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The RHONJ Season 13 Trailer Highlights Teresa’s Tensions With Joe and Melissa

Meet The Real Housewives of New Jersey's two new cast members, and watch the drama-filled trailer ahead of the February 7 premiere.

By Allison Crist

Friendships, relationships and family ties are being put to the test on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13. 

When does RHONJ Season 13 premiere?

How to Watch

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 14 premiere May 5th at 8/9c on Bravo and stream next day on Peacock.

Set to premiere on Tuesday, February 7, and to stream on Peacock the next day, the new season features returning cast members Teresa GiudiceMelissa GorgaJennifer AydinMargaret Josephs, and Dolores Catania, as well as newcomers Danielle Cabral and Rachel FudaJackie Goldschneider returns as a friend alongside new friend Jennifer Fessler. First-time 'Wives Danielle and Rachel make an introduction in the above trailer, with Rachel declaring herself "a total dictator mom," while Dolores describes Danielle as "very Jerseylicious." 

What can fans expect to see on RHONJ Season 13?

Dolores Catania's New Boyfriend

Danielle isn't the only new person being introduced by Dolores — her boyfriend Paul "Paulie" Connell is also set to make his RHONJ debut this season, and things are definitely serious between the two. As Dolores tells Melissa, Paulie's already "talking marriage." 

Frank Catania, meanwhile, can be seen telling his ex-wife, "I miss our relationship. Let's fix it." 

Dolores' response? "There is nothing to fix, Frank." 

Margaret Josephs and Jennifer Aydin

Jennifer, on the other hand, does appear to be in need of some sort of solution. After Margaret says that Jennifer's "on a downward spiral," and has "got to deal with her marriage" to Bill Aydin, Jennifer says, "I'm done with being a f--king chump for somebody who treats me like s--t."

Jennifer and Margaret themselves seem to have unfinished business as well. They get into at the dinner table on one occasion, and on another, Margaret says to her, "You could just say, 'I made a mistake.' That's all you have to f--king say.'" 

Teresa Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga

Teresa is dealing with her fair share of issues too, but mostly when it comes to Melissa and Joe Gorga, not her impending wedding to Luis "Louie" Ruelas. As an upset Joe tells his sister's fiancé of Melissa, "My wife's not in the f--king wedding. F--k you." 

Teresa's daughters Gia and Gabriella eventually get involved, and before you know it, Teresa's walking down the aisle without Joe by her side. "[Melissa]'s always wanted to keep my brother and I apart," Teresa says, "and she got her wish."

Will Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga Ever Make Amends?

Who Are the RHONJ Season 13 Cast Members?

Danielle Cabral

When it comes to Danielle Cabral, everything is over the top. Whether it’s her home, business, parenting or friendships, Danielle loves to be extra, alongside her cheerleading and even more extra daughter, Valentina. Back in 2018, Danielle channeled her huge personality into creating Boujie Kidz, an eccentric clothing company for young children. Supporting her every step of the way, Danielle’s husband, Nate, is her biggest champion. Nate and Danielle have been married for 10 years, and are still obsessed with each other. Danielle is a Staten Island girl who moved to New Jersey once she got married and had kids. Danielle is obsessed with her son, Dominic, and with Valentina, who will soon turn 5. 

Melissa Gorga

Melissa Gorga is a fun-loving and sassy Italian from New Jersey. She and her charismatic husband, Joe Gorga, have three beautiful children – Antonia, 17; Gino, 15; and Joey, 12. Melissa defines what it is to be a modern housewife. Known for having an eye for style, she successfully launched clothing boutique Envy by Melissa Gorga and online retail store EnvybyMG.com. Along with a successful podcast, On Display, and an at-home fitness accessory line in all major retail stores, Melissa has never been afraid to take on a new challenge and learned to balance family, friendships and career, all while staying true to her own personal style. 

Melissa Gorga Says RHONJ Fans Might Find the Upcoming Season "Sometimes Hard to Watch"

Rachel Fuda

As a mom of three, Rachel has two kids under 2 years old plus a hormonal 15-year-old stepson. A college graduate with dual degrees, Rachel works full time for her and husband John’s fast-growing business, Valet King. In addition, they’re both heavily involved in John’s family's company, Fuda Tile. Rachel and Melissa became friends after Melissa’s son, Gino, and Rachel’s stepson, Jaiden, became tight at school. When Rachel came into Jaiden’s life, she took over as the maternal figure and credits Jaiden with being someone who opened her heart in a way she could never have imagined. Rachel is under a lot of stress and deals with more than most 30-year-old women. Due to this, she finds herself more involved with older friends since they can relate. She met Brittany, Frank’s girlfriend, at the gym, and the two women built a friendship while both being trained by Frank.

Jennifer Aydin

Jennifer Aydin is an ambitious mother of five who’s ready for the next chapter. Growing up on Long Island and working in her parents’ jewelry store, she always wanted to be independent. After earning her business degree at Hofstra University in 2000, she briefly opened her own jewelry store, but closed it after getting engaged to Dr. Bill Aydin in 2001. They have been married for 20 years and have five beautiful children – Justin, 18; Gabby, 15; Jacob, 13; Christian, 11; and Olivia, 9. Coming from a traditional Turkish background, she always puts family first. Her personality and influence are rooted in a social sense of self and a strong set of family values.  Now that Jennifer’s oldest son, Justin, is attending his first year at college, Jennifer is ready to break out of her traditional role as a homemaker and mother, to embrace and launch her first beauty product. “The Ultimate Beauty Pillow: Lips, Lashes, Brows,” which allows you to maintain flawless skin and stabilize all your beauty procedures. This self-proclaimed “funny girl” is ready to show the world what it’s like to laugh out loud. 

Dolores Catania

Dolores Catania was born and raised in Paterson, N.J., one of five children to Chief of Police Lawrence Spagnola and mom, Valerie. On a nontraditional road to fame, Dolores has been a waitress, shampoo girl and a surgical assistant, but it was working in the prison system that made her passionate about helping the less fortunate, especially families suffering in unfair circumstances. As co-parents to two adult children, Dolores and ex-husband Frank Catania have delighted audiences with their unconventional loving relationship as friends despite divorcing decades ago. In 2018, Dolores was voted fan-favorite “Miss Congeniality” across the entire Real Housewives franchise. Dolores has been celebrated for her charitable work, particularly with women’s shelters and animal rescue organizations. She has received the key to the city of Paterson in recognition of her dedication to the community and in 2020 was given the Ambassador of Hope Award by Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn for bringing awareness to women’s health issues.

Margaret Josephs

Margaret Josephs graduated from FIT with a degree in marketing and fashion design and worked at the heart of the New York Garment Center as a dress designer. She resides in Englewood, N.J. with husband Joe. Known for her signature mantra “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget,” Margaret has a book and podcast by the same name and continues to grow her Caviar Dreams brand. Margaret is a certified mocktail queen and is launching her own line of non-alcoholic mocktails, Soirée, with creative director Lexi. As a designer and founder of a global lifestyle brand, she continues to put the fun into function with her cute girly products that embody the term “luxury for less” under her brands Macbeth Collection and Candie Couture by Margaret Josephs. Margaret is active in her local community, which she takes great pride. She raised the pride flag in Englewood this year for the fourth consecutive time and continues to be a fierce LGBTQ+ ally. The ongoing renovation/restoration of her 116-year-old home continues with landscaping, hardscaping and the addition of a pool so she can throw anyone in the pool at her leisure.