Melissa Gorga Claims Andy Cohen Refuses to Cast Snooki on 'RHONJ'

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Lindsay Cronin

Melissa Gorga and the Real Housewives of New Jersey have heard for years that it is a possibly that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will one day join the cast of their Bravo reality show. However, as they have also heard, Polizzi has long shot the idea know.

While there are certainly a number of fans who would love to see the Jersey Shore cast member on the long-running series, and hope she'll one day change her mind, she wouldn't be welcomed to the series even if she did want to join.

Melissa Gorga Was Questioned About Snooki On Her Podcast

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During a recent episode of her On Display podcast, via The Sun, Gorga was joined by Bravo fanatic Danny Pellegrino. And, as they chatted about The Real Housewives of New Jersey, he questioned the longtime cast member about whether or not fans would ever see Polizzi in a cameo or other role.

In response, Gorga told Pellegrino and her listeners that they shouldn't hold their breath because Andy Cohen, the creator of the franchise, is completely against the casting idea.

Andy Cohen Gives Snooki's Potential Role On 'RHONJ' A 'Hard No'

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After confirming that she and Polizzi, who both share three children with their husbands, Joe Gorga and Lorenzo LaValle, respectively, are "friends," Gorga revealed Cohen is not open to Polizzi joining the show.

“[He] gives her such a hard no,” Gorga admitted. “He’s just like, ‘Don’t even say it.’”

“Whenever I would go to him and be like ‘Hello! She’s married now, she has three kids, she lives around the block. She’s great for this, I think,’ and he just looks at me like ‘No,’” Gorga continued.

Melissa Gorga Understands Andy Cohen's Decision

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Gorga went on to say that Cohen "is just not having it" when it comes to her ongoing encouragement towards the idea of Polizzi becoming part of the cast.

She also revealed that while it makes sense to add Polizzi in certain areas, she understands why there are cons to every pro.

“To his defense, they typically do not like to cast other people who have already been on a different reality show,” Gorga said. “They prefer to find an authentic lady living in New Jersey with a crazy life an a Bentley.”

'RHONJ' Isn't The Only Show Snooki Isn't Welcome On

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Also on the podcast, Gorga revealed that Polizzi had shared with her that she's also blocked from appearing on another Bravo show.

"You know what she said to me when she was on my show? That he won’t even accept her for Watch What Happens Live anymore. So, I don’t know," Gorga stated.

For more of Gorga and her cast mates, don't miss the season 12 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which is set to air on Bravo on Tuesday, February 1, at 8/7c.