Joe And Melissa Gorga New Friends With Potential ‘RHONJ’ Cast Members, Teresa Giudice’s Youngest Daughter Thinks She’s Working

It seems as if the rumors of former NFL player Tiki Barber and his wife Traci Lynn Johnson joining The Real Housewives of New Jersey may come true. On Tuesday, Melissa posted a photo of her and Joe having dinner with Tiki and Traci.

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Traci Johnson, Tiki Barber, Melissa Gorga, and Joe Gorga at dinner on Tuesday, March 21, 2015.

They had such a good time together that after dinner, they went for some after-dinner drinks. Perhaps the two couples have been friends for a while and their going out to dinner after rumors coming out of Tiki and Traci joining the show is just a coincidence? Tiki’s caption for the after-dinner drinks photo clearly states that Joe and Melissa are “new friends.”

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Traci Johnson,Tiki Barber, Melissa Gorga, and Joe Gorga getting after-dinner drinks on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, when executive producer Andy Cohen was asked about two weeks ago about Tiki and Traci joining the show, he said that the rumor is “so false.” He explained that no one has been cast yet. However, he did not actually say that Tiki and Traci aren’t currently in negotiations or considering an offer.

“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.”

During that interview, Andy also said that he hasn’t seen Melissa Gorga’s sister-in-law and co-star Teresa Giudice since she began her prison sentence in early January. Speaking of Teresa, on Wednesday morning Us Weekly gave the public their first glimpse of Teresa since she entered prison when it published a photo that Teresa took with her family in the prison’s visitation room. The cover photo shows Teresa with short curly hair, makeup on her face and wearing a green jumpsuit.

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In the accompanying interview, Teresa’s husband Joe said that he cries, even more than their daughters, when the weekly visits come to an end. Joe also revealed that their youngest daughter, 5-year-old Audriana, simply “thinks [Teresa]’s working.” Perhaps Joe and Teresa explained that she’s away making a movie?

On Tuesday, the Inquisitr reported that Joe Giudice recently spoke out to another media outlet about the possibility of Teresa Giudice returning back to The Real Housewives of New Jersey alongside Joe and Melissa Gorga. He said that “the numbers would have to be very big in order to go back” and that so far, they have not received an offer.

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