Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered at 2.84 million, which dipped down to 2.25 the next week and again lowering to 2.13 this past Sunday night. Princesses: Long Islandstarted out at 1.2 million viewers in its first week, dropping to 887,000 the next week and winding up with just 780,000 this week! Also declining steadily is Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kim and family debuted at over 3 million, dropped to 2.46 the next week and landed at just 2.11 million this week.
In the past two episodes of Real Housewives of New Jersey,Teresa Giudice has been keeping us mesmerized with her sparkly, jewel-encrusted, bedazzled trucker hat. If you've been admiring it and wondering if Milania was taking orders, you're in luck!
Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino took to Twitter to claim the hat as part of her very own collection. Alexis shared, "Thank you @teresa_giudice for wearing the Alexis Diamond Trucker hat on #RHONJ the past 2 episodes! Get yours at http://www.shop.glitzybella.com/The-Alexis-Diamond-Trucker-hat-403031.htm "
Alright kiddos, so Real Housewives of New Jersey happened so let's all take a break from bashing our heads against the wall to read this recap. I personally would rather go through another drug-free labor than spend one more minute on the Teresa Giudice vs. Melissa Gorga mess, but hey – duty calls. Oh – and in case you haven't heard I had a baby this week! Word to the wise: try to get to the hospital in a timely manner, right Melissa?!!
Last night Teresa and Melissa put forth another round of she-said/she-said; bobbing and weaving around the ring like two drag queens in a RuPaul's Drag Race boxing challenge. Except the fashionably challenged version! It was sparkly leopard print verbal uppercut blocked by spray-tanned orange fauxmarble encrusted sucker punch. And a low-brow duck followed by a high-brow weave and spin. Before we knew it, fur was flying and Caroline Manzo's front yard petting zoo had died in vain over more of Teresa and Melissa's nonsense.
Since we're talking boxing – things begin in a gym. Apparently all of Franklin Lakes and its surrounding lower echelon suburbs go to the same gym and NONE of them knew it! Just imagine… no awkward collisions at the lowfat banana smoothie bar ever occurred! Who would believe it?!
Right off the bat Melissa wants to clear up that she did let her kids stay to have cake at Gia's party even though the editing looked as if she didn't stick around. I can say that seeing all of the photos from the event, Melissa was definitely there with her kids for a long time. She was in the photos through many stages of the evening, so they really whittled down the birthday party footage/drama.
Melissa shared, "I did let my kids have cake and then we got out of there." When Andy commented how nice it was to see Kim D. back on the scene, Melissa replies, "Yes, isn't that wonderful?" in a heavily sarcastic tone. She then explains that things are good with her and Kim.
Teresa Giudicecelebrated Gia's birthday back in January and the photos seemed to tell the story of a scuffle between Teresa and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. We now know that the argument is over Teresa and Joey's father, Giacinto Gorga. Papa Gorga was hospitalized back in November and Teresa is "interrogizing" Melissa about if and when she paid a visit to her father-in-law. Melissa swears she's visited him soon after, but Teresa insists it wasn't until four days later. Melissa then adds in that she waited because of a sore throat. They can't even agree on what day Papa G was admitted. Let the petty shenanigans of season 5 begin!
The recent rumors suggest that Joe got caught with the nanny. How cliche! No one will be surprised to hear that Caroline Manzo is offering up her thoughts on the situation. It would be more surprising if she just remained mum!
Melissa repeated once again that she is not moving because of Teresa and her family, emphatically denying that it was her reason for wanting to sell her house. She also noted that Antonia and Milania are taking cheerleading lessons together.
Also interesting was Caroline's response when Sherri asked her if Al cheated early on in their marriage, since it felt that she was almost saying it in her book. I had to rewind twice to see if I was understanding Caroline's response. It sounds to me like she's saying he didn't cheat and neither has she. #confused
Take a look at the video clips below and tell me if you agree?