What Drama Will Unfold in Season 13 of RHONJ?The ladies of the Garden State are back for another season of drama! Season 13 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey kicked off on Tuesday night at 9 pm, and the premiere episode lived up to the hype we’ve heard around this season. The premiere episode of season 13 kicked off with Dolores Catania gushing over how “happy” she is with her new beau, Paulie Connell. Teresa, on the other hand, celebrated turning 50. And seems the RHONJ OG is a whole new Teresa heading into this new decade of her life. Teresa celebrated turning 50 with her nearest and dearest, including her four daughters, husband, and in-laws; however, her brother, Joe Gorga, and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga had no interest in celebrating Teresa or attending the party.
There is still a lot of bad blood brewing among the cast following the season 12 reunion. Dolores is still at odds with Jennifer Aydin. Jennifer is still pissed at Dolores for siding with Margaret Josephs last season. And it’s clear that Melissa and Joe don’t want to patch things up with Teresa and Louie despite the newlyweds’ efforts to broker peace among the family. As Joe and Melissa discuss their drama with Teresa (they spend most of the episode doing this), Melissa reveals she texted Teresa right after the reunion to patch things over but claims Teresa never replied. She insists that Teresa only reached out to her when filming was about to start for season 13. The On Display podcast host’s text messages to Teresa appear on the screen. However, AllAboutTRH has exposed that those texts do NOT show the complete exchange between Teresa and Melissa. More on that at the end of the post. Just before Teresa’s birthday dinner, she and Louie discuss Melissa and Joe snubbing their invite to the celebration. They discuss how “childish” Joe acted at the season 12 reunion, but Teresa insists that Melissa is to blame for her brother’s behavior. “He just follows [her] along,” Teresa quipped as Louie dubs Joe “weak” and “immature,” adding that “his insecurities are screaming,” Ohh so true! At Teresa’s birthday dinner, she tells her four daughters that she never wants them to fight with each other like she is currently doing with her brother. They promise that will “never” happen.
Melissa and Joe sent flowers but couldn’t just drive over for Teresa’s birthday? What are their plans? Sitting around talking about Teresa? Seems like it! #rhonj— AllAboutTRH (@AllAboutTRH) February 8, 2023
Fast forward to Melissa’s 80s-themed skating party, where it’s all fun and games. This is where fans get their first introduction to the newest members of the RHONJ cast – Dolores’friend Jennifer Fessler (who is a “friend of”), Teresa’s friend and Caroline Manzo’s ex-sister-in-law Danielle Cabral, and Melissa’s friend Rachel Fuda, who also used to be a bodybuilding client of Frank Catania. At the event, Dolores gave Jennifer the cold shoulder, which pissed off the mom of five. Teresa, on the other hand, tries to mend fences with Margaret by inviting her over to her house to clear the air. Dolores also coerced the men of Jersey to do a sexy calendar shoot in the name of charity. Before the men of Jersey strip down, Margaret and hubby Joe visit Teresa and Louie’s new home. Teresa tells Margaret that she hurt by everyone discussing and further spreading rumors about Louie last season. While Marge attempts to explain herself, Teresa keeps cutting her off. Louie encouraged Teresa to listen and allow Margaret to speak uninterrupted. Margaret insists that the ladies were just worried about her and were looking out for her best interest. The mom of four tells Margaret she is in therapy and wants to put their drama behind them as she’s no longer holding grudges. Margaret notes that Teresa is still holding a grudge toward Melissa and Joe. Teresa says she’s mainly mad at Margaret for bringing up the rumors about Louie but notes that Joe and Melissa should have put a stop to it all. She adds that she was angry with Melissa for reading her private text with Melissa about protecting Louie to the entire cast last season. “insecure” the Envy boutique owner is. “She’s an insecure woman if she has to do something like that,” he quipped while Teresa noted that the text was a “test,” and Melissa failed. In the end, Teresa apologized to Margaret and invited her to the wedding. At the calendar shoot, Margaret tells Joe and Melissa that Louie called her “insecure.” While the shoot was all smooth sailing, things ultimately got heated as Jennifer’s anger towards Dolores began to build up before reaching a fever pitch. Jennifer was pissed that Dolores continued to ignore her at the photo shoot and vented to her co-stars, including the new members of the cast. Newbie Rachel decided to stir the pot and tattled to Dolores, which resulted in Dolores pulling Jen to the side for a chat.
Not sure Melissa and Joe can be loyal to Teresa – for them it’s all about appearing loyal on the show but not actually doing it when the cameras are down #rhonj— AllAboutTRH (@AllAboutTRH) February 8, 2023
Dolores told Jennifer that she tried to chat with her at the skating party but insists that Jennifer kept walking away from her. Jennifer denies that and puts the blame on Dolores, who Jennifer says never made eye contact with her. Dolores says she pissed that Jennifer keeps telling everyone she’s a shitty friend. However, Jennifer admits that’s how she feels, especially after Dolores failed to defend her during her feud with Margaret. The two then start hurling insults at each other. Jennifer then storms out of the photo shoot and causes a scene while bashing Dolores. Yikes. Okay, now to the good stuff. Producers shared Melissa’s text messages to Teresa on Tuesday’s episode of RHONJ; however, that wasn’t the full story. AllAboutTRH got our hands on the full/un-edited texts between Melissa and Teresa. During the episode, both Melissa and Joe Gorga state they haven’t heard from Teresa Giudice since March 31st, when Melissa texted Teresa after filming the season twelve reunion. We are now exclusively releasing text messages between Melissa and Teresa that are not edited/or cropped like the ones shown on the premiere. These text messages have the full context of messages sent between the RHONJ stars. The text messages span from March 31st-Mid May and show that Melissa and Teresa had multiple conversations during that time period. Also, for reference, filming for season 13 began on May 16. See the text messages below! The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
Ohhh Melissa is so angry! Her and Joe are really pulling out all the stops to save their jobs this season! It’s only episode one and all they can do is bash Teresa and Louie! #pathetic #rhonj pic.twitter.com/IFWW1wqq7s— AllAboutTRH (@AllAboutTRH) February 8, 2023
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Season 13 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
The new members of the RHONJ cast in Season 13 are Dolores’ friend Jennifer Fessler, Teresa’s friend and Caroline Manzo’s ex-sister-in-law Danielle Cabral, and Melissa’s friend Rachel Fuda.
There is still a lot of bad blood brewing among the cast following the Season 12 reunion. Dolores is at odds with Jennifer Aydin, Jennifer is upset with Dolores for siding with Margaret Josephs last season, and Melissa and Joe don’t want to patch things up with Teresa and Louie despite their efforts to broker peace.