Love her or hate her, Teresa Giudice is undoubtedly the OG of OGs when it comes to real housewives. Her family drama is a major reason that Real Housewives of New Jersey delivers season after season. Whether she’s throwing away Melissa Gorga’s sprinkle cookies, igniting a fight between her ex Joe Giudice and brother Joe Gorga or going to bat for her four dortors, her family is always center stage.
And it even goes back to the early days when Melissa and Tre’s cousin Kathy Wakile joined RHONJ behind her back, which Tre says is the “worst thing to ever happen to her.” Nope, not jail. Not her ex being deported. It was her family trying to take her crown.
Teresa Giudice started off Season 11 of Real Housewives of New Jersey with a bang. She told people that Evan Goldschneider, Jackie Goldschneider’s husband, was cheating while at the gym. Unfortunately, Teresa chose to share this information at Evan’s birthday party.
When Teresa refused to reveal her source for the rumor, her RHONJ co-star Jackie made an analogy about Teresa’s daughter, Gia Giudice. Jackie said that she heard that Gia snorted cocaine in the bathroom at parties. Jackie doesn’t regret her choice of making an analogy about Gia.
Many characters in Real Housewives of New Jersey history have attempted to take down Teresa Giudice, or at least hold her accountable, but all have failed miserably. Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo threw every low blow possible her way. The army of Kims has spread every rumor in the book about her. Even her own ex-husband Joe Giudice got her thrown in jail, and Tre came back stronger every time.
And this season, we have Jackie Goldschneider trying to take a swing at it. SPOILER: it isn’t going well. Let’s remember that Teresa is arguably the queen bee of housewives, and Jackie started off as just a fan. Does she really think she stands a chance?
This season of Real Housewives of New Jersey is on fire. Teresa Giudice had a pool party, where the guests played tequila pong in the pool. RHONJ co-star Jennifer Aydin really enjoyed that game. Teresa’s marriage to Joe Giudice is over, and she is moving on. And hitting on “pool boy” and her brother Joe Gorga’s best friend, Tony Delorenzo.
But Teresa is still creating drama. During the RHONJ Season 11 premiere, she attended Evan Goldschneider’s birthday party. Jackie Goldschneider was so excited to give her a husband a party. So, what did Teresa bring? The rumor that Evan is unfaithful. I’m sure that Jackie would have preferred some sprinkle cookies.
It could have been really interesting to have Dolores Catania and Dina Manzo on Real Housewives of New Jersey at the same time. They’re both close with Teresa Giudice. Dolores is close with Dina’s estranged sister Caroline Manzo, who Teresa can’t stand.
The Manzo ladies in the mix with Dolores could have blessed us all with some fiery arguments, especially since Dolores is not a fan of Dina’s.
Teresa Giudice is the OG of Real Housewives of New Jersey. That’s a fact. Way back during Season 1 Tre was more of a RHONJ side character because it centered on the Manzo family. Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, and Jacqueline Laurita are related through blood or marriage. Teresa was their just their kooky, over-the-top friend in need of new bubbies.
That all changed during (one of) the most iconic dinner scenes ever filmed for Housewives. You know the one where Tre flipped the table on “prostitution whore,” Danielle Staub,“engaged 19 times,” and mentioned in Jersey’s favorite doorstop, Cop Without a Badge. After that, Housewives changed forever and Tre became the center of the show. Since then she’s shown the ugliest parts of her entire life on camera. She’s afraid of no one, has no boundaries, and brought all the drama in the first ten minutes of last night’s premier. Could we say Tre is the GOAT?
It is already clear that Season 11 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is going to feature juicy drama between “OG” Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider. The two ladies have never been close, and frequently clash. And it doesn’t help that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga is Team Jackie.
Apparently, Teresa started a rumor that Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was cheating on her. When all her RHONJ co-stars took Teresa’s side, with the exception of Melissa, Jackie refused to film. She also missed the cast trip to Lake George. Who can blame her? I’d hate to be stuck somewhere with this crew with only Melissa as an ally.
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.