Pretty much all I remember about America’s Next Top Model is that Shandi Sullivan had sex with someone who wasn’t her boyfriend in a hot tub night one. I can’t seem to remember important dates or facts but this is somehow burned in my memory bank. The real point, however, is that I didn’t watch ANTM. That reason was Tyra Banks.
In the early years of ANTM she also had a talk show, Tyra. It was focused on “women’s issues” and often featured women from ANTM. That way, Tyra could make Tyra all about herself. Now, for whatever reason, she’s hosting Dancing With the Stars and banning any and all Housewives.
The coronavirus pandemic disrupted life in very visible ways. Schools were closed, non-essential employees worked from home, and Netflix became a whole lot more popular. What was not apparent at first was how the lockdown would affect our guilty pleasure of watching reality TV. Specifically, of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Cutting filming and production will create a lag time between the most recent season and the next.
Back in March, filming for Season 11 was cut short amid fears for the health of cast and crew. At that point, RHONJ was only a few episodes in before production was shut down. The Garden State has seemingly gained control of the coronavirus. As a result, the network has released a tentative timeline to resume filming.
Jennifer Aydin may only be on her sophomore season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, but that hasn’t stopped her from speaking her mind about well, pretty much any time she wants. While most would normally find that trait perfect for a budding housewife, Jennifer has been accused by fans of being stuck up, materialist and trying too hard.
But regardless of what you might think of her, the one thing we can all agree on is that the Chanel-loving housewife is always honest about how she feels. From admitting to being scared of castmate Teresa Guidice, to how much money she spends on her kids, to all the plastic surgery she’s recently had, it is kind of refreshing for someone on RHONJ to not hold back. Well, unless that means going up against Teresa.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Guidice does not mince words. She clearly meant it when she said she wanted to “cut the cancer out” of her life. If you need a refresher, Teresa sat down with her cousins, Kathy Wakile and Rosie Peirri, at an empty restaurant during Season 7 of RHONJ to tell them she was done with having any sort of relationship. The moment was hard to watch, considering these weren’t fabricated friendships, but actual fam-bly (trademark Caroline Manzo) members.
I always thought Rosie should have been the full-time cast member because Kathy was way too normal for the show. Regardless, I enjoyed watching Kathy play peacemaker and make cannoli kits. Kathy came on RHONJ in a full-time capacity during Season 3. Things went as well as they could when you’re related to Teresa, until the Season 4 reunion. At the reunion, the cousins threw around awful remarks about each other’s parents. From there, Kathy was downgraded to “Friend of the Housewives.” Soon after Teresa accused her of not reaching out during her time in jail and officially “cut the cancer out.”
One of the rights of passage of Real Housewives is the side hustle. Over 100 women have attempted to parlay their reality TV fame into side businesses. From clothing lines to stores that seem to close up shop in the middle of the night with a U-Haul, the enterprising Housewives are always angling for new ventures.
And one of the most popular side gigs is “writing” a book. Find a good ghostwriter, and you are set! We have seen Housewife books on everything from etiquette and cooking to fluffy autobiographies. Fortunately, House Husbands who aspire to be Housewives can also cash in on the book train. The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe Gorga has now cast his literary lot as an expert on business, love, fame and life!
Andy Cohen’s baby shower last month was an event of epic proportions and was packed with Real Housewives. Unfortunately, there were some OG’s missing. Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kim Zolciak did not attend.
The baby bash was hosted by the Real Housewives OG’s, NeNe Leakes, Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, Teresa Giudice, and Kyle Richards. Why wasn’t Kim at the party? Did she just blow it off? Furthermore, did they even invite her?
Teresa Giudice has given Real Housewives of New Jersey fans so many iconic reunion moments. In Season 2 she infamously threw host Andy Cohen like a rag doll. In Seasons 3-5 she faced off against all of her costars completely isolated with no allies. Also, who could possibly forget her tearful Season 6 send-off moment. Teresa became emotional telling Andy and the rest of the cast that it might be her last reunion because she was “going away”.
It’s been an epic season, and the reunion is shaping up to be explosive. Jersey OG Teresa had issues with Melissa Gorga, Jackie Goldschneider, and more recently Margaret Josephs. The longer the season rages on, the more the old Teresa starts to show. Namaste Teresa may be a thing of the past come reunion time. Luckily for fans, Margaret and Andy are giving some insight on Teresa and her reunion behavior.