Last season, Danielle Staub was
the cause of front and center for all the drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey. The Bridezilla of Bimini walked down the aisle with Marty Caffrey on May 5, 2018. RHONJ co-stars Margaret Josephs, Teresa Giudice, and Melissa Gorga were all bridesmaids at their beach wedding. All the wedding drama, and Danielle’s insane demands, were filmed for Season 9.
Within months, their union dissolved in a blizzard of accusations and restraining orders. The duo was officially divorced in February. And one week later, Danielle was engaged again. She was on to lucky fiancé 21– Oliver Maier. Oliver is the Duke of Provence, which may have given Danielle a title when they wed. Well, besides the “prostitution whore” moniker Teresa gave her in Season 1.
When Bethenny Frankel announced on August 21 that she was leaving Real Housewives of New York, everyone was stunned. Viewers were stunned. Her RHONY co-stars were stunned. It was the departure that no one expected.
Bethenny’s new man, Paul Bernon, is very private and doesn’t want to be on camera, so that could be one reason for Bethenny’s departure. There were also rumblings that Bravo executives were angry for months that Bethenny had plans to produce unscripted shows for television with Mark Burnett.
There are some reality TV stars’ kids that we have literally watched grow up throughout the years. It’s crazy to think that Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers saw Teresa Giudice pregnant with Audriana Giudice during the Season 1 reunion. Now, she is a fifth grader. Do you feel old yet? I do. How about this one: Gia Giudice is a freshman in college.
Jersey Shore fans saw Snooki and JWoww go from hard-partying roomies to devoted moms. Now, their kids are in school too. And just like most other moms, reality TV stars took (and shared) photos of their kids’ first day of school.
Apparently former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile still exists. Back in the day, her issues with cousin Teresa Giudice caused so much family friction. Viewers watched their relationship fall apart throughout Kathy’s tenure on the show. We haven’t heard much from her until recently, so maybe something is brewing.
In addition to Kathy’s issues with Teresa, she also has bad blood with Melissa Gorga. So much family drama! This family will never fully come together ever again. So much has happened over the years, and it appears beyond repair. However, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Kathy on Real Housewives of New Jersey. IS it possible the cannoli queen could make a return? Hmmm.
Teresa Giudice’s history on Real Housewives of New Jersey has all the makings of a Shakespearean drama. In 2014, Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, plead guilty to federal fraud charges. He was sentenced to 41 months
in prison at camp, and Teresa received a sentence of 15 months. Teresa was released from prison on December 23, 2015.
Joe was transferred to ICE custody after finishing his prison stint in March. Since Joe is not a United States citizen, he was ordered to be deported to Italy. He is appealing that order in hopes of returning home to his wife and four daughters. During the Season 9 RHONJ reunion, Teresa revealed that if her husband is sent off to Italy, they are going to divorce. So much for old-school values! Teresa has been seen holding hands with another, much younger man, but her attorney has assured the world that they are only friends. Really? That seems very friendly.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has always been about family. We watched former “OG” Caroline Manzo wrangle her brood, and became invested in Teresa Giudice and her extended family. These familial connections, whether close or strained, have always been the heart of this franchise. And so has the glorious food. Remember Kathy Wakile’s cannoli and dessert creations? Just please don’t bring sprinkle cookies to Teresa’s house. Or she might flip a table.
Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, had some tension last season with Teresa. Teresa found that Melissa’s inability to control her husband (and Teresa’s brother), Joe Gorga, was really annoying. Melissa remarked that there are some “shocking” moments in the upcoming season between the sisters-in-law. Melissa also discussed how she is taking on Danielle Staub next season. But what Melissa hasn’t done is tried to mend fences with RHONJ alum Kathy.
It took Melissa Gorga a few years to admit to her
four nose jobs nose job, even though Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers definitely noticed. She only copped to the cosmetic enhancement when RHONJ OG Jacqueline Laurita screamed at her during the Season 7 cast trip in Vermont.
Jacqueline said that she got her nose done four times, but Melissa
only admitted to one said she went under the knife once. Oh, how times have changed. Recently, Melissa, Porsha Williams, and Sonja Morgan collaborating on a song and music video dedicated to plastic surgery. Now, Melissa is considering another cosmetic procedure.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jennifer Aydin is teasing what is coming up for Season 10, and it sounds epic! Jennifer said that we have the fiery Teresa Giudice back. Buckle up, and bolt down any tables in Teresa’s vicinity.
Tequila monster Jennifer and RHONJ co-star Melissa Gorga were seen arguing at a Hampton’s restaurant. In another incident, Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub continued their feud by throwing water at each other, and allegedly lighting a purse on fire. Yikes!