This week Andy Cohen gifted fans with news of a “Bravo Kids” special that will be featured on an episode of Watch What Happens Live. The special includes Gia Giudice, Frankie Catania, Albie Manzo and Chris Manzo from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Brielle Biermann, Riley Burruss, and Kairo Whitfield (THANK YOU) from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Avery Singer and Victoria de Lesseps from Real Housewives of New York City, and of course OG kids Briana Culberson and Shane Keough (YES) from Real Housewives of Orange County.
The “kids” featured in this special all grew up on TV and probably had zero say in showing their awkward years on camera for millions of people. So, this could be awesome! While the show features our favorite Bravo kids, there are some noticeable names missing. Yolanda Hadid’s daughters, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are probably too busy being supermodels to show up on WWHL. But what about Kyle Richards’ daughters? Or Lisa Rinna’s? Nene Leakes’ kids? Or Jill Zarin’s daughter? Something tells me they’re dying to be included – and Andy has hinted as much without naming names.
If you thought the drama was cooling off for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, think again. On last week’s episode things spiraled into total disarray. Everyone was at each other’s throats. However, at the end of the day this group always finds a way to move on and move forward. No matter how low the blows (looking at you Teresa Giudice), there’s always a sense of unity at the end of the day.
Even though they eventually move on and patch things up, inevitably something always comes between them again. This time it’s Jennifer Aydin going to war with Margaret Josephs. These two have never seen eye to eye, but this time feels different. There are some lines you don’t cross. Saying it’s sloppy to sleep with your boss after that person told you they were a victim to someone in a position of power is reprehensible. They might not be able to move on this time.
You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can surely squeeze Bravo stunts for all they are worth. First we hear a Real Housewives All Stars project is in the works and now we have… Children of the Bravolebrities. If you aren’t staying awake at night wondering what haute couture Brooks Marks will release next, then who are you? Bravo has never ventured into these waters before, but it’s not a half bad idea. Why not hear from the people who never signed up to be on television?
While most of Bravo’s content stems from adults, often times the kids are the most level-headed. I’m looking at you, Gia Giudice. Some start out as toddlers and literally grow up before our eyes, venturing out into the real world and starting families of their own. They also have their fair share of challenges from cameras following them throughout their awkward years. Now Andy Cohen is giving fans the opportunity to catch up with some of the Bravo spawn and he has announced the line up. Spoiler alert, Milania Giudice got the shaft, but perhaps, that’s because she’s not 18 yet.
Unlike other cities, the husbands on the Real Housewives Of New Jersey have always been as central to the storyline as the women themselves. The current house-husbands provide the best comic relief, particularly during their tea-spilling boys’ nights. However, no house-husband has caused more drama on RHONJ than Teresa Giudice’s ex Joe Giudice.
Juicy Joe is just someone who fans love to hate. To be clear, he was a pretty terrible husband to Tre in my opinion. He got her thrown in jail, “allegedly” cheated on her all the time and never held back from putting her down on camera. Since their separation, both of them have found love with new people and are supporting each other better than they did when they lived on the same continent. And their alliance is causing tension between Teresa and Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga.
Bravolebrities are far from shy when it comes to cashing in on sponsored social media posts. When it comes to the Real Housewives Of New Jersey, the (totally lovable) husbands, kids, and wives have advertised sex toys to Cameo videos, and everything in between. You gotta respect the hustle – they might as well make the most out of their 15-minutes of fame. And they have to fund their glam squads and glamorous dinners somehow.
Even though Joe Giudice does not appear on RHONJ since he was deported from the U.S., he uses his Bravo status to make money off his huge following. Particularly, he’s guilty of posting click-bait captions related to the show alongside photos of vacationing with his kids and new girlfriend.
The most recent episode of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey brought us back to the good old days. Teresa Giudice got into a fight with Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga because she was defending her ex Joe Giudice. Yeah, the one who got her thrown in jail, “allegedly” cheated on her and put her down time and time again. Tre’s logic has never really made sense, as she always expects twice the amount of loyalty from her brother than she gives to them.
The episode brought us back to the Lake George family retreat days. Joe Gorga screamed and banged his fists on the table, blaming Juicy Joe for putting his mother in an early grave. Melissa threw a cheese plate out of anger towards Teresa, which she immediately cleaned up mid-fight. And Tre just sat there in shock. Except unlike the old days, they all were able to quickly make up. Thankfully, because we all know Joey would hate to see his sister fight with his wife to get back to the sprinkle cookies level ever again.
I am so glad that Season 11 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is delivering the drama. Teresa Giudice spread the rumor that Jackie Goldschneider’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was cheating.
Teresa and Jackie talked, but Teresa wouldn’t give up the name of her source. Jackie decided to use Teresa’s daughter, Gia Giudice, in a horrible analogy. Jackie said that she heard that Gia was snorting coke in the bathroom at parties. During the most recent episode of RHONJ, the whole gang was at the Jersey Shore, where Jackie and Teresa continued to argue.
Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs haven’t always seen eye-to-eye on the Real Housewives Of New Jersey. Jen’s a bit over-the-top and loves to throw zingers, especially when it comes to Melissa Gorga. Meanwhile, Marge tends to be a girl’s girl and a little more zen, except for last week’s episode when she got tied into the rumor web surrounding allegations of Evan Goldschneider cheating on his wife.
In case you forgot, Teresa Giudice brought the rumors up about Evan cheating at the beginning of the season, igniting a vicious feud with Jackie Goldschneider. When the house husbands were having bro night (the RHONJ spinoff we truly need), Joe Benigno told the guys he heard the rumor about Evan too. Bill Aydin couldn’t help but gossip the news to his wife that Tre’s petty rumor might have some merit.