The summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone wants to believe the coronavirus pandemic is over. Restrictions have eased and people are ripping their masks off in a 21st Century version of bra-burning.
It may be a bit premature, and certainly people are still contracting the virus. Each and every tally and life matters, but some just get more media spotlight than others. In our beloved Bravo community several Real Housewives and their families have contracted and, thankfully, recovered from the disease. Shannon Beador, Kyle Richards, Frank Catania, Margaret Josephs, Joe Beningo, Marge Senior, Kathy Hilton, Dorit Kemsley, and Jennifer Aydin all recovered from the coronavirus. And now one more familiar Bravo face is battling COVID-19.
Dolores Catania and Teresa Giudice both had their love lives under the microscope during Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dolores’ boyfriend, David Principe, finally had his house completed, but Dolores refused to move in without a commitment.
When David gifted Dolores a Porsche, her RHONJ co-stars took a poll to see if the gift was just a stalling tactic. That’s when “Patterson Dolores” came out to play. Of course, Dolores is still living with ex-husband, and roomie for life, Frank Catania. Frank always has her back.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey just know how to make good TV, no matter what’s going on in the world around them. And Season 11 was no different. Jennifer Aydin and her tequila. Teresa Giudice and her pineapples. Melissa Gorga and her cheese plate. Frank Catania and Joe Gorga’s literal ass-kissing. It had humor, drama and scandals all wrapped into one, from the first episode all the way to the reunion.
And this season didn’t even require
leeches Danielle Staub or Kim DePaola to make an appearance and stir the pot. And frankly, it just shows these ladies are past their time. Either of them will do anything possible to get their name in the press alongside the current cast members. Beverly Danielle even hosted Instagram Lives to recap every single episode of RHONJ. If that doesn’t say thirsty, I don’t know what does.
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs have been at each other’s throats all season. Margaret has criticized Jennifer’s tequila-fueled behavior at cast parties. Margaret also called out Jennifer for being a stay-at-home mother and tweeted that Jennifer “treats her husband as a meal ticket.” Of course, Jennifer responded on Twitter and called Margaret “slutty.”
RHONJ cast member Michelle Pais told Jennifer at Evan Goldschneider’s party that Joe Gorga was tardy paying some of his bills. Michelle claimed that Joe owed “tens of thousands of dollars” to her husband, Jon Steingraber. Jon spoke at Joe’s event, “Growing with Gorga,” and was supposedly never compensated.
Jennifer Aydin has proven to be a shining star on the Real Housewives of New Jersey this season. She knows how to let loose with a little (or a lot) of tequila. She makes hilarious digs at Melissa Gorga that are on-point every time, whether it’s shading her fake storylines or saying that Joe Gorga would make a better housewife than his own wife. Bill Aydin, is as good at being a supportive husband as he is at gossiping about boy’s night.
Jennifer has really been an integral part of Season 11 of RHONJ, even if she is a little over-the-top at times. She’s been vulnerable to show the camera some real-life family struggles. Whether it’s her parents’ relationship problems or the hilarious Olivia Aydin stomping around in heels, the Aydin household always entertains. And after her performance at the reunion, particularly her back and forth with Margaret Josephs, she’s proven that she has a lot more to offer than just being Teresa Giudice’s sidekick. And Melissa tries to say Jennifer’s the one who fakes storylines and embarrasses her family...
Last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended with a megawatt bombshell. Jennifer Aydin openly accused Margaret Josephs of being the source of the rumors. Yes, THOSE rumors. Could Margaret really have stooped that low and done that to Jackie Goldschneider. The salacious gossip about Evan Goldschneider had such a domino effect that tore apart so many lives. What do you believe?
There’s so much unresolved between Teresa Giudice & Jackie at this point. There’s little chance a genuine friendship will ever develop between the two. After this much bad blood, it’s not looking like a plausible option. However, getting to the bottom of the rumor’s origin’s is paramount priority. It all comes down to what Jackie’s willing to believe. Will she believe frenemy Jennifer about Margaret’s alleged treason. Or will Jackie keep her target locked on Teresa?
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.
This is it! The best pandemic Housewives season so far is finally over! How did we get here so quickly? The Real Housewives of New Jersey are ending their season with one epic Halloween party. It’s supposed to be a birthday party for Margaret Josephs‘ husband Joe Benigno. However, all that really matters is the costumes and the juicy drama that will come out of it. There is a lot brewing with this group of women (and their men) right now.
Things are rocky to say the least between Melissa & Joe Gorga right now. They’re struggling more as a couple than we’ve ever seen them do before. They’re often accused of faking their storylines, but this feels different. This feels like there could actually be some trouble between these two. Melissa isn’t the same woman Joe married, and he can’t handle it. Once Margaret FINALLY calls him a chauvinistic pig to his face, all bets are off.