For years, Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers have been invested in the Manzo/Laurita family members. We met Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo during the show’s very first episode. They are sisters who were married to the Manzo brothers. Dina has since divorced and re-married.
Jacqueline Laurita was another OG RHONJ cast member. She is married to Caroline and Dina’s brother Chris Laurita. Dina and Caroline have been infamously estranged for years, but it’s unclear if they had been in contact recently because of a family tragedy. Chris, Dina, and Caroline’s father Joseph Laurita has passed away.
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans learned the sad news that Giacinto Gorga, the father of Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, passed away on April 3. It was clear that Giacinto, known as “Nonno,” had struggled with health issues recently. Both Melissa Gorga, and Teresa had asked fans to pray for the beloved patriarch of the Gorga family.
Nonno was a part of RHONJ from the very beginning. Nonno loved being in the kitchen. He could boil an octopus like nobody’s business, and I loved seeing him cook with his granddaughters. Ever since the death of Nonno’s wife, Antonia, Nonno had been living with Teresa and her four daughters. He was a huge part of their lives, and a support during Joe Giudice’s incarceration and deportation woes.
Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga’s father has become such a lovable character on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Giacinto Gorga, better known as “Nonno,” has been living with Teresa and her four daughters ever since his wife passed away.
We have seen him at family events, giving Teresa advice, and even giving us some comic relief at times.
Real Housewives Of New Jersey fans swooned when Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia Giudice went to prom with Dolores Catania’s son Frankie Catania. This is the power couple we all need, but no pressure or anything, guys.
Teresa and Dolores maintained that Gia and Frankie were merely “just friends.” However, RHONJ fans hoped that they were just playing it cool and keeping things private. Apparently, that’s not the case. These two are not dating.
Ever since Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice separated from her husband, Joe Giudice, it seems like everyone has a lot to say. Joe left the ICE detention center for Italy, while he waits for the final decision on his deportation case.
Teresa brought their four daughters to Italy to reunite with their father, and it was really emotional. But it was beyond awkward to see Teresa and Joe’s interaction.
It was obvious that Teresa was done with their marriage.
Real Housewives of New Jersey was crazy this season, and I loved every minute of it! Of course, viewers had to wait until the season finale to see Teresa Giudice bring her four daughters to Italy to reunite with their father, Joe Giudice. Viewers had the pleasure of listening to Joe when he called from ICE detention to talk with his family. Most of the time he was insulting to Teresa.
In October, Joe opted to leave ICE custody and go to Italy to await the final decision in his deportation case. Another seismic shift in their marriage occurred when Teresa finally admitted to her RHONJ co-stars that her husband cheated on her when their daughter, Gia Giudice, was very young. Teresa found a second cell phone that Joe used to talk with this other woman. At that time, Teresa believed her husband.
I have been feeling bad for Teresa Giudice this season on Real Housewives of New Jersey. The majority of the phone calls from her estranged husband Joe Giudice have been insulting. He is hanging out in Italy awaiting the final decision in his deportation case. So, he called Teresa to tell her that no one will want her because she has too much baggage. And that he didn’t even want to get married. Isn’t he charming?
In December of 2019, reports surfaced that Teresa and Joe Giudice had finally decided to separate after 20 years of marriage, (and tons of cheating rumors.) Joe Giudice was filmed hanging with several women in bathing suits during a trip to Mexico.
“Gia Catania” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Obviously, I’m getting way ahead of myself on this one since Gia Giudice and Frankie Catania aren’t even dating, but a Real Housewives of New Jersey fan can dream, can’t I?
On tonight’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode, Dolores Catania’s son Frankie takes Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia to prom and I cannot even convey how happy this makes me, as a complete stranger who is just overly invested in the Giudice family. Frank Catania, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, Milania Giudice, and Nonno are all on hand for support (and to take a million photos) before Gia and Frankie head to the dance.