Owning a clothing store has caused a lot of drama for Melissa Gorga. At first, she wasn’t getting support from her husband when she wanted to start her own business. She has competed with rival (and fellow boutique owner) Kim DePaola. She lost her business partner who ended up suing her.
Now the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has fessed up that her store Envy has been selling counterfeit Chanel products.
It feels like Christmas Eve for reality TV fans. There are so many new seasons on the way and that means that your favorite reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.
Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge was a good sport holding up an orange for the Real Housewives of Orange County opening credits…while she leaned on a scooter with her broken foot. New York Housewife Sonja Morgan shared a photo from one of her on-camera interview looks. Sonja’s costar Tinsley Mortimer ditched the glam squad (for a moment, at least) and put on her own lip gloss.
Other reality stars shared photos hanging out with their kids like Teen Mom stars Javi Marroquin, Kail Lowry, and Leah Messer. Kristin Cavallari enjoyed spring break with her children. Rachel Zoe shared a sweet selfie with her two sons.
Check out all of those photos and more in this week’s edition of Instagram Roundup in the gallery below.
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No one had a better rookie season than Erika Girardi – well, accept for maybe her pop star alter ego, Erika Jayne. Erika won over the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers with her catsuits, catchphrases, and dance moves.
Two seasons later, Erika left her time as a neutral party behind. She fought with then-rookie Dorit Kemsley for most of her second season. And now Erika is at odds with season’s new girl Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Is this an unfortunate pattern or merely a coincidence? Erika opened up about that and more during the last episode of Watch What Happens Live.
I would give anything to witness the Housewives crossover that went down when Teresa Giudice, Carole Radziwill, and Brandi Glanville all took part in the same promotional event. Obviously, they all looked amazing, but I would love to know what they chatted about in between working. It seems like such a random grouping of people that I cannot help being interested in and entertained by.
Speaking of Teresa Giuidice, one of her most formidable opponents, Kim DePaola, the eternally infamous Kim D, hung out with Teresa’s estranged cousin Kathy Wakile… and made sure to photograph it, of course. When were these two ever friends? I can’t imagine Kathy wanted anything to do with Kim D when she orchestrated the Strippergate shenanigans back in the day. I imagine they got together to talk shit about Teresa and Melissa Gorga….or maybe I’m just getting dramatic and they just wanted to cause a stir by posing together for a social media post. If that’s the case, then mission accomplished. If they actually are legitimately friends with no ulterior motives, then color me shocked.
With the Season 10 premiere of Real Housewives of New York on its way, expect more photos from the show’s stars on social media, just in time to get us all hyped up.
As loyal as I am (and have always been) to Real Housewives of New Jersey, I cannot help wondering where the show goes from here. Season 6 (with those twins and Amber Marchese) was the worst ever. Then they took a break in filming Season 7 since there’s no way they could have done a season of this show while Teresa Giudice was in prison. Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga made up after years of feuding during that season and turned their one-liners against Jacqueline Laurita. Other than that, the season was just OK. I was expecting so much more after waiting forever and a half for it, but I obviously watched every single episode (many times over).
Jacqueline was out for Season 8 and we watched Siggy Flicker and Margaret Josephs go at it for most of the season. Conversely, Teresa experienced her first season where she was on good terms with every cast member- including her former enemy Danielle Staub. With Siggy off the show, we are only left with some second-rate tension between Dolores Catania and “Friends of the Housewives” Danielle to sustain us. Is this the beginning of the end?
There are two starkly different ways to view Kim DePaola’s role on Real Housewives of New Jersey: she is the gift that keeps on giving or the curse that keeps on cursing. Kim always swoops in with some drama whenever the season gets boring. Going up against Kim D, guarantees that the audience is on your side. As annoying as it has to be to fight against her, the Housewives who do, ultimately win. They get the support of the audience and some catchy insults to inspire memes.
Could you imagine if Kim was actually a more integral part of the season- instead of serving as the scapegoat for problems and the pot stirrer that livens up a dull season? What if Kim D was actually invited to one of the cast trips? They already storm out of every restaurant before the food even arrives. They wouldn’t be able to sit down at the table if Km was there.