Love comes and goes on Season 9 of Real Housewives of New Jersey as fast as exits on the New Jersey Turnpike. Case in point, Danielle Staub’s barefoot wedding to Marty Caffrey resulted in a marriage that lasted for a New Jersey minute. Is that a thing?
In contrast, there’s Dolores Catania. She has managed to have a longlasting relationship with her ex-husband of all people. However, they insist it’s platonic. Last season, she welcomed her ex-husband/father of two Frank Catania back home. As a result, viewers, along with cast members, have wondered if the exes are actually BFF’s with benefits ever since. Come on, the chemistry between them is just so strong! Right?
After months of dieting and not drinking for her fitness competition, Teresa Giudice just wanted to celebrate her accomplishments with some fun in Mexico. Of course, the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast couldn’t wait to leave their husbands and kids behind for a vacation.
Before the trip, Jennifer Aydin mentioned to Teresa that her brother was getting married to a woman he didn’t know. OK, he knew her for a couple weeks, but still! At Dolores Catania’s fundraiser, Margaret Josephs referred to Jennifer’s future sister-in-law as a “mail-order bride.” Oh boy. In true RHONJ form, that got back to Jennifer and she was not happy about it. At all!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey Cabo trip was everything I wanted and more. There was high humidity and high drama. Margaret Josephs told Jennifer Aydin that her lip liner reminded her of “a monkey’s asshole.” Then, she upped the ante by declaring that Jennifer’s husband sleeps in the pool house and in his girlfriend’s bed. As the viewers know, she took this back immediately, but Jennifer’s reaction gave us some great drama.
Later, Danielle Staub had the nerve to tell Margaret that her kids don’t want to be around her. That’s something Marty Caffrey’s kids could relate to, Danielle. Then, The Marge retaliated by picking up Dolores Catania’s glass of red wine and dumping it on her. Somehow, this all lead to Jennifer smashing a glass and coming at Melissa Gorga with a makeshift shank. So much for this being a fun, booze-filled trip after months of Teresa Giudice’s fitness competition dieting.
Last season on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dolores Catania referred to Danielle Staub as a “crazy scumbag.” She tried to warn the whole cast about the OG Housewife and her ways. However, no one was buying what she was selling. Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Margaret Josephs just loved Danielle. They were even bridesmaids in her wedding.
And we all saw how that went. Danielle turned into an incomparable bridezilla. Thankfully, she owned up to her antics and apologized, but was it too little too late? After the wedding, Danielle told Teresa and Melissa that Margaret told her not to trust them. Deja vu much? This very much mirrors the controversy with Dolores and Teresa last season. The common thread? These were both Danielle-instigated issues.
Had you been waiting with bated breath like me for last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey? All week I pondered who would prevail in the battle of Envy by Melissa Gorga and Jennifer Aydin’s tacky Chanel. Frankly, I wouldn’t put my money on either of them to throw down after Margaret Josephs doused Danielle Staub with Dolores Catania’s wine, but crazier things have happened in Cabo! Also, I appreciate the RHONJ’s producers for giving us a “to be continued” episode last week. What’s that old saying? People in garish houses shouldn’t throw glass? Jennifer gets in Melissa’s face, and Melissa quickly retreats. Dolores steps in to intimidate Jennifer, and Danielle intervenes. No matter how much Danielle hates Dolores, she respects her ability to beat Jennifer’s monkey’s ass lip liner.
Dolores takes a walk to cool off. Margaret confides in Jackie Goldschneider about how disappointed she is in Teresa Giudice’s behavior. She thought they were friends. Why is Teresa condoning Danielle (and subsequently Jennifer’s) abhorrent behavior? Teresa chases down Melissa who is disgusted by her sister-in-law’s loyalty. Dolores approaches to second Melissa’s assertions. Tre is peeved by their statements while Melissa and Dolores find Jackie and Margaret to share what escalated. At the bar, Teresa, Jennifer, and Danielle defend their actions. At least Teresa tries to show Jennifer the error of her ways…sort of.
The bad news is that Real Housewives of New Jersey is coming to an end. Can you believe that tonight is the second to last episode of the season!? The good news is that Season 9 really blessed us with so many iconic moments. They really got cast right this time around!
Speaking of cast members, even though she’s not a full-time Housewife, Danielle Staub is at the center of the drama. Again. Now, Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs have tension because of Teresa’s (strangely) unwavering loyalty toward Danielle. Those “prostitution whore” days are long gone. That’s for sure!
Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or serving a 41-month prison sentence… Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe Giudice, is finally seeing the end of his time in prison. But what will his release mean for Teresa and their four beautiful daughters? What will Nonno think? I have questions!! And I’m not the only one. Teresa and other Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members discussed their expectations for his release.
Let’s face it, some things will be different when Juicy Joe is a free man. He has been on the inside for a good three years. Times have changed. Not only that, but so has Teresa. Will Joe be able to orient himself to a new way of life? When he went in, Teresa was a proud “old school” Italian wife. She deferred to Joe for advice on both personal and financial matters. Now, she might want to skip the latter from this point forward. Since Joe’s incarceration, Teresa has taken it upon herself to show her newly found independence and has declared herself a “different person”.
Teresa Giudice has given Real Housewives of New Jersey fans so many iconic reunion moments. In Season 2 she infamously threw host Andy Cohen like a rag doll. In Seasons 3-5 she faced off against all of her costars completely isolated with no allies. Also, who could possibly forget her tearful Season 6 send-off moment. Teresa became emotional telling Andy and the rest of the cast that it might be her last reunion because she was “going away”.
It’s been an epic season, and the reunion is shaping up to be explosive. Jersey OG Teresa had issues with Melissa Gorga, Jackie Goldschneider, and more recently Margaret Josephs. The longer the season rages on, the more the old Teresa starts to show. Namaste Teresa may be a thing of the past come reunion time. Luckily for fans, Margaret and Andy are giving some insight on Teresa and her reunion behavior.