Last night's Real Housewives of New Jersey was all very…orange. From Caroline Manzo's hair as she bossed around her family and tried broker a treaty between Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice to Joe Gorga's billboard extravaganza, orange was definitely the color scheme. Thankfully, it's a color I like. What I don't like is all the underhanded quips and lack of accountability, but I've learned that behavior is par for the course with this crowd!
Melissa Gorga takes her boys to visit Joe at the job site and he gets a call asking him to model on a tanning salon billboard. Mel doesn't want to join him in his highway advertising debut because Tre once did a commercial for the same salon. What a throwback! Melissa doesn't want Teresa to assume she's copying her yet again. She's content just to drive the bulldozer. All of the bouncing and shrieking and "make it stop" is probably something Joe is used to hearing in the bedroom.
Teresa is hosting the first family dinner in ages. She has her girls help her prepare the table, and they are excited to see their cousins. Teresa asks the always entertaining Melania if she plans to cook for her husband when she grows up. Um no. Melania's husband will definitely be cooking for her.
Caroline made it clear that since the case isn't the typical silly drama of Real Housewives of New Jersey, she's not dishing on it. She told AndyCohen, "I texted her the day of the indictment. I just sent a message that I'll keep to myself and she did respond back and I'm going to keep that to myself as well.".
This week kicked off with a bang as Teresa and Joe Giudice were in federal court where they were indicted on 39 counts of fraud, learning that they can't have their million dollar cake and eat it, too. It has been a frenzy of information since and it's been hard to keep up with the breakneck speed of the stories! Now that it's the weekend and things are a little more mellow, we're rounding up all the news related to the latest RHONJ mess so that you can sort through it and see if you missed a few things along the way.
Teresa and her daughters (three of them at least) are hanging in the Hamptons with Dina Manzo and her daughter Lexi. The former co-stars have been Tweeting up a storm, showing off their vacation pics. Teresa wrote with the above photo, "Hamptons visit with my girls @dinamanzo and @pamcolacino #greatfriends".
Teresa hasn't shared any photos of Joe or Gia, so they must've opted to stay home. I can only imagine how tough this media storm is for Gia. Adolescence is hard enough but then add into that your family is on reality TV and now being federally indicted for fraud…I truly feel for her.