Real Housewives of New Jersey

RHONJ Teresa Giudice Instagram - mom

It is with a heavy heart that I write that Teresa Giudice’s mother has passed away. Y’all know I love this job, as it’s fun to snark on the world of reality television stars, but, as with this post, we are often reminded that they aren’t just present for our entertainment and amusement. Regardless of their attitudes, their flaws, their ridiculous quirks, or their over-the-top personalities, reality stars are actually real people who experience highs, lows, loves, and losses just like the rest of us.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star encapsulates so much of what we love to hate, hate to watch, and are mesmerized by thanks to her opulent lifestyle, unabashed and unapologetic relationships with family and friends, countless legal woes, and prison terms. However, at her core, Teresa is just a woman who lost someone so incredibly near and dear to her, and I feel horribly that she has to go through it. Coming on the heels of so much other drama in her life, it must be shattering to her.

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rhonj-reunion-jacqueline

I hope that this isn’t true, but it seems like Jacqueline Laurita might be done with Real Housewives of New Jersey. There hasn’t been an official casting announcement, but a recent tweet that Jacqueline wrote has the RHONJ fans questioning whether or not she will have a future on the show.

Some of the Jacqueline haters might be happy at the thought, but hear me out. This show needs Jacqueline. Even if you are the most avid member of #TeamTeresa, this show will not work without Jacqueline. Or at the very least, the show needs someone in that opposing role.

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Jacqueline's shirt

One thing that Real Housewives of New Jersey fans can agree about when it comes to Jacqueline Laurita is that she keeps it real when it comes to her cosmetic enhancements. As far as I can tell, she has always been open and honest when it comes to admitting what she has had done and when. In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Jacqueline has gone under the knife again and this time it’s for her fourth boob job.

That sounds like a lot, but when she breaks it to down to explain that she got her boobs done after each birth of all three of her kids and that she needed to get the silicone replaced every ten years, it does make sense. And of course, Jacqueline pulled the go-to card of being a reality star by managing to get the procedure done for free. I don’t even blame her for that. Who wouldn’t want something for free that they were going to get anyway?

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Manzo'd With Children - Season 1

I can’t decide if I’m surprised by this news or not, but I can confirm that Manzo’d With Children is done after three seasons. It definitely wasn’t the most exciting show on Bravo, but I am still a little surprised by the news since Caroline Manzo’s daughter Lauren Manzo just gave birth to her first child.

I figured that Caroline as a first time grandmother and Lauren adjusting to motherhood might produce some cute material for some episodes, but unfortunately a nice family that gets along is just not ideal material for reality television.

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Lauren Manzo gives birth

Congratulations are in order for Lauren Manzo and her husband Vito Scalia. They gave birth to their first child together: an adorable baby girl. This means that the Manzo family matriarch and Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Caroline Manzo is finally a grandma.

I have no idea if the cameras captured this moment for the next season of Manzo’d With Children, but the baby has already made her Instagram debut and she already has a name.

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Kim D. Admits She Tried To

Kim DePaola [Kim D] has been thirsting for a spot on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey for years and – hilariously – minces no words when it comes to how she’s scrambled to get there. In a recent interview, Kim admitted to starting StripperGate (she still believes Melissa Gorga was a stripper), following producers’ directions on stirring the pot, and intentionally messing with Teresa Giudice and Melissa’s newfound “friendship” last year.

Above all, Kim thinks Teresa hasn’t changed in the slightest since coming home from prison. Moreover, she accuses Teresa of having the power to cast RHONJ Housewives. “I think she has taken over the power as to who they hire and who they fire. That’s my opinion,” claims Kim.

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Teresa

News from the Real Housewives of New Jersey ladies has been on the quiet side since the last season went off the air. Its spin-off show Manzo’d With Children isn’t even on right now. So basically no one is getting into arguments and even the self-promotion has gone down (very slightly). This week, however, there are some little slivers of news from the Garden State reality stars.

Teresa Giudice has been honored for her skills as an author – yes, I’m totally serious. Dolores Catania has basically confirmed that she and Siggy Flicker will be back on RHONJ. Also, Caroline Manzo’s daughter Lauren Manzo is about to pop out her first baby at any moment.

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Dolores-Catania-Gym-Opening-Jackie-Beard-Robinson

I get that Dolores Catania’s shtick on Real Housewives of New Jersey is that she’s the neutral party who’s friends with everyone in the cast, but I was definitely surprised to see Melissa Gorga’s former business partner Jackie Beard Robinson at the opening of the Dolores’s new gym.

There was zero indication that Dolores and Jackie were friends and the end of Jackie and Melissa‘s business arrangement was far from amicable. I get that Dolores has “been around forever” and has known most of these ladies for years, but I feel like Jackie’s appearance would not sit well with Melissa.

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