Star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Melissa Gorga sparked casting rumors yesterday when she posted photos of herself on Instagram, along with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore fame), and Traci Lynn Johnson (wife of former Giants player, Tiki Barber).
Snooki and Traci Lynn have been rumored in the past to be joining the cast of the RHONJ. There have also been rumblings of Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s wife, Lisa joining the show.
Melissa posted the following photo on Instagram with the caption, “Having a liquid lunch with these two jersey girls…@snookinic @traciljohnson They are next door neighbors!”
Both Snooki and Traci Lynn live in New Jersey and would be perfect additions to the Bravo hit-reality show, however, both have personally confirmed they will not be joining the drama-packed show.
Back in February, Snooki turned to her blog to clear up the rumors.
“Remember when we were talking about the housewives and what my tag line would be? Well everybody thought that I was going to join The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” she wrote. “It is in the freaking magazines and no it’s not true, it’s not happening. I don’t want to be a damn housewife.”
Shortly after, Traci Lynn also shot down casting rumors when confronted by a TMZ cameraman, “No, don’t believe everything you read,” Johnson said outside a New York City restaurant in March.
Andy Cohen spoke out about season 7 casting rumors in March,
“I haven’t seen any Jersey casting,” Andy said about the rumors. “Here’s the thing: they’re doing a wide net so we haven’t cast Jersey. So anything you’ve heard about casting Jersey is not true right now.”
The future of RHONJ is still in limbo with Teresa Giudice currently serving time in prison and producers currently looking for new blood to shake things up. And it’s still unclear where it stands with Teresa doing the show or not doing the show. Stay tuned.