Just when you think it couldn’t get any crazier in RHONJ universe – it does! It looks like the Wakiles and the Gorgas will be neighbors very soon
Let’s breakdown what we know!
According to the former Bravoleb’s realtor, the property is “nearly 2 acres with 300 feet of lakefront property.”
The realtor added: “After enduring a barrage of offers, the Wakiles can now start on their newest project called home!”
The couple then shared an update with their followers on their Instagram Stories.
“@Kathywakile & I can’t wait to share our next project with you all!” Rich wrote along with a photo of the already started construction. “Kathy is the designer & decorator always.”
Kathy reposted Rich’s story adding, ” Excited to get started @richardwakile. It was love at first sight before it was even for sale.”
This news comes just months after the RHONJ alums sold their previous Franklin Lakes home. The two sold their longtime Franklin Lakes mansion in November 2022 for $3.65M after building the 7,529 sq ft home in 2016.
AllAboutTRH was interested in learning more about Kathy and Rich’s new home so we did a little digging and found some very interesting tea.
Kathy and Rich’s new home is just doors away from Melissa and Joe Gorga‘s new home. In fact, the two families will be living on the very same street!
In February, the Wakiles purchased 267 Indian Trail Dr in Franklin Lakes for $2.6M while the Gorgas purchased their property located at 300 Indian Trail Dr in April of 2021 for $950k. The Gorgas knocked down the house on the property and built their dream home from the ground up. After nearly two years of building, the couple moved into their new home in late 2022. Looks like the Wakiles plan to do something similar except it’s unclear if there was an existing home on the land they purchased.
The homes are a one minute walk from each other. Crazy!
We have so many questions about the Wakiles decision to build a house so close to the Gorgas when they aren’t exactly on good terms.
There’s been bad blood between the family’s since the Wakiles exited RHONJ.
While Melissa and Joe remain on the show, the Wakiles were kicked to the curb by Bravo after season 5. Kathy did appear on seasons 6 and 7 as a friend of the Housewives.
For years, Melissa claimed that her and Joe’s relationship with the Wakiles ended because “they are a little sour about not being on the show any longer.”
However, in February 2023, Melissa claimed that she and Joe cut Kathy and Rich out of their lives to keep the peace with Teresa and now regret the decision.
“I think we do regret pulling away from Kathy and Rosie. Joe always thinks about that as well. I think he did that for her when she got out of prison and she thought that was her next step and he wanted to please her, but you can see him in that scene. He was very uncomfortable and it’s the only family he has and we love Kathy and Rosie and I’m sad that we don’t have them,” Melissa said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
Yet, Kathy doesn’t seem to feel the same way. Just days after Melissa’s claims on WWHL, Kathy shared her feelings in a comment on Instagram.
Kathy explained that she’s not going to pretend or rehearse a storyline to be on RHONJ. She also threw shade at certain people getting “caught up” in the fame.
See what else Kathy had to say below!
RHONJ airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.
Thoughts on this news? Do you think it’s odd Kathy and Rich bought a property so close to Joe and Melissa? Would you like to see the Wakiles back on RHONJ? Sound off below!
Kathy and Rich Wakile revealed that they bought a property in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey to build their next house on. The property is nearly 2 acres with 300 feet of lakefront property.
The Wakiles’ new home will be just doors away from Melissa and Joe Gorga’s new home. In fact, the two families will be living on the very same street.
The Wakiles and the Gorgas joined RHONJ during season three, behind the back of Teresa Giudice who had been on the show since its premiere. While Melissa and Joe Gorga remain on the show, the Wakiles were kicked off after season 5. There has been bad blood between the families since the Wakiles exited the show.