Margaret Josephs got into a “screaming match” with new Housewife Danielle Cabral at the RHONJ Season 13 finale taping minutes after Joe Gorga and Louie Ruelas were involved in a physical altercation, sources confirm EXCLUSIVELY to TV Deets.
Even though RHONJ Season 13 doesn’t premiere until sometime next year, a source close to production has spilled all of the tea on the recent finale taping and it sounds like the cast topped off a very dramatic season with an even more dramatic final party.
Just last week, Frank Catania—the ex-husband of Housewife Dolores Catania—revealed that the fighting got so bad at the Great Gatsby-themed finale taping hosted by Dolores and her new boyfriend Paulie Connell that security had to separate various members of the cast.
According to our source, Joe allegedly “charged” Louie after a brief argument, kicking off an almost-brawl with various cast members caught up in the fray. We hear that the drama had to do with Teresa Giudice’s wedding, which took place just days after the Season 13 finale taping, and that Joe didn’t like how Louie spoke to Melissa Gorga during their conversation. Security had to get involved and physically restrain Joe from moving any closer to Louie.
Margaret Josephs also took on new Housewife Danielle Cabral with the two getting into a “screaming match” that only added to the chaos, according to our source.
Bravo must be happy with what they’ve seen so far as our insider says that Margaret and Danielle’s feud has the potential to dominate a good portion of the just-wrapped season.
As fans are well aware, Teresa Giudice’s wedding—which was filmed for an upcoming spinoff—took place the weekend following the RHONJ Season 13 finale taping and while many of Teresa’s co-stars attended, Joe and Melissa Gorga missed the big day.
RHONJ Season 13 cast confirmed
Jennifer Aydin, Jackie Goldschneider, Dolores Catania, and Margaret Josephs, along with Season 13 newbies Jennifer Guterman-Fessler and Danielle Cabral, were all in attendance at Teresa’s wedding. Rachel Fuda, who is also a part of the Season 13 cast, was MIA and later posted a photo to social media hanging out with Melissa.
Danielle will be a new full-time Housewife and Rachel is also in the running for a full-time spot, with Jennifer set to be an official Friend of the Housewives, our source confirms.
While the cast has yet to comment on the specifics of the new season, Melissa told Page Six over the weekend that viewers will get “a lot of answers” about the drama once the episodes start airing.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is expected to return with Season 13 in early 2023.