The Real Housewives of New Jersey just know how to make good TV, no matter what’s going on in the world around them. And Season 11 was no different. Jennifer Aydin and her tequila. Teresa Giudice and her pineapples. Melissa Gorga and her cheese plate. Frank Catania and Joe Gorga’s literal ass-kissing. It had humor, drama and scandals all wrapped into one, from the first episode all the way to the reunion.
And this season didn’t even require
leeches Danielle Staub or Kim DePaola to make an appearance and stir the pot. And frankly, it just shows these ladies are past their time. Either of them will do anything possible to get their name in the press alongside the current cast members. Beverly Danielle even hosted Instagram Lives to recap every single episode of RHONJ. If that doesn’t say thirsty, I don’t know what does.
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs have been at each other’s throats all season. Margaret has criticized Jennifer’s tequila-fueled behavior at cast parties. Margaret also called out Jennifer for being a stay-at-home mother and tweeted that Jennifer “treats her husband as a meal ticket.” Of course, Jennifer responded on Twitter and called Margaret “slutty.”
RHONJ cast member Michelle Pais told Jennifer at Evan Goldschneider’s party that Joe Gorga was tardy paying some of his bills. Michelle claimed that Joe owed “tens of thousands of dollars” to her husband, Jon Steingraber. Jon spoke at Joe’s event, “Growing with Gorga,” and was supposedly never compensated.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey had their claws out during part one of last night’s reunion. They rehashed the cheating rumor about Evan Goldschneider that resulted in a blow-up between Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider. Jennifer Aydin didn’t come to play, throwing Margaret Josephs under the bus for starting the Evan rumor in the first place. Joe Gorga was there to talk about his feud with Joe Giudice, his “marriage problems” with Melissa Gorga, and his offensive comments about Dolores Catania’s love life. But hey, someone’s got to put in the work from the Gorgas to earn that Bravo paycheck. And we know it’s not going to be Melissa and her fake storylines.
RHONJ dealt with a lot of serious accusations and low-blows all season long. Jackie’s analogy involving Gia Giudice and cocaine set Tre off on a tailspin. Jennifer and Marge got dirty, calling each other sloppy, among other serious insults. Tarzan referred to Dolo as a “broken woman” which is just the most ridiculous thing of all time. And even Joe Benigno and Bill Aydin got involved in the gossip about Evan, only escalating the tension between the ladies.
The first part of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion episodes was pretty explosive and downright sexy. The RHOA ladies returned to the dungeon to talk all the drama this season. We finally learned who, or what, was in Tampa waiting for Ralph Pittman while he ghosted Drew Sidora. Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore had their typical back and forth. And Cynthia Bailey sat there silent the entirety of the episode. She honestly should’ve pulled a Mary Cosby and just gone to sleep, we wouldn’t have noticed.
Kenya also addressed her controversial Halloween costume, which Bravo did not condone because it was cultural appropriation. She tried to bring up that she had Native American heritage and threw Drew under the bus, and the whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth. Everyone should just dress as a dead mermaid like LaToya Ali and then there won’t be any problems. This may be the one instance where Toya isn’t the problematic one.
Aside from the Bolo of it all, the current Real Housewives of Atlanta season wasn’t as drama-filled as years past. Sure, NeNe Leakes has burned bridges with Bravo, Andy Cohen, and most of her former co-stars, but the woman always gave us something to
complain about talk about.
Once again, Kenya Moore carried the season on her back (in terms of drama) with newbies Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali trying their best to make some waves. During the reunion, Kenya and Drew got into it multiple times. Meanwhile, Cynthia Bailey didn’t say much else other than “Hi Andy.” How is she a part of the Real Housewives All Stars season? Can someone explain that one?
Soon after the Real Housewives of Dallas cast filmed the Season 5 reunion in New York City, rumors swirled that Kary Brittingham had to shoot her portion virtually. When she got to the Big Apple and took her coronavirus test, she was positive. To make matters worse, she was reportedly sitting on the plane with Brandi Redmond, who apparently had her newborn daughter with her as well.
As a result, they both appeared virtually. Brandi previously had coronavirus, but it’s unclear if she tested positive again this time around. I was really looking forward to/hoping someone would try to force Brandi to sit in a folding chair like she did to LeeAnne Locken last season. Oh well. Kary confirmed that she did indeed have covid and that she stayed in her New York hotel room post-filming on her podcast Kam and Kary Do Dallas, which she hosts with Kameron Westcott. After that, her social media activity was rather questionable.
Real Housewives of Potomac viewers still don’t know for sure what was real and what was fake in Gizelle Bryant’s revived relationship with her
cheating ex-husband Jamal Bryant.
However, that hasn’t stopped her from criticizing the way Real Housewives from other shows pick and choose what they show from their own relationships. Pot, meet kettle.
Meredith Marks is upset with Jen Shah for talking about her marriage on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Meanwhile, Meredith’s bestie (and lookalike) Lisa Barlow took up for Jen at the Season 1 reunion, which makes zero sense. How is Meredith not bothered by Lisa going hard to stand up for the woman who upset her when she discussed her marriage?
On top of that, Heather Gay slammed Lisa for being a bad friend to Meredith. They got in a huge fight about this and Meredith didn’t say much at all. She merely admitted that she wasn’t listening/paying attention. She also got up to take a break while Heather and Lisa fiercely fought to defend her honor. So, how does Lisa feel after the reunion dust up with Heather over Meredith?