Andy Cohen Clarifies Comment About RHONJ Not Being “Sustainable” Amid Teresa and Melissa’s Feud & Reports of Cast Shakeup, Insists Season 14 “Worked” and Talks Jax and Brittany’s Split

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Andy Cohen Clarifies Comment About RHONJ Not Being "Sustainable" Amid Teresa and Melissa's Feud, Insists Season 14 "Worked" and Talks Jax and Brittany's Split

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Andy Cohen is doubling down on his claim that The Real Housewives of New Jersey is “not sustainable” amid Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga‘s ongoing estrangement and reacting to Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright‘s separation.

On a couple of recent episodes of his Radio Andy talk show, the Watch What Happens Live host, 55, responded to rumors of a potential cast shakeup, insisted that the upcoming 14th season of RHONJ “worked” and was “interesting,” and revealed if he thinks Jax, 44, and Brittany, 35, will get back together.

“[I] want to clear something up or want to add to a comment that I made that has made some news this week,” Andy began on the April 11 episode of SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. “I don’t know when I said it, but apparently, I said it to Brice from Entertainment Tonight, and I don’t know when. I haven’t seen him since BravoCon, I don’t think.”

After noting that he “apparently” said that having Teresa, 51, and Melissa, 45, on a show together when they aren’t speaking was “not sustainable,” Andy confirmed he “[maintains] that statement.”

“It isn’t a sustainable universe to have kind of two camps on the show and I think you see that with [The Real Housewives of Potomac] this season and why a lot of viewers, including me, were frustrated with it, but I will say this: It somehow worked this season,” Andy continued. “We got through the season and it worked and it’s interesting and as I think you see from the trailer, the season is not about Melissa versus Teresa and I think that’s great.”

According to Andy, he believes fans want to see Teresa and Melissa continue on the show, despite his questions about the new seasons.

“They’re both, you know, they’re both stars and they’ve been on the show, you know, forever, so it worked this season, but I stand by what I’m saying that for the future, it’s not sustainable,” Andy added. “[But] I don’t want you to think that what I said was a condemnation on this season.”

On another episode of Andy Cohen Live, Andy reacted to Brittany’s WWHL appearance earlier this month.

“I thought Brittany was very open. I appreciated her honesty,” Andy began.

Then, after noting that 88% of his WWHL audience said she shouldn’t reconcile with Jax, Andy stated that Brittany “knew where those votes were going.”

“Will they get back together? I don’t know. I think they might,” he continued.

As for how they could continue on with their roles on The Valley, Andy made it clear that a divorce wouldn’t result in them being axed.

“They could be separated on that show. They could be divorced. Look at [Tom Sandoval] and [Ariana Madix]. [The show’s] about couples getting along, co-parenting, [and] friend [groups],” he stated, adding, “They could also exist as a divorced couple on that show. Co-parenting.”

The Valley season one airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.