Season 10 of Real Housewives of New Jersey returns on November 4, and I am ready for it! We all know that drama with Teresa Giudice will be front and center, given her situation with her husband, Joe Giudice. Teresa and Joe both pleaded guilty to fraud in 2014, and both spent time in prison.
Joe completed his 41-month sentence in March of 2018. He was then taken into ICE custody. Joe never became a United States citizen and was ordered to be deported to Italy by an immigration judge.
We’re officially less than a month away from Season 10 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and the Bravo gods have finally smiled down on us with a sneak peek of the premiere.
Jackie Goldschneider shared a preview of the episode this week, and looks like the drama between the Jersey girls picks up right where it left off.
After a long wait, we finally have our first glance at Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10. Unlike some Real Housewives shows that sweep real life drama under the rug (cough, cough, Beverly Hills), RHONJ addresses all the headlines. Obviously, Joe Giudice’s deportation looms over the season and the Giudice family. Additionally, Teresa Giudice finally has to address those cheating rumors on camera. She was spotted holding hands with “friend” Blake Schreck so many times that it’s about time she answers for it. At another point in the trailer, Joe admits that he never actually wanted to get married. Aww, how sweet.
In other Giudice news, we get to see Teresa’s daughter Gia Giudice go to prom with Dolores Catania’s son Frankie Catania. In the trailer, we even see her say, “He’s so hot” as he walked down the runway during Melissa Gorga’s Envy fashion show. The audience agrees, Gia. As per usual, Teresa is carrying the season on her back. But, the other ladies have some things going on as well.
Technically speaking, Real Housewives of New Jersey stopped filming for Season 10. Well, most of the cast members did. However, the
legal drama never stops in the Garden State. There’s a new headline about Joe Giudice’s deportation setbacks every other day.
Did you really think that Bravo was going to pass up the chance
to exploit this situation to share these raw moments with the RHONJ fans? Of course not. They just brought cameras back in. And now we know why the Season 10 trailer still has not dropped, despite Andy Cohen previously teasing that fans should be on the lookout around Labor Day. Well, Andy, it’s practically October and fans have not seen a single frame of footage. But, at least this makes sense now. Although, I’m still annoyed.
New York Fashion Week was the place to be for reality TV star sightings. Tinsley Mortimer returned to the runway as a model. Real Houswives of New York stars Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Dorinda Medley were on hand to support. Sonja even hosted a fashion show of her own.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Kyle Richards had her first fashion week show. Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, and Denise Richards had a great time walking in Kyle’s show. On the other hand, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave was not happy about her reception at fashion week. She admitted that she cried in response to the criticism about her walk, which is odd since she didn’t cry when Kyle made fun of it on RHOBH last season.
No one can blame Teresa Giudice for celebrating her daughter Gia Giudice’s successes. She and her brother Joe Gorga helped move Gia into her freshman dorm at Rutgers. Before that, she posted a video of her daughter and her niece (not Antonia) celebrating their impending college careers.
It was a cute video, but there are a lot of Instagram users who objected to the content and suggested that an underage Gia was popping bottles of alcohol. But, maybe it was corked apple cider?
Teresa Giudice’s history on Real Housewives of New Jersey has all the makings of a Shakespearean drama. In 2014, Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, plead guilty to federal fraud charges. He was sentenced to 41 months
in prison at camp, and Teresa received a sentence of 15 months. Teresa was released from prison on December 23, 2015.
Joe was transferred to ICE custody after finishing his prison stint in March. Since Joe is not a United States citizen, he was ordered to be deported to Italy. He is appealing that order in hopes of returning home to his wife and four daughters. During the Season 9 RHONJ reunion, Teresa revealed that if her husband is sent off to Italy, they are going to divorce. So much for old-school values! Teresa has been seen holding hands with another, much younger man, but her attorney has assured the world that they are only friends. Really? That seems very friendly.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has always been about family. We watched former “OG” Caroline Manzo wrangle her brood, and became invested in Teresa Giudice and her extended family. These familial connections, whether close or strained, have always been the heart of this franchise. And so has the glorious food. Remember Kathy Wakile’s cannoli and dessert creations? Just please don’t bring sprinkle cookies to Teresa’s house. Or she might flip a table.
Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, had some tension last season with Teresa. Teresa found that Melissa’s inability to control her husband (and Teresa’s brother), Joe Gorga, was really annoying. Melissa remarked that there are some “shocking” moments in the upcoming season between the sisters-in-law. Melissa also discussed how she is taking on Danielle Staub next season. But what Melissa hasn’t done is tried to mend fences with RHONJ alum Kathy.