Andy Cohen says he found Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice’s season 13 honesty “refreshing” and believes it means they can co-exist on the show moving forward.
It’s no secret that Melissa and Teresa’s longtime feud came to a head during season 13 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. No longer were the sisters-in-law playing nice and pretending they liked each other’s company.
Despite Melissa and Teresa‘s feud being on repeat for the last ten seasons of RHONJ, the Watch What Happens Live host and Real Housewives executive producer found the RHONJ stars honesty about each other during season 13 “refreshing.”
Andy also believes that Melissa and Teresa can co-exist on RHONJ together without their drama taking center stage.
“I thought there was something very refreshing about them this season co-existing to the point of everyone realizing how much they hated each other,” Andy told E! News in an exclusive interview. “But they were around each other, so I think they can co-exist.”
Although the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 reunion ended on a “pretty negative note,” Andy admits he is hopeful for better days ahead.
“We’ll see,” he said of the RHONJ’s future and the roles Melissa and Teresa will have in the franchise. “I don’t know, but we’ll see.”
Of the rumored Real Housewives of New Jersey “pause,” Andy said:
“I mean, we always take a break between seasons, so I don’t know why that is out there.”
The WWHL host also acknowledged that both Melissa and Teresa have said they are not leaving RHONJ.
Andy then hinted that viewers’ reactions to the RHONJ reunion and the Housewives would play a role in who stays and who goes for season 14 of RHONJ.
The 54-year-old said:
“We haven’t even sent out contracts yet. We’re waiting for the season to end. It hasn’t ended yet. We like to do a little deep dive on the season, see where we land, see where the viewers are, and then we can determine where we’re at.”
RHONJ currently stars Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, Danielle Cabral, Rachel Fuda, Margaret Josephs, and Melissa Gorga. Jennifer Fessler and Jackie Goldschneider also appear as friends of the Housewives.
As AllAboutTRH has previously reported, the entire RHONJ cast wishes to return for season 14.
Production for season 14 of Real Housewives of New Jersey will start in late August.