It could have been really interesting to have Dolores Catania and Dina Manzo on Real Housewives of New Jersey at the same time. They’re both close with Teresa Giudice. Dolores is close with Dina’s estranged sister Caroline Manzo, who Teresa can’t stand.
The Manzo ladies in the mix with Dolores could have blessed us all with some fiery arguments, especially since Dolores is not a fan of Dina’s.
Teresa Giudice is the OG of Real Housewives of New Jersey. That’s a fact. Way back during Season 1 Tre was more of a RHONJ side character because it centered on the Manzo family. Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, and Jacqueline Laurita are related through blood or marriage. Teresa was their just their kooky, over-the-top friend in need of new bubbies.
That all changed during (one of) the most iconic dinner scenes ever filmed for Housewives. You know the one where Tre flipped the table on “prostitution whore,” Danielle Staub,“engaged 19 times,” and mentioned in Jersey’s favorite doorstop, Cop Without a Badge. After that, Housewives changed forever and Tre became the center of the show. Since then she’s shown the ugliest parts of her entire life on camera. She’s afraid of no one, has no boundaries, and brought all the drama in the first ten minutes of last night’s premier. Could we say Tre is the GOAT?
Even though Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice “made up” during Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7, it just felt like more of a familial alliance than an actual friendship. It’s pretty evident that they make efforts to get along for the sake of Joe Gorga and the kids. Melissa and Teresa were only truly united when they were against Jacqueline Laurita.
However, they’re at odds over another Jacqueline, well, Jackie. Jackie Goldschneider took up residence in Melissa’s ass when she joined the show. And, Teresa couldn’t handle Jackie’s logical statements about the possibility of “controlling a husband.” Then, Jackie commented on “rumors” that Teresa was cheating on Joe Giudice. And, now Teresa is being a hypocrite, bringing up supposed rumors that Evan Goldschneider has been cheating on Jackie at the gym. Pot, meet kettle, much?
Minus the one season when Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga were at odds with Jacqueline Laurita, they are never on the same side. Of anything. Even when they aren’t the two people in an argument, they always side with opposite people on Real Housewives of New Jersey.
And, let’s face it: aside from the fake baby, fake sister, fake marriage, problems, and whatever else Melissa devises, Teresa is her storyline. She always has been and she always will be. Yeah, they seem to be getting along much better than they used to (which isn’t saying much), but these two are far from being best friends.
When Caroline Manzo left Real Housewives of New Jersey, she and Teresa Giudice were not on good terms. They’ve been publicly shading each other ever since.
However, they came together for a 2020 Super Bowl commercial, which had a million other people in it, but it was still exciting to see them back on screen together.
Other than bringing out the green-eyed monster in Teresa Giudice, what does Melissa Gorga bring to Real Housewives of New Jersey? Oh, right, a fake baby storyline, a fake sister storyline, a fake restaurant, and is there anything else I’m forgetting? Oh, yeah, the constant Envy shout outs and that time she advocated for marital rape.
Well, she does bring Joe Gorga’s comedic relief (and occasionally offensive remarks), but what storyline does she actually have? That’s what her former RHONJ nemesis Jacqueline Laurita wants to know.
This summer, Scheana Shay revealed that she went through a miscarriage. This was around the time that the news broke that Stassi Schroeder is pregnant. Soon after, Lala Kent and Brittany Cartwright shared their pregnancy announcements, which wasn’t surprising since they made an actual pregnancy pact with Katie Maloney.
After experiencing her miscarriage, Scheana announced that she and her boyfriend Brock Davies are expecting their first child together. He has a son and daughter from a previous marriage who live in Australia.
This season on Real Housewives of New York, we saw Sonja Morgan realize her dream of expanding her clothing brand. RHONY viewers saw Sonja’s line prominently featured at clothing store Century 21.
It was a big success for the woman who was once all in for her toaster oven line. Unfortunately, Century 21 announced in September that it was filing for bankruptcy. Poor Sonja!