Let's be honest, this could be the last Mother's Day thatTeresa Giudice spends with her daughters for a few years if she winds up serving any prison time in her federal fraud case. Teresa took extra care to make some memories with her girls and other members of her family over the weekend.
Teresa started off her weekend on the soccer field with her daughter Gabriella, who was trying out for the team. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star then hung out in the yard planting flowers with Audriana and Gabriella. On Saturday night Joe and Teresa hit the town – going out on a dinner date together. On Sunday they hung with their family. Teresa shared that they spent the day at Pete (Joe's doppelganger) and Sheila Giudice's home, enjoying the sun and homemade brick oven pizzas. Teresa also spent time with her parents, Giacinto and Antonia Gorga.
Teresa shared a slew of photos from the family-filled weekend – see them below!
Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub spent her Saturday night celebrating her daughter Jillian. On the eve of Mother's Day, Danielle threw a sweet 16 party for her daughter and partied the night away with family and friends.
Danielle put on a "Diamonds In The Dark" themed Sweet 16 Party at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey for her girl. The proud mom Tweeted, "My #daughter Jillian is having the #Sweet16 celebration of her #dreams Tonight….I love this kid with every fiber of my being!" She also added a special thank you shout-out to Oprah. "Thank you #oprah and @harpostudios for helping us celebrate my daughter Jillian's #sweet16."
Well, at least there is some silver lining on the Guidice's excessive legal issues. A Bergen County, New Jersey Superior Court judge has dismissed the charges in a fraud case against Teresa Guidice. Woo hoo! Oh wait. I guess I should mention that they weren't those charges in that case. Small victories though, right?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was cleared of any involvement in the mortgage fraud allegations brought against her by Juicy Joe's former business partner Joseph Mastropole. Fortunately, most of the charges against Joe have been dropped as well. Unfortunately, this case has nothing to do with the multitude of bankruptcy fraud charges which could mean jail time for Joe and Tre.
Is she or isn't she? Dina Manzo is reportedly back in the saddle when it comes to Real Housewives of New Jersey, but is she jumping back on the horse when it comes to love? After announcing her split from her husband (although no divorce proceedings have been filed) , there have been several rumors galloping around about her relationship status.
Heck, just this week, we here at RT wondered if Dina was dating radio personality Kenny Arena. A source close to Dina told us that "Dina may not be divorced but Kenny Arena and her are dating and they have been," revealing, "They are a couple." Are they?
If twitter is an indicator of fact, the sisters-in-law have laid their battle axes down and are at least getting along-ish for the children. Our source confirms the SIL at war storyline is all but dead. Thank you Jesus! "Season 6 of RHONJ is nothing like the past few seasons," our source assures us!
"Teresa and Melissa were forced to play nice. Off camera, they have NO relationship. The kids do see each other and have interaction. But, that is about it," our source adds.
Kathy Wakile's daughter Victoria has just undergone surgery for a brain tumor!
This the second time the 20-year underwent surgery for a brain tumor. When Victoria was 10 she fainted on the beach during a family vacation and after numerous test discovered a benign brain tumor. Unfortunately the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have had to relive the terrible nightmare all over again.
Kathytells Ok Magazine that Victoria has been feeling off and a second tumor was discovered. "We just passed her 10-year anniversary of the surgery, and she’s telling me that she’s just feeling off. She’s saying, ‘Mom, I just don’t feel right.’ She’s been experiencing some major headaches. She said, ‘Since it’s my 10 year anniversary, maybe we should make an appointment for a follow-up, an MRI just to check on things.’ The radiologist, he read it right on the spot. He said, ‘I think that there is some obstruction.’"
Melissa Gorga was a ray of sunshine in a teeny yellow bikini this weekend. Melissa and Joe Gorga frolicked around in the sand together and played a little catch with a football as they enjoyed some one-on-one time in Miami Beach.
Earlier this month Melissa made an appearance at a home show in Florida and answered audience questions about the new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. She does confirm that along with Dina Manzo coming back,Kathy Wakile and her sister Rosie will be a part of the show and confirms that Jacqueline Laurita isn't returning nor is Danielle Staub – despite rumors. She dishes on Rosie's dating life, the new cast members and more. Check out the videos (and bikini photo gallery) below for the scoop.
I think we can all admit that one of the most toxic Bravo franchises is Real Housewives of New Jersey. There is straight up malice and manipulation which seems to eclipse the regular ol' mean girl antics of the other series. That said, I believe that all the women on RHONJ are both guilty of the abhorrent behavior as well as victims of it. Case in point? Jacqueline Laurita. There were so many instances in which I felt sorry for her, yet as the seasons progressed, she became part of the problem.
Of course, when her son Nicolas was diagnosed with autism, Jacqueline's priorities shifted away from the drama, and there were several rumors circulating that she wouldn't return for a sixth season. Her daughter Ashlee recently debunked this gossip, but nothing has been confirmed. Perhaps if she does return, Jacq will use the opportunity to show viewers the woman we first met in season one.