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 just know how to make good TV, no matter what’s going on in the world around them. And Season 11 was no different. Jennifer Aydin and her tequila. Teresa Giudice and her pineapples. Melissa Gorga and her cheese plate. Frank Catania and Joe Gorga’s literal ass-kissing. It had humor, drama and scandals all wrapped into one, from the first episode all the way to the reunion.
And this season didn’t even require
leeches Danielle Staub or Kim DePaola to make an appearance and stir the pot. And frankly, it just shows these ladies are past their time. Either of them will do anything possible to get their name in the press alongside the current cast members. Beverly Danielle even hosted Instagram Lives to recap every single episode of RHONJ. If that doesn’t say thirsty, I don’t know what does.
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs have been at each other’s throats all season. Margaret has criticized Jennifer’s tequila-fueled behavior at cast parties. Margaret also called out Jennifer for being a stay-at-home mother and tweeted that Jennifer “treats her husband as a meal ticket.” Of course, Jennifer responded on Twitter and called Margaret “slutty.”
RHONJ cast member Michelle Pais told Jennifer at Evan Goldschneider’s party that Joe Gorga was tardy paying some of his bills. Michelle claimed that Joe owed “tens of thousands of dollars” to her husband, Jon Steingraber. Jon spoke at Joe’s event, “Growing with Gorga,” and was supposedly never compensated.
Jennifer Aydin has proven to be a shining star on the Real Housewives of New Jersey this season. She knows how to let loose with a little (or a lot) of tequila. She makes hilarious digs at Melissa Gorga that are on-point every time, whether it’s shading her fake storylines or saying that Joe Gorga would make a better housewife than his own wife. Bill Aydin, is as good at being a supportive husband as he is at gossiping about boy’s night.
Jennifer has really been an integral part of Season 11 of RHONJ, even if she is a little over-the-top at times. She’s been vulnerable to show the camera some real-life family struggles. Whether it’s her parents’ relationship problems or the hilarious Olivia Aydin stomping around in heels, the Aydin household always entertains. And after her performance at the reunion, particularly her back and forth with Margaret Josephs, she’s proven that she has a lot more to offer than just being Teresa Giudice’s sidekick. And Melissa tries to say Jennifer’s the one who fakes storylines and embarrasses her family...
Last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended with a megawatt bombshell. Jennifer Aydin openly accused Margaret Josephs of being the source of the rumors. Yes, THOSE rumors. Could Margaret really have stooped that low and done that to Jackie Goldschneider. The salacious gossip about Evan Goldschneider had such a domino effect that tore apart so many lives. What do you believe?
There’s so much unresolved between Teresa Giudice & Jackie at this point. There’s little chance a genuine friendship will ever develop between the two. After this much bad blood, it’s not looking like a plausible option. However, getting to the bottom of the rumor’s origin’s is paramount priority. It all comes down to what Jackie’s willing to believe. Will she believe frenemy Jennifer about Margaret’s alleged treason. Or will Jackie keep her target locked on Teresa?
Even though family has been a central theme to the Real H0usewives of New Jersey since Season 1, that doesn’t mean cast members old and new always have their kin’s back. Teresa Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga have sure gone through their fair share of arguments before getting to the positive and relatively peaceful place they are today. Prior to that, Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita’s relationships were tested on the show, despite their proclamations that they’re “thick as thieves.”
Even though it’s been several seasons since Dina, and Caroline for that matter, have appeared on RHONJ, their life has been filled with more drama than when they were on the show. Dina has a new husband, David Cantin, and is living a namaste lifestyle in Malibu. However, her revengeful ex-husband, Tommy Manzo, apparently doesn’t want to see her live her happily ever after.
Before the Real Housewives of New Jersey was totally the Teresa Giudice and family show, it was all about the Manzos. Estranged sisters Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo are OGs. They talked about bubbies, hosted family dinners with Tre and Jaqueline Laurita and they were so “thick as thieves” that they were married to brothers, Albert Manzo and Tommy Manzo. But like Tommy and Dina’s marriage, the sisters’ relationship has been on the rocks for years. While Tre is the queen of RHONJ. No matter what “fans” like Jackie Goldschneider have to say, the Manzo/Laurita family drama did make the old days of the show.
Even though Dina left the sho (aka was frightened off by Danielle Staub) after the first season, her life has become a TV show all its own. Maybe more like The Sopranos this time. Despite Albie’s denial, Tommy seemingly has been using his mob ties to attack Dina and her newest husband David Cantin. Dina’s life is so peace and love if you follow her on Instagram, so it’s shocking and disturbing to see the turn this has taken.