To be honest, I really don’t get what Siggy Flicker expected to get out of being a cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey. She’s all about being the peacemaker, but that is not what we want from this show.
Nevertheless, I am not surprised that Siggy requested for the ladies to come in for group hug at the end of the reunion. I have no idea if she and Dolores Catania are going to be back next season, since they didn’t really contribute to the story lines, but they’re capitalizing on Housewives experience while they can and they want to do public appearances – together – of course.
No one saw the truce between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga coming. They absolutely hated each for many seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey, but now they seem to be a solid united front. A lot of people (mainly Jacqueline Laurita) have questioned the authenticity of their alliance, but the sisters-in-law have been insistent that their relationship is genuine and strong.
This was very clear during the reunion since the two sat on the same couch and went to bat for each other against Jacqueline. The reunion ended with the whole cast engaging in a group hug after a promise to be peaceful in the future. It seems far-fetched that a show centered around controversy between women will actually have women who are moving forward on peaceful terms, but Melissa seems very committed to that – at least when it comes to her relationship with Teresa. Her relationship with Jacqueline is a whole other story.
As someone who has written about the exploits and shenanigans of Real Housewives for many moons, Real Housewives Of New Jersey is the only show which leaves me emotionally exhausted.
On one level, it’s a nod to their ability to remain raw in front of the cameras, years after years of doom and gloom fighting. However, on the other side, their lack of self-awareness means season after season after season someone – Teresa Giudice, usually – is gonna be accused of a maelstrom of denial that the other ladies have no idea they are also wallowing in. So sometimes you need 5 Xanax – maybe 10! – to get through it.
In her blog Teresa clarifies why “Jacqueline is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
But first, the Ford comment! Teresa and Juicy actually currently OWN a Ford, so duh – she would drive one for sure! Especially since Juicy can’t legally drive. But exactly how many cars do these so-called bankrupt individuals possess?
A lot of people find it difficult hitting a milestone birthday, but Manzo’d With Children star Albie Manzo actually seems very content about turning 30 and he has made the best out of what many other people turn into a frightening situation. Caroline Manzo‘s oldest son has made a lot of changes and set some goals to make this new decade of his life a happy and successful one.
I’m not really surprised that Albie has this attitude since it seems like he’s been on this self-improvement path for a while now. Nevertheless, props to Albie for striving to better himself.
Kim D constantly stirs things up on Real Housewives of New Jersey and in some weird way I love her for that. I like how we don’t actually have to get to know Kim D or hear anything about her family/personal life, but she just comes in to cause drama and let the other ladies clean it up. I would be afraid to cross her in real life, but as a viewer, I really live for her appearances.
Now that Kim is no longer a Teresa Giudice soldier, she is coming for Treand her new BFF Melissa Gorga. Did you really think that part 1 of the RHONJ reunion would air without Kim sharing her thoughts? Of course not. Kim D is a card carrying member of Jacqueline Laurita’s squad now and she is spilling all of the tea. Honestly, I can never tell if she is telling the truth or if she is just making things up to get attention, but Kim D is always doing what she can to be a part of the conversation.