Since each family attends a different parish, it was unfortunate that the churches scheduled the events on the same day. Our source tells us that while Teresa opted for a low-key family celebration, Melissa opted for a huge bash filmed by Bravo and filled with vendor "donations".
"Teresa had a small immediate family only party at an Italian restaurant," our source shares. Gabriella wanted a "simple" party and was happy. "Teresa's parents did attend both parties," but were "less than thrilled to attend their granddaughter's over the top affair. Of course, they went for their granddaughter."
While we all wait for the debut of season 5, the Real Housewives of New Jersey continue to promote their books and other projects. Over Mother's Day weekend, Caroline Manzo made another stop at the C. Wonder store at the Garden State Plaza.
Since it was Mother's Day weekend, Albie and Chris came to support Caroline – and provide some comic relief.
Well, a very reliable source just confirmed EXCLUSIVELY to Reality Tea that the recently reported RHONJ salaries are not true! In fact – they're totally off base.
"All 5 RHONJ cast members, Teresa, Melissa, Caroline, Jacqueline and Kathy made the same amount this season – $600k. That wasn't always the case but for season 5 they are all on the same salary," our source shares.
Melissa and Joe Gorga threw a lavish party for their only daughter and celebrated with the attendance of several of their RHONJ costars. Somewhere else in NJ, Teresa and Joe Giudice celebrated Gabriella's special day. No word on how many thousands of pounds of lace were deployed to throw the whole thing together.
Teresa says the same day affairs were a coincidence and simply a matter of churches choosing the dates of the celebrations. I'm assuming the Gorgas and the Giudices attend different churches. Teresa did not attendAntonia's celebration.
Antonia's event was held at The Brownstone. I hope they didn't serve BLK Water. Photos of Antonia's celebration are below! Teresapromises photos of Gabriella's Communion are coming soon!
"I didn't know what I was getting myself into," Teresa says of deciding to put her family on television for Real Housewives of New Jersey. "There's good and bad that comes with it." Teresa says her cookbook (and her new food line) are definitely the good.
The bad? Exposing all her personal issues to the world; including her financial messes, her marital troubles and her family dysfunction!
However, Teresa is adamant everything is "good" with Joe Giudice, as he prepares for his trial and that the girls are all doing well. "We've been married 13-years and still going strong," she maintains.
Jacs posed on the red carpet with recording artist Lori Michaels and interior designer (and TV personality) Vanessa Deleon. Jacqueline shared a table with Lori, who performed at the event. Jacqueline was a big fan by the end of the performance, Tweeting out to Lori: "Love you! XOXO! You sang amazing!"