In 2014, both Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty to fraud and both were sentenced to prison time. Teresa served 11 months, while her husband received a whopping sentence of 41 months. Joe, who came to this country from Italy with his parents when he was 1-year-old, never became a citizen. The judge decided to deport Juicy Joe because he “committed a crime of moral turpitude.” What Teresa will do if her husband is deported to Italy is a source of endless speculation.
Happy Friday! We have an all new reality star photo roundup for you today! First up, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga spent some time in Los Angeles promoting the latest season of the show. She hit up the Herring & Herring Issue 5 launch party and then stopped by the Daily Pop studio.
Kylie and Kendall Jenner were both in NYC this week. Kylie was spotted out on a date night with Travis Scott. Kendall took in a 76ers game at the Barclays Center.
On the other coast, their big sister Kourtney Kardashian was seen leaving a birthday party in L.A.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has reverted back to Giudice vs. Gorga era. After two seasons of peace, Teresa Giudiceis at odds with her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga. The three of them argued every single episode this season. To be fair, we are only four episodes in. That had to be a tough time for the family. I imagine it’s also difficult to watch back.
I don’t blame Teresa for escaping the show (and social media critics) with a family vacation. Teresa and her daughters got away from the New Jersey cold with an escape to Turks and Caicos.
There are so manyReal Housewivesshows. When is there going to be a crossover show with Housewives from different cities interacting? Can we at least get some sort of special? Andy Cohen, are you reading this? Probably not. Let’s continue.
If the Real Housewives of New Jersey haven’t been banned from the fly-over states, it’s a corn shucking miracle! Poor Oklahoma is still dealing with the weaves and wackiness from last week’s episode as the ladies head off to a tense dinner. Margaret Josephs is happy to hear that Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga seemed to have smoothed over their argument…although Tre is unaware of how riled up Joe Gorga is after hearing Melissa’s rehash of the nasty breakfast. At the restaurant, Jennifer Aydin is talking about her ginormous house. She has to have an extra “wife” to cook and clean her seven bedroom house. She even has cameras in every room and she does random bag checks before the nanny heads out for the evening. Jackie Goldschneider finds it frighteningly hilarious that Jennifer trusts the nanny with her children but not with her collection of Chanel.
To change the subject, Margaret enlists the ladies in a game of two truths and a lie. Her statements: she used to fool around with her high school gym teacher, she’s only done cocaine once, and her ex-husband used to lock her in a closet when she made him angry. The women are surprised to hear her lie was the gym teacher. They can’t imagine feisty Margaret putting up with that in her marriage. No one believes Dolores Catania when she states she had sex with her ex-husband/roommate Frank Catania last week. Jennifer goes for shock value with tales of playing the submissive to her bestie’s dominatrix, getting a butt lift, and pooping herself in traffic. She was lying about the butt lift. Jennifer was wild before she met her ultra-conservative husband.
So far, Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 has a lot of promise. There is a lot of tension with the Housewives. Let’s hope that major drama is on the way. Their trip to Oklahoma has been more of an aggravation for the Housewives than a vacation. Then again, these Real Housewives trips are usually heavy with the drama, which is why they do multiple every season.
Tonight’s new episode picks up where the last one left off. Teresa Giudiceand Melissa Gorga are still at odds about Joe Gorga’srelationship with his father. Some fans are engrossed in that story. Then there others who are over (multiple seasons of) their family drama. At least we have a new storyline tonight! Margaret Josephs calls out new Housewife Jennifer Aydinfor her lack of manners.
It’s starting to get cold in the Garden State. No one can blame Margaret Josephs for taking a break from New Jersey weather and heading to the Bahamas. The Real Housewife and her husband Joe Benignoheaded to the island for some quality time with each other and some friends. They even hung out with Chase Chrisley. I have no clue if they’re friends and I just was not aware of it. Or maybe they just bumped into him and took some photos together.
Nevertheless, photos from the Real Housewives of New Jerseystar living her best life on vacation made me pretty jealous. I’m sitting here wearing a sweatshirt over a sweater as I type this up.