Teresa Giudice Sets the Record Straight on ‘RHONJ’ Exit Rumors

"When Bravo wants me to leave, that's when I'll leave."

Elizabeth Randolph - Author

Jul. 10 2024, Updated 12:32 p.m. ET

 Teresa Giudice attends at Spago on November 29, 2023
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There are some Bravo stars that fans can’t imagine the network without. And for many Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers, the first person that comes to mind is Miss “Namaste” herself — Teresa Giudice.

Teresa has been with RHONJ since Season 1 and has only left during her time away at “camp,” better known to the rest of us as her 11-month stay in prison for multiple counts of fraud.

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Since returning from serving time, Teresa declared she was committing to maintaining her Bravo reign until the end. However, after a challenging Season 13 of RHONJ for the mother of four and her second husband, Louie Ruelas, rumors circulated that she might leave. Despite these rumors, Teresa stayed on for Season 14, leaving fans wondering if she has the stamina to continue. In a July 2024 interview, Teresa finally addressed the rumors, which should put them to rest for good.

The 'RHONJ' Season 14 cast
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Is Teresa Giudice leaving ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’?

No, Teresa isn't leaving RHONJ and doesn't plan on going anywhere until Bravo gives her the boot. During a July 2024 interview on Live With Kelly & Mark, Kelly brought up the rumors about Teresa leaving the show, which Teresa suggested may have stemmed from her castmates. However, she clarified for fans, "No, I'm not leaving." She added, "When Bravo wants me to leave, that’s when I’ll leave."

While Teresa will continue with the series, she won't be present for the RHONJ Season 14 reunion—and that's because there won't be one. After a disastrous Season 13 reunion, where many cast members yelled over each other, Bravo decided to ax the reunion. However, Teresa says there will be a closing show to wrap up the season, so fans should stay tuned.

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Here's a recap of the "memorable" moments from the brutal Season 13 of 'RHONJ'

With Season 13 standing out as one of the more memorable seasons of the show, we thought it made sense to recap some of those heated moments that likely fueled rumors Teresa would eventually leave.

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RHONJ Season 13 saw Teresa planning her wedding and trying to find peace, but the feud between her, Joe, and Melissa continued.

Teresa fought with Melissa and Joe over Teresa's wedding, a failed pizza oven idea, and allegations of cheating and abuse from both parties.

The finale revealed that Louie had hired a private investigator, Bo Dietl, to find information about Melissa, Joe, and several other cast members, which Louie has since denied.

During the final part of the Season 13 reunion three-part special, Melissa made another claim about Tre, including her eldest daughter, Gia.

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(l-r): Gia Giudice and Teresa Giudice on the red carpet.
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Melissa said Teresa’s daughter told Joe he could “do better” than Melissa.

The accusation was so vile that Teresa called her then 22-year-old daughter from Coachella to share her side of the story. Gia denied ever insulting her aunt Melissa. She said she told her uncle to do better and honor their late parents by walking Teresa down the aisle in their father Nonno’s place. Gia also shamed Joe for calling her a liar.

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Following Gia’s call, Melissa and Joe doubled down on their claim that they didn’t make the story up, with Melissa asking, “Why would he ever make that up?” Teresa quickly replied to Melissa’s question with “because he’s married to you,” before telling Joe she couldn’t “understand” how her brother fell out, stating, “I was always good to you.”

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Teresa and Joe continued going back and forth as Tre reminded her brother they were once “best friends.” Then, after a few moments, Teresa jumped out of her seat, said she couldn’t take the drama anymore, and called the situation “disgusting” before walking out of the reunion.

“This is not the way I would raise my children,” Teresa says while walking away and calling out their "Mommy and Daddy." “You should be ashamed of yourself.”

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Teresa yelled, “Don’t come following me!” to the cameras as Louie followed her to her dressing room. Backstage, the couple calls Gia again and shares how done they are with Melissa and Joe. Thankfully, after talking with Andy, Teresa returned to the stage to finish the reunion.

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Teresa’s feud with Melissa has not been resolved and the two are now estranged.

Although fans will continue to see Teresa appear in future seasons of RHONJ, they shouldn't expect any joyous scenes with Melissa and Joe moving forward.

After Teresa returned to the reunion stage, she clarified that she wanted nothing to do with her brother or Melissa ever again. During their final scene together, Tre told her brother in Italian that she was “heartbroken” by their feud and had nothing more to say about it.

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(l-r): Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga, and Teresa Giudice
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Joe also shared where he stands with his sister and said he would “never say never” regarding being on good terms with her again. He then added he would “always love” his only sister and said he would always be by her side if a tragedy happened. However, Joe said he and Louie were never going to see eye-to-eye.

“[The] best thing to do is, [you] forget about me, and I will forget about you,” Joe said to his sister and Louie. “That’s it.”

As for Melissa and Teresa, the sisters-in-law continue to keep their distance from one another.

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