The Real Housewives of New Jersey, otherwise known as the Teresa Giudice and Friends Show, has given so much to pop culture. Tre’s table flip. The world’s most dramatic christening, thanks to Joe Gorga. Caroline Manzo’s “family is thick as thieves” quote. Sprinkle cookies. And, most recently, Gia Giudice’s dramatic song about her parents feuding with the Gorgas getting the viral TikTok treatment.
For months, people have been “waking up in the morning, thinking about so many things” on the app. The song is the perfect sound to describe feeling like your life’s a mess. Even though my personal fav Gia song is Milania Giudice’s 5th birthday bop. “First you were one, then you were two.” Arguably more iconic than Melissa Gorga’s “On Display”.
And while Tre and Joe Giudice haven’t been the best at handling their finances in the past, this family knows how to make money. Tre and Tarzan went from Sizzle Tan ads to Instagram swipe-ups and book deals. Hell, half of the Giudice girls have Cameo profiles of their own so fans can receive personalized videos. They’ve gotta fund Tre’s pineapple addiction and fabulicious lifestyle somehow. And that somehow is through sponsored posts. You gotta respect the hustle.
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.
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?
You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can surely squeeze Bravo stunts for all they are worth. First we hear a Real Housewives All Stars project is in the works and now we have… Children of the Bravolebrities. If you aren’t staying awake at night wondering what haute couture Brooks Marks will release next, then who are you? Bravo has never ventured into these waters before, but it’s not a half bad idea. Why not hear from the people who never signed up to be on television?
While most of Bravo’s content stems from adults, often times the kids are the most level-headed. I’m looking at you, Gia Giudice. Some start out as toddlers and literally grow up before our eyes, venturing out into the real world and starting families of their own. They also have their fair share of challenges from cameras following them throughout their awkward years. Now Andy Cohen is giving fans the opportunity to catch up with some of the Bravo spawn and he has announced the line up. Spoiler alert, Milania Giudice got the shaft, but perhaps, that’s because she’s not 18 yet.
The most recent episode of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey brought us back to the good old days. Teresa Giudice got into a fight with Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga because she was defending her ex Joe Giudice. Yeah, the one who got her thrown in jail, “allegedly” cheated on her and put her down time and time again. Tre’s logic has never really made sense, as she always expects twice the amount of loyalty from her brother than she gives to them.
The episode brought us back to the Lake George family retreat days. Joe Gorga screamed and banged his fists on the table, blaming Juicy Joe for putting his mother in an early grave. Melissa threw a cheese plate out of anger towards Teresa, which she immediately cleaned up mid-fight. And Tre just sat there in shock. Except unlike the old days, they all were able to quickly make up. Thankfully, because we all know Joey would hate to see his sister fight with his wife to get back to the sprinkle cookies level ever again.
I am so glad that Season 11 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is delivering the drama. Teresa Giudice spread the rumor that Jackie Goldschneider’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was cheating.
Teresa and Jackie talked, but Teresa wouldn’t give up the name of her source. Jackie decided to use Teresa’s daughter, Gia Giudice, in a horrible analogy. Jackie said that she heard that Gia was snorting coke in the bathroom at parties. During the most recent episode of RHONJ, the whole gang was at the Jersey Shore, where Jackie and Teresa continued to argue.
Teresa Giudice is living her best life this season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and it’s about time. She’s single and more than ready-to-mingle after her divorce from (and the deportation of) Joe Giudice. Tre’s been through hell — she went to jail (thanks to Joe) and recently lost both her mom and dad. Now she’s selling her family home and starting a new life with a new man — Luis “Louie” Ruelas
While Tre is still single as of this week’s episode of RHONJ, we know that doesn’t last long. Things are getting serious with Luis, who she considers her “soulmate.” The two recently bought a $3.3 million house together. We know Joe and her girls all approve of her new boo. But in a recent Watch What Happens Live appearance, Teresa gave even more details about Juicy Joe and Luis’s relationship.
Despite the extreme circumstances of back-to-back jail sentences and a deportation to Italy, Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice managed to get to an extremely amicable place as exes an co-parents. He even recently called out Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga for attempting to “destroy” Teresa’s happiness instead of just letting her enjoy in her new relationship with Luis “Louie” Ruelas. Talk about amicable!
In 2020, Joe told Wendy Williams that he was casually dating a lawyer who also lives in Italy. He didn’t mention her name though. It’s unclear if Joe is still dating that lawyer he mentioned, but he is in a serious relationship. It’s just uncertain if this woman is the lawyer he previously referenced.