PHOTOS: RHONJ Cast Films First Group Event for Season 14 at Jenn Fessler’s Birthday, See Who’s Returning as Sources Share What Went Down

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PHOTOS: RHONJ Cast Films First Season 14 Group Event at Jenn Fessler's Birthday, See Who's Returning as Sources Share What Went Down

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The cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunited on Tuesday night for their first group event at Jennifer Fessler‘s birthday.

As the ladies of season 14 celebrated their co-star’s 53rd birthday, a number of photos and a video were shared on Instagram, along with a couple of insider accounts that claimed Teresa Giudice, 51, left the event upset after ignoring sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, 44. A source also claimed that John Fuda, 35, feuded with Dolores Catania‘s boyfriend, Paul “Paulie” Connell.

“I was at [Fessler’s] party. It was so much fun and everyone got along for the most part until something went down with Paulie and John Fuda,” a source told All About the Real Housewives on Instagram. “Paulie ended up leaving and seemed irritated.”

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Another insider added, “Melissa was irrelevant at the party. No one even cared that she was there. Teresa paid no attention to her.”

teresa giudice ignores melissa gorga amid rhonj season 14

As RHONJ fans well know, Teresa and Melissa didn’t end season 13 in a good place. In fact, they were completely estranged from one another amid their ongoing cast feud, and many wondered if they would agree to film together for the new season.

Although Teresa and Melissa were both present at Jenn’s party, Teresa didn’t seem to take any photos with her. And in a video, she seemed to be upset as she and Jennifer Aydin, 46, left the bash.

“Tre saying I’m not doing this… They’re busting people for taking pics… Now they’re talking to someone on [Jennifer Aydin’s] cell on speakerphone. Pissed about someone or something and called someone to share that,” Bravo and Cocktails shared on their Instagram page.

Teresa and Jennifer seemed to stay close during Jenn’s birthday party and took a selfie together amid filming.

“[RHONJ] season 14 is fully underway now with the first group event taking place last night at [Jennifer Fessler]’s birthday party!” Dorinda Deadly announced on Instagram on August 15, along with Teresa and Jennifer’s selfie.

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Also included in the post were solo images of Danielle Cabral, 37, Jennifer, and Dolores, 52, and an image of Margaret Josephs, 56, and her husband, Joe Benigno, 69, en route to the event.

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The outlet also shared a couple of group photos, one of which featured Jackie Goldschneider, 46, Teresa, Jenn, Jen, and Jen’s mom and sister, and another that included Melissa, Jenn, Margaret, Rachel Fuda, 32, Jackie, and Danielle.

rhonj cast attends jennifer fessler birthday amid season 14

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 14 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime in early 2024.