Patterson Dolores FINALLY came out on last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dolores Catania finally hit her breaking point with everyone questioning her relationship with David Principe. Everyone gossiping about whether or not David gave her a new car to stall for a ring was so disrespectful. However, it was Joe Gorga who ultimately crossed the line too far. Calling Dolores a broken woman was beyond deplorable.
Another hot topic at Michelle Pais’ party was Teresa Giudice and her new man. She’s giddy and gushing over the new guy in her life. Teresa had no desire to stay as long as everyone else at the party. She wanted to dart home to her beau as fast as she possibly could. While it’s great to see Teresa’s love life in such good standing, blowing off the women is a bad look. When will everyone finally get to meet him? Why’s she keeping him locked away like a dirty secret?
In a somewhat unprecedented move, The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast has remained the same for three seasons now. This is a cast that knows how to deliver. No matter what they’re doing on screen, it’s highly entertaining. This is a cast that understands how to bring big drama and how to move past it as well. This isn’t a group of women that typically spends an entire season harping on one singular issue.
When Jackie Goldschneider & Jennifer Aydin joined the show, it was clear magic was in front of us. They shook up the group in just the right way. The only thing that might turn off some people is the three versus three split. It tends to be Jackie and her girls against Jennifer and hers all season long. Some might find that to be stale, but surely they bring a lot to the show right. Well if you ask Jackie, she’s exactly what Jersey needs.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is nearing the end of a truly epic Season 13. We saw a single Teresa Giudice for the first time, who wasn’t afraid to flirt with her pool boy, drink too much pineapple juice and show off her “soulmate” Luis Ruelas. Sure, she was guilty of spreading rumors about Evan Goldschneider cheating on Jackie Goldschneider. And she’s pushed the buttons of Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga, but when doesn’t she? Tre is an all-star and literally pioneer of reality TV ever since her table flip heard around the world.
Season 13 is the third-straight RHONJ season with the same cast. We have Tre, Melissa, Jackie, Jennifer Aydin, Margaret Josephs and Dolores Catania. And they’ve all had iconic moments in their own way this season. Jennifer getting “sloppy” drunk at a pool party. Marge’s cold brew in a wine glass. Dolores going Patterson style on Joey Gorga after he questions her independence. Jackie’s tragic weave and periodic meltdowns. Even MelGo, who is known for faking storylines, flipped a cheese plate. It’s the stuff trash TV dreams are made of.
Whew. The analogy Jackie Goldschenider made about Gia Guidice is still causing drama on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. It was the most ill advised comment Jackie’s ever made on the show. What made her think it was a sensible idea to compare the cheating rumors about Evan Goldschneider to Gia possibly snorting cocaine? HOW DO YOU GO FROM THAT TO THAT? Do you even know who her mother is? We’re talking about Teresa Giudice.
We know that Gia was actually the first one to reach out following this mess. It’s crazy how the young girl in all of this is the one who is acting the most grown up. Analogy or not, it was intolerable. No excuse for Jackie going there and dragging children into this. It doesn’t matter how old Gia is, you don’t go there. The real question is WHY Jackie wouldn’t reach out herself to Gia.
Jennifer Aydin is really peeling back the layers on this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey We’ve gotten to see her as a daughter, a loyal friend, and a drunk. It has been a far cry from Jennifer’s first season where she spent every episode boasting about her husband’s financial success and bathroom -filled home.
Since her fall out with Jackie Goldschneider over the Evan Goldschneider cheating rumors, Jennifer hasn’t made any more attempts to host play dates combining their fleets of children. Instead, she’s opted for the route of hosting mother-daughter tea parties. The gathering of the mothers and the Housewives took place over the most recent two episodes of the show. During the event, Jackie didn’t miss the opportunity to fire a shot at the mega-home of Jennifer and Bill Aydin. She joked, “Welcome to the Taj Mahal. If the Taj Mahal had a huge mortgage — and no furniture.” Oof.
It was quite the emotional ending on last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Jennifer Aydin’s mother daughter tea party was designed with the best intentions in mind. However, Teresa Giudice couldn’t help but be overcome with grief. Seeing everyone at the tea with their moms was too much for her to bare. It was the sort of visceral scene that Jersey always knows how to deliver.
Despite the sadness from Teresa, some resolution was reached between Jennifer & Margaret Josephs. Whether it stays resolved remains to be seen. There’s hope for the future if they can take the time to LISTEN. Who am I kidding? There’s no chance of that ever happening. This group is destined to spar until the end of time. It would be refreshing to see some new faces in the future though. The dynamic needs to be altered a little. Three on three is getting boring.
What was more awkward to watch? Evan Goldschneider’s first birthday party where Teresa Giudice went around to everyone in the parking lot spreading rumors that he “does stuff at the gym” or the second party when Jackie Goldschneider greeted each guest with “tell Evan you know he doesn’t cheat.”
As a viewer at home, I couldn’t help cringing on my couch as I watched both parties. It was the storyline that just never stopped and will (unfortunately) dominate the reunion episodes as well. I just want to know who “from the group” told Teresa about these rumors. I have my guesses though…
This season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey truly has not disappointed one bit. We’ve had Jennifer Aydin’s iconic pool party drunk moment. Teresa Giudice is hornier than ever and is with a new man. Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga are “fighting” which may or may not be another ploy at a fake storyline. And there have been nasty feuds everywhere, from Jennifer vs. Margaret Josephs to Tre vs. Jackie Goldschneider.
The season kicked off with a bang after Tre was spreading rumors at Evan Goldschneider’s own birthday party that he cheats on Jackie. This made the Jackie bomb go off that left her and her tragic weave in shambles. She could not stop bringing up Teresa’s nasty gossip every chance she got, even after proclaiming she was “over it.” And who could forget when she confronted Teresa and made the “worst analogy ever” involving Gia Giudice doing cocaine at parties.