(MAINNEWS) – “Real Housewives of New Jersey” newcomer Danielle Cabral insists the tables will flip in Teresa Giudice’s favor this season.
Cabral, 37, explains on an upcoming episode of Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast why she feels the series OG will be “vindicated” once her feud with brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga plays out on the reality show.
“I can’t wait for this season to air because that is the No. 1 question,” the blond beauty says when asked about Giudice’s potential involvement in spreading infidelity rumors about the Gorgas.
“I connect wait for … that narrative to come out and for you guys to see what really happened,” she continues. “Because everybody’s got it wrong.”
In the trailer for Season 13, Cabral is present when Jennifer Aydin — a noted ally of Giudice’s and enemy of the Gorgas — claims that Melissa, 43, had been unfaithful to Joe, 47.
“He saw Melissa in the backseat and she was making out with another guy,” Aydin alleges in the clip.
Cabral says she was “upset” when she heard those words leave Aydin’s mouth.
“I was like, ‘Dang!’ You don’t want to know certain things because then when you know certain things, you’re involved in certain things and it just puts you in those situations you just wish you were never involved in,” she laments.
“And it’s sometimes sucky situations and you’re stuck [between] … a rock and a hard place and you don’t know what to do,” Cabral continues. “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t type of thing.”
The Bravo rookie says she wasn’t necessarily shocked by the nature of the rumors but reiterates that she was frustrated by the position it put her in.
“I think that’s what my realization was. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God,’” she says. “It was like, ‘Oh s—t, now I’m involved.’”
As Page Six exclusively reported in August 2022, Giudice, 50, fell out with the Gorgas after she repeated hurtful hearsay that Melissa cheated on Joe with the couple’s longtime friend Nick Barrotta.
An explosive fight ensued as cameras rolled for the Season 13 finale, resulting in the Gorgas’ decision to skip Giudice’s Aug. 6 nuptials to Luis “Louie Ruelas. Despite the fracas, a source previously told Page Six that the Gorgas — who have been married since 2004 and share three children — “laughed off” the claims.
“Sometimes when things are too toxic and you try over and over and over again and it just keeps coming back around to the same thing, even if it’s family, you have to let it go,” Melissa later said on her “On Display” podcast.
Cabral tells Page Six she attempted to broker peace between Giudice and the Gorgas but was unsuccessful.
“I tried to be that peacemaker in so many ways this season,” she asserts.
Amid the drama, Cabral ultimately grew closer with Giudice and Aydin, impeding meaningful friendships from forming with the duo’s typical onscreen adversaries: Melissa, Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider and fellow newbie Rachel Fuda.
The mother of two — who shares young children, son Dominic and daughter Valentina, with husband Nate Cabral — hopes to at least get along with Fuda, 31 — another young mom — in the near future.
“I hope [I can with] Rachel because, you know, what went down went down. It is what it is. But I feel like we have so many similarities and our friendship was so pure in the beginning,” Danielle explains.
“And I hope we get to a better place. I hope we take this out of being, like, Team A and Team B. Can we just be the new girls on the block and be friends with be cool with each other?”
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Season 13 premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
By Evan Real and Danny Murphy