Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey’s personal life is flourishing. On October 10, 2020, Cynthia married her man, Mike Hill. Their wedding had over 250 guests, so Bravo peaced out of filming the nuptials for RHOA due to Covid safety issues.
Cynthia isn’t letting any fine women come to her house when her husband is at home, and twerking is a no-no. Mike had a history of cheating on his previous wives, and Cynthia is removing any opportunity.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, otherwise known as the Teresa Giudice and Friends Show, has given so much to pop culture. Tre’s table flip. The world’s most dramatic christening, thanks to Joe Gorga. Caroline Manzo’s “family is thick as thieves” quote. Sprinkle cookies. And, most recently, Gia Giudice’s dramatic song about her parents feuding with the Gorgas getting the viral TikTok treatment.
For months, people have been “waking up in the morning, thinking about so many things” on the app. The song is the perfect sound to describe feeling like your life’s a mess. Even though my personal fav Gia song is Milania Giudice’s 5th birthday bop. “First you were one, then you were two.” Arguably more iconic than Melissa Gorga’s “On Display”.
And while Tre and Joe Giudice haven’t been the best at handling their finances in the past, this family knows how to make money. Tre and Tarzan went from Sizzle Tan ads to Instagram swipe-ups and book deals. Hell, half of the Giudice girls have Cameo profiles of their own so fans can receive personalized videos. They’ve gotta fund Tre’s pineapple addiction and fabulicious lifestyle somehow. And that somehow is through sponsored posts. You gotta respect the hustle.
Teresa Giudice, the Tom Brady of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, has gone through a lot during her 10+ years on the show. We’ve watched her daughters grow up (Milania [Giudice], Milannnnnnia I remember when you were first born). We’ve seen her lose her parents. She went “to camp” due to her legal issues with Joe Giudice. She dealt with Juicy getting deported, a divorce, and hopping into the dating scene after a 20-year marriage. And throughout she’s found time to battle it out with her brother Joe Gorga and Mrs. Sprinkle Cookies Melissa Gorga. Tre’s really had a lifetime of experiences on the show, and somehow it always feels like she’s still just getting started.
The last season of RHONJ brought Tre a new man to handle all of her pent-up
horniness emotions. Luis Ruelas, as Tre puts it, is a gift from her parents in heaven. She considers Luis her “soulmate” and he’s planning on popping the question any day now. Luis got approval from not only Tre’s girls, but Juicy, her brother and even Dolores Catania. Dina Manzo doesn’t even have that coveted stamp of approval and she’s been friends with Teresa for decades.
Per usual, the latest season of Real Housewives of New Jersey came with rumors aplenty. Even more on theme, the house-husbands were deeply tangled into the mess. There was the entire Evan Goldschneider cheating debacle. Then there was the hearsay about Joe Gorga not paying his bills. Danielle Staub has also alleged something similar about Joey G.
This season, the rumor about Joe came from Michelle Pais. It was then backed up by Jennifer Aydin. Jennifer went a step further, though. Jennifer waited for her moment, and then dragged “The” Margaret Josephs into the fiasco. Let’s not forget Marge’s husband, Joe Benigno 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.
Dolores Catania and Teresa Giudice both had their love lives under the microscope during Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dolores’ boyfriend, David Principe, finally had his house completed, but Dolores refused to move in without a commitment.
When David gifted Dolores a Porsche, her RHONJ co-stars took a poll to see if the gift was just a stalling tactic. That’s when “Patterson Dolores” came out to play. Of course, Dolores is still living with ex-husband, and roomie for life, Frank Catania. Frank always has her back.
After a rough few years that include a stint “at camp” and a public divorce, Real Housewives of New Jersey OG Teresa Giudice is finally catching a break. She’s found her “soulmate” Luis “Louie” Ruelas. She believes he was sent by her parents to be with her. The two have been moving pretty fast — they bought a house together (that they don’t live in), he’s already met her ex Joe Giudice and received the Dolores Catania stamp of approval. After years of Juicy putting her down and allegedly cheating on her, Tre is finally getting the love love love she was always looking for. And thank god, because we all know how much she needed a man with her pineapple juice talk.
Stories have come out of the woodwork about Luis‘ past. Some fans are loving Luis. And others are looking at him with a skeptical eye. Kim DePaola, of course, has spread rumors he’s cheated on her. But, who really knows how much merit those have? His exes have accused him of abusive and controlling behavior, particularly when it comes to his sexual demands. Teresa shrugged off the rumors at the reunion. It’s obvious she wants a future with him and I can only wish the best for her. Even though, to be fair, her judgment isn’t always on point.
The world of restaurants for these Housewives never looks easy. This isn’t the time or place to get into Lisa Vanderpump, but I think we all know it’s been a rough road. Like, really rough. And I can’t not honorably mention the pizza place Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice “opened” before filing for bankruptcy back in the day. Is anyone else curious how that Joe Gorga knock-off going? Me either.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta women have tried their hand in the restaurant/lounge biz as well. Although, none have been as successful as Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker. These two recently secured their own show following the happenings in the iconic Old Lady Gang restaurant! It’s all happening! Though, that’s not to say this family had their obstacles along the way.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey had their claws out during part one of last night’s reunion. They rehashed the cheating rumor about Evan Goldschneider that resulted in a blow-up between Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider. Jennifer Aydin didn’t come to play, throwing Margaret Josephs under the bus for starting the Evan rumor in the first place. Joe Gorga was there to talk about his feud with Joe Giudice, his “marriage problems” with Melissa Gorga, and his offensive comments about Dolores Catania’s love life. But hey, someone’s got to put in the work from the Gorgas to earn that Bravo paycheck. And we know it’s not going to be Melissa and her fake storylines.
RHONJ dealt with a lot of serious accusations and low-blows all season long. Jackie’s analogy involving Gia Giudice and cocaine set Tre off on a tailspin. Jennifer and Marge got dirty, calling each other sloppy, among other serious insults. Tarzan referred to Dolo as a “broken woman” which is just the most ridiculous thing of all time. And even Joe Benigno and Bill Aydin got involved in the gossip about Evan, only escalating the tension between the ladies.