Kim DePaola

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: Shady Beach

They’re back and bronzer than ever! The Real Housewives Of New Jersey started season eight with new housewife  Margaret Josephs and the resurrected career of Danielle Staub ready to mix things up with the nuttiest broads the Garden State has to offer: Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker, and Dolores Catania. (Pause here to observe a quick moment of silence for Jacqueline Laurita, who is likely still watching last night’s premiere in a loop on her bedroom TV while she drinks BLK Water and screams into her pillow.)

We start the premiere super-sized episode on a sad note for Teresa and Joe Gorga, who lost their mom this past year after she contracted pneumonia. Teresa cries that her mom was a fighter, but caring and loving too. She would want her family to be strong after her passing, which is what Teresa plans to be as she handles her four daughters, Audriana, Milania, Gabriella, and Gia, solo while Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence. Or away at “camp,” as the ruse goes.

TOWACO, NJ - JANUARY 13: RHONJ Teresa Giudice Poses For A Portrait At Her Home on January 13, 2017 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey is poised to return October 4, so we know what that means…press tours for Teresa Giudice! In a recent interview, Teresa touches on the themes that have run her life for the past several years: fraud, prison, and hustling for money.

While Joe Giudice serves his sentence in New Jersey’s Fort Dix Correctional Institution, Teresa is back home trying to earn a buck to support their four daughters. Bravo paychecks, ghost written memoirs, and paid promotional appearances are keeping the family afloat for now – but how long will it last? According to Teresa, it better last a while, because she doesn’t want to depend on Joe for anything ever again!

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

Based on the trailer, Season 8 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is going to be exactly what this show needs to get back on track. After that Season 6 casting misfire with the twins and Amber Marchese and a Season 7 that centered around the demise of Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita’s friendship, Season 8 appears to be the exactly what the fandom needs.

Siggy Flicker is back, but she is not the peacemaker from last year. She has a lot to address this season. From her friendship with the always controversial Kim D to her issues with the new Housewife Margaret Josephs, it looks like she will be in the thick of the drama this season. And then there’s the part of the trailer (which I can’t stop watching) where she tells Danielle Staub “you’re f-cked up” immediately after Danielle says “that’s f-cked up.” It looks like Jersey is going to be off the rails this year and Siggy teases about the “epic season” that is just a month away.

Teresa

As expected, there’s another story circulating about the state of Teresa Giudice’s marriage right after the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 trailer is released. Once again, a “source”  is claiming (again) that her marriage is in trouble.

At this point this is a headline every few months. Nevertheless, there is never any new information and the source is either anonymous or the infamous Kim D, yet this rumor always makes headlines and Teresa always denies the story.

Real Housewives of New Jersey and Summer House

Oh the poor Hamptons. First Summer House invades, much to everyone’s dismay, then Real Housewives Of New Jersey shows up.

Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker attended the Bella White Party (which previously has both RHOBH and Farrah Abraham infamy) where they partied alongside Summer House castmates Stephen McGee and The Wirkus Twins. Well, at least Teresa Giudice remained in Jersey.

Dorinda Medley

To kick off this week’s roundup of the reality TV stars’ Instagram pics, we have Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley doing what she does best: making us laugh. “I told you I never waste food,” she joked, “#summerfun #lettucesee.”

Look below for more selfies and snapshots, including Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby looking absolutely beautiful in Bermuda, Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville celebrating Mason’s birthday (separately, of course), Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Gorga flashing back to his Speedo days (consider yourself warned), Bethenny Frankel showing off her amazing yoga skills, Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador working out, and more.

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Why Kim DePaola, aka the notorious Kim D, has never been a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey is a mystery. She always brings the drama, pettiness, pot stirring, and rumors. Still, she’s never been paid to be on the show, yet she always delivers, so I guess it’s the reality TV version of “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” Kim D doesn’t just bring the theatrics on TV – she also posts some pretty wild things on social media.

The most recent Kim D scandal? A mysterious note that was (supposedly) delivered to Posche. In true Kim D fashion, she never revealed the contents of the note, who sent it, or any pertinent details. She just teased that she received a letter on social media. Obviously, this isn’t Kim D’s first rodeo. She has piqued curiosity, and she knows that there will be plenty of people checking her social media accounts for a follow-up post.

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Another week, another gallery of the reality TV stars showing off and sharing selfies and snapshots on Twitter and Instagram. Above, Kim Richards shared, “So much Love & Laughs last night. #sisters #family #love #laughs”

Below you’ll find pics of Teen Mom 2 stars David Eason and Jenelle Evans showing off their new home, Dancing with the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd sharing the “joys” of motherhood, Real Housewives of Orange County stars Vicki Gunvalson and Briana Culberson celebrating their birthdays together, former Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler vacationing in Dubai, and more.

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