Even though the ladies of the Real Housewives of New Jersey are in-between seasons, the drama never stops. Last season featured several explosive head-to-head feuds that took a turn for the nasty. There were cheating rumors and bad analogies that kept up the bad blood between Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider. Melissa Gorga got into it with Tre, her husband (and bonafide Real Housewife) Joe Gorga and, of course, Jennifer Aydin. Jennifer knows how to push buttons, especially when it comes to MelGo and Margaret Josephs.
The Marge v. Jen feud particularly took a turn for the dark. They argued over the cheating rumors surrounding Evan Goldschneider and brought their husbands into it. Marge shamed Jen for being a stay-at-home mom and referred to Bill Aydin as her “meal ticket.” Jennifer, who seems to have no filter whatsoever, slut-shamed Margaret several times, including during the reunion. This feud is particularly hard because both bring something to the table every RHONJ season. And while they may never be good friends, they both make reality TV gold in my book.
Teresa Giudice, the Tom Brady of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, has gone through a lot during her 10+ years on the show. We’ve watched her daughters grow up (Milania [Giudice], Milannnnnnia I remember when you were first born). We’ve seen her lose her parents. She went “to camp” due to her legal issues with Joe Giudice. She dealt with Juicy getting deported, a divorce, and hopping into the dating scene after a 20-year marriage. And throughout she’s found time to battle it out with her brother Joe Gorga and Mrs. Sprinkle Cookies Melissa Gorga. Tre’s really had a lifetime of experiences on the show, and somehow it always feels like she’s still just getting started.
The last season of RHONJ brought Tre a new man to handle all of her pent-up
horniness emotions. Luis Ruelas, as Tre puts it, is a gift from her parents in heaven. She considers Luis her “soulmate” and he’s planning on popping the question any day now. Luis got approval from not only Tre’s girls, but Juicy, her brother and even Dolores Catania. Dina Manzo doesn’t even have that coveted stamp of approval and she’s been friends with Teresa for decades.
Is there anyone out there is Housewives Land that is thirstier for attention than Danielle Staub? She hasn’t been a full time housewife in forever but it’s not for lack of trying. She attempted to claw her way back onto Real Housewives of New Jersey two seasons ago. Pulling on the extensions of rival Margaret Josephs’ was a really power play. Sadly, did nothing to get her back on screen. One uneventful brush off at a lunch with Melissa Gorga and Danielle was once again on the outs.
She’s been persona non grata for so long I was a little shocked to see her on screen again. She appeared for the Erika Bamboozle Jayne documentary The Housewife and the Hustler.
Beverly was interviewed to provide some kind of insight on Erika’s life, despite having only met her once on Watch What Happens Live. According to Danielle, she didn’t get a good vibe. And that was the extent of it. So how did Danielle even land this gig to begin with? She was probably the only ex-housewife willing to sit down and talk about it. Well, her and Dana/Pam Wilkey, who doesn’t really count as a housewife in my book.
Leah McSweeney reached her breaking point on last week’s episode of Real Housewives of New York. Her grandmother’s declining health is taking a grand toll on her. It’s causing Leah to lash out at everything and everyone in her path. Heather Thomson picked the wrong time to be shady and stir the pot. It’s clear Heather is purposely trying to illicit a reaction from Leah. However, Leah’s barrage of rage was disproportionate to Heather’s actions.
Everyone has an opinion about Leah & Heather. Everyone wants to take a side. However, which of these Queen Bee’s is actually going to come out on top? Heather might not be sticking around beyond this weekend, but does that make Leah the victor? How do you define a winner in a nasty feud like this? It’s clear these women have a deep disdain for one another already. It all comes down to this episode. Holla!
We could all use some kindness, but the last place you expect to see it is on Bravo. But damn it, call your friends and family because this story managed to melt even my hardened, dark, barely beating heart. Go ahead and grab a tissue because the sun might get in your eyes or you could be at risk of suffering a spontaneous allergy attack after this one. Bravo and the shows on Bravo are many things to many people, but sometimes it’s everything to one person. Today we meet Miss Bella Pape.
Bella loves reality television and all that it implies, her favorites are the Real Housewives and she’s quite familiar with the franchise. But Bella isn’t binge-watching shows on a rainy day, she was born with a disorder that has kept her in long-term care for most of her life. In 2020 Bella was hoping to attend BravoCon, but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. The event has returned in 2021, but Bella’s health is deteriorating and traveling is no longer an option. So the troops rallied and brought BravoCon to Bella, thanks to Real Housewives of D.C. alum, Mary Amons.
Jennifer Aydin has come a long way since telling anyone who would listen about the 94 bathrooms in her luxurious Paramus estate. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star likes to have a good time and once she’s enjoyed some tequila, she tends to then enjoy the floor. Jen spends a lot of energy running her mouth and navigating relationships with the rest of the cast, but Teresa Giudice is her meal ticket and she knows it.
Jen has never been fond of Melissa Gorga, but to be fair, no one seems fond of Melissa Gorga – including her sister-in-law. Teresa has always felt some type of way about her brother’s wife, and didn’t initially appreciate their inclusion on RHONJ. Now Melissa has been on the show long enough to apparently be considered an All-Star, along with Teresa. According to Jennifer, Teresa is feeling some type of way about this as well.
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.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has once again been feuding with former bestie, and co-star, Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa jokingly sent her restaurant bill to the producer that Kyle was dining with at an eatery. This re-ignited their feud.
Kyle accused RHOBH alum Lisa of dining and then dashing. Lisa brought receipts that she paid her tab, and then she dissed Kyle’s new nose.