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Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov could be the next team eliminated from Season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars.” ABC/Eric McCandless


  • Teresa Giudice shared a photo with her "DWTS" co-star Shangela on Instagram
  • The two rivals on the show gushed over their instant connection upon meeting each other
  • Fans expressed joy after seeing the two stars friendly interacting on social media

Teresa Giudice's fans were pleased with her instant "connection" with her "Dancing With the Stars" co-star and rival Shangela.

On Friday, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star, 50, took to Instagram to share a snap she took with the drag queen ahead of the "Dancing With the Stars" Season 31 premiere early this week.

In the snap, the two stars posed side-by-side on the red carpet and smiled for the camera while wearing ballroom outfits. In the accompanying caption, Giudice revealed that she and Shangela instantly clicked the first time they met each other.

"Felt an amazing connection with you as soon as I met you. It's good to be around you when the nerves are kicking in especially on show day. Love, love, love you [red heart emoji]," the reality star wrote.

Shangela quickly responded to her post by commenting, "And I'm looking forward to your movesssss this week! [red heart emoji]."

"Teresa, you have the absolute kindest heart... And killer legs!! It's sooo great getting to spend some time with you, boo!" the 40-year-old former "RuPaul's Drag Race" star added in a follow-up comment.

Giudice's fans were happy to see her forging a cordial relationship with her fellow "DWTS" contestant, so they left positive comments on the post.

"Queens supporting queens," one wrote.

"Awww this makes my heart smile," another added.

"The duo we didn't know we needed," a third user quipped.

Shangela reportedly made history by being the first drag performer to compete in the U.S. version of the "DWTS" franchise, according to NBC.

Meanwhile, Giudice recently opened up about her table-flipping move during her first performance with pro dance partner Pasha Pashkov on the season premiere.

"At first I know I was like, I didn't know if I wanted to do it. [But then], I'm like, 'You know what? I know my fans are gonna love it,'" she said. "I did it for them. And this time I did it with a smile on my face."

The gesture was her way to pay homage to the iconic Season 1 finale of "RHONJ" in which she flipped a dinner table full of food in a fit of rage.

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Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov are competing on Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars.” ABC/Lou Rocco