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.
Real Housewives of New Jersey is really delivering this season. Season 11 started off in a celebratory mood when Jackie Goldschneider gave her husband, Evan Goldschneider, a birthday party. When RHONJ co-star Teresa Giudice went to the party, she brought the rumor that Evan was cheating on Jackie while he was at the gym. How thoughtful of Teresa!
When Jackie and Teresa met to discuss the rumor, Teresa refused to reveal her source. Jackie dragged Teresa’s daughter, Gia Giudice, into the fight. Jackie attempted to make an analogy by saying that she heard that Gia snorted coke in the bathroom at parties. Teresa went ballistic. Jackie doesn’t regret using Gia in the analogy. And she refuses to “dumb myself down for conversations with people.”
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.
Despite being a long time fan of the show, Jackie Goldschneider does not seem to know who she is up against on this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. It’s just not a good idea to come for Teresa Guidice. Was Tre wrong for spreading a cheating rumor about Evan Goldschneider all over his filmed birthday party? Sure. Is Teresa going to acknowledge that? No. Is Teresa going to let you mention her child’s name in any context that isn’t idyllic? No. Is Teresa ever going to move on a perceived wrong-doing? No.
*Most* fans know these things about Teresa. It seems Jackie does not. She’s busy throwing thirsty birthday parties and calling Teresa story-line hungry. Meanwhile, Tre is “gifting” Jackie giant vibrators and calling out Margaret Josephs’ husband for hearing the same gossip about Evan. These women are opposite sides of the same dragged out coin.
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?
You know drama is going down when The Real Housewives of New Jersey head to the shore. This trip is going to be the first time Jackie Goldschneider & Teresa Giudice have seen each other in quite some time. They’ve been separated since Jackie used the idea of Gia Giudice snorting cocaine as an analogy. Why would she ever think that would be a good idea? Teresa’s not the type that comprehends something like that.
The rumor about Evan Goldschneider was tasteless and brought up with ill intention. That much is true. However, how long can they drag this out? Jackie needs to either let it go, face Teresa, or leave the show. All of the avoiding got old about three episodes ago. You can’t go around to everyone about how horrible it is if you’re not going to stand up to the person saying it. This trip is about to go down in Real Housewives Of New Jersey history.