Apparently former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile still exists. Back in the day, her issues with cousin Teresa Giudice caused so much family friction. Viewers watched their relationship fall apart throughout Kathy’s tenure on the show. We haven’t heard much from her until recently, so maybe something is brewing.
In addition to Kathy’s issues with Teresa, she also has bad blood with Melissa Gorga. So much family drama! This family will never fully come together ever again. So much has happened over the years, and it appears beyond repair. However, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Kathy on Real Housewives of New Jersey. IS it possible the cannoli queen could make a return? Hmmm.
Teresa Giudice’s history on Real Housewives of New Jersey has all the makings of a Shakespearean drama. In 2014, Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, plead guilty to federal fraud charges. He was sentenced to 41 months
in prison at camp, and Teresa received a sentence of 15 months. Teresa was released from prison on December 23, 2015.
Joe was transferred to ICE custody after finishing his prison stint in March. Since Joe is not a United States citizen, he was ordered to be deported to Italy. He is appealing that order in hopes of returning home to his wife and four daughters. During the Season 9 RHONJ reunion, Teresa revealed that if her husband is sent off to Italy, they are going to divorce. So much for old-school values! Teresa has been seen holding hands with another, much younger man, but her attorney has assured the world that they are only friends. Really? That seems very friendly.
Real Housewives of New Jersey has always been about family. We watched former “OG” Caroline Manzo wrangle her brood, and became invested in Teresa Giudice and her extended family. These familial connections, whether close or strained, have always been the heart of this franchise. And so has the glorious food. Remember Kathy Wakile’s cannoli and dessert creations? Just please don’t bring sprinkle cookies to Teresa’s house. Or she might flip a table.
Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, had some tension last season with Teresa. Teresa found that Melissa’s inability to control her husband (and Teresa’s brother), Joe Gorga, was really annoying. Melissa remarked that there are some “shocking” moments in the upcoming season between the sisters-in-law. Melissa also discussed how she is taking on Danielle Staub next season. But what Melissa hasn’t done is tried to mend fences with RHONJ alum Kathy.
We are back with Instagram Roundup! This time we are trying it out on a monthly basis with a look back of the most interesting photos from this past month.
Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder shared engagement photos with new fiancé Beau Clark. The two them along with other cast members went to Vegas for Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s legal marriage ceremony. Yes, in case you weren’t aware, it wasn’t legal the first time they tied the knot, so they had to do it again.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jennifer Aydin is teasing what is coming up for Season 10, and it sounds epic! Jennifer said that we have the fiery Teresa Giudice back. Buckle up, and bolt down any tables in Teresa’s vicinity.
Tequila monster Jennifer and RHONJ co-star Melissa Gorga were seen arguing at a Hampton’s restaurant. In another incident, Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub continued their feud by throwing water at each other, and allegedly lighting a purse on fire. Yikes!
Out of all the Real Housewives shows, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are the least open, by far. The show started out with the premise that even the wealthiest people can struggle in life. During Season 1, the cast members shared experiences infidelity, divorce, domestic violence, and substance abuse among other serious topics. Plus, there was a lot of lavish spending. It really was the perfectly balanced show. At first.
Now, each episode includes seven minutes of glam squad footage, arguments about puppies, and the refusal to talk about anything real, like plastic surgery or lawsuits. And there are a lot of lawsuits. Erika Jayne and her husband Tom Girardi have been sued for millions of dollars because of unpaid loans. To make the story even more salacious, the couple has been accused of using that money to fund their “lavish lifestyle.” It really makes you side eye the glam squad, two private plans, and in-house chapel, doesn’t it?
When Danielle Staub rejoined Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dolores Catania saw right through her bullshit. On the other hand, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, and Teresa Giudice were feeding into it. Hell, they were all bridesmaids in her televised wedding.
Now, Teresa and Danielle are on the outs, but it’s unclear what exactly went down. They’re not following each other on Instagram, making their rift social media official. Last season, the RHONJ ladies were sick of Danielle’s antics, but she managed to charm Teresa with that “best friends” necklace and kissing her ass whenever possible. Now, Danielle is really on the outs and Melissa has something to do with that.
Andy Cohen is the boss of all bosses. Somehow he is able to put up with dozens of Housewives across seven cities. That sounds like an exhausting job. However, someone has to do it! There are so many characters and personalities among the various cities. No two Housewives are alike, and we love that. The variety in each city is what makes the reality TV franchise something special to watch.
Andy has probably learned a lot from the various women that have been on the franchise. Between Watch What Happens Live and the reunions, he spends A LOT of time with them. Hopefully, some of their traits have rubbed off on him. Well, as long as he avoids the super shady and petty characteristics. We want to know who HE thinks he is similar to. Set the record straight Andy!