Real Housewives of New Jersey is one of the most authentic series in the franchise. For a long time, it was actually hard for me to watch because of the family drama. While a lot of the Housewives shows are based on contracts friendships (using that word loosely), RHONJ has always been more family-oriented. Much like the drama between Kim Richards and Kyle Richards – the fights between Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga have been super dark and real. I still can’t watch the Christening episode from Season 1 or the cast trip to the “healing” retreat in Season 5.
This shows RHONJ has done a pretty good job of keeping it real. That is until we consider Melissa’s individual storylines. There was that one time she believed she had a long-lost-sister. Then there was that time she froze her eggs for a potential fourth child. Now on this season, Melissa and Joe are having marital issues and people are starting to question if the story is real.
We never got a proper introduction to Michelle Pais on Real Housewives of New Jersey. All we know is she’s Teresa Giudice’s realtor who has a bone to pick with Joe Gorga.
At Jackie Goldschneider’s party, Michelle told Jennifer Aydin that Joe owes her husband Jon Steingraber “tens of thousands of dollars.” Apparently, Jon spoke at Joe’s “Growing With Gorga” event and he was never paid. As of this point in the season, Jennifer didn’t share this with Melissa Gorga, who she just (temporarily) made up with. However, she did spill the gossip to Dolores Catania.
As Jackie Goldschneider said during the premiere episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11, Teresa Giudice has had a rough decade. Unfortunately, Teresa lost a lot of sympathy from viewers when she started spreading cheating claims about Jackie’s husband.
Prior to all that, she was just having fun on the show… for the first two seasons anyway. In Season 3, her family members Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile joined the show without telling her. They feuded for years. Then, she and her now-ex-husband Joe Giudice served back-to-back jail stints. Her mother passed away. Joe Giudice got deported. Teresa and Joe Gorga’s father died. She’s definitely had a lot going on, in the public eye, while raising four daughters.
Jackie Goldschneider delivered the analogy heard around the world during last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11 premiere episode. Or at least the Bravo world. In response to Teresa Giudice refusing to take back the cheating accusations against Evan Goldschneider, Jackie said “Gia [Giudice] does cocaine in the bathroom at parties.” She wanted Teresa to understand the pain that she felt. However, Teresa just saw red and said the “C” word several times before storming out of Margaret Josephs‘ house.
Many people wondered why Jackie just didn’t bring up the cheating claims against Teresa to create a better analogy. Or even the cheating claims against Joe Giudice. Others are just confused by Teresa’s confusion. Dorinda Medley called out Jackie for being “the lowest of the lowest.” Margaret, Melissa Gorga, and Jennifer Aydin condemned Jackie for mentioning Gia. Jackie maintained that she had zero regrets. And, ironically, she said that “children and husbands are off-limits.” There’s a ton to unpack and many Housewives are speaking out, even a former New Jersey Housewife.
Even though Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice “made up” during Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7, it just felt like more of a familial alliance than an actual friendship. It’s pretty evident that they make efforts to get along for the sake of Joe Gorga and the kids. Melissa and Teresa were only truly united when they were against Jacqueline Laurita.
However, they’re at odds over another Jacqueline, well, Jackie. Jackie Goldschneider took up residence in Melissa’s ass when she joined the show. And, Teresa couldn’t handle Jackie’s logical statements about the possibility of “controlling a husband.” Then, Jackie commented on “rumors” that Teresa was cheating on Joe Giudice. And, now Teresa is being a hypocrite, bringing up supposed rumors that Evan Goldschneider has been cheating on Jackie at the gym. Pot, meet kettle, much?
PRAISE THE BRAVO HEAVENS BECAUSE THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY ARE BACK. The ladies of the Garden State always know how to bring it and give us the most explosive season. A focal point of this season is set to be an epic feud between Teresa Giudice & Jackie Goldschneider. These two have never seen eye to eye, but this is something entirely different. This is something they may never recover from.
In the Real Housewives of New Jersey trailer, Jackie can be seen yelling at Teresa saying, “I need you to admit that this was a lie.” Talking about anyone’s marriage is going to be perceived as a below the belt attack. It just is. Anyone with a brain knows that isn’t something you do. However, Teresa’s always been her own woman and isn’t afraid to go for the jugular.
When Teresa Giudice told her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri that she was going to “cut the cancer out,” she meant it. From that moment on, their roles on Real Housewives of New Jersey diminished. After that, they disappeared completely.
Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga used to be friends with Kathy, but once, Melissa and Teresa “made up,” the Gorgas left the Wakiles in the dust; I.e. they stopped filming the show with them anymore.
I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw Joe Giudice post “Melissa Gorga needs to shut the f*ck up. Swipe up.” And you know what, I could not help swiping up on that one.
Normally, I pass up the clickbait content from former reality TV cast members, but with a title like tithe I couldn’t help being curious, especially since Melissa recently said she’s “done defending Teresa Giudice,” who she’s never actually defended in the first place. Well, Melissa may not want to defend Teresa, but Tre’s ex-husband has her back.