunch of fans paid $100 to drink Fabellini and watch the premiere almost in the same room as Joe and Teresa Giudice, Jim and Amber Marchese, Joe and Melissa Gorga, and Dina Manzo. Crazy.
Velocity 1 Media hosted the Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere party at the Pure Restaurant and Lounge in New Jersey. Proceeds from the tickets go to Project Ladybug, Dina‘s charity, and the Deborah Hospital Foundation.
According to a local news source, Dina was the only star who went out of her way to mingle with the guests. She regularly came out of the VIP room, where the RHONJ stars were stowed away, to meet and pose for pictures with fans. Melissa and Amber mingled with guests at the end of the event only. Juicy made a brief appearance by the ropes guarding the VIP room, looking like a bouncer, I’m sure. Teresa hid in the back of the VIP room all night.
UPDATE: Several party attendees reached to tell us that the local news report was not accurate. Many have shared that Teresa did not hide from the guests and that all the ladies mingled.
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