Jennifer Aydin is really peeling back the layers on this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey We’ve gotten to see her as a daughter, a loyal friend, and a drunk. It has been a far cry from Jennifer’s first season where she spent every episode boasting about her husband’s financial success and bathroom -filled home.
Since her fall out with Jackie Goldschneider over the Evan Goldschneider cheating rumors, Jennifer hasn’t made any more attempts to host play dates combining their fleets of children. Instead, she’s opted for the route of hosting mother-daughter tea parties. The gathering of the mothers and the Housewives took place over the most recent two episodes of the show. During the event, Jackie didn’t miss the opportunity to fire a shot at the mega-home of Jennifer and Bill Aydin. She joked, “Welcome to the Taj Mahal. If the Taj Mahal had a huge mortgage — and no furniture.” Oof.
What was more awkward to watch? Evan Goldschneider’s first birthday party where Teresa Giudice went around to everyone in the parking lot spreading rumors that he “does stuff at the gym” or the second party when Jackie Goldschneider greeted each guest with “tell Evan you know he doesn’t cheat.”
As a viewer at home, I couldn’t help cringing on my couch as I watched both parties. It was the storyline that just never stopped and will (unfortunately) dominate the reunion episodes as well. I just want to know who “from the group” told Teresa about these rumors. I have my guesses though…
Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider only just resolved their conflict on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and it was nice to see the whole cast getting along for a change. But that was short lived. The resolution of one dispute only seems to fuel the birth of another. Such is the life cycle of all the squabbles on the Real Housewives franchise.
Tensions were flaring between Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs since they took opposing sides in the Teresa/Jackie feud. But now they have legitimate issues with each other. Both dealt low blows and have contradicting views on a women’s role within their household.
Real Housewives of New Jersey is one of the most authentic series in the franchise. For a long time, it was actually hard for me to watch because of the family drama. While a lot of the Housewives shows are based on contracts friendships (using that word loosely), RHONJ has always been more family-oriented. Much like the drama between Kim Richards and Kyle Richards – the fights between Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga have been super dark and real. I still can’t watch the Christening episode from Season 1 or the cast trip to the “healing” retreat in Season 5.
This shows RHONJ has done a pretty good job of keeping it real. That is until we consider Melissa’s individual storylines. There was that one time she believed she had a long-lost-sister. Then there was that time she froze her eggs for a potential fourth child. Now on this season, Melissa and Joe are having marital issues and people are starting to question if the story is real.
A storm has landed over the Jersey Shore, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey might never be the same. Forget the idea of a relaxing vacation on the beach. That’s not even close to what’s happening on this trip. Teresa Giudice & Jackie Goldschneider are at war. Let’s make that clear right away. There is no denying the toxicity of this feud. It’s causing everyone to dredge up past emotions and take fights to the next level.
EVERYONE is involved in this feud in some capacity. Margaret Josephs has been blindsided by the news that Joe Benigno talked about the rumor at guy’s night. By revealing he heard the rumor too, it breathes life into the venom Teresa’s been spewing. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Gorga family is at it again. Joe Gorga & Melissa Gorga don’t understand why Teresa hasn’t defended them against Joe Giudice. HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs haven’t always seen eye-to-eye on the Real Housewives Of New Jersey. Jen’s a bit over-the-top and loves to throw zingers, especially when it comes to Melissa Gorga. Meanwhile, Marge tends to be a girl’s girl and a little more zen, except for last week’s episode when she got tied into the rumor web surrounding allegations of Evan Goldschneider cheating on his wife.
In case you forgot, Teresa Giudice brought the rumors up about Evan cheating at the beginning of the season, igniting a vicious feud with Jackie Goldschneider. When the house husbands were having bro night (the RHONJ spinoff we truly need), Joe Benigno told the guys he heard the rumor about Evan too. Bill Aydin couldn’t help but gossip the news to his wife that Tre’s petty rumor might have some merit.
Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider coming face to face at the Jersey Shore cast trip was going to be dramatic. Not only between the two feuding ladies, but between the rest of the Real Housewives of New Jersey as they take sides on the cheating rumors.
It was at Dolores Catania’s shore house that Jennifer Aydin revealed Joe Beningo also heard the rumors regarding Evan Goldschneider. Teresa took the news as a validation, but is it really? If you are Team Tre, Margaret Joseph’s explosive reaction could be suspect. Did Margaret rage at Jennifer for exposing Joe and fueling the rumors, or was Margaret intent on clarifying where and when Joe heard the gossip. The timing is everything.
Teresa Giudice repeating a cheating rumor about Evan Goldschneider seems to be a polarizing topic, though it shouldn’t be. There is little to defend about sharing damaging gossip at the person’s own birthday party. It would have been better optics if Teresa had spoken to Evan’s wife Jackie Goldschneider privately had she truly been so concerned about the couple’s well-being. But then again, it’s Teresa and she doesn’t always operate in a dignified manner or consider the bigger picture.
In last week’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa claimed to be vindicated after an admission from “Boy’s Night” came to light. Jennifer Aydin was able to prop up Teresa’s seemingly random accusations by revealing that Margaret Joseph’s husband Joe Benigno heard the rumors too. But this info, courtesy of Jennifer’s husband Bill Aydin, doesn’t necessarily inflate the infidelity rumors as a call to question where Joe heard them. Likely from his wife. Nevertheless, Teresa is celebrating a supposed victory in clearing her name of any wrong-doing.