While Vicki Gunvalson (probably) cried over losing her orange, Real Housewives of New Jersey OG Teresa Giudice feels very differently about being a reality TV star. Recently, the RHONJ cast member admitted that she has “never enjoyed” filming the show.
That’s hard to believe considering that she supports her four daughters filming this show. However, she has really gone through it. She argued with her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga for many seasons. Teresa denied legal problems for many years before landing in jail herself. Now, she’s waiting to see if her estranged husband Joe Giudice gets deported to Italy. She sure hasn’t had the easiest time, but overall, the show has done a lot for her.
Season 9 of Real Housewives of New Jersey was epic on so many levels. You had simmering tension between Melissa Gorga and her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice. There was outright aggression when Margaret Josephs pushed Danielle Staub’s then-husband, Marty Caffrey, into Jennifer Aydin’s swimming pool so he could cool off. And there was that girls’ trip to Cabo where Margaret hurled a glass of wine at arch-enemy Danielle, resulting in a melee. At the reunion, Teresa announced that she will be splitting with her husband, Joe Giudice, if he is deported. That is a lot to handle.
So, what does Season 10 of RHONJ have in store for us? So far, we have learned of an argument between Melissa and Jennifer at a restaurant in the Hamptons. Danielle and Margaret were also involved in a fight at Steven Dann’s store in Great Neck. Supposedly, Margaret poured water over Danielle’s head. Danielle retaliated by lighting Margaret’s purse on fire. Pretty soon, the Jersey Housewives will be banned at all restaurants and will be filming in fast-food joints. Or someplace where there is no glassware, no open flames, and the tables are bolted to the floor.
There’s just something so special about Real Housewives from different shows coming together no matter what the reason is. Whether it’s a joint appearance on Watch What Happens Live, an Instagram photo together, or some other event, it’s just always fun to see Real Housewives interacting.
Recently, Melissa Gorga, Sonja Morgan, and Porsha Williams collaborated on a song about something they know well: gettting work done. They even filmed a music video for the track, which included funny appearances from Dorinda Medley and Tamra Judge.
You know when Housewives are introduced but they don’t win over viewers? Sometimes we have the fortunate occasion when new wives come into the fold and stir things up a bit. Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider were added to Real Housewives of New Jersey last season and they were far from boring. While Jackie was team anyone but Teresa Giudice, Jennifer found herself aligned with the veteran.
Sucking up being friends with a felon the main OG has it’s benefits. It provides a layer of protection and guaranteed screen time. Last year, we saw a relationship bloom between Teresa and Jennifer. Now in her second season, Jennifer says some friendships have taken a turn for the worse. With reports of feuds and handbags on fire, RHONJ is getting dirty. According to Jennifer, purses aren’t the only thing lit this season. Apparently pre-zen Teresa is back, and her temper is hotter than ever.
Teresa Giudice is the sole remaining OG on Real Housewives of New Jersey. She has to love having that elite status, right? After all, OG’s are dropping like flies these days. Lisa Vanderpump quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Vicki Gunvalson got demoted on Real Housewives of Orange County.
Given the recent shakeups in the Real Housewives universe, Teresa has to love that she is still on RHONJ after all of these years. Well, apparently, that’s not the case. Then again, who could blame her? She went to jail and her legal issues became a national news story. Her estranged husband Joe Giudice is detained by ICE waiting to find out about deportation. She feuded with her own brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga for many seasons. Now, she’s at odds with
her former henchwoman Danielle Staub for mysterious reasons. It has been far from an easy ride for the table-flipping reality TV icon.
Joe Giudice has been winning tiny victories here and there regarding his deportation appeal, but the battle is far from over. In 2014, Teresa Giudice’s husband was sentenced to 41 months in the pokey for federal fraud. Even people who do not watch reality television knew Tre was sentenced to 15 months in “camp” after pleading guilty to charges. Teresa served her time and went right back to filming. Now she is enjoying her new pool, an ALLEGED new man, and more screen time than ever on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Who says crime doesn’t pay?
The same cannot be said for Juicy Joe. In the past, Joe has said going to jail would be like a vacation. For all intents and purposes, if you find yourself married to Teresa – the pokey might actually be a respite. It could be safe to say Joe no longer feels that way. Since being released in March of this year, Joe was immediately detained in ICE custody. While Teresa travels and tries out new
boyfriends hairstyles, the four daughters she shares with Joe miss their dad terribly. The children have been very vocal about wanting their father to avoid deportation, both Miliania and Gia Giudice have made public pleas in an effort to keep Joe in the United States. Recently, another request from Joe’s attorneys has been granted. Once again, his desire to remain in the US hangs in the balance.
Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers have seen Melissa Gorga’s daughter Antonia on TV since she was five years old. In the fall, Antonia will be in high school. Do you feel old yet? Because I do.
Recently, Melissa shared photos of her oldest child before her eighth grade dance. And, unfortunately, there were people in the comments with some hate for Antonia’s red dress.
It was only a matter of time until Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub had a falling out. There’s no way that their friendship was going to last. Pretty much every Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member wants nothing to do with Danielle.
Most of Teresa’s drama last season stemmed from her taking up for Danielle or believing Danielle’s side of a story. Nevertheless, Danielle
kissed Teresa’s ass was a very loyal soldier to Teresa. Who could ever forget when she gave Teresa that necklace with both of their initials on it at the end of the Season 9 reunion? How. Awkward. Now the RHONJ OGs are on the rocks and Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga has something to do with it.