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Michelle Pais

Other than Jennifer Aydin offending Melissa Gorga and her cronies Margaret Josephs and  Jackie Goldscnheider constantly, the most recent Real Housewives of New Jersey cast gets along pretty well. Without Danielle Staub’s hair-pulling antics, we are left with a pretty harmonious cast… which makes for boring TV.

They have to be adding someone else to the group, right? Nothing has been officially confirmed, but there are rumors floating around on social media along with some photo evidence.

Jana Kramer

A lot of people would be better off not being on reality TV. Jana Kramer is one of them. For the readers scratching their heads, Jana was a top 4 finalist on Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. She also ruined the later seasons of One Tree Hill by playing an annoying character desperate to ruin Brook Davis’ relationship with Julien. Today, she co-hosts the podcast, “Whine Down,” with cheating husband, Michael Caussin. She’s also a country singer, so triple threat!

Jana tends to over-share on social media. In theory, this should make her a fantastic Housewife. Michael, an ex-NFL player, is Jana’s third husband. In addition to the podcast, they share two young children. The couple married in 2015 and separated in 2016 because of Michael’s “massive sex addition.” They renewed their vows in 2017. But a minute later Jana was airing their dirty laundry on the podcast and blaming hot nannies for breaking up marriages. Obviously, the best way for Jana and Michael to slow down this rollercoaster is to audition for a Bravo reality show.

Joe Giudice Real Housewives Of New Jersey

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice have been through hell and back. Since the couple’s debut on Real Housewives of New Jersey they have had major ups and downs. From losing their parents and having their family fall apart.

We have seen the couple go head to head with Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga many times throughout the years.  The longtime couple has never backed down from a fight, no matter who it is with. Joe Giudice is now taking his old moves that he previously reserved for his brother-in-law and moving them into the boxing ring!

Melissa Gorga Real Housewives Of New Jersey

It has been a difficult few years for the Giudice/Gorga family, to say the least. Earlier this month, Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga shared the heartbreaking news that their father Giacinto Gorga passed away. “Nonno,” as he was referred to by his family, was a beloved character by his grandchildren and RHONJ fans alike.

Since Nonno’s passing on April 3rd,  Teresa and Joe have both been sharing family photos on their respective Instagram accounts. Their kids have posted sweet messages and tributes to their grandfather. Joe Giudice also posted some touching tributes to his father-in-law. Now, Melissa Gorga is speaking out on how the family is coping with their loss.

Margaret Josephs Real Housewives Of New Jersey

One of the saddest stories to come out of the Bravo family in a long time was the death of Teresa Giudice’s father, Giacinto Gorga. We all know him as the affectionately named “Nonno” from the show. Nonno passed away on April 3rd and most of his family has opened up their hearts and shared their grief on social media since then.  Both Teresa and Joe Gorga’s kids posted loving thoughts and messages on Instagram. So did Joe Giudice, saying of his father-in-law, “Thank you for setting an example for us and my girls-you’re an exemplary example. We benefited from it every day.”

It’s going to be hard to watch Real Housewives of New Jersey without Nonno. Throughout the years, we’ve seen him as the center of his entire family. We even saw his grief when his beloved wife, Antonia Goga died back in 2017. I will never forget watching Nonno cry over missing his wife. But Nonno gave us so many good times on the show and it’s clear that it’s not just his family that will miss him.

Nonno Giacinto Gorga RHONJ

On April 3, Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga shared that their father, Giacinto Gorga, passed away. The lovable man became a paternal figure for Joe and Teresa’s friends and even the Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers.

Joe and Teresa’s kids always called Giacinto “Nonno,” which is the Italian word for “grandfather.” Even the RHONJ viewers have affectionately referred to him as “Nonno” throughout the years. Aside from the obvious sadness for the Giudice and Gorga family members, there’s all an additional hurdle during this time period. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, people are not allowed to partake in large gatherings. Of course, there’s a major risk of spreading and contracting the virus.

Teresa Giudice & Joe Gorga’s Children React To The Death Of Their Grandfather

Real Housewives of New Jersey fans learned the sad news that Giacinto Gorga, the father of Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, passed away on April 3. It was clear that Giacinto, known as “Nonno,” had struggled with health issues recently. Both  Melissa Gorga, and Teresa had asked fans to pray for the beloved patriarch of the Gorga family.

Nonno was a part of RHONJ from the very beginning. Nonno loved being in the kitchen. He could boil an octopus like nobody’s business, and I loved seeing him cook with his granddaughters. Ever since the death of Nonno’s wife, Antonia, Nonno had been living with Teresa and her four daughters. He was a huge part of their lives, and a support during Joe Giudice’s incarceration and deportation woes.

Joe Giudice Real Housewives Of New Jersey

It’s a sad day for the Bravo family. Real Housewives of New Jersey patriarch and fan favorite, Nonno (real name Giacinto Gorga) has passed away. His death is an extra tough pill for the family to swallow since it comes only three years after wife Antonia passed away from pneumonia.

As the father to star Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, Nonno has been around since the show’s beginning. With good reason – for a reality show that focuses heavily on close-knit Italian families, Nonno was right where he belonged. It was hard not to love him as he stepped up to help his granddaughters when Teresa went to jail, followed by her husband Joe Giudice. By far my favorite Nonno memory is from last season when he boiled a full octopus at 6:15 in the morning.