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RHONJ Season 13: Where the Cast's Friendships and Relationships Stand

RHONJ will return in early 2023 — find out who is in the cast, and where the friendships stand in Season 13.

By Shannon Raphael

The Garden State ladies are back!

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To close out 2022, a teaser trailer for the upcoming 13th season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey officially dropped on December 21. Fans can now catch a glimpse at who is new and who is returning in the cast, and they can also see some of the drama that will transpire. 

Who is in the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13? 

Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, Melissa Gorga, and Margaret Josephs are all returning to RHONJ for Season 13, while Jackie Goldschneider will appear as a friend. Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda are joining the series for the first time, as is friend Jennifer Fessler.

The trailer, which you can watch above, highlights the long-rumored tension between Teresa, her brother, Joe Gorga, and her sister-in-law, Melissa. It also features Teresa's August wedding to Luis "Louie" Ruelas (though their big day will also be the focus of an upcoming special!). Dolores' new relationship with Paul "Paulie" Connell, and the strong reaction from her ex-husband, Frank Catania, will be part of the season, as will the ongoing marital issues between Bill Aydin and Jennifer.

Find out more about what each cast member is going through in Season 13 by scrolling below. 

Teresa Giudice

After finding love, love, love with the man of her dreams, Louie, Teresa is getting ready to plan the wedding of her dreams. Will her issues with Joe and Melissa pop her love bubble?

Melissa Gorga

The Envy By Melissa Gorga owner is in the process of renovating her new house on Season 13, but her contention with Teresa could take center stage in her life. 

Margaret Josephs

Though Margaret thought that she had turned a new page with Jennifer after last year, she soon finds out that the mom of five has been talking to her ex-best friend, as has Teresa. This results in Margaret going on the defense in order to combat the rumors that are spreading.

Dolores Catania

Dolores introduces viewers (and her loved ones!) to her new boyfriend Paulie on Season 13. But while Dolores herself is invested in her Irish beau, her ex-husband Frank isn't as keen on the romance. Will Dolores be able to maintain her strong yet unconventional connection to Frank, or will her romance with Paulie cause a permanent fracture?

Jennifer Aydin

The mom of five worked through some of the darkest moments in her marriage on Season 12, but things aren't completely back on track a year later. In addition to recovering from the gossip surrounding Bill's past affair, Jennifer also isn't seeing eye-to-eye with her husband when it comes to parenting. The two hope that therapy will help, but will it be enough to keep the longtime spouses together?

Danielle Cabral

Danielle is new to the group, but some viewers may have first met her when she appeared on the MTV docuseries, True Life, back in 2006. 

On RHONJ Season 13, Danielle believes she can relate to Melissa, Joe and Teresa right away. As someone whose relationship with her brother has been strained, Danielle wants to lend some advice and expertise to the feuding family members — but it may not be received well.

Rachel Fuda

Rachel shares two young kids with her husband, John Fuda. On her debut season, she's considering whether she will adopt his 15-year-old son from a prior relationship. Following an "abrasive encounter" with Jennifer, Rachel will also bond with Margaret and Melissa. 

Jackie Goldschneider

The writer-attorney is in a good place after deciding to seek treatment for her eating disorder last year. Though Jackie herself is feeling better than ever, she's not exactly on the best of terms with newbies Rachel and Danielle.

Jennifer Fessler

Margaret's close confidante is strong in her opinions, which could land her in some hot water with the rest of the ladies. 

When will RHONJ Season 13 premiere? Mark your calendars for 2023.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 premieres Tuesday, February 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a 75-minute supersized episode. Each week, the episode will stream next day on Peacock

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