Whether you loved her or hated her, Jacqueline Laurita was the main source of drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey last year. Without her antics, there would have been nothing to tweet about and nothing for the ladies to argue about at the reunion. Sure, it was tough to watch most of the time, but she at least gave the fans something to have an opinion about… even if your opinion wasn’t positive.
Nevertheless, even the most die hard fans of the show have to admit that it was in a real rut last season so it will be interesting to see how things play out now that Jacqueline is out of the picture.
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.
I’m guessing this means RHONJ is still filming as Danielle’s new BFFTeresa 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!
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 RHONJviewers 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 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.
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.
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.