After a long wait, Real Housewives of New Jersey is back for Season 9. We didn’t get much action during the premiere episode, but we did get to “catch up” with all the cast members. Plus, they laid the foundation for some future storylines. All in all, it was great to have them back on TV.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has always had a strong emphasis on family. The relationships between the early cast members of this show run deep and there is a lot of genuine animosity along with some strong love. At the beginning of the series, Teresa Giudice was considered family by Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, and their sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita.
Teresa and Dina are still close, but she has made it very clear that she cannot stand OG cast members Jacqueline and Caroline. Even Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga has issues with Jacqueline, although she is open to a Caroline comeback. Someone else who wants Caroline to return to the reality TV show is Dolores Catania. Not only that, but she wants Jacqueline back in the picture as well. Season 9 has already wrapped up filming, but bringing back the two OG’s sounds like a guarantee for drama for Season 10.
Congratulations are in order for the Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Dina Manzo. She recently revealed that she and longtime David Cantin are engaged. She actually shared that they got engaged twice and they are actually both rocking rings. So does this mean that Dina is a wife once again? She hasn’t confirmed, but that could be the case.
At this point, almost every Instagram caption references Drake’s summer hit “In My Feelings.” Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi and Lala Anthony asked if KeKe loved them in their Instagram captions this week.
Even though Dina Manzo is done with Real Housewives of New Jersey, she still has love for the Bravo network. Along with other current and former Housewives, Dina appeared on Watch What Happens Live while the show filmed a week of episodes in Los Angeles.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Dina on Bravo, which makes sense since she moved to California, but if you thought there was something different about her appearance and you couldn’t quite place it, you weren’t wrong. Dina tweeted about a recent cosmetic procedure after the Watch What Happens Live episode aired.
With Watch What Happens Live taping in Los Angeles all week, it was a guarantee that Real Housewives cast members from the past and present would show up and take a lot of photos together. The Los Angeles taping meant that Housewives and alums from Real Housewives of Orange County and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills showed up in droves.
Original Housewives Vicki Gunvalson (obviously), Jeana Keough, and Lauri Peterson showed up for a taping along with Kelly Dodd, Gretchen Rossi, Jill Zarin, Dina Manzo (who lives in California now), Eileen Davidson, and NeNe Leakes among others.
Last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live was packed with (reality) star power. Andy Cohen had Dorinda Medley on as his featured guest and 31 other Bravolebrities rang the doorbell before making surprise appearances.
Since the episode was taped in Los Angeles, it was mostly cast members from the Bravo shows that take place in California: Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Real Housewives of Orange County, but plenty of other notable Bravo personalities showed up. It was a really fun episode to watch, but the 31 extra guests definitely took away from Dorinda’s time in the spotlight- at least in my opinion.
With so many great reality shows back with new episodes this week and others that are filming for the next season, it makes sense that a lot of reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.
New York Housewife Tinsley Mortimer finally cut her signature hair, so of course she shared a photo of getting all glammed up with her new look. Real Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels shared a photo of her hair and makeup team getting her ready to throw shade during some on-camera interviews this season. Orange County Housewife Shannon Beador also posted a photo of her glam squad in action. Southern Charm star Shep Rose shared a photo of he and Whitney Sudler-Smith in front of a green screen in between shooting some commentary on the current season.