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Even though Joe Giudice hasn’t appeared (aside from on Teresa Giudice’s phone screen) on the Real Housewives of New Jersey since going to jail and getting deported, he stays central to the drama. Tre and Juicy might have called it quits after their stints “at camp,” but Joe is being more faithful to his ex than he ever was during their marriage. Particularly, Joe has taken any chance he could get to bash Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga in the press, so it’s messy as ever.

The fight came to a head during last week’s episode when Melissa and Joe called out Tre for always taking her ex’s side. Joey G. says he puts the blame on Joe Giudice for his mother’s early death. In case you forgot, their mother, Antonia Gorga, died on March 4, 2017. And then in April 2020 “Nonno” Giacinto Gorga passed away.  Joe and Teresa have both said that’s far from the truth, which is a bit of a surprise, considering we know that Teresa did blame her ex for making her miss out on precious time with her parents.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice, Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin

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.

Joe Giudice Real Housewives Of New Jersey

Joe Giudice may have been deported to Italy, but like it or not, he is still part of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Thanks to Joe, both he and his now ex-wife, Teresa Giudice, served time in prison for federal fraud charges. Joe also apparently cheated on Teresa, which isn’t a surprise to RHONJ viewers.

In Italy, Joe seems to have some irons in the fire, one of which is selling sex toys.  He even gifted Teresa some samples. Classy!

Teresa Giudice Real Housewives Of New Jersey

During the Season 11 premiere of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice came in ready to rumble. She spread a rumor that Jackie Goldschneider’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was cheating at the gym. Unfortunately, Teresa picked Evan’s birthday party to unleash this information.

Teresa and Jackie sat down to discuss the drama. Teresa refused to tell Jackie where she heard the rumor and refused to apologize. Jackie used an analogy about Teresa’s daughter, Gia Giudice, to make her point. Jackie said that she heard that Gia snorts cocaine in the bathroom at parties. Oof. Not a good analogy, Jackie.

Teresa Giudice Real Housewives Of New Jersey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey fans have seen so many changes in Teresa Giudice’s family. During Season 1, she had three daughters, Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice, and Milania Giudice. After that, we saw her give birth to Audriana Giudice during the Season 2 premiere.

She went from gushing over husband “Juicy” Joe Giudice to completing separate jail stints and blaming him for losing time with her mother before she passed away. In the midst of Joe’s deportation drama, the Giudices decided to divorce. In 2020, Teresa’s father Giacinto Gorga, aka Nonno, passed away. And, now, Teresa is a single lady… well she was. She’s actually in a new relationship with Luis “Louis” Ruelas and she’s actually thanking her parents for her new man.

Melissa Gorga Real Housewives Of New Jersey

It has been a difficult few years for the Giudice/Gorga family, to say the least. Earlier this month, Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga shared the heartbreaking news that their father Giacinto Gorga passed away. “Nonno,” as he was referred to by his family, was a beloved character by his grandchildren and RHONJ fans alike.

Since Nonno’s passing on April 3rd,  Teresa and Joe have both been sharing family photos on their respective Instagram accounts. Their kids have posted sweet messages and tributes to their grandfather. Joe Giudice also posted some touching tributes to his father-in-law. Now, Melissa Gorga is speaking out on how the family is coping with their loss.

Margaret Josephs Real Housewives Of New Jersey

One of the saddest stories to come out of the Bravo family in a long time was the death of Teresa Giudice’s father, Giacinto Gorga. We all know him as the affectionately named “Nonno” from the show. Nonno passed away on April 3rd and most of his family has opened up their hearts and shared their grief on social media since then.  Both Teresa and Joe Gorga’s kids posted loving thoughts and messages on Instagram. So did Joe Giudice, saying of his father-in-law, “Thank you for setting an example for us and my girls-you’re an exemplary example. We benefited from it every day.”

It’s going to be hard to watch Real Housewives of New Jersey without Nonno. Throughout the years, we’ve seen him as the center of his entire family. We even saw his grief when his beloved wife, Antonia Goga died back in 2017. I will never forget watching Nonno cry over missing his wife. But Nonno gave us so many good times on the show and it’s clear that it’s not just his family that will miss him.

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On April 3, Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga shared that their father, Giacinto Gorga, passed away. The lovable man became a paternal figure for Joe and Teresa’s friends and even the Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers.

Joe and Teresa’s kids always called Giacinto “Nonno,” which is the Italian word for “grandfather.” Even the RHONJ viewers have affectionately referred to him as “Nonno” throughout the years. Aside from the obvious sadness for the Giudice and Gorga family members, there’s all an additional hurdle during this time period. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, people are not allowed to partake in large gatherings. Of course, there’s a major risk of spreading and contracting the virus.