This week Andy Cohen gifted fans with news of a “Bravo Kids” special that will be featured on an episode of Watch What Happens Live. The special includes Gia Giudice, Frankie Catania, Albie Manzo and Chris Manzo from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Brielle Biermann, Riley Burruss, and Kairo Whitfield (THANK YOU) from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Avery Singer and Victoria de Lesseps from Real Housewives of New York City, and of course OG kids Briana Culberson and Shane Keough (YES) from Real Housewives of Orange County.
The “kids” featured in this special all grew up on TV and probably had zero say in showing their awkward years on camera for millions of people. So, this could be awesome! While the show features our favorite Bravo kids, there are some noticeable names missing. Yolanda Hadid’s daughters, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are probably too busy being supermodels to show up on WWHL. But what about Kyle Richards’ daughters? Or Lisa Rinna’s? Nene Leakes’ kids? Or Jill Zarin’s daughter? Something tells me they’re dying to be included – and Andy has hinted as much without naming names.
Real Housewives of New Jersey is one of the most authentic series in the franchise. For a long time, it was actually hard for me to watch because of the family drama. While a lot of the Housewives shows are based on contracts friendships (using that word loosely), RHONJ has always been more family-oriented. Much like the drama between Kim Richards and Kyle Richards – the fights between Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga have been super dark and real. I still can’t watch the Christening episode from Season 1 or the cast trip to the “healing” retreat in Season 5.
This shows RHONJ has done a pretty good job of keeping it real. That is until we consider Melissa’s individual storylines. There was that one time she believed she had a long-lost-sister. Then there was that time she froze her eggs for a potential fourth child. Now on this season, Melissa and Joe are having marital issues and people are starting to question if the story is real.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has been a wild ride so far. It started with Teresa Giudice spreading a rumor heard “in town” about Jackie Goldschneider’s husband being a cheater. That brought about a tense conversation between Tre and Jackie, who wound up making the worst analogy ever about Gia Giudice. Then we saw Jennifer Aydin fall down drunk at Teresa’s pool party. The next time we saw Tre and Jackie in the same place, tensions were still high. Teresa brought a dildo to metaphorically shove us Jackie’s ass, and Jackie asked Teresa if she picked up those fighting tactics in prison.
But this isn’t the Teresa show and it’s definitely not the Jackie show. For whatever reason, people like Melissa Gorga get camera time too. All we’ve really seen Melissa do this season is hand out back-handed compliments, which is reason 1001 why Joe Gorga should be the one in the opening credits.
Whenever Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd think they’re off the hook, someone sues them again. The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was sued back in August for not paying SUR employees. Then in February of this year, Lisa and Ken were sued for not paying their fruit and vegetable bills at Villa Blanca.
Another class action lawsuit was filed over a year ago, alleging that Ken and Lisa did not pay employees minimum wage or overtime and failed to give employees breaks. This lawsuit named all four of their restaurants (TomTom, Villa Blanca, Pump and SUR). Five years ago, Lisa sued her former attorney because she and Ken lost a judgment against a former waitress. That waitress was awarded 1.6 million dollars, which is a pretty big settlement. Big enough to say that case was totally legit. Have we noted a pattern?
Teresa Giudice has made two things clear on this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. The first being that she doesn’t get analogies. The second being that she’s single and ready to mingle. Last week she rocked a skimpy bathing suit and flirted with Joe Gorga’s best friend. All while Jennifer Aydin drank a pool of tequila and threw up on the ride home.
Point being – Teresa is showing her fun side this season. I’m here for it because the last five seasons have been seriously heavy and depressing for Tre. A major factor in that heaviness was her loser ex-husband Joe Giudice. To recap – he put her in jail, talked down to her on the regular, and ALLEGEDLY messed around during their marriage. Needless to say, Tre deserves love from all the pool boys, especially since Joe’s indiscretions follow her everywhere.
Is anyone else drunk from last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey? Because Jennifer Aydin probably is – even though it was months ago. The cast gathered at Teresa Giudice’s for a pool party. Tre was ready to mingle with Joe Gorga’s friend in a tiny bathing suit that made him totally uncomfortable.
In fact, Teresa was in rare form on last night’s episode. She initiated a game of beer pong – but with Tequila – in the pool. Margaret Josephs and Dolores Catania sat that game out, but Jennifer was ALL IN. After playing, she couldn’t stand up straight and her husband had to carry her to the car with help from Joe and Frank Catania. Melissa Gorga marveled at the spectacle and that’s about the only thing I remember her doing in the episode. Now Jennifer is saying that Joe is the better housewife between him and Melissa. Good thing I’m sitting, because I actually agree with Jennifer here.
Who’s thirstier than Lisa Rinna? Honest question. While you take some time to think that over, let’s review another Lisa from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump has been going through some tax issues as of late. LVP and Ken Todd have, like many restauranteurs, hit a rough patch since COVID hit.
Back in August, Ken and Lisa were sued for not paying their SUR employees. Then, a couple weeks ago they were sued for not paying $100,000 worth of their fruit and vegetable bill. These tax issues really caught up them last week when Pump was suspended from opening. Five days later however, LVP tweeted that Pump was opening on the 17th,just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. So, what does that have to do with Rinna? The answer is simple enough – she wants attention.
Teresa Giudice started season 11 of Real Housewives of New Jersey with a bang. Key word here being Teresa. The season opened with Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Melissa Gorga, and Jennifer Aydin attending Jackie Goldschneider’s birthday party for husband, Evan Goldschneider. All was well in Jersey until Tre showed up ready and willing to spread unfounded cheating rumors about Evan hooking up with women at the Gym. During COVID nonetheless.
Jackie was obviously upset after she heard Teresa was running around the party telling everyone Evan’s a cheater. In an attempt to clear the air, Tre and Jackie met at Margaret’s house where things took a sharp turn. Jackie used an analogy about spreading gossip, saying she heard Gia Giudice does coke at parties. Perhaps Jackie knows her audience too well, because the analogy, which btw she does not regret, sent Tre into a fury. Now that Jackie feels she has the upper hand, she’s asking Tre to apologize to Evan. Since hell will have to freeze over for that to happen, she’s taking another route to annoy Teresa. That route involves Jackie claiming RHONJ as her show.