Oklahoma can finally breathe a much-deserved sigh of relief because the Real Housewives of New Jersey have finally retreated back to the Garden State. The festering animosity between sisters-in-law Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice is boiling barely beneath the surface. Newbie Jackie Goldschneider is seemingly choosing sides. Margaret Josephs is glad to give her friend and OK hostess a break after invading her home with rude, spray-tanned banshees. Of course, she cannot wait to tour Jennifer Aydin’s gauche Paramus Palace of Potties. SIXTEEN BATHROOMS (screamed in my best Dana “TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND!” voice)…
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga knows what would make the New Year extra special for her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, and her four daughters—having their father, Joe Giudice, stay in the United States with them. The judge said Joe will deport to Italy in March of 2019 after his prison sentence.
In 2014, both Teresa and Joe pleaded guilty to fraud and both were sentenced to prison time. Teresa served 11 months, while her husband received a whopping sentence of 41 months. Joe, who came to this country from Italy with his parents when he was 1-year-old, never became a citizen. The judge decided to deport Juicy Joe because he “committed a crime of moral turpitude.” What Teresa will do if her husband is deported to Italy is a source of endless speculation.
If the Real Housewives of New Jersey haven’t been banned from the fly-over states, it’s a corn shucking miracle! Poor Oklahoma is still dealing with the weaves and wackiness from last week’s episode as the ladies head off to a tense dinner. Margaret Josephs is happy to hear that Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga seemed to have smoothed over their argument…although Tre is unaware of how riled up Joe Gorga is after hearing Melissa’s rehash of the nasty breakfast. At the restaurant, Jennifer Aydin is talking about her ginormous house. She has to have an extra “wife” to cook and clean her seven bedroom house. She even has cameras in every room and she does random bag checks before the nanny heads out for the evening. Jackie Goldschneider finds it frighteningly hilarious that Jennifer trusts the nanny with her children but not with her collection of Chanel.
To change the subject, Margaret enlists the ladies in a game of two truths and a lie. Her statements: she used to fool around with her high school gym teacher, she’s only done cocaine once, and her ex-husband used to lock her in a closet when she made him angry. The women are surprised to hear her lie was the gym teacher. They can’t imagine feisty Margaret putting up with that in her marriage. No one believes Dolores Catania when she states she had sex with her ex-husband/roommate Frank Catania last week. Jennifer goes for shock value with tales of playing the submissive to her bestie’s dominatrix, getting a butt lift, and pooping herself in traffic. She was lying about the butt lift. Jennifer was wild before she met her ultra-conservative husband.
Today I am thankful for witnessing the most awkward, fish-out-of-water weekend getaway in the history of Bravo. I was hoping for a Real Housewives of New Jersey crossover with Sweet Home. All I got was the preemptive simmer of a Teresa Giudice/Melissa Gorga meltdown. However, I am so grateful for last night’s RHONJ episode, and all the wind that wound their weaves. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
The ladies are prepping for their southern safari with the requisite amount of leopard print and rhinestones. Margaret Josephs is thrilled to work on her Hospital Heroes children’s hospital gown line with her longtime friend Polly. Teresa calls her brother Joe Gorga asks him to spend time with the amazing Giacinto Gorga, aka Nonno, while she and Melissa are out of town. Joe is frustrated with his sister’s directives. He’s far too busy with work. He urges a reluctant Melissa to go stand up to Tre in his absence. She doesn’t want to get in between the siblings. She’s been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, and has the stripper rumors to boot!
With Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 starting up, the biggest story is one that doesn’t even play out during this season’s episodes. A judge ruled that Teresa Giudice’s husband Joe Giudice will be deported to Italy. This will happen after he finishes his prison sentence in March 2019. Joe has lived in the United States since he was a baby. He got married in this country. He has four daughters born on American soil. Even with all that, he never filled out the paperwork for citizenship.
Joe still has time to appeal the judge’s decision. What if that doesn’t work out and he really does have to move to another continent. Margaret Josephs theorizes that Teresa would make the move as well, but just part-time.
Welcome to the ninth season of Real Housewives Of New Jersey, which opens up with Melissa Gorga talking about how rough things were with Teresa Guidice back in 2012, when the relationship was violent and scary. She said things were better at some point, but hey it’s 2018 and something tells me that things will end up back to the way they were.
Teresa is sitting in the kitchen with her father Giacinto Gorga and she’s making lunches for the girls — 17-year-old daughter Gia Giudice, 14-year-old Gabriella Giudice, 12-year-old Milania Giudice, and 8-year-old Audriana Giudice. Milania talks to Teresa about emailing with Joe Guidice, her father, who is serving the last year of his current jail sentence. Teresa talks about the first year her dad had to live without her mom and how hard it has been on him. She also talks about how hard it’s been on her to be without Joe and taking care of the children all by herself.
Even though the judge’s ruling wasn’t filmed by camera crew, Joe Giudice’s impending deportation is still major Real Housewives of New Jersey news. The viewers have been watching Teresa Giudice and her family since Season 1 and most of them can’t help being super invested. With that said, there’s no doubt that she and her costars will be asked about it multiple times when they promote Season 9.