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 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.
To every Real Housewives of New Jersey fan’s dismay, Season 11 has finally come to an end. And, as always, the Jersey girls brought their A-game, even during a pandemic. Jennifer Aydin went head to head with Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga which was equal parts entertaining as it was nasty. Fans finally met Teresa Giudice’s new man Luis Ruelas, who fittingly carried a pineapple to his boo at the reunion. Even Patterson Dolores Catania came out, a rare but always welcomed sight.
A big storyline of RHONJ this season was the rumor swirling around that Evan Goldschneider cheats on Jackie Goldschneider at the gym. Tre fueled the rumor and blamed Marge for spreading it in the first place. Jackie, of course, said the worst analogy heard round the world that got Tre mad enough to flip a table. And while they made amends at the reunion, and plans for a double-date, it seems like these two will never get along. And considering RHONJ is the Teresa Giudice show, fans have been split with their feelings regarding Jackie. But we all can agree her extensions this season represented the inner turmoil she was going through about the rumor. It was tragic.
It’s almost time for the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11 reunion, and it is going to be crazy. During the season premiere, Teresa Giudice decided it would be a great idea to spread a rumor that Evan Goldschneider was cheating on his wife, Jackie Goldschneider. Oh, and Teresa decided to do this at Evan’s birthday party. Happy Birthday, Evan!
When RHONJ co-stars Jackie and Teresa met to talk it out, Teresa had no receipts. Then, Jackie made the worst analogy in Housewives history. She compared the cheating rumors to Teresa’s daughter Gia Giudice “snorting coke in the bathroom at parties.” Jackie stated, “I wasn’t starting a rumor about Gia. I was giving an analogy.”
This season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey may have been short, but it was jam packed with drama. From start to finish it was an action packed season. It was chaotic once Teresa Giudice kicked things off with the Evan Goldschneider rumors. She understood the assignment. She came to COLLECT that check. Cha-ching. Jackie Goldschneider’s analogy about Gia Giudice was equally controversial and started its own fair share of drama. Yikes!
They weren’t the only wives knee deep in the drama this season. Jennifer Aydin found herself at odds with both Melissa Gorga & Margaret Josephs. Whether she was calling out Melissa for fake storylines or coming at Marge for sleeping with her boss, she was “on” this season. Toward the end of the season. even Dolores Catania who usually does nothing was at odds with everyone. WOAH. Andy Cohen has a tall task ahead of him getting these ladies to own up to their actions.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been the Teresa Giudice show since her table flip heard around the world. Eleven seasons later and she’s still feuding with the Gorgas, mixing up her words and centering her world around her four dortors. A lot has changed from the good old days when she’d drink wine with Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo during girls’ nights and massive family dinners. They were truly like one big blended family until things took a nasty turn.
Jacqueline and Caroline’s days on RHONJ are long gone. And maybe it’s best that way — as Dolores Catania said, these three together could be World War III. While Caroline never says never about a return, it seems like Jacqueline is past this phase in her life. If only her daughter Ashlee Holmes took a lesson from her, as she’s still feuding with Danielle Staub several years and hair-pulls later.
The explosive eleventh season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is nearing a close, and I’m dreading saying goodbye. Unlike some other cities that filmed new seasons during the pandemic, Jersey brought it as always. And of course, we have to give thanks to the Giudice/Gorga family. We got to meet single Teresa Giudice for the first time ever, but it didn’t last long before she found her “soulmate” Luis Ruelas. Joe Giudice has been living overseas and being more faithful to Tre than he was during their marriage. The Giudice girls are all grown up and giving their mom dating advice. Gia Giudice in particular has been a major part of the story, no thanks to the “worst analogy ever” given by Jackie Goldschneider. We saw Joe Gorga literally kiss Frank Catania’s ass AND Melissa Gorga flip a cheese plate. It was truly everything fans could’ve ask for.
But as it comes to a close and we prep for a reunion, it’s time to look back on this explosive season. And how it all started — the Gia cocaine rumor spawned by Tre sharing a rumor that Evan Goldschneider is a cheat. It’s all blown over, much like Jackie’s tragic weave in the Jersey Shore breeze. But the reunion will no doubt re-open old wounds about this feud. Let’s not forget, Jackie even threw the “jail” word at Tre and we all know how that hits a nerve.
Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo are both Real Housewives of New Jersey “OG” cast members. But the beef between the two women was never squashed after Caroline left the franchise.
In October of 2019, Teresa and her then-husband Joe Giudice were interviewed on Watch What Happens Live. Host Andy Cohen asked Teresa about a prediction that her RHONJ co-star Caroline made years earlier that Joe would go to prison, and Teresa would divorce him. Teresa responded, “How could she predict that? Could she have anything to do with what happened to Joe and I? Is she a rat?”