It’s always been a wonder to me what goes on behind closed doors in Jersey. The
franchise has always rested on the fact that Real Housewives of New Jersey blood is thicker than water. We’ve seen how family loyalty can trump almost any outright mistreatment. But what happens when the outside friendships start to erode the family ties?
The last few seasons we’ve seen
and Melissa Gorga try to manage their “sister-act” alongside Teresa’s growing friendship with Teresa Giudice . In the final reunion episode of Jennifer Aydin season 11 it seemed new lines had been drawn. There was Melissa, , and Jackie Goldschneider on one side. The other side sat Teresa, Jennifer, and Margaret Josephs . Yet there was no clear rift between Tre and Melissa in any of this. Dolores Catania
Not that anyone asked, but my reaction to
and her husband’s “marital issues” was Melissa Gorga one giant eyeroll. Obviously children of the stars would interpret and process things in a much different way, but you might be hard-pressed to find an adult who actually Real Housewives of New Jersey believed that mess. I’m sure Melissa’s sister tucked away in a cave somewhere would agree.
Every Housewife gets in a rut. After numerous consecutive years on one show surrounded by the same people,
environments get tired and cast gets stale. Some ladies are stale on arrival and manage to hang on anyway. Speaking of Melissa, last season fans saw something they never thought they would see on . This was a hiccup in the solid, sexy marriage between Melissa and RHONJ . While viewers and Joe Gorga might not have Jennifer Aydin bought it for a second, her kids apparently did, and that isn’t good at all.
At the beginning of Season 11 of the
it seemed as though Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Teresa Giudice would never be friends. Let’s get this straight — Jackie Jackie Goldschneider started as a fan, while Tre is the queen B of RHONJ. And Jackie was coming for her, and we all know what can happen when you try to go against Teresa and her four dorters. The analogy heard around the world was seemingly the nail in the coffin. But then, shockingly, Tre showed some growth. Just a little, but a lot for her.
RHONJ reunion, the two made up and even made plans to go on a double date. Yes, was opening to hanging with the woman who Evan Goldschneider spread rumors about him cheating on Jackie. That takes being a bigger person, and Tre looks like she may actually be learning a thing or two about accountability. Hell has frozen over.
I wasn’t terribly enamored with
her first season on Jennifer Aydin . I thought Real Housewives of New Jersey had enough people Teresa Giudice sucking up to her and didn’t really care about Jennifer’s house, her 86 bathrooms, or her curious lack of area rugs. As time went on, I developed a tolerance of Jen based on the raw exchanges she has with her family and her unrelenting disdain for . Melissa Gorga
Jen’s husband is
. The man, the myth, Tony the Turk himself, has endeared himself to viewers with his reasonable approach to life, Bill Aydin support of his wife, and friendship with the other husbands. But Bill is also a successful plastic surgeon and utilized his skills on when she underwent a tummy tuck. Now Jen teases a “new look” on Instagram and fans wonder if Tony the Turk took his wife back under the knife. Jennifer
Bravo has been serving us endless cast shake-ups across almost every franchise in recent history. The latest is the
mass exodus from . In that case, it’s Real Housewives of Orange County out with the new, and in with the old. And please know that’s not an age comment, ! Heather Dubrow Most of us are ready for the sequel of your reign!
When it comes to
, there hasn’t been a cast shake up for the last 3 seasons! That’s almost as consistent as Real Housewives of New Jersey unnecessary sexual innuendos. Word on the street is things could get mixed up before season 12, though. And tragically, no, I’m not referring to Joe gaining any other form of humor. Joe Gorga’s
The summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone wants to believe the
pandemic is over. Restrictions have eased and people are ripping their masks off in a 21st Century version of bra-burning. coronavirus
It may be a bit premature, and certainly people are still contracting the virus. Each and every tally and life matters, but some just get more media spotlight than others. In our beloved Bravo community several
and their families have contracted and, thankfully, recovered from the disease. Real Housewives , Shannon Beador , Kyle Richards , Frank Catania , Margaret Josephs , Joe Beningo , Marge Senior , Kathy Hilton , and Dorit Kemsley all recovered from the Jennifer Aydin coronavirus. And now one more familiar Bravo face is battling COVID-19.
Even though the ladies of the
are in-between seasons, the drama never stops. Last season featured several explosive head-to-head feuds that took a turn for the nasty. There were cheating rumors and bad analogies that kept up the bad blood between Real Housewives of New Jersey and Teresa Giudice . Jackie Goldschneider got into it with Tre, her husband (and Melissa Gorga bonafide Real Housewife) and, of course, Joe Gorga . Jennifer Jennifer Aydin knows how to push buttons, especially when it comes to MelGo and Margaret Josephs.
Marge v. Jen feud particularly took a turn for the dark. They argued over the cheating rumors surrounding and Evan Goldschneider brought their husbands into it. Marge shamed Jen for being a stay-at-home mom and referred to Bill Aydin as her “meal ticket.” Jennifer, who seems to have no filter whatsoever, slut-shamed Margaret several times, including during the reunion. This feud is particularly hard because both bring something to the table every season. And while they may never be good friends, they both RHONJ make reality TV gold in my book.
Per usual, the latest season of
came with rumors aplenty. Even more on theme, the house-husbands were deeply tangled into the mess. There was the entire Real Housewives of New Jersey Evan Goldschneider cheating debacle. Then there was the hearsay about not paying his bills. Joe Gorga has also Danielle Staub alleged something similar about Joey G.
This season, the rumor about
Joe came from . It was then backed up by Michelle Pais . Jennifer went a step further, though. Jennifer Jennifer Aydin waited for her moment, and then dragged “The” into the fiasco. Let’s not forget Marge’s husband, Margaret Josephs is a plumber. Supposedly, off camera, Marge confirmed to Jennifer that she already knew Joe G didn’t pay his bills. Jennifer claims that Marge said something to the effect of, “You think I don’t know? My husband’s a plumber,” behind the scenes. Yikes. Joe Benigno