Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga Will Both Return to 'RHONJ' Next Season Alongside All Castmates (Exclusive) (2024)

Bravo is sticking with what works when it comes to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Amid speculation that the upcoming 14th season of the reality hit would feature a cast shakeup amid the seemingly endless feud between sister-in-laws Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga, PEOPLE has learned that the network has made return offers to both women — as well as to the rest of their season 13 costars.

Verbal offers went out this week to Giudice, Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin, Rachel Fuda and Danielle Cabral. Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Fessler will once again be Friends of the franchise.

No contracts have arrived yet, but filming for season 14 is said to begin in August.

Bravo did not offer any comment to when asked by PEOPLE.

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RHONJ is produced by Sirens Media. Andy Cohen, Jordana Hochman, Sarah Howell, Mioshi Hill, Lauren Volonakis, Maggie Langtry and Lisa Levey all serve as executive producers.

Season 13 of RHONJ proved to be big business for Bravo, with total viewership up 10 percent since season 12 and viewership in the key demo of adults 18–49 up 16 percent, according to Variety. That made it the most-viewed season overall since season 7 and the top-rated season in the demo since 2020.

Part 3 of the reunion, which aired on June 13, did gangbuster numbers, scoring a new record for the network with 3 million total viewers and 1.5 million viewers in the key demo of adults 18-49. It's the most-watched episode of RHONJ since 2016 and the top episode in the demo since 2020.

Much of the drama in season 13 hinged on the ongoing tensions between Teresa, 51 — who shares daughtersGia Giudice, 22, Gabriella Giudice, 19, Milania Giudice, 17, and Audriana Giudice, 13with ex Joe Giudice, 51 — and the Gorgas, including Melissa's husband (and Teresa's brother)Joe Gorga.

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Years of misunderstandings plus business dealings between Teresa's then-fiancéeLuis “Louie” Ruelas, 48, and Joe Gorga, 43, had put a strain in their relationship, but things only got worse throughout the season when attempts were made to repair it. The season ended with Joe and Melissa, 44, deciding not to attend Teresa's weddingafter it was revealed Teresa and Louie had met with Joe behind Melissa's back to tell Teresa's brother about cheating rumors they'd heard involving Melissa (Melissa has vehementlydenied the "baseless" allegations).

For that point on, lines were drawn between Teresa and Melissa. The two traded insults on social media and on their respective podcasts. They were even split into separate panels on BravoCon back in October to mitigate the noise.

Things didn't get better by the reunion. Taped in April, the three-parter included plenty of name-calling. And though Melissa and Joe both offered hope they could build a relationship again in the future, Teresa made it clear she never planning on seeing them anymore.

Teresa Giudice Storms Out of 'RHONJ' Reunion in Tears as Gia Accuses Joe Gorga of 'Trying to Call Me a Liar'

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That left even Cohen, 55, wondering how Teresa and Melissa might be able to co-exist on the show — an issue he discussed in interviews in May while promoting his new Daddy Diaries memoir. But despite reports that the show went on "pause" so casting changes could be made, Cohen said the break was natural.

It's not really on pause. That was a little blown up. We always take a break between seasons, and then suddenly it made it look like we were in the middle of production and we shut the cameras down. All it is is , we're just taking a second between seasons,” he said on The Elvis Duran Show last month. "And when you see part 3 of the reunion, you'll say, 'Oh I understand why they're taking a second.' That was a bloodbath, let's take a minute and let everyone catch their breath before we send cameras in. And that's me saying something; typically you would send cameras in the next day, but it was too hot. Too hot to handle!"

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Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga Will Both Return to 'RHONJ' Next Season Alongside All Castmates (Exclusive) (2024)


Are Melissa and Teresa coming back to RHONJ? ›

Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda are all returning to RHONJ for Season 14.

Who is coming back to Real Housewives of New Jersey? ›

Who is in the Cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 14? In addition to Teresa Giudice, the full cast of season 13 is returning for the new season. They include Giudice's sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin, Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda.

Do Melissa and Teresa ever get along? ›

"We're not getting anywhere." In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Melissa said that they didn't interact, and, "unfortunately," she doesn't see it changing. "I finally accepted that," she said.

Are Joe and Melissa talking to Teresa? ›

We don't even speak to each other,” she shared. “It's a very, very different season.” Denise asked if Teresa spoke to Joe, to which Melissa responded, “No. Zero.” Melissa clarified that she considered their current distance to be for the best.

Does Andy Cohen like Teresa? ›

Teresa has always been a favorite of Andy's. He considers her table-flipping iconic and still replays the moment Tre bodily checked him with a smile on his face. But like the viewers, Andy has grown weary of the never-ending drama between Teresa and Melissa Gorga.

Are Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga still friends? ›

During that time, the Gorgas opted to cut off communication with their cousins, Kathy and Rosie Wakile, in favor of their relationship with Teresa. Now, they regret that decision. The Wakile sisters Wakile appeared on the show as a full-time cast member for Seasons 3-4, and a friend of the show for seasons 6-7.

Are Jackie and Melissa still friends? ›

Now, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Melissa, 45, says she was "shocked" by Jackie's reaction and confirms the two's friendship is currently nonexistent.

Why is Teresa so jealous of Melissa? ›

Teresa and Melissa live a life of luxury, enjoying lavish trips and cosmetic surgeries. Jealousy runs deep in their relationship, stemming from attention and treatment disparities. Both women prioritize family, despite differing views on loyalty and personal struggles.

Are Teresa and Danielle Cabral still friends? ›

Danielle Cabral hasn't spoken to Teresa Giudice since falling out after 'RHONJ' Season 14 wrapped. Danielle Cabral is no longer on speaking terms with Teresa Giudice after the ladies finished filming “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Season 14 last year.

Are Jackie and Margaret still friends? ›

During a panel talk, Margaret noted that she and Jackie “are not where [they] used to be in life.” “We are not as close as we used to be, which is sad, because she informed me, which I didn't realize, that we're not as close as I thought we were. So I think I took offense to that, and it went a little south," she said.

Does Teresa speak to her brother Joe? ›

Teresa Giudice is no longer speaking to her brother, Joe Gorga, and according to her, it's for the better. The pair spent their last 10 years on the Real Housewives of New Jersey arguing about petty family drama, stripper rumors, family loyalty, and sprinkle cookies.

Are Teresa and Dolores still friends? ›

Teresa and Dolores are still friends, rest assured.

Is RHONJ coming back in 2024? ›

The fourteenth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, an American reality television series, is broadcast on Bravo from May 5, 2024.

What Real Housewives will air in 2024? ›

The Real Housewives of Orange County

The oldest Real Housewives franchise, Orange County will return for its record breaking 18th season on July 11, 2024, which will also be the franchise's 100th total season. Filming began back in January 2024 and the new season will run through the summer. Read about Season 18 here.

Is Jen Aydin friends with Melissa? ›

Jennifer Aydin and Melissa Gorga might be living their best lives on the Jersey Shore, but they're still on the outs after years of back and forth on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Is Teresa Giudice in season 6? ›

Bravo officially announced the cast for the sixth season, which consists of six housewives, on May 14, 2014. Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe handle the fallout of their highly publicized legal difficulties, while Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe embark on a business venture in the sanitation industry.


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