Kathy Wakile loves ‘RHONJ’ Season 7 newbies Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania

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Kathy Wakile is officially back for Season 7 of Real Housewives of New Jersey as a friend of the ladies, and we cannot wait to see what her and the family — sister Rosie Pierri, husband Richard Wakile, and kids Victoria Wakile, and Joseph Wakile — have been up to.

Kathy tells me she is so excited to be returning, “I’m back and it feels great. I filmed a lot with my family — my kids, my husband, Rosie of course,  a little bit with my mom, and the other ladies of course. It was light, and it was fun.”

Since we last saw her over a year ago during Season 6, Kathy has been one busy woman. In addition to writing a successful cookbook, Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet, and creating a delicious line of desserts, Indulge by Kathy Wakile, the mother of two has spent the past year building her dream home in Franklin Lakes (which we’ll be touring soon!), and representing PalaBingoUSA.

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Dessert & espresso time! @indulgebykathywakile #cheesecake

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Joining Kathy this season, are veterans Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, and newbies Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania. Kathy tells me she loves the new ladies, and has known them both for quite some time.

She tells me, “I had met Siggy a few years ago via telephone through a mutual friend. Our friend told me, ‘You really have to meet her. You’ll hit it off. You guys are so compatible,’ and we talked on the phone for a while, then we met at an event, and from there we just clicked. Her husband, my husband, the four of us just really clicked, and I’m glad that she had joined the cast, because she is a good fit and a nice breath of fresh air.”

Kathy goes way back with Dolores as well, “I’ve known her for quite a few years. She grew up in the same area as I did, and you all know one another through the seven degrees of separation, so she was a natural fit. She is great.”

Fun night at Books & Greetings! #getit @jaclaurita @jeneontv @siggy.flicker @dolorescatania

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I ❤️ Her!!! @siggy.flicker

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We can’t wait to see more of Kathy and the ladies when Season 7 of RHONJ premieres on July 10!