It has been about 80 years since the last season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. If you’ve been wondering what most of the cast has been up to during the RHONJ hiatus, you can ask any local New Jersey plastic surgeon. We might need name tags for the first few eps, until we figure out who everyone is.
The Season 11 trailer has dropped and it is full of drama… intrigue… and… so much hairspray. Thankfully Teresa “I’m Single And It Will Be Painfully Obvious” Giudice still has that gentle, lilting voice that could put you to sleep like a lullaby. Melissa Gorga will return to defend her marriage, so nothing new there. Jennifer Aydin comes back, committed to her lip liner and tequila. Will this be the year Delores Catania offers more content than agreeing with Teresa? It’s time to find out.
I cannot wait for Season 11 of Real Housewives of New Jersey to return on February 17. Just like the rest of us, the RHONJ cast has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, some cast members have been behaving more responsibly than others.
In April, Jennifer Aydin announced that she had coronavirus. She later donated 5,000 masks to hospitals in New Jersey and New York. Good for you, Jennifer!
Now that we are 10 whole months in the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing just how many people it has affected. I feel like everyone has been touched by it in some way.
Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate when it comes to Bravo either. We’ve been reporting on all the stars who have fallen victim to the virus. Shannon Beador and her kids got it, which played out on this season of Real Housewives of Orange County. D’Andra Simmons of Real Housewives of Dallas was recently hospitalized for her experience with the virus. She has since been released and is doing better. Even Bravo Daddy Andy Cohen fought the virus in the early days of the pandemic hitting.
It’s been a little under a year since Season 10 of Real Housewives of New Jersey wrapped their final reunion episode. When we left the women, there were talks about the now infamous pony-tail pull between Danielle Staub and Margaret Josephs. The incident sent ripples through the group, and essentially left a huge question mark for Marge and Teresa Giudice’s friendship.
The show reportedly began filming in July. The entire cast was said to be returning. In the meantime, Danielle kept the crazy coming with her accusations against Andy Cohen of all people. She also accused her long-time friend Teresa of living in a trailer during RHONJ filming. I’m guessing that means The Marge and Tre have buried their hatchet? Tre has never been great at keeping a middle ground. And the powerhouse in pigtails still isn’t over Danielle’s chaos, going so far as to call her a “virus”.
Season 10 of Real Housewives of New Jersey was Danielle Staub’s last stand, and she chose to go out with a bang. At a shopping event, after bickering with Margaret Josephs, Danielle gave Margaret’s ponytail a vicious pull. It was horrifying. None of the other RHONJ stars could understand why Teresa Giudice sided with Danielle.
Near the end of the season, Danielle revealed to Melissa Gorga that Teresa encouraged her to pull Margaret’s hair, saying “Do it. Do it.” It was a real shocker to find out that Teresa cheered on the attack. Of course, Teresa was already angry at Margaret for jokes about Teresa cheating with young guys.
Real Housewives of New Jersey “OG” Teresa Giudice is living her best life right now. She split from long-time husband Joe Giudice after his pesky deportation to Italy. Before that, Teresa stood by her man through infidelity rumors and a stint
in jail at camp.
Teresa and Joe’s divorce was mostly completed in September, but the RHONJ stars are waiting for a court date to finalize the paperwork. Now Teresa has a new man, and she made it Instagram official.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feels so far away, and yet like it happened just yesterday. This last season of RHOBH carried on the YEARS-long tradition of creating one storyline for the whole season, designed to humiliate ONE woman. Last year it was Lisa Vanderpump and puppy gate. The year before was Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave (which in hindsight, I don’t mind that one so much). The year before that was Erika Girardi and panty-gate. This year it was Denise Fu**ing Richards and an ALLEGED sexual encounter, with RHOBH’s self-proclaimed truth teller, Brandi Glanville.
Do you want to revisit any of those seasons? I don’t. Seasons that beat to death a single story are totally unenjoyable. Housewives works best, IMHO, when the show features a truly ensemble cast. Real Housewives of New York City, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City even seem to understand this implicitly. Plus, these series, along with New Jersey, Potomac, Dallas and yes, Orange County have women who are willing to show their lives. RHOBH doesn’t do either of these things and yet, it was the most-watched series in the franchise.
When Caroline Manzo left Real Housewives of New Jersey, she and Teresa Giudice were not on good terms. They’ve been publicly shading each other ever since.
However, they came together for a 2020 Super Bowl commercial, which had a million other people in it, but it was still exciting to see them back on screen together.