Let’s kick off #FeelGoodFriday with a new batch of reality TV stars family pics! Above: The Little Couple star Jen Arnold wished Zoey a happy 5th birthday, “Happy Happy Birthday to my princess! 5 years old!!!”
Look below for pictures of Mariah Carey vacationing in Mykonos, Greece, Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Heather Dubrow celebrating Coco’s first lost tooth, Lizzie Rovsek and her boys enjoying Disneyland, Thicker Than Water‘s Latisha Tankard showing off a belly bump (and cutie pie Micah), Little Women LA‘s Briana Renee shopping with baby Maverick, and more.
Calling the trip neither fun nor drama-free, Melissa accuses Jacqueline of ruining it straight outta the gate! “I’ve said it before and it’s becoming more apparent that Jacqueline is WAAAY too invested in everyone else’s business,” she says. “She wants us all to believe her meddling ‘comes from a good place,’ but honestly, good for who?”
In her blog, Teresa shares that she’d hoped for a nice relaxing getaway to Vermont. Instead, there was “drama, drama and more drama!” Having made up with Jacqueline before the trip, Teresa hoped her frenemy would behave herself. “But everything that happened with her on this episode made me start to question her again. Whenever there was drama on this episode, Jacqueline was involved,” she admits. Too true.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been super dramatic, but there is definitely some dead weight if I’m keeping it real. You can fill in the blanks on this one, but in my opinion Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita, all make great TV, and then there are the other ladies…. I mean, people actually attacked Melissa’s 21-year-old store manager Derek Zagami, who was not even present, to get a story line. And now he is not working there anymore, is that a coincidence?
Really though. As much as I love this show (and I’m obsessed) the casting is just not 100%. Sure, I like the other cast members as people, but that doesn’t mean that they have what it takes to be entertaining on reality television. So I would actually love it if Danielle Staub returned. And believe it or not, Teresa actually agrees that Danielle should make a comeback. Wait. What?
To Vermont we go! To Vermont we go… You can take the girls out of Jersey but you can’t take the Real Housewives Of New Jersey out of the girls! Even if you put them in big giant snow boots and plain old terry cloth bathrobes. Last night also signified the return of Kim D (for Desperate!), which in my book is always a good thing! Run on with the big boys, Kim, run on!
Melissa Gorga has lofty ideas to turn the trip to Vermont into one last relaxing weekend for Teresa Giudice before Joe goes to prison and Teresa becomes a single mom. Melissa even invited Teresa’s close friends Robyn and Christina. Unfortunately, Teresa’s girls weekend is beset by problems from the get-go. Two of those problems are named Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pieri.
Jacqueline starts off giving her take on Michael Rapaport calling her vicious, “I’m glad he’s such a fan of the show and I hope he keeps watching and supporting the show. I think all of us have been vicious on the show. And Michael, I think you’ve been a little vicious yourself.”
It seemed quick and I was very confused by the “I’m proud of you” line. It came off like it was blurted out and I didn’t feel the magic that I was expecting from the moment. Well, I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t feeling that part of the episode, since Ashlee critiqued it in a post on social media.