Andy Cohen recently sat down with E! News Alicia Quarles to discuss the Real Housewives franchise and admitted that one Housewife is constantly on his mind: New Jersey's Teresa Guidice, who has been serving her 15-month prison sentence since January.
"I haven't spoken to Teresa yet. Her access to the outside world is obviously limited," Andy admitted. "Certainly I'm thinking about her. I woke up thinking about her this morning actually."
Still, Andy is keeping tabs on the mom of four through another RHONJ castmate. "I'm kind of checking in through Dina [Manzo] to find out how she's doing. By all accounts she's hanging in there and doing okay. We'll watch what happens with that."
With several original housewives, like Teresa and Caroline Manzo, out of the picture, the Internet has been abuzz with casting rumors surrounding the next season of the show. Names thrown around have included everyone from Snooki to Tiki Barber's wife Traci Lynn Johnson to Cake Boss Buddy Valastro's wife Lisa. "I haven't seen any Jersey casting," Andy said about the rumors. "Here's the thing: they're doing a wide net so we haven't cast Jersey. So anything you've heard about casting Jersey is not true right now."
Andy had previously stated how important the show is for Bravo. "I can't imagine not filming The Real Housewives of New Jersey. It's a big franchise for Bravo, and I think whatever we do, we're going to do it the right way, so we're still figuring that out right now," he told Us Weekly.
[Source: E! News]