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What We Know About the Teresa, Joe, and Melissa Drama from the RHONJ Season 13 Premiere

A first look at the RHONJ Season 13 premiere touches on the tension between Teresa Giudice and Joe and Melissa Gorga.

By Jocelyn Vena

The drama is brewing in the Garden State between Teresa Giudice and Joe and Melissa GorgaThe Real Housewives of New Jersey family is dealing with their issues and challenging dynamic in Season 13 — and in a first look at the new season, which premieres on Tuesday, February 7, we’re also getting a sneak peek at where the family stands in their ups and downs as the season takes off.

The Details from the 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.

As you can see in the clip above, Melissa and Joe sit down and reflect on what has led to their falling-out with Teresa and how they feel about potentially moving forward with her. Find out what they have to share by checking out the full preview ahead of Tuesday’s premiere, above.

In another moment from Episode 1 of Season 13, Teresa shares her side and reveals why she thinks there is a rift in her family. Check it out, below.

Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Her Rift With Melissa Gorga

In case you need a little refresher on what is happening between the siblings and siblings-in-law, we have a breakdown of their recent rift below.

A Look Back at Season 12

Melissa Gorga Is Upset to Learn She Won't Be a Bridesmaid in Teresa Giudice's Wedding

The drama in the new season of RHONJ stems, in part, from the issues they faced in Season 12 that were also on display at that season’s reunion, particularly whether Teresa would include Melissa as a bridesmaid at her wedding that summer. By the time of Teresa’s wedding in August, the tension with her brother and sister-in-law had hit a new high (she later confirmed she didn’t receive a gift from them amid their rift).

The Drama Around Teresa’s Wedding That Led to the Division

At the Season 12 reunion, Teresa noted that Melissa wouldn’t be a bridesmaid at her wedding. Since then, at BravoCon 2022, Joe commented on his sister’s relationship and offered up a rather shady take on Teresa and Louie’s future. Also at BravoCon, held in October 2022, the siblings exchanged a lot of heated words with one another, all while never being in the same room.

Gia and Antonia’s Take on Their Family’s Tensions

The Giudice and Gorga kids are in the middle of the emotional dynamics. And we know how Gia Giudice and Antonia Gorga feel about what it has been like to witness it all.

Still to Come on RHONJ Season 13...

Your First Look at The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13

As a press release notes, the family dynamics will play a big part in the season. “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?" the press release reads, adding, “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.”

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


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