Teresa Giudice rose from criminal reality ashes last night, as she reclaimed her throne as the queen of Real Housewives of New Jersey on the show’s season 7 premiere.
Teresa wasn’t the only one scratching her way back onto the Bravo stage. Teresa’s attorney, James Leonard Jr., was basking in the glow of the spotlight — guiding his client from jailed darkness, back into the bright light of reality TV. Social media reveals that fans are raising eyebrows at his
shtick appearance on the Bravo reality series.
— teresahwest (@teresawestwww) June 23, 2016
Leonard was seen preparing Joe Giudice for Teresa’s reentry, transporting the Bravo diva home, kissing the Giudice children, even volunteering to drive the two oldest girls to school. Social media let him have it — for panting a little too heavily toward the cameras. One victim of the Giudice scam blasted Leonard, on Sunday.
— Padraiga (@RemedialEng4Tre) July 10, 2016
@RemedialEng4Tre because in addition to being Teresa's attorney, I'm also Melissa's. Enjoy the show
— James Leonard (@JLeonardJrEsq) July 10, 2016
— Padraiga (@RemedialEng4Tre) July 11, 2016
Plenty of fans unleashed during the episode — watching Leonard stand proudly as Teresa’s chivalrous defender.
This attorney is such a skeeze! #RHONJ
— Randy Haas (@Randy_Haas) July 11, 2016
I forgot how weird Tre's attorney is. #RHONJ
— Liz Cooper (@pinkshoesliz) July 11, 2016
A couple of viewers went for the jugular, even calling out Leonard’s professional reputation.
Is it just me or does the Giudice family attorney look like a criminal? #RHONJ
— Lady Reality (@realityinbites) July 11, 2016
— ????Cerulean???? (@patti726) July 11, 2016
A new season is upon us, and only time will reveal how much time Teresa’s attorney scored in the finished product. There is little doubt that Leonard stood rosy-cheeked and ready, aiming to please.
Do you think that James Leonard will play a large on-camera role in the upcoming season?