Welcome to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! Over a year since it was first announced at BravoCon, the newest Housewives franchise is finally here, and let me tell you, dear readers. The wait was worth it. In the famous words of the Mormon prophet Brigham Young, who settled the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, “This is the place.”
I feel confident in saying the premiere episode was pretty well near perfect. (Which makes sense because, as one of the ‘Wives says of life in Salt Lake City, “Perfection is attainable!”) The last time we were graced with a first episode this good was back when Real Housewives of Potomac premiered in 2016. (Though the hype surrounding RHOP was comparatively much smaller at the time. Bravo even leaned into a full slate of ads asking “Where is Potomac?” ahead of the premiere. And it took seasons of under-the-radar perfection for the show to finally be respected today as the top-tier Housewives franchise it is.)
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans have become invested in Teresa Giudice‘s daughters’ lives since the first season. They’re not the babies that we “met” when the show first started. They’re growing up and coming into their own and that includes switching up their appearance.
If you thought Gia Giudice looked a bit different in her recent photos it’s because she does. She recently copped to a nose job and she’s not here for the haters. The oldest Giudice daughter is all about keeping it positive.
Ever since Joe Giudice lost his deportation appeal in April of 2020, he has been hustling to make a buck. He has been residing in Italy since 2019. Joe is estranged from his wife, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice. The couple shares four daughters: Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice, Milania Giudice, and Audriana Giudice. RHONJ viewers have watched the girls grow up before our eyes.
While Joe may be far from the RHONJ cameras, he is still working in the entertainment realm. Joe announced that he has a cooking show in the works, as well as a podcast. Joe is even participating in a celebrity boxing match in the Bahamas on October 24. And, of course, Joe is also selling very expensive vibrators. Wow. Just…wow.
It’s been a busy year for Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Giudice. Despite having his final deportation appeal denied, he seems to be thriving in Italy. I don’t think anyone really wanted to see the break up of his family, even if he wasn’t the best husband to Teresa Giudice. But it seems that both of their lives have moved on and both of them are doing well.
So how is Joe staying busy? He recently signed a deal to be in a celebrity boxing match. It sounds like a good fit for him after showing off all his moved on his Instagram. Joe has also decided he’s going to sell vibrators. Yes, you heard me right. In case you missed it, we reported that Joe has partnered up with a sex toy company to peddle said vibrators. And why not? Get those coins, Joe! Finally, Juicy is starting his own podcast, which is kind of funny. Especially since Joe is a man of so few words.
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans learned the sad news that Giacinto Gorga, the father of Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, passed away on April 3. It was clear that Giacinto, known as “Nonno,” had struggled with health issues recently. Both Melissa Gorga, and Teresa had asked fans to pray for the beloved patriarch of the Gorga family.
Nonno was a part of RHONJ from the very beginning. Nonno loved being in the kitchen. He could boil an octopus like nobody’s business, and I loved seeing him cook with his granddaughters. Ever since the death of Nonno’s wife, Antonia, Nonno had been living with Teresa and her four daughters. He was a huge part of their lives, and a support during Joe Giudice’s incarceration and deportation woes.
Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga’s father has become such a lovable character on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Giacinto Gorga, better known as “Nonno,” has been living with Teresa and her four daughters ever since his wife passed away.
We have seen him at family events, giving Teresa advice, and even giving us some comic relief at times.
“Gia Catania” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Obviously, I’m getting way ahead of myself on this one since Gia Giudice and Frankie Catania aren’t even dating, but a Real Housewives of New Jersey fan can dream, can’t I?
On tonight’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode, Dolores Catania’s son Frankie takes Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia to prom and I cannot even convey how happy this makes me, as a complete stranger who is just overly invested in the Giudice family. Frank Catania, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, Milania Giudice, and Nonno are all on hand for support (and to take a million photos) before Gia and Frankie head to the dance.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey came back with a BANG last week. What a premiere episode. The ladies of the Garden State wasted little time jumping into drama. There are many rumors about Teresa Giudice, but she’s brushing them off. However, her peace with Melissa Gorga may be coming to an end. Teresa is NOT happy about Melissa’s friend Jackie Goldschneider.
Speaking of Jackie, she too finds herself in the middle of drama. She’s already feuding with Jennifer Aydin over an Instagram video allegedly mocking her. Will any of these women ever get along? This episode will also feature the return of Danielle Staub which means a possible showdown with Margaret Josephs. It’ll also be interesting to see where Dolores Catania’s allegiance lies this season.