When I think about Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashlee Holmes, a few things come to mind. First off, I get secondhand embarrassment for how she mistreated her mother back in her teenage years. Nevertheless, it seems like she’s grown up a great deal. Or at least I hope so. Then, I think about her changing her name from “Ashley” to “Ashlee,” wondering if that was inspired by Ashlee Simpson.
But, the standout memory was that Season 2 country club brawl on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa Giudice famously told Danielle Staub not to call her “honey.” Jacqueline screamed about reading Danielle’s court records. And, it all came to climax when Ashlee pulled on Danielle’s extensions. Danielle moved forward with legal action. She even claimed that Ashlee typing the word ” bye” on Facebook was a threat. Danielle actually brought a mannequin head with extension to the RHONJ Season 2 reunion to reenact the incident. Now, Jacqueline is drawing some parallels between that iconic hair-pulling incident and the Season 10 scene when Danielle appears to do the same thing to Margaret Josephs.
After a long wait, we finally have our first glance at Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10. Unlike some Real Housewives shows that sweep real life drama under the rug (cough, cough, Beverly Hills), RHONJ addresses all the headlines. Obviously, Joe Giudice’s deportation looms over the season and the Giudice family. Additionally, Teresa Giudice finally has to address those cheating rumors on camera. She was spotted holding hands with “friend” Blake Schreck so many times that it’s about time she answers for it. At another point in the trailer, Joe admits that he never actually wanted to get married. Aww, how sweet.
In other Giudice news, we get to see Teresa’s daughter Gia Giudice go to prom with Dolores Catania’s son Frankie Catania. In the trailer, we even see her say, “He’s so hot” as he walked down the runway during Melissa Gorga’s Envy fashion show. The audience agrees, Gia. As per usual, Teresa is carrying the season on her back. But, the other ladies have some things going on as well.
Jennifer Aydin didn’t waste any time getting involved in the drama when she joined the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey last season. We know quite a bit about Jennifer. We know that she is the mother of five children. Viewers know that she is married to Dr. Bill Aydin, who is a plastic surgeon. According to her Season 9 tagline, we know that Jennifer is “obsessed with family, traditions, and Chanel.” Jennifer and her husband are very proud of their Turkish heritage and traditions. Her traditional beliefs served as a bond between Jennifer and Teresa Giudice.
We know that Jennifer isn’t afraid to bribe her children if necessary. And it seems she often deems it necessary, much to Bill’s dismay. He would prefer that his wife be stricter with the kids. Oh, and Jennifer keeps a close eye on the staff by doing random bag checks before the nanny
escapes leaves her shift.
Last season Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers were treated to Danielle Staub’s bride from hell behavior. She wed Marty Caffrey in Bimini, with Jersey Housewives Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, and Teresa Giudice in the bridal party. Danielle only appeared in a Friend of the Housewives role, but she always brought the drama.
In the blink of an eye, the marriage was over, and Danielle was divorced. Don’t worry–she was engaged again to Oliver Maier a couple of weeks later for the 21st time. Just…wow.
Last season, Danielle Staub was
the cause of front and center for all the drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey. The Bridezilla of Bimini walked down the aisle with Marty Caffrey on May 5, 2018. RHONJ co-stars Margaret Josephs, Teresa Giudice, and Melissa Gorga were all bridesmaids at their beach wedding. All the wedding drama, and Danielle’s insane demands, were filmed for Season 9.
Within months, their union dissolved in a blizzard of accusations and restraining orders. The duo was officially divorced in February. And one week later, Danielle was engaged again. She was on to lucky fiancé 21– Oliver Maier. Oliver is the Duke of Provence, which may have given Danielle a title when they wed. Well, besides the “prostitution whore” moniker Teresa gave her in Season 1.
Safe to say Joe Giudice is on pins and needles today. The husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey
felon star, Teresa Giudice has been in ICE custody since his “release” from prison. Joe and his wife both served camp jail sentences for multiple federal charges, including bankruptcy and mail fraud. The parents of four had their terms split up so their kids would always have one of them at home. Teresa ovaried up and did her time like a champ. After her release, she only had a short time with her husband before his 41-month sentence began.
Joe did his time too, but there was one little problem. His lack of US citizenship. Because Joe never sought the correct paperwork to render him legal, he was immediately up for deportation after camp time was over. Joe has been appealing the deportation order from the get-go. Leaving his family and starting over in another country wasn’t on his agenda. It wasn’t on Teresa’s either. She admitted on the Season 9 RHONJ reunion, she and the girls would not follow Joe if he were sent back to Italy. Now it looks like Juicy Joe could finally get a break. The wait for Joe’s possible release from custody might be putting Teresa on pins and needles too. But it’s for a completely different reason.
Apparently former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile still exists. Back in the day, her issues with cousin Teresa Giudice caused so much family friction. Viewers watched their relationship fall apart throughout Kathy’s tenure on the show. We haven’t heard much from her until recently, so maybe something is brewing.
In addition to Kathy’s issues with Teresa, she also has bad blood with Melissa Gorga. So much family drama! This family will never fully come together ever again. So much has happened over the years, and it appears beyond repair. However, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Kathy on Real Housewives of New Jersey. IS it possible the cannoli queen could make a return? Hmmm.
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.