RHONJ's Teresa Giudice 'didn't want sister-in-law Melissa Gorga to star on Housewives All-Stars with her'

REAL Housewives of New Jersey OG Teresa Giudice reportedly didn't want her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga to star on the Housewives All-Stars spinoff with her.

Her castmate Jennifer Aydin recently divulged on a podcast the mom-of-four would have preferred to film the new show alongside a different franchise costar.

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Jennifer told the Slut Pig podcast: “The way that I saw that they casted, I was under the assumption that they picked the ones that had the most longevity on the show, so actually, it made sense to me that it was Melissa and Teresa.”

Jennifer divulged of Teresa's hope for casting: “I mean, Teresa did say, ‘I wish I was going with you or Dolores [Catania].

"What am I gonna do with her [Melissa]?’

"But I was like, ‘No, you guys will have fun!’ And she’s like, ‘It is what it is.’”

Jennifer went on: “But listen, Teresa didn’t say that because she has a problem with Melissa…

"She just has such a good time with me and Dolores. So, she was just like, ‘I wish I was going with my two really good girlfriends.’

"I was like, ‘Sorry, Teresa, you can do all the work like usual.’”

Last month Teresa announced the Real Housewives OG's have finished filming their all-stars mini-series.

Along with Teresa and Melissa, the tropical Turks and Caicos vacation spin-off featured Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Kyle Richards.

Teresa shared a snap of the six ladies posed on a boat deck wearing bright-colored bathing suits and coverups.

"That’s a wrap!!!" the reality star captioned her shot, adding a series of hashtags:"@bravotv #allstars #rhonj #rhony #rhoa #rhob @peacocktv #icons #paradise"

A production insider recently told The Sun: “The cast size had to be cut down to seven, as the largest-sized house the show could book is seven bedrooms due to Covid protocols. 

"An 8th person is going to be added halfway, and will be teased as some sort of twist.”

Although the surprise guest has not been confirmed, both Jill Zarin and Vicki Gunvalson were considered.

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