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!
Season 9 of Real Housewives of New Jersey was epic on so many levels. Bridezilla Danielle Staub got married to Marty Caffrey. And then divorced him a few
minutes months later. Margaret Josephs pushed Marty into Jennifer Aydin’s pool. Teresa Giudice dealt with her husband Joe Giudice’s possible deportation by dropping a bomb at the RHONJ reunion. If her husband is deported, they will split up.
During the New Jersey ladies’ trip to Cabo last season, all the claws came out. Margaret compared Jennifer’s plump lips to “a monkey’s a**hole.” And at one crazy dinner, Danielle screamed at Margaret that if she was a better person, she would get to visit with her grandkids. Aren’t kids supposed to be off-limits? Margaret tossed a glass of wine at Danielle. So, Danielle retaliated by throwing a glass, and hitting Melissa Gorga. Melissa thought that Jennifer threw the glass at her, but tequila-monster Jennifer smashed a glass and held it up to Melissa. And Teresa somehow backed up Danielle over her sister-in-law and her best friend Dolores Catania.
For a long time, Kim D’s fashion show was a Real Housewives of New Jersey staple. Who could forget Teresa Giudice chasing Danielle Staub around that country club? However, Kim D and Teresa are done and there’s a new fashion show to attend.
The entire Real Housewives of New Jersey cast showed up for the Envy by Melissa Gorga fashion show. Well, almost the entire cast. In not-so-shocking news, Danielle was not there. However, her status as a “cast member” is perpetually unclear.
Season 9 of Real Housewives of New Jersey was one of the best seasons in years. Danielle Staub helped make it so with her bridezilla behavior. Two months later, they announced they were going their separate ways. Then Danielle moved on with a new man only days after her divorce was finalized. What a pro!
Danielle’s friendship with cast member Margaret Josephs didn’t survive Danielle’s antics. Their conflict escalated to the point where Margaret pushed Marty into the pool at Jennifer Aydin’s anniversary party at the end of the season. It’s no surprise to learn that the ladies haven’t kissed and made up.
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.
The last season of Real Housewives of New Jersey was nothing short of epic. It was the best season of the show that we’ve seen in years. They finally got the casting right. There was not one filler episode. Love them or hate them, every cast member brought something valuable to the table.
Teressa Giudice and Melissa Gorga revived their family feud. Dolores Catania and Margaret Josephs became friends. Jennifer Aydin bragged about her house and broke a wine glass to make a shiv. Jackie Goldschneider went out of her way to challenge Teresa. Even Friend of the Housewives Danielle Staub brought a ton of drama with her bridezilla behavior. So are they keeping the cast the same for Season 10? Will Danielle be full-time? Inquiring minds want to know.
Is it even a Real Housewives of New Jersey season if the cast doesn’t celebrate Melissa Gorga’s birthday? Her birthday has brought us some major episodes over the years. No one can ever forget Melissa and Teresa Giudice throwing cake during the cast trip in Boca.
Last year, we met Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Aydin at Melissa’s party. This year, Melissa is finally hitting the big 4-0. Of course, they’re going all out for a celebration.
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.