Despite the title of the show indicating that the cast will include actual housewives, Jennifer Aydin gets some flack for being one. At least from Margaret Josephs, who has lived very different lifestyle. To be fair, these two ladies of the Real Housewives of New Jersey have been bickering for quite some time. They just don’t see eye to eye on many things.
They were also on opposing sides for the feud between Jackie Goldschneider and Teresa Giudice this season. Margaret was firmly in Jackie’s corner while Jennifer backed Teresa by questioning when and where Margaret’s husband Joe Benigno had hear the rumor that Evan Goldschneider was cheating on his wife. Even after Teresa and Jackie made up, tensions remained between Jennifer and Margaret. Jennifer callously questioned Margaret’s role in the sexual dynamic with a former boss. Margaret retaliated by calling Jennifer a free loader. Obviously the two ladies have very different views on marriage.
This is it! The best pandemic Housewives season so far is finally over! How did we get here so quickly? The Real Housewives of New Jersey are ending their season with one epic Halloween party. It’s supposed to be a birthday party for Margaret Josephs‘ husband Joe Benigno. However, all that really matters is the costumes and the juicy drama that will come out of it. There is a lot brewing with this group of women (and their men) right now.
Things are rocky to say the least between Melissa & Joe Gorga right now. They’re struggling more as a couple than we’ve ever seen them do before. They’re often accused of faking their storylines, but this feels different. This feels like there could actually be some trouble between these two. Melissa isn’t the same woman Joe married, and he can’t handle it. Once Margaret FINALLY calls him a chauvinistic pig to his face, all bets are off.
The men of Real Housewives of New Jersey can hold their own when it comes to reality TV entertainment. Joe Gorga blazed the trail when he joined as the brother of the woman whom the show revolves around. He and Teresa Giudice brought the family drama for sure. Slowly, the crew built up to include Frank Catania, Bill Aydin, Joe Benigno, and Evan Goldschneider. There is no other show in the Real Housewives franchise that includes the husbands as much as RHONJ. And we love it.
Of course, the guys will get involved in the drama. It’s hard not to react in some way when all the women are in conflict. The rather damaging fight between Teresa and Jackie Goldschneider understandably involved the entire cast. The fallout from Teresa spreading rumors about Evan cheating on his wife split the group, and even the guys were not able to avoid it.
Patterson Dolores FINALLY came out on last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dolores Catania finally hit her breaking point with everyone questioning her relationship with David Principe. Everyone gossiping about whether or not David gave her a new car to stall for a ring was so disrespectful. However, it was Joe Gorga who ultimately crossed the line too far. Calling Dolores a broken woman was beyond deplorable.
Another hot topic at Michelle Pais’ party was Teresa Giudice and her new man. She’s giddy and gushing over the new guy in her life. Teresa had no desire to stay as long as everyone else at the party. She wanted to dart home to her beau as fast as she possibly could. While it’s great to see Teresa’s love life in such good standing, blowing off the women is a bad look. When will everyone finally get to meet him? Why’s she keeping him locked away like a dirty secret?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is nearing the end of a truly epic Season 13. We saw a single Teresa Giudice for the first time, who wasn’t afraid to flirt with her pool boy, drink too much pineapple juice and show off her “soulmate” Luis Ruelas. Sure, she was guilty of spreading rumors about Evan Goldschneider cheating on Jackie Goldschneider. And she’s pushed the buttons of Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga, but when doesn’t she? Tre is an all-star and literally pioneer of reality TV ever since her table flip heard around the world.
Season 13 is the third-straight RHONJ season with the same cast. We have Tre, Melissa, Jackie, Jennifer Aydin, Margaret Josephs and Dolores Catania. And they’ve all had iconic moments in their own way this season. Jennifer getting “sloppy” drunk at a pool party. Marge’s cold brew in a wine glass. Dolores going Patterson style on Joey Gorga after he questions her independence. Jackie’s tragic weave and periodic meltdowns. Even MelGo, who is known for faking storylines, flipped a cheese plate. It’s the stuff trash TV dreams are made of.
It was quite the emotional ending on last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Jennifer Aydin’s mother daughter tea party was designed with the best intentions in mind. However, Teresa Giudice couldn’t help but be overcome with grief. Seeing everyone at the tea with their moms was too much for her to bare. It was the sort of visceral scene that Jersey always knows how to deliver.
Despite the sadness from Teresa, some resolution was reached between Jennifer & Margaret Josephs. Whether it stays resolved remains to be seen. There’s hope for the future if they can take the time to LISTEN. Who am I kidding? There’s no chance of that ever happening. This group is destined to spar until the end of time. It would be refreshing to see some new faces in the future though. The dynamic needs to be altered a little. Three on three is getting boring.
What was more awkward to watch? Evan Goldschneider’s first birthday party where Teresa Giudice went around to everyone in the parking lot spreading rumors that he “does stuff at the gym” or the second party when Jackie Goldschneider greeted each guest with “tell Evan you know he doesn’t cheat.”
As a viewer at home, I couldn’t help cringing on my couch as I watched both parties. It was the storyline that just never stopped and will (unfortunately) dominate the reunion episodes as well. I just want to know who “from the group” told Teresa about these rumors. I have my guesses though…
This season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey truly has not disappointed one bit. We’ve had Jennifer Aydin’s iconic pool party drunk moment. Teresa Giudice is hornier than ever and is with a new man. Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga are “fighting” which may or may not be another ploy at a fake storyline. And there have been nasty feuds everywhere, from Jennifer vs. Margaret Josephs to Tre vs. Jackie Goldschneider.
The season kicked off with a bang after Tre was spreading rumors at Evan Goldschneider’s own birthday party that he cheats on Jackie. This made the Jackie bomb go off that left her and her tragic weave in shambles. She could not stop bringing up Teresa’s nasty gossip every chance she got, even after proclaiming she was “over it.” And who could forget when she confronted Teresa and made the “worst analogy ever” involving Gia Giudice doing cocaine at parties.