This weekend the Gorgadices (minus Joe Gorga who has been battling a nasty case of the flu!) gathered together to try their hand at this family party thing one more time. Teresa Giudice and hubby Joe threw a big ole shindig to celebrate Gia's 12th birthday and (of course) the Bravo cameras were there to catch the whole thing for our season 5 viewing pleasure. Also in attendance: Kim DePaola and newcomerJennifer Dalton.
If the saying "a picture is worth 1000 words" is true, we're going to assume that things are hardly going okay. And if we're judging by photos alone, Kim D. looks to be at the center of some major shit stirring. You're shocked, right?
So, if you were hoping for a little bit of Kumbaya 'round the fire and no more drama, you may not want to read on and maybe skip down to the photo gallery at the very very bottom of the page! If you were secretly making plans to watch something else on Sunday nights when you heard rumors of a drama-free RHONJ season, don't delete it from your DVR just yet and keep scrolling for your glimmer of hope!
Guess what, y'all? Real Housewives of New Jersey'sTeresa Giudice isn't divorcing Juicy Joe after Christmas! She's waiting for Groundhog's Day…it's more appropriate. Not that I thought all the rumors were a publicity stunt or anything, cough, cough. Of course Teresa is on hand to debunk any divorce gossip that may be heading her way. I can't say I blame her.
At a recent NephCure fundraiser, Teresa was quick to put the kibosh on any talk that she and Joe were heading in different directions. I'll be honest….I never thought that Teresa would engage in such a public divorce. She knows where her bread is buttered. No, it's not with Joe, but it's with the publicity she gets as a reality star who is married to someone whose relationship often makes or breaks the tabloids. Tre has to be totally exhausted.
Tom MurroaskedJacqueline what motivated her to return to the show when she seemed so unhappy during the reunion and with her co-stars. Jacqueline's response: "Several things make me stay, contracts and the money of course, but also because I know my son will get so much help and support from others."
"As much as this helps us, we can help others in a big way," Jacqueline added. "We can use the platform to raise awareness and do so much good."
In a new interview with Star Magazine, Teresa is once again defending Juicy and insisting he "loves" the gays!
"Joe came to the gay bar with me, and we had so much fun!” Teresa shares. “It’s so obvious he is not at all homophobic." Well, maybe he should stop using the F-word that rhymes with hag colloquially. Should I define that for the Giu-DOUCHE-es?
Our favorite reality TV stars can’t get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
Dang there were a lot of almost but not quite fights this season on Real Housewives of New Jersey! One of the show's supervising producers recently dished on what happened during the Goddess Party and the infamous sister-in-law, parking lot blowout. Apparently Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga's altercation got so intense producers were ready to hold them back!
In a new Bravo TV video, Michael explains: “What’s fascinating about this scene now — looking back after the fashion show — is that it kind of foreshadows Kim D.’s allegiance to Teresa and how she puts herself in the middle between them."
“Something else of note, is that even though Melissa and Teresa kind of come close to blows here, we’ve never actually had fistycuffs [a fight] break out between any of the housewives on our show … let’s just all hope it stays that way,” he adds.
WOWZERS! The video, with the producer overlay, is below. You do not want to miss it!
Moving on, we sort of forgot an important event here at Realty Tea. Yes, it was the wedding anniversary of Teresa and Juicy Giudice! The couple frequented a gay bar earlier in the week and spent the actual day carving pumpkins with their girls. Very sweet. And congratulations on the um, years of, um… wedded bliss?
Some photos are below.
[Photo Credit: BravoTV.com]
TELL US – CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW OUT OF CONTROL THINGS NEARLY GOT BETWEEN TERESA AND MELISSA?
Oh Lord. Who knew that stripper-gate would be the scandal of our generation? Somewhere Richard Nixon is laughing his arse off at all of this. I gave up wishing the ladies of Real Housewives of New Jersey would go away in the off season, but doesn't it sound like such a nice break?
We'll probably never know exactly what happened between Melissa Gorga and sister-in-law Teresa Giudice. To be honest, I don't even care anymore. At all. Of course, the women think we do, so they're going to keep talking about until the next big drama occurs. You do realize that means we'll be hearing about this until the show airs again, right? That's kind of a long way off from now. Yikes.
I know you're waiting with baited breath, so I'll get right to the point of this post. Melissa takes to her Bravo blog to answer her fans' most burning questions. It's deep y'all!