From stripper rumors to bestie sister-in-laws, viewers have seen it all from Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice on Real Housewives of New Jersey. This season has put Melissa in the middle of Teresa and her newest nemesis, Jackie Goldschneider. It’s been fascinating to watch Melissa flirt the line between supporting her actual friend, and the one she so unfortunately married into. Meanwhile her husband, Joe Gorga, will defend Tre no matter what.
At the same time, the drama between Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice is seemingly endless. But why exactly is it allowed for the Joes to physically fight and drag each other in the press while Melissa and Teresa need to hold hands and play nice? Where’s the fun in that?
I am loving Real Housewives of New Jersey this season. Of course, there is still bad blood between Melissa Gorga and Jennifer Aydin. Last season, Jennifer indulged her tequila monster and tossed a set of silverware at Melissa during a luncheon in the Hamptons.
During the Season 11 RHONJ premiere, newbie Michelle Pais dropped a bomb on Jennifer. She told her that Joe Gorga, Melissa’s husband, owed her husband “tens of thousands of dollars.” Michelle’s husband, Jonathan Steingraber, spoke at Joe’s “Growing with Gorga” event, but supposedly wasn’t paid.
Despite Jackie Goldschneider’s claim to be the new queen bee of Real Housewives of New Jersey, this show has, from day one revolved around Teresa Giudice. Half of the cast and alums were either family members or in her social circle. So maybe they all came in with a strong opinions, but each season repeats the theme. You’re either with Teresa or against her.
Everyone else just seems to be fillers. Whether they contribute anything to a story line independent of Teresa depends on what they bring to the table. And this season’s cast has been underwhelming in that regard, as they just ride each other’s outraged coattails.
Melissa Gorga and Jennifer Aydin have had a tense relationship on the Real Housewives Of New Jersey since the day Jen drunkenly broke a glass and aimed it at Mel. This season, it’s on a whole other level. Jen has fiercely sided with Teresa Giudice in her feud with Jackie Goldschneider. And despite her loyalty, she claims she doesn’t kiss her ass. But her co-stars disagree.
So we know Jen is definitely a Tre Hugger, and Melissa is one for trying to hold her sister-in-law accountable for her actions. Jackie says Jennifer is “obsessed” with RHONJ’s leading lady and will do anything for shock value. To be fair, Jennifer’s drunken antics at the pool party were the comic relief this season needed from all of the damning allegations being thrown around. While Margaret Josephs says Jen’s drinking is troublesome, Jennifer just says she likes to have a good time. And who doesn’t?
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.
This season of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey has proven that it really is one of the best franchises on Bravo. Every episode has been filled with drama and gossip, and even the husbands have been getting involved. And the feud between Jackie Goldschneider and Teresa Giudice came to head this week, and everyone got involved in the screaming match.
One consistent feud throughout the episode was between Margaret Josephs and Jennifer Aydin, which isn’t surprising considering their rocky past. And not only did they go back and forth on-screen, but they took the fight to Twitter during the episode.
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.
A storm has landed over the Jersey Shore, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey might never be the same. Forget the idea of a relaxing vacation on the beach. That’s not even close to what’s happening on this trip. Teresa Giudice & Jackie Goldschneider are at war. Let’s make that clear right away. There is no denying the toxicity of this feud. It’s causing everyone to dredge up past emotions and take fights to the next level.
EVERYONE is involved in this feud in some capacity. Margaret Josephs has been blindsided by the news that Joe Benigno talked about the rumor at guy’s night. By revealing he heard the rumor too, it breathes life into the venom Teresa’s been spewing. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Gorga family is at it again. Joe Gorga & Melissa Gorga don’t understand why Teresa hasn’t defended them against Joe Giudice. HERE WE GO AGAIN!