After a season full of glass smashing, wine throwing, and alliance shifting, Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 ends tonight. All of the ladies get together for a “red-themed” party for Jennifer Aydin’s sixteenth wedding anniversary. Who has a party for a sixteenth wedding anniversary?
Before the party, everyone cannot keep Danielle Staub’s name out of their mouths. And just think about this: she’s not even a full-time cast member. Nevertheless, they (pretty much) all want her off the show. Clearly. No one understands why Teresa Giudice is so loyal to Danielle. Oh right, she needs a
soldier sidekick friend by her side.
Love comes and goes on Season 9 of Real Housewives of New Jersey as fast as exits on the New Jersey Turnpike. Case in point, Danielle Staub’s barefoot wedding to Marty Caffrey resulted in a marriage that lasted for a New Jersey minute. Is that a thing?
In contrast, there’s Dolores Catania. She has managed to have a longlasting relationship with her ex-husband of all people. However, they insist it’s platonic. Last season, she welcomed her ex-husband/father of two Frank Catania back home. As a result, viewers, along with cast members, have wondered if the exes are actually BFF’s with benefits ever since. Come on, the chemistry between them is just so strong! Right?
Last season on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dolores Catania referred to Danielle Staub as a “crazy scumbag.” She tried to warn the whole cast about the OG Housewife and her ways. However, no one was buying what she was selling. Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Margaret Josephs just loved Danielle. They were even bridesmaids in her wedding.
And we all saw how that went. Danielle turned into an incomparable bridezilla. Thankfully, she owned up to her antics and apologized, but was it too little too late? After the wedding, Danielle told Teresa and Melissa that Margaret told her not to trust them. Deja vu much? This very much mirrors the controversy with Dolores and Teresa last season. The common thread? These were both Danielle-instigated issues.
Had you been waiting with bated breath like me for last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey? All week I pondered who would prevail in the battle of Envy by Melissa Gorga and Jennifer Aydin’s tacky Chanel. Frankly, I wouldn’t put my money on either of them to throw down after Margaret Josephs doused Danielle Staub with Dolores Catania’s wine, but crazier things have happened in Cabo! Also, I appreciate the RHONJ’s producers for giving us a “to be continued” episode last week. What’s that old saying? People in garish houses shouldn’t throw glass? Jennifer gets in Melissa’s face, and Melissa quickly retreats. Dolores steps in to intimidate Jennifer, and Danielle intervenes. No matter how much Danielle hates Dolores, she respects her ability to beat Jennifer’s monkey’s ass lip liner.
Dolores takes a walk to cool off. Margaret confides in Jackie Goldschneider about how disappointed she is in Teresa Giudice’s behavior. She thought they were friends. Why is Teresa condoning Danielle (and subsequently Jennifer’s) abhorrent behavior? Teresa chases down Melissa who is disgusted by her sister-in-law’s loyalty. Dolores approaches to second Melissa’s assertions. Tre is peeved by their statements while Melissa and Dolores find Jackie and Margaret to share what escalated. At the bar, Teresa, Jennifer, and Danielle defend their actions. At least Teresa tries to show Jennifer the error of her ways…sort of.
A part of me feels bad about the demise of Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub’s friendship. But, a significantly larger part of me is just grateful for the entertainment. This season of Real Housewives of New Jersey has truly delivered. We have Margaret vs. Danielle to thank for a lot of the season’s best moments.
Danielle had several bridezilla freakouts because she wanted the most expensive gifts and all of the attention on her (at all times). She forced middle age women to wear “bride squad” bathing suits for a photo shoot. She flipped out when the ladies showed up with freshly washed hair before the wedding. Danielle was downright searching for storylines, I mean problems, this season. Now, their tension has turned into a full-on feud. Margaret even threw a glass of red wine at Danielle during last night’s episode.
Fans of Real Housewives of New Jersey have watched Teresa Giudice’s amazing transformation as she trained to enter a bikini fitness competition. Besides that, she even had to film most of the season sober, which is unusual for most Housewives.
Teresa turned to Frank Catania, Dolores Catania’s ex-husband, to train her for her first competition. Teresa placed third. But there were some unintended consequences when Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife Melissa Gorga, showed up with their kids to support Teresa.
We know we’re over the work week hump when we get another episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey! Fresh off placing third in a body-building competition, Teresa Giudice wants to celebrate her feat with some tequila and a girls’ trip. And what better place for tequila and drama than an all expenses paid (by Bravo) getaway to Mexico?
Seriously, what could go wrong?
(Ask any of the RHOC ladies…) Unfortunately for Margaret Josephs, she has managed to parlay her feud with Danielle Staub into a threesome of threats with Danielle’s new bestie Jennifer Aydin thanks in big part to necklace-gate. After one too many heated dinners, she even memorializes the demise of her friendships with a toast–right into Danielle’s face. It’s this season’s birthday cake…or table. Take your pick! Oh, and did I mention the camels? The exotic creatures are right at home hanging out with a monkey’s a$$hole.
Most Real Housewives of New Jersey fans have enjoyed watching Margaret Josephs during her second season as a Housewife. She has shown that she has a big heart. Her love for children led her to create the Hospital Heroes hospital gown line for kids. Then she tried to have
drama a mature friendship with bridezilla Danielle Staub (and look how that turned out!)
Now Margaret is on a mission to reunite her ex-husband, Jan, with his son. Margaret’s husband, Joe Benigno, thinks that Margaret’s close relationship with her ex is tough to deal with at times.