Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Out of all of the shows in the Real Housewives franchise, the New Jersey one is definitely the one with the biggest focus on family time. Not only is this evident from watching the show, but it’s also clear if you follow any of the cast members on social media. They are always with their kids and extended family members.

Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga, and their adorable (and always well-behaved) kids look like they had a blast at Melissa’s cousin’s wedding. And of course they all looked great while doing so.

Real Housewives of New Jersey and Summer House

Oh the poor Hamptons. First Summer House invades, much to everyone’s dismay, then Real Housewives Of New Jersey shows up.

Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker attended the Bella White Party (which previously has both RHOBH and Farrah Abraham infamy) where they partied alongside Summer House castmates Stephen McGee and The Wirkus Twins. Well, at least Teresa Giudice remained in Jersey.

Danielle Staub Celebrates Birthday With Surprise Party & RHONJ Cast

Danielle Staub turned 55 this week and celebrated with family, plus a surprise birthday party thrown by her 20th fiancé Marty Caffey, which was also attended by some of her Real Housewives Of New Jersey castmates.

I’m guessing this means RHONJ is still filming as Danielle’s new BFF Teresa Giudice was there, along with new Housewife Margaret Josephs and rumored possible castmate Alisa Maria Fronzaglia, who is a friend of Teresa’s and has been filming intermittently with the ladies for a while – for years actually. We’ll see if she actually makes the cut this year! 

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It’s good to be Melissa Gorga these days. If you follow her on Instagram, it seems like she is having the summer of her life with beach vacation after beach vacation. I do not blame her though, I feel like anyone would need a few beach trips to recover after filming a Real Housewives of New Jersey season.

Unfortunately, the RHONJ viewers never get to see these fun, family beach trips on the show. That’s probably because they don’t provide any drama, but they sure do look relaxing and Melissa’s bathing suits are dope (and are the perfect way to promote her store Envy, obviously).

Teresa Giudice - Standing Strong Memoir

There’s never a dull moment in Teresa Giudice‘s life. Less than a year after being released from federal prison, Teresa suffered the tragic loss of her mother Antonia and the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star admits that nothing she’s endured has been harder than this. 

Teresa has been working through her grief with yoga and writing. She recently shared more details about her upcoming memoir, Standing Strong, which is about finding her way back to herself and figuring out how to handle not only Joe Giudice‘s prison sentence, but also her mother’s unexpected passing by finding zen and learning to rely on Joe and Melissa Gorga.

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How is Snooki not a Real Housewife of New Jersey yet? It would make so much sense. She would bring some much-needed entertainment value to the show. Plus, she’s already friends with Melissa Gorga. Unfortunately, I have no say in the casting process of this show, but I did get a sneak peak of how great this idea is when Nicole and Melissa both posted photos hanging with each other’s families at the beach.

Nicole Polizzi would be adorable and hilarious as a housewife – at least in my opinion. And I feel like she would get Melissa into some fun/funny situations outside of feuding with Kim D over their rival clothing stores. Unfortunately, the upcoming RHONJ season has already been filmed and my girl Snooki is not a part of the cast, but just think about what could have been: an iconic reality TV crossover opportunity.

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Unfortunately, Brandi Glanville was unable to make it for the Vagina Monologues performances in Michigan with Teresa Giudice and nemesis Kenya Moore. I was really looking forward to hearing about Brandi and Kenya’s interaction, but Ashley Darby ended up taking Brandi’s place.

It’s always interesting when Housewives from different cities are in the same place and this just seems like the most random grouping of ladies. I would love to see some videos of the women reading some dramatic monologue during their performances. Or better yet some footage of the Housewives hanging out between shows. Now that would be a show worth watching.

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In my opinion the biggest star on Real Housewives of New Jersey is Teresa Giudice’s daughter Milania Giudice. She always steals the show and every scene with her is hilarious. If anyone on RHONJ deserves to be celebrated it’s Milania. Plus she just graduated fifth grade which is a big deal. Props to my girl.

Not only did Milania have a big day, but her little sister Audriana Giudice and her cousins Joey and Gino Gorga had their last day of school today. Clearly things are still harmonious between the Giudice and Gorga families since both Tre and Melissa Gorga celebrated the end of the school year with their cute kids at the lake.