Welcome back, Real Housewives of New Jersey. Oh, how I have missed you! There is no doubt that much of the drama this season will center on Teresa Giudice, and if she has been seeing other men while her husband, Joe Giudice, was serving his 41-month prison sentence for fraud.
When he finished that sentence, Joe was immediately taken into custody by ICE. An immigration judge ruled that Joe, because he never became a United States citizen, should be deported to Italy. Joe filed an appeal bond so that he could await the court’s ruling at home with his family, but it was denied. So, Joe requested to return to Italy to wait for the final decision that is due this month. He flew back on October 11 to Italy.
It’s no secret that there is no love lost between Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub. After dealing with Danielle’s bridezilla tantrums last season, Margaret decided that she had enough.
At a legendary dinner in Cabo, Margaret tossed a glass of wine at Danielle after Danielle brought up Margaret’s stepchildren. Then chaos erupted at the table with glass and insults flying. Thankfully, the table appeared to be bolted down, and flip-proof. (I’m looking at you Teresa Giudice!) During the RHONJ Season 9 finale, when Danielle’s then-husband Marty Caffrey insulted Margaret, Margaret and her husband Joe Benigno, “helped” Marty take a refreshing swim in Jennifer Aydin’s pool.
For a long time, Kim D’s fashion show was a Real Housewives of New Jersey staple. Who could forget Teresa Giudice chasing Danielle Staub around that country club? However, Kim D and Teresa are done and there’s a new fashion show to attend.
The entire Real Housewives of New Jersey cast showed up for the Envy by Melissa Gorga fashion show. Well, almost the entire cast. In not-so-shocking news, Danielle was not there. However, her status as a “cast member” is perpetually unclear.
Is it even a Real Housewives of New Jersey season if the cast doesn’t celebrate Melissa Gorga’s birthday? Her birthday has brought us some major episodes over the years. No one can ever forget Melissa and Teresa Giudice throwing cake during the cast trip in Boca.
Last year, we met Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Aydin at Melissa’s party. This year, Melissa is finally hitting the big 4-0. Of course, they’re going all out for a celebration.
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.
Part 2 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion ended with Andy Cohen asking Teresa Giudice about the future of her relationship with Joe Giudice. If he does end up getting deported after prison, will Teresa stick with him? Or is she not down to have a long distance relationship with someone living in Italy.
Andy also asks Teresa if she’s been faithful this whole time Joe has been in jail. Unfortunately (for the viewers), this was taped before those photos came out. You know the photos of Teresa holding hands with a much younger man. The guy that was supposedly just “helping her to the car” in Miami.
Even though Danielle Staub wasn’t a full-time cast member (again), the first half of Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 centered around the preparation for her wedding with Marty Caffrey. As if the bridezilla antics weren’t cringe-worthy enough to watch, the whole storyline wreaked of awkwardness knowing that Danielle and Marty called it quits just two months into the marriage.
It was also tough to see Marty going to bat on Danielle’s behalf knowing that just a few months later their split would get very nasty. Marty didn’t go down (literally) without a fight. He ended up in Jennifer Aydin’s pool after Margaret Josephs pushed him in. There has been a lot of chatter about the recently divorced pair. Now, Marty is opening up to Reality Tea to share his side of the story. In an exclusive interview, he discussed everything from the wedding to the pool push, and even his idea for a spin-off show with Danielle and Teresa Giudice.
I cannot believe we’re already to the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion! Last night’s first installment of the ladies’ sit down with Andy Cohen was reality gold…and pewter and bronze and silver. Their gowns were like a medal ceremony in the Envy by Melissa Gorga Olympics. Also, whoever told Jackie Goldscheider that the attire was cleavage optional is clearly getting the last laugh. But at least Jackie’s least likely to have a wardrobe malfunction when being screamed at by the first eight seasons’ Teresa Giudice who throws
tables punches instead of rolling with them. Shockingly, Jennifer Aydin has her girls under wraps as well, although she does arrive in a Rocky-style blinged-out boxing robe. Of course, she does.
Andy welcomes the newbies before questioning Teresa about Joe Giudice’s impending deportation. Teresa is clearly upset, but they table the discussion for later in the reunion. He continues schmoozing the RHONJ cast before complimenting Margaret Josephs’ facelift. He even gets Dolores Catania to admit to butt implants with her own fat. Jackie shares she had a tummy tuck after giving birth to two sets of twins. Margaret also reveals that she and husband Joe Beningo shower together every morning.