The new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres on April 22, and it will be filled with calm, rational discussions around the dinner table, each week ending in a group hug and a reminder of just why these women are such close friends.
JUST KIDDING! Upcoming episodes will be chock full of drama, fighting and "a lot of hurtful and shocking moments," says Teresa Giudice.
Always at the center of the action, Giudice tells People she's "still saddened by what transpired," a lot of which had to do with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
How does Giudice explain her own behavior on the show?
I live by a strong set of morals and family values and if I am being attacked I will stick up for myself," she says. "I am a strong woman and it is important for me to defend my character if it is being assassinated. It was a very difficult to go through and especially hurtful when family is involved."