It’s almost time for the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11 reunion, and it is going to be crazy. During the season premiere, Teresa Giudice decided it would be a great idea to spread a rumor that Evan Goldschneider was cheating on his wife, Jackie Goldschneider. Oh, and Teresa decided to do this at Evan’s birthday party. Happy Birthday, Evan!
When RHONJ co-stars Jackie and Teresa met to talk it out, Teresa had no receipts. Then, Jackie made the worst analogy in Housewives history. She compared the cheating rumors to Teresa’s daughter Gia Giudice “snorting coke in the bathroom at parties.” Jackie stated, “I wasn’t starting a rumor about Gia. I was giving an analogy.”
This season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey may have been short, but it was jam packed with drama. From start to finish it was an action packed season. It was chaotic once Teresa Giudice kicked things off with the Evan Goldschneider rumors. She understood the assignment. She came to COLLECT that check. Cha-ching. Jackie Goldschneider’s analogy about Gia Giudice was equally controversial and started its own fair share of drama. Yikes!
They weren’t the only wives knee deep in the drama this season. Jennifer Aydin found herself at odds with both Melissa Gorga & Margaret Josephs. Whether she was calling out Melissa for fake storylines or coming at Marge for sleeping with her boss, she was “on” this season. Toward the end of the season. even Dolores Catania who usually does nothing was at odds with everyone. WOAH. Andy Cohen has a tall task ahead of him getting these ladies to own up to their actions.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey killed it this season, but did fans really expect anything less? Teresa Giudice did what she does best — blow up, stir the pot and avoid accountability. And mix up her words. Melissa Gorga threw a cheese plate and got into it with Tre, just for a moment, like the good old days of Jersey. Jennifer Aydin’s drunk antics and gossip sessions with Bill Aydin were A+ housewives’ material. Margaret Josephs continued to be a loyal friend and bitterly feud with Jennifer at every turn. The most tragic part was Jackie Goldschneider’s hair. Otherwise, fans couldn’t ask for much more.
MelGo and Jennifer have also gone head-to-head this season. Jennifer didn’t shy away from stirring the pot when it came to the rumor Tre spread about Evan Goldschneider. Melissa has accused Jennifer of plenty of wrongdoings, from being a gutless “wannabe” to claiming that Jen makes up her own storylines. Sorry, Melissa, but your wannabe singing career and “lost” sister storylines scream fake more than Jennifer’s on-camera family drama. Jennifer does love to push Melissa’s buttons, so it’s no wonder MelGo isn’t the biggest fan.
The explosive eleventh season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is nearing a close, and I’m dreading saying goodbye. Unlike some other cities that filmed new seasons during the pandemic, Jersey brought it as always. And of course, we have to give thanks to the Giudice/Gorga family. We got to meet single Teresa Giudice for the first time ever, but it didn’t last long before she found her “soulmate” Luis Ruelas. Joe Giudice has been living overseas and being more faithful to Tre than he was during their marriage. The Giudice girls are all grown up and giving their mom dating advice. Gia Giudice in particular has been a major part of the story, no thanks to the “worst analogy ever” given by Jackie Goldschneider. We saw Joe Gorga literally kiss Frank Catania’s ass AND Melissa Gorga flip a cheese plate. It was truly everything fans could’ve ask for.
But as it comes to a close and we prep for a reunion, it’s time to look back on this explosive season. And how it all started — the Gia cocaine rumor spawned by Tre sharing a rumor that Evan Goldschneider is a cheat. It’s all blown over, much like Jackie’s tragic weave in the Jersey Shore breeze. But the reunion will no doubt re-open old wounds about this feud. Let’s not forget, Jackie even threw the “jail” word at Tre and we all know how that hits a nerve.
Despite the title of the show indicating that the cast will include actual housewives, Jennifer Aydin gets some flack for being one. At least from Margaret Josephs, who has lived very different lifestyle. To be fair, these two ladies of the Real Housewives of New Jersey have been bickering for quite some time. They just don’t see eye to eye on many things.
They were also on opposing sides for the feud between Jackie Goldschneider and Teresa Giudice this season. Margaret was firmly in Jackie’s corner while Jennifer backed Teresa by questioning when and where Margaret’s husband Joe Benigno had hear the rumor that Evan Goldschneider was cheating on his wife. Even after Teresa and Jackie made up, tensions remained between Jennifer and Margaret. Jennifer callously questioned Margaret’s role in the sexual dynamic with a former boss. Margaret retaliated by calling Jennifer a free loader. Obviously the two ladies have very different views on marriage.
Sex sells. Talking about it is entertaining. And when you’re on a reality TV show, no topic is off limits. So of course intimacy comes up a lot on the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Let’s hear it from all the Real Housewives, whether it’s straight talk or endless double entendres.
How often? Craziest location? Favorite position? Rate the experience. Of course some housewives share more about their sexual preferences than others. Teresa Giudice educated us all about the benefits of consuming pineapple. Meanwhile, Jackie Goldschneider revealed that she has no need for the fruit because she and her husband Evan Goldschneider, “don’t play in that sandbox.”
Last week Watch What Happens Live gifted us with a bunch of special episodes. The last episode was dedicated to the kids of Bravo. One takeaway from the kids’ special was that housewives’ kids don’t watch these shows! Another takeaway was that they turned out pretty amazing considering their moms get paid to be embarrassing on TV. Brianna Culberson and Gia Giudice get a special shout-out here for appearing completely poised during some awkward questions.
The best WWHL special of last week (imo) was the one featuring the Real Housewives of New Jersey husbands. They opened the show with hilarious taglines for Frank Catania, Bill Aydin, Joe Gorga, Joe Benigno, and Evan Goldschneider. Each of them were open to playing the games Andy Cohen threw at them. They also answered a majority of Andy’s deep and shady questions. But one question directed at Frank yielded the sweetest response.
The men of Real Housewives of New Jersey can hold their own when it comes to reality TV entertainment. Joe Gorga blazed the trail when he joined as the brother of the woman whom the show revolves around. He and Teresa Giudice brought the family drama for sure. Slowly, the crew built up to include Frank Catania, Bill Aydin, Joe Benigno, and Evan Goldschneider. There is no other show in the Real Housewives franchise that includes the husbands as much as RHONJ. And we love it.
Of course, the guys will get involved in the drama. It’s hard not to react in some way when all the women are in conflict. The rather damaging fight between Teresa and Jackie Goldschneider understandably involved the entire cast. The fallout from Teresa spreading rumors about Evan cheating on his wife split the group, and even the guys were not able to avoid it.