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We Found the One Thing That Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga Agree On

Despite parting ways at the RHONJ Season 13 reunion, the sisters-in-law were in agreement about *this* subject.

By Allison Crist

The drama between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga (and, of course, Joe Gorga) became too much for the sisters-in-law to handle after The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13, and during the third and final part of the reunion, they agreed to part ways for the time being.

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However, it turns out there’s at least one thing Teresa and Melissa have in common after Season 13, and that’s their love of Claire, mom of Dolores Catania’s Irish boyfriend, Paul “Paulie” Connell

Teresa, Melissa, and their RHONJ castmates reflect on their Ireland trip

Teresa and Melissa, along with the rest of the RHONJ cast, shared their love of Claire during Episode 19 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey After Show while reflecting on their trip to Ireland, where they were able to meet Paulie’s mother. 

“I loved his mom,” Teresa said of Claire, while Melissa described her as “cute.” 

Jennifer Fessler, said, “She was absolutely fabulous,” while Jackie Goldschneider called her “really sweet.” 

“She looked like the little Shoebox lady!” Jennifer Aydin added. “The Shoebox lady, but with short hair.”

Jennifer also joked that she “wouldn’t want to mess with her,” and Margaret Josephs agreed. “I would say don’t get on the wrong side of Claire,” Margaret said. “’Cause you could see, you know, Paul’s her baby boy. She’s a little spitfire.”

Dolores Catania Paul Connell Engagement Update

Dolores’ Connection with Paulie and His Family

Lucky for Dolores, it appears she is not only on Claire’s good side but also has her approval as Paulie’s girlfriend. As Jennifer Aydin pointed out while recalling the group’s sit-down with Claire in Ireland, “She was looking at Dolores with such admiration. She didn’t see none of us in the room. I thought it was so cute.”

Weighing in for herself, Dolores said, “Her son is here by himself. He has no family here. And I’m a mother of a son, and if there was a woman in his life, the likes of me, I would be very happy. How could she not like me?”