Teresa Giudice’s history on Real Housewives of New Jersey has all the makings of a Shakespearean drama. In 2014, Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, plead guilty to federal fraud charges. He was sentenced to 41 months
in prison at camp, and Teresa received a sentence of 15 months. Teresa was released from prison on December 23, 2015.
Joe was transferred to ICE custody after finishing his prison stint in March. Since Joe is not a United States citizen, he was ordered to be deported to Italy. He is appealing that order in hopes of returning home to his wife and four daughters. During the Season 9 RHONJ reunion, Teresa revealed that if her husband is sent off to Italy, they are going to divorce. So much for old-school values! Teresa has been seen holding hands with another, much younger man, but her attorney has assured the world that they are only friends. Really? That seems very friendly.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has always been about family. We watched former “OG” Caroline Manzo wrangle her brood, and became invested in Teresa Giudice and her extended family. These familial connections, whether close or strained, have always been the heart of this franchise. And so has the glorious food. Remember Kathy Wakile’s cannoli and dessert creations? Just please don’t bring sprinkle cookies to Teresa’s house. Or she might flip a table.
Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, had some tension last season with Teresa. Teresa found that Melissa’s inability to control her husband (and Teresa’s brother), Joe Gorga, was really annoying. Melissa remarked that there are some “shocking” moments in the upcoming season between the sisters-in-law. Melissa also discussed how she is taking on Danielle Staub next season. But what Melissa hasn’t done is tried to mend fences with RHONJ alum Kathy.
Cynthia Bailey has been having quite an eventful year. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star sent her daughter, Noelle Robinson, away for college. She survived the destruction of her friendship with long-time bestie NeNe Leakes. Cynthia invited Kenya Moore to an event without checking with NeNe first. Apparently, that is an unforgivable sin, and gets you demoted to co-worker status. Bloop! Cynthia claimed that she didn’t know Kenya was coming, but the damage was done.
In more positive news, the model made her relationship with sportscaster Mike Hill Instagram official in August of 2018 in honor of his birthday. In fact, Cynthia was so in love with her man that she predicted that Mike would propose sometime next year. Cynthia was ready for a lifetime of “CHill,” as their nickname suggests.
Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County brought the unthinkable–the demotion of “OG” Vicki Gunvalson. Vicki even got engaged to her man, Steve Lodge, but it wasn’t enough to save her full-time gig. Vicki is still atoning for her creepy relationship with alleged scammer Brooks Ayers, who pretended to have cancer and made a fool of Vicki. Vicki is suing him for money that she loaned him. I wouldn’t be too optimistic about getting that back.
Another Housewife, Kelly Dodd, has been in the thick of all the drama, and she seems to have issues with almost everyone. Recently, RHOC co-stars Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, and Vicki called Kelly “a train wreck.”
Well, friends, it is that time again. It is time to start speculating over who will be staying, leaving, or joining the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast. “OG” Housewife Lisa Vanderpump ditched the Season 9 reunion, and quit the show, in the aftermath of “puppy gate.” I think it is fair to say that after last season, most viewers would like to see a cast shake-up.
Lisa Rinna was one of the stars who celebrated the fact that RHOBH would be down one Vanderpump. Rinna joined the show in Season 5 along with her bestie, fellow soap actress Eileen Davidson. Rinna has never been afraid to showcase her life for the cameras. Viewers learned that Rinna’s husband, Harry Hamlin, enjoys disappearing into the wilderness alone for fun. Rinna and Harry’s daughter, Amelia Gray, discussed her battle with anorexia on the show. That was truly an emotional moment.
Season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta was the “NeNe Leakes Show.” NeNe dealt with her husband, Gregg Leakes, and his colon cancer diagnosis. She also shaded him by wondering if karma for cheating on her caused his illness.
When Kandi Burruss and pregnant Porsha Williams ventured into her closet, NeNe promptly tried to remove them. NeNe ripped a cameraman’s shirt, and possibly pulled off Porsha’s belt. I’ll bet in Season 12 no one will even glance at any of NeNe’s closets.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter’s personal life has been drama-filled, and that is putting it politely. During her rookie season, Gina filed for divorce from her husband Matt Kirschenheiter in April 2018. Gina blamed the Bravo show as being a stressor in their marriage. Isn’t that
common sense shocking? Matt’s crazy travel schedule basically left her alone as a single mom to their three kids. Of course, RHOC viewers never actually saw Matt on the show. If we don’t see him, does he even exist?
Gina was arrested for DUI on February 1, 2019. Gina pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and received a sentence of six months in an alcohol offender program, three years’ probation, and community service.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge has had a lot going on in her personal life. Her bitter relationship with her ex-husband Simon Barney finally seems to be civil. It’s a miracle! Tamra has also been dealing with her husband, Eddie Judge’s, health issues. He has a heart condition called atrial fibrillation and has undergone several medical procedures.
And, of course, there is all the drama between the RHOC ladies. Kelly Dodd has been ruthlessly coming after Shannon Beador, Vicki Gunvalson, and Tamra. Season 14 is looking juicy!