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.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Guidice does not mince words. She clearly meant it when she said she wanted to “cut the cancer out” of her life. If you need a refresher, Teresa sat down with her cousins, Kathy Wakile and Rosie Peirri, at an empty restaurant during Season 7 of RHONJ to tell them she was done with having any sort of relationship. The moment was hard to watch, considering these weren’t fabricated friendships, but actual fam-bly (trademark Caroline Manzo) members.
I always thought Rosie should have been the full-time cast member because Kathy was way too normal for the show. Regardless, I enjoyed watching Kathy play peacemaker and make cannoli kits. Kathy came on RHONJ in a full-time capacity during Season 3. Things went as well as they could when you’re related to Teresa, until the Season 4 reunion. At the reunion, the cousins threw around awful remarks about each other’s parents. From there, Kathy was downgraded to “Friend of the Housewives.” Soon after Teresa accused her of not reaching out during her time in jail and officially “cut the cancer out.”
As both the Real Housewives of New York and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seasons are winding down, it is time to start thinking about the reunions. Some of us look forward to the Housewife reunions as we hope to get all of our burning questions answered. Others know that the answers the ladies give are often phony, evasive, self-serving or disingenuous. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from watching–or having opinions!
Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen is forced to be a jack-of-all trades to get the ladies to confess to their social crimes, apologize to their wronged co-stars and make up by the end of the reunion. Which, any way you look at it, is a Herculean task. You have to wonder how he does it. Reunion after reunion. Andy recently shared which of the reunions have been the most difficult for him to manage–it must have been hard to pick just a few!
It seems that Real Housewives of New Jersey’s alum Jacqueline Laurita and her husband, Chris Laurita, are continuing to experience financial difficulties. Fans haven’t heard very much about their financial issues lately, but Jacqueline has been quick to weigh in on everything else RHONJ.
Jacqueline told the world that the franchise needs “OG” Caroline Manzo back, and that Caroline is the bona-fide “queen of that show.” Jacqueline also criticized former bestie, and current straight-up enemy, Teresa Giudice’s plans to ditch her husband Joe Giudice if he is deported to Italy.
The last Real Housewives of New Jersey was electric. The cast was perfect, so it makes sense that they didn’t make any changes for Season 10.
However, if Joe Gorga got his way they would make one major change. He wants an original Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member to be a full-time Housewife. And, no, he’s not talking about Danielle Staub. He’s rooting for a different RHONJ OG to make a comeback.
In more serious developments, Teresa revealed at the reunion that if her husband, Joe Giudice, is deported to Italy, that they will divorce. Joe finished serving his prison sentence and was transferred to ICE custody on March 14, 2019. He is waiting to hear the results of his appeal. And Teresa has been spending some quality time with a much-younger man, and possible boyfriend, Blake Schreck. Teresa denies that they are dating. Apparently, they just enjoy holding hands in public.
Real Housewives of New Jersey rookie, Jackie Goldschneider certainly brought a lot to the table during her first season. She gave us some epic moments and served many of them directly to Teresa Giudice’s face. More often than not, Teresa was only able to reply in profanity and random hand gestures.
Now that her first season with the show has ended, does Jackie regret confronting Teresa with
the truth questions no one else would dare ask? According to the mom of four, not so much.
Teresa Giudice has seen and done it all over nine seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. A lot of her headaches have come at the hand of her husband Joe Giudice. From rampant rumors of infidelity to stints in prison, A LOT has happened. Throughout it all Teresa has managed to stand by her man. However, there has been a clear shift in her outlook during the last couple of seasons. It looks like Teresa no longer needs Joe.
Ever since Joe “went away”, viewers have seen a more strong and independent Teresa emerge. She is FINALLY allowing her anger toward “Juicy” to rise to the surface. Given that Joe is being deported to Italy after his prison release, one question comes to mind. What will Teresa do? Certainly, Teresa isn’t going to uproot her children and move to Italy right? Luckily, Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga is shedding some insight on the situation.