Melissa Gorga and the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey wrapped filming on season 6 over a year ago, but still, they don’t appear to have started filming season 7. According to a number of reports, the reason behind the late start is the current incarceration of Teresa Giudice. However, judging by a new photo, filming could begin sooner rather than later.
On June 4, amid casting rumors on the upcoming seventh season, Melissa Gorga shared a photo of herself on Instagram, along with two women, who have been rumored to be joining the cast in recent months.
“Having a liquid lunch with these two jersey girls… @snookinic @traciljohnson They are next door neighbors!”
In Melissa Gorga’s photo was Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, formerly of MTV’s Jersey Shore, and Traci Lynn Johnson, the wife of former NFL pro Tiki Barber, both of whom have made headlines in recent months for their alleged participation in the upcoming series.
A short time later, Melissa Gorga shared a second photo.
In February, a Life & Style source claimed Polizzi was determined to be a part of The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s seventh season, and even changed her media team in an effort to increase her chances of landing the gig.
“[Snooki’s] trying to get on the show! It would be a perfect fit for her. [Members of] the Jersey Shore audience are now becoming housewives themselves.
“She just changed her whole media team. She’s gearing up for a change in her career, and being on Housewives makes sense for her.”
Meanwhile, as the Inquisitr previously reported, Melissa Gorga’s other neighbor, Johnson, was rumored to be in talks to join the show just one month later.
Traci lives just down the road from the production company. She and Tiki moved to NJ a few years ago,” a source told E! News in March. “They are next door neighbors with Snooki.”
“When producers approached Traci, they told her they were revamping the show. Their goal is to include more well-known names and make New Jersey look more glamorous, like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Melissa Gorga has been spending time with Johnson since the report first hit the web, which has only added fuel to the fire. However, with no official confirmation from Bravo in regard to The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 7 cast, it’s hard to tell what the new installment will look like.
[Photo via Instagram]