The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion was filmed Friday, September 7th, and it was LONG and INTENSE, read below for more info.
Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice were in the same room for the first time in a year! And reports say Teresa is not speaking to any of the other ladies!
Seasons 3 and 4 of RHONJ were shot back-to-back, so what we are watching now actually occurred a year ago.
“This is a super important day for both ladies [Teresa and Caroline],” a former Real Housewife tells The Huffington Post. “They haven’t seen or spoken with each other in over a year. The pressure is on as the reunion shows are not only the highest-rated but they’re also an audition to decide who is invited back for next season. Pay careful attention to where the producers sit each of the ladies on the couch. The ladies that sit closest to Andy [Cohen, the show’s executive producer and host of the reunion episode] are the ones producers think are the most important and want to invite back. If you are seated at the other end of the sofa, you better make sure you perform, or it could be your last show.”
One of the cast members reveals, “We are picked up by cars early in the morning and taken to the venue to do hair and makeup. Then producers want us to start taping at 11 a.m. until, well, as long as it takes! It will for sure be all day. We have all been given the last three unaired episodes to watch and it is brutal. This is going to be a blood bath. And let’s not forget that free booze is available all day.”
A Bravo insider tells The Huffington Post the location is so secret that even the ladies do not know for sure where they are going before they arrive. Phones are also banned from the set while they tape.
This reunion is sure to be one of the most dramatic- EVER. We wonder if Dina Manzo will make an appearance? Poor Andy Cohen… but we hope he gives us a preview when WWHL returns this Sunday.
UPDATE: @NaughtyNiceRob says Caroline and Teresa got the best seats (one on either side of Andy), and at 4:45 EST they were still taping. He says, “it’s war, and it’s amazing.”
UPDATE: The Season 4 Reunion of the RHONJ reportedly stopped taping at around 11PM EST! What a long day! It’s going to be crazy! How many parts do you think it will have?
We got this picture from a source that says this is the setting of the Reunion.
Photo Credit: Bravo