RHONJ casting is underway for Season 7, according to a new interview with Real Housewives star Melissa Gorga. Although creator Andy Cohen recently denied that a Season 7 cast was in the works, Gorga confirmed the news on Tuesday.
On March 24, Gorga appeared on Good Day New York, where she addressed the current RHONJ casting.
“We are not confirmed for it. It’s all up in the air. There’s nothing in stone. They’re casting right now. There are no definites.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Cohen addressed the issue of RHONJ casting during an interview with E! News last week. While chatting with correspondent Alicia Quarles, Cohen denied all rumors of possible RHONJ casting, claiming Bravo hadn’t yet begun finding women for Season 7.
“I haven’t seen any New Jersey casting. Here’s the thing they’re [the casting company] doing a wide net so we haven’t cast Jersey. So anything you’ve heard about casting Jersey is not true right now.”
Among the women tied to RHONJ casting rumors for Season 7 have been Maria Bach, and Traci Lynn Johnson. However, after being labeled as a “front-runner” by the New York Daily News, Johnson, along with husband Tiki Barber, denied any involvement with RHONJ casting.
Also speaking to Good Day New York, Gorga gave details about her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice’s stint behind bars.
“(She is doing) really well, really well. I think it’s not easy being away from the children. I think that’s the hardest part. There is a limited amount of free time. She’s always on the phone with her mother and her children.”
As for the rumors regarding Giudice’s allegedly unfaithful husband, Joe, Gorga said tabloids have “no facts ever.”
RHONJ casting rumors began earlier this year after Giudice turned herself in to serve 15-months behind bars. Because Giudice has been such a draw for viewers, many wondered if the show could go on without her.
Ahead of Season 6, RHONJ casting led to Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita’s exit from the series, and the addition of three new wives, Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea, and Nicole Napolitano. However, after ratings on the series declined, Bravo brought back Laurita, and things appeared to take a more positive turn for the series.
With RHONJ casting underway, fans are sure to hear more rumors of possible housewives in the near future. The Real Housewives of New Jersey, however, has not yet been officially confirmed for a seventh season by Bravo.
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