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.
While the coronavirus pandemic took away international travel and late-nights of clubbing for Bravolebrities, they apparently all decided it was a good idea to write a book. Shep Rose and Cameran Eubanks of Southern Charm each wrote books on subjects that couldn’t be more opposite of each other. Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Margaret Josephs is also gearing up to release a memoir, and Jackie Goldschneider says she’s working on her own. Even Lala Kent, who was part of the very real Vanderpump Rules pregnancy pact, wrote a memoir herself.
The list goes on and on, but the only person we sadly won’t be getting a book from this year is Kim Richards, even though she gets to keep a hefty advance from her publisher. And since Dorinda Medley’s firing from the Real Housewives of New York, she’s going to teach us all about making it nice in her own words.
Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider coming face to face at the Jersey Shore cast trip was going to be dramatic. Not only between the two feuding ladies, but between the rest of the Real Housewives of New Jersey as they take sides on the cheating rumors.
It was at Dolores Catania’s shore house that Jennifer Aydin revealed Joe Beningo also heard the rumors regarding Evan Goldschneider. Teresa took the news as a validation, but is it really? If you are Team Tre, Margaret Joseph’s explosive reaction could be suspect. Did Margaret rage at Jennifer for exposing Joe and fueling the rumors, or was Margaret intent on clarifying where and when Joe heard the gossip. The timing is everything.
Real Housewives of New Jersey is really delivering this season. Season 11 started off in a celebratory mood when Jackie Goldschneider gave her husband, Evan Goldschneider, a birthday party. When RHONJ co-star Teresa Giudice went to the party, she brought the rumor that Evan was cheating on Jackie while he was at the gym. How thoughtful of Teresa!
When Jackie and Teresa met to discuss the rumor, Teresa refused to reveal her source. Jackie dragged Teresa’s daughter, Gia Giudice, into the fight. Jackie attempted to make an analogy by saying that she heard that Gia snorted coke in the bathroom at parties. Teresa went ballistic. Jackie doesn’t regret using Gia in the analogy. And she refuses to “dumb myself down for conversations with people.”
Real Housewives of New Jersey has been a wild ride so far. It started with Teresa Giudice spreading a rumor heard “in town” about Jackie Goldschneider’s husband being a cheater. That brought about a tense conversation between Tre and Jackie, who wound up making the worst analogy ever about Gia Giudice. Then we saw Jennifer Aydin fall down drunk at Teresa’s pool party. The next time we saw Tre and Jackie in the same place, tensions were still high. Teresa brought a dildo to metaphorically shove us Jackie’s ass, and Jackie asked Teresa if she picked up those fighting tactics in prison.
But this isn’t the Teresa show and it’s definitely not the Jackie show. For whatever reason, people like Melissa Gorga get camera time too. All we’ve really seen Melissa do this season is hand out back-handed compliments, which is reason 1001 why Joe Gorga should be the one in the opening credits.
Teresa Giudice repeating a cheating rumor about Evan Goldschneider seems to be a polarizing topic, though it shouldn’t be. There is little to defend about sharing damaging gossip at the person’s own birthday party. It would have been better optics if Teresa had spoken to Evan’s wife Jackie Goldschneider privately had she truly been so concerned about the couple’s well-being. But then again, it’s Teresa and she doesn’t always operate in a dignified manner or consider the bigger picture.
In last week’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa claimed to be vindicated after an admission from “Boy’s Night” came to light. Jennifer Aydin was able to prop up Teresa’s seemingly random accusations by revealing that Margaret Joseph’s husband Joe Benigno heard the rumors too. But this info, courtesy of Jennifer’s husband Bill Aydin, doesn’t necessarily inflate the infidelity rumors as a call to question where Joe heard them. Likely from his wife. Nevertheless, Teresa is celebrating a supposed victory in clearing her name of any wrong-doing.
Despite being a long time fan of the show, Jackie Goldschneider does not seem to know who she is up against on this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. It’s just not a good idea to come for Teresa Guidice. Was Tre wrong for spreading a cheating rumor about Evan Goldschneider all over his filmed birthday party? Sure. Is Teresa going to acknowledge that? No. Is Teresa going to let you mention her child’s name in any context that isn’t idyllic? No. Is Teresa ever going to move on a perceived wrong-doing? No.
*Most* fans know these things about Teresa. It seems Jackie does not. She’s busy throwing thirsty birthday parties and calling Teresa story-line hungry. Meanwhile, Tre is “gifting” Jackie giant vibrators and calling out Margaret Josephs’ husband for hearing the same gossip about Evan. These women are opposite sides of the same dragged out coin.