Andy Cohen Admits He Can See Teresa or Melissa Leaving RHONJ, Explains How They Were “Refreshing” Amid Feud, Plus He Discusses New RHOBH Season Without Rinna, Scandoval, and RHONY Cast

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Andy Cohen Calls Teresa and Melissa’s Season 13 “Refreshing,” Says He Believes They Can “Co-Exist” despite Reunion Promises, Addresses Current State of RHOBH, and Scandoval Drama

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Andy Cohen called Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga “refreshing” on Season 13 and said he believes they can “co-exist” despite the family members‘ claims on the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion.

The exec addressed the current state of several Bravo franchises, including the newest season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – without Lisa Rinna.

When Andy was asked if he could imagine a RHONJ cast without either Melissa or Teresa, the producer told Us Weekly, “I can imagine anything.”

He shared it’s “hard” to envision the show without both stars, though Teresa stated in last month’s reunion that she can’t “wait to never see [Melissa’s] f—king face again after today,” and told her sister-in-law, “You’re leaving.”

In his recent interview, Andy said the “level of hatred” between Teresa and Melissa was “at a 10” during the reunion, and watching them fight deeply saddened him.

Speaking with E! News, the Watch What Happens Live host shared his overall take on the sister-in-law drama.

“I thought there was something very refreshing about them this season co-existing to the point of everyone realizing how much they hated each other … But they were around each other, so I think they can co-exist.”

While he admitted the reunion had a “pretty negative” ending, he suggested hope for the future. “We’ll see,” he said. “I don’t know, but we’ll see.”

Andy also addressed RHOBH season 13, which was filmed without Lisa Rinna. “[It] went great. It’s fresh, it’s new, it’s fun,” said the exec, in his interview with Us Weekly.

He then teased the all-new cast of Real Housewives of New York. “Once we started shooting with the women, I was like, ‘Oh, we cast the right group,” said the host. ”I’m excited for people to get to know them, and I think once people hear their backstories also, it’s really powerful.”

As for the Vanderpump Rules affair scandal involving Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss, Andy answered, “I think we’re all taking a permanent break … It sounds like [Raquel’s] taking care of herself, and that’s what she should be doing.”

When asked about the baby Dior dress which Jen Shah gave as a gift to his daughter Lucy, Andy revealed, “I donated it.”

His decision seems to indicate he’s distancing himself from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, who’s now in prison after pleading guilty to fraud.