It seems that Real Housewives of New Jersey’s alum Jacqueline Laurita and her husband, Chris Laurita, are continuing to experience financial difficulties. Fans haven’t heard very much about their financial issues lately, but Jacqueline has been quick to weigh in on everything else RHONJ.
Jacqueline told the world that the franchise needs “OG” Caroline Manzo back, and that Caroline is the bona-fide “queen of that show.” Jacqueline also criticized former bestie, and current straight-up enemy, Teresa Giudice’s plans to ditch her husband Joe Giudice if he is deported to Italy.
In more serious developments, Teresa revealed at the reunion that if her husband, Joe Giudice, is deported to Italy, that they will divorce. Joe finished serving his prison sentence and was transferred to ICE custody on March 14, 2019. He is waiting to hear the results of his appeal. And Teresa has been spending some quality time with a much-younger man, and possible boyfriend, Blake Schreck. Teresa denies that they are dating. Apparently, they just enjoy holding hands in public.
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans, and some former co-stars, are still buzzing about Teresa Giudice’s decision to
ditch split with husband Joe Giudice if he is, in fact, deported to Italy. Juicy Joe is finishing his 41-month sentence for federal fraud charges. He is due to be released in March of 2019. He moved to the United States when he was one-year-old, but never became a US citizen. Juicy Joe’s destination hasn’t been decided yet because he is awaiting the results of the appeal that he filed in November of 2018.
Teresa confirmed on the Season 9 reunion that she and Juicy would be parting ways if he is deported. She also assured everyone that she has been a faithful wife. Even so, Teresa has been spotted out and about with a much younger man, New Jersey realtor Blake Schreck. Perhaps Teresa and Blake were discussing some real estate opportunities? RHONJ fans knew that alum Jacqueline Laurita would, of course, weigh in on the Giudice situation.
As another year approaches, it is time to reflect upon the past, and dream about the future. As a reality television
fanatic fan, my thoughts turn to which Housewives need to grace our television screens once again. Are you listening, Bravo?
Each Real Housewives franchise has seasons that are amazing and others that are
boring less exciting. Often, the key is having the right number of newbies and franchise favorites. But what really makes sparks fly is when a Housewife returns to a show, resuming prior relationships and interacting with newer castmates. Here is my dream team of who needs to be, and deserves to be, a Housewife again.
The O Come OG Faithful episode of Watch What Happens Live was everything that I wanted and more. Andy Cohen gathered OG Real Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Teresa Giudice, and Kyle Richards for a special holiday celebration.
Before he provoked them to spill some tea and throw some shade, Andy announced, “Just so you know, Luann [de Lesseps] is doing her cabaret show tonight. Lisa Vanderpump is opening a restaurant in Las Vegas and she’s there prepping. Bethenny [Frankel] is under the weather.” To be fair, Bethenny almost died when she was hospitalized with an allergic reaction. To say that she was “under the weather” is an understatement.
If longtime Real Housewives of New Jersey fans know anything, it is that what you see isn’t always what you get with Danielle Staub. I’m looking at you, Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo!) And now, Margaret Josephs is finally accepting that fact.
So far in Season 9 of RHONJ, we have seen Danielle lose her mind because Margaret was invited, and wanted to attend, Dolores Catania’s ax throwing party. If I was Danielle, I would be afraid of all the women who have an ax to grind with me.
Even though Danielle Staub is not a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey, she always brings it. During the Season 9 premiere episode, there was some major foreshadowing for drama.
Danielle was talking to anyone who would listen about Dolores Catania’s ex-husband/current roomie Frank Catania getting disbarred. Danielle’s bridesmaids Margaret Josephs and Teresa Giudice seemed overwhelmed by her wedding planning demands. Not much happened, but the are laying the groundwork for future drama. Plus they threw two new girls in the mix, which has to really sting for Danielle. This is her second season as a “Friend of the Housewives,” yet Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Aydin are full-time cast members.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has always had a strong emphasis on family. The relationships between the early cast members of this show run deep and there is a lot of genuine animosity along with some strong love. At the beginning of the series, Teresa Giudice was considered family by Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, and their sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita.
Teresa and Dina are still close, but she has made it very clear that she cannot stand OG cast members Jacqueline and Caroline. Even Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga has issues with Jacqueline, although she is open to a Caroline comeback. Someone else who wants Caroline to return to the reality TV show is Dolores Catania. Not only that, but she wants Jacqueline back in the picture as well. Season 9 has already wrapped up filming, but bringing back the two OG’s sounds like a guarantee for drama for Season 10.