“Gia Catania” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Obviously, I’m getting way ahead of myself on this one since Gia Giudice and Frankie Catania aren’t even dating, but a Real Housewives of New Jersey fan can dream, can’t I?
On tonight’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode, Dolores Catania’s son Frankie takes Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia to prom and I cannot even convey how happy this makes me, as a complete stranger who is just overly invested in the Giudice family. Frank Catania, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, Milania Giudice, and Nonno are all on hand for support (and to take a million photos) before Gia and Frankie head to the dance.
If I’m being perfectly honest with myself and everyone reading this, two people I don’t miss from the 90 Day Fiance series are Ashley Martson and her estranged husband Jay Smith. I would like to consider myself a 90 Day fanatic but those two always rubbed me the wrong way.
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I got turned off from their
manufactured love story because so much happened that it was hard to keep up on the show, let alone in real-time. On screen, there was the fighting, the cheating, and the angry friends zipping off on mopeds after Ashley wouldn’t heed their warning (still my favorite part of their story). Off screen, they took on-again-off-again to the next level, plus there were some rumors Jay got a woman pregnant. And let’s not forget the oddly staged photoshoot of them seemingly in love, walking a horse around while they dressed up in Burger King crowns. Yep, I hate this couple, maybe more than any of the other 90 Day couples to grace our screens.
There were already a ton of people on Vanderpump Rules before this season. Plus, anytime someone gets into a new relationship, that brings in another new cast member, which has doubled the original cast.
For some reason, production decided to bring in a million new cast members for Season 8. Season 7 was a bit stale, I’m not gonna lie, but we don’t need to “meet” this many people and keep track of their lives. The viewers already have enough on their hands. Or at least Lala Kent thinks so.
Hell hath no fury like a scorned Shannon Storms Beador! Shannon is the last surviving member of the Tres Amigas on Real Housewives of Orange County. If we’ve learned anything about her over the years, it’s that she does not take any accusation or legal battle lying down. This woman makes it her job to ensure that we ALL SEE THE TRUTH!
This past season of RHOC we gained more info about the lawsuit filed by human garbage pile Jim Bellino against Shannon and Tamra Judge. Viewers discovered some of this information simply because Kelly Dodd likes to shout about legal issues (looking at you Jane Roe Vicki Gunvalson). But now this lawsuit has apparently been settled and Shannon is coming for Jimbo’s money in the name of Jesus – er Jesus Jugs.
Even though NeNe Leakes denied spitting on Kenya Moore, we all know she went for it, as evidenced in the mid-season trailer for Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12. I would love to know how NeNe went from (essentially) not filming this show to getting this heated in some conversation with Kenya. I’m not condoning her behavior, but I cannot wait to watch this play out.
Then again, the last time NeNe actually appeared on screen was when she nearly got physical with Kenya in a Toronto hotel room. Maybe the spit isn’t too far of a leap from that moment.
It was refreshing to see Dolores Catania’s boyfriend, David Principe, in the Season 10 premiere of Real Housewives of New Jersey. I was beginning to think he didn’t exist. The duo doesn’t see each other very much.
Luckily, Dolores isn’t lacking in the companionship department since she is still living with her ex-husband, and bestie, Frank Catania. And Frank is building a house for David, and Dolores is very involved in the process. Of course, the RHONJ star is hoping that she gets an engagement ring from David so she can move in.
Being a Real Housewife comes with tons of perks. First and foremost, there’s the exposure. So many Real Housewives have launched businesses and reinvigorated their existing careers thanks to the built-in fanbase with this franchise. Or at the very least, a lot of them share sponsored posts on Instagram to secure some extra cash.
Still, there are a lot of drawbacks to this life. Of course, there’s the drama of filming the show. And then reliving that drama by watching the episodes. That sure has to sting. But there’s also the haters in the audience. There are a lot of passionate Real Housewives fans, and they’re not always on your side. I am sure the Housewives’ social media mentions are blowing up all day every day. Sure, some people have kind, supportive remarks, but there are also a lot of haters out there. And this is something Garcelle Beauvais will have to get used to once Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns for Season 10.
Don’t get me wrong, it was a very dark era on Real Housewives of New Jersey when Melissa Gorga joined the show. She and Joe Gorga feuded with Teresa Giudice for years and they all went low with their antics. But, at least that was genuine. What do we have now in comparison?
A whole lot of fakery.
Last season, Melissa’s whole storyline was about a psychic, that we never saw on camera, who
supposedly said that she might have another sister. This sister never materialized and the whole story was a major stretch, yet she’s a full-time cast member on this show. This season, Melissa is pretending she wants to have another baby is pondering having another baby. It just feels so forced, even more so than the Envy apparel that she makes sure to wear in every single scene and Instagram post.