One Real Housewives of New Jersey friendship is reportedly on rocky ground.
A source close to the RHONJ cast tells AllAboutTRH exclusively that Dolores Catania was NOT invited to Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas’ engagement party in December due to some ripples in their longstanding friendship.
On-camera, Dolores and Teresa’s friendship seems honky dory throughout season 12, however it was a different story off-camera.
“Teresa and Dolores’ friendship isn’t what it used to be – especially off-camera,” a source reveals.
The source explains, “Dolores didn’t talk to Teresa unless they were filming.”
“This bothered Teresa so much so that she didn’t invite Dolores to her and Louie’s engagement party,” the source confesses.
Several RHONJ cast members were present at Teresa and Louie’s engagement party, including Jennifer and Bill Aydin, Melissa and Joe Gorga, and RHONJ alum Dina Manzo and her husband, Dave Cantin.
“In the past, Dolores definitely would have been on the top Teresa’s invite list, but over the past six months or so, their friendship has changed for some unknown reason,” the insider adds.
“Teresa’s not even sure what caused the rift as she and Dolores have always had a strong friendship,” notes the insider. “Perhaps it’s Dolores’ newfound friendships on the show that have influenced her relationship with Teresa, but only time will tell.”
“Over the past several seasons, Dolores has gotten extremely close to Margaret [Josephs], and Jackie [Goldscheneider], which Teresa feels may have influenced Dolores’ feelings towards her,” the source admits.
The insider adds that “Teresa is hopeful she and Dolores can work through whatever the issue is and salvage their 20 plus year friendship.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.