Kathie Lee points out right away that Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are peacefully sitting side by side. She asks if there has been any thawing between the volatile sisters in law. Teresa shares, "we're in a good place now. When you watch the show you'll see how we got there. You'll see our journey." Melissa chimes in with, "it was a long road to get to where we are. When see us in the premiere, you see us how we left off at the reunion." So, expect fighting and hostile insanity.
Kathie Lee asks what initially caused the rift between them. Melissa says it was "the whole strippergate thing and the set up" and Teresa jokes that it was all over "sprinkle cookies".
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Last night Andy Cohen sat down the ever-so-crazy ladies of Real Housewives of New Jersey for a little tell-all dish session and some word association. Word association was the best part and if Teresa Giudice's skill at the game is any indication of how she did on the SAT's, well… errrr… yeah.
Other than word association, the flashback photos were A-MAZ-ZING. Lord knows I love an 80's Jem & The Holograms hairstyle. And speaking of 80's, 'Vacations all I ever wanted; Vacation time to get away… from RHONJ before it even started!' (Courtesy of The Bangles).
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.
Of course Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga have been perfecting their soap opera skills in the off-season and with performances this rich they really oughta be bumping Susan Lucci out of the Emmy Awards category for most dramatic performance by a female lead. You can check it out below!