For years, Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers have been invested in the Manzo/Laurita family members. We met Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo during the show’s very first episode. They are sisters who were married to the Manzo brothers. Dina has since divorced and re-married.
Jacqueline Laurita was another OG RHONJ cast member. She is married to Caroline and Dina’s brother Chris Laurita. Dina and Caroline have been infamously estranged for years, but it’s unclear if they had been in contact recently because of a family tragedy. Chris, Dina, and Caroline’s father Joseph Laurita has passed away.
Viewers love to complain about the “villains” on reality TV shows, but the truth is that we need those people. Without the pot stirrers bothering our favorite cast members, we would have nothing to root for, zero drama to be invested in.
Currently, the main Real Housewives of New Jersey villain is Danielle Staub. Even though she isn’t even a full-time cast member, she’s the show’s OG bad guy. Then, there were two ladies named Kim: Kim Granatell and Kim DePaola, better known as Kim G and Kim D. And, of course, (almost) all of the main cast members have a had at least one villain moment. Nevertheless, Kim D provided the viewers with a lot of iconic moments. She continued to come back until she truly wasn’t welcome, never actually securing a full-time spot on the show. Never, eber.
Oh the shade of it all! I’m not sure why Kim DePaola was never given a full shot on Real Housewives of New Jersey. She pretty much checks the boxes that require one to be on RHONJ. Fights with Teresa Giudice? Check. Shit-stirring gossip? Check. Curious hair extensions? Check. Why, if it weren’t for Kim D’s brick and mortar tribute to fashion, Posche, the high class ladies of New Jersey would have had to wait around for… Envy.
Kim truly is the gift that keeps on giving and she definitely doesn’t take anyone’s crap. Now Kim turns the special place she has in her heart for Teresa towards
Beverly Danielle Staub. Danielle, better known as Captain Hair Puller, has once again shown her true colors during the season. But will Danielle ever tire of potentially catching a case and putting her hands on other people? According to Kim D, all signs point to a big, fat nope.
For the most part, Real Housewives of New Jersey has come through with the entertainment season after season.
However, there’s one season that really wasn’t great. At all. I’ve always felt that there was one RHONJ season that should be wiped from the history books; i.e. the DVR. And I feel validated knowing that Andy Cohen feels the same way I do.
I have a feeling that Bethenny Frankel is unaware of it, but she is in a (one-sided) feud with Jennifer Aydin. It all started with an Instagram comment that is standard Bethenny. She responded to a clip of Jennifer from a recent Real Housewives of New Jersey episode. Jennifer said, “I’m a funny girl. I’m a comedian. I get off on making people laugh.”
In response, Bethenny commented, “Said nobody funny about themselves ever.” It really wasn’t the biggest scandal, but, of course, a caller asked Jennifer about it during her Watch What Happens Live appearance last week.
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.
You know when Housewives are introduced but they don’t win over viewers? Sometimes we have the fortunate occasion when new wives come into the fold and stir things up a bit. Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider were added to Real Housewives of New Jersey last season and they were far from boring. While Jackie was team anyone but Teresa Giudice, Jennifer found herself aligned with the veteran.
Sucking up being friends with a felon the main OG has it’s benefits. It provides a layer of protection and guaranteed screen time. Last year, we saw a relationship bloom between Teresa and Jennifer. Now in her second season, Jennifer says some friendships have taken a turn for the worse. With reports of feuds and handbags on fire, RHONJ is getting dirty. According to Jennifer, purses aren’t the only thing lit this season. Apparently pre-zen Teresa is back, and her temper is hotter than ever.
For a long time, Kim D’s fashion show was a Real Housewives of New Jersey staple. Who could forget Teresa Giudice chasing Danielle Staub around that country club? However, Kim D and Teresa are done and there’s a new fashion show to attend.
The entire Real Housewives of New Jersey cast showed up for the Envy by Melissa Gorga fashion show. Well, almost the entire cast. In not-so-shocking news, Danielle was not there. However, her status as a “cast member” is perpetually unclear.