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#TeresaGiudice told #ToddChrisley and #JulieChrisley they need to “stand strong” less than a month before they begin their respective prison sentences.
When asked by a TMZ pap on Tuesday if she had any advice for the “Chrisley Knows Best” stars as they get ready to turn themselves in, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star revealed that “manifesting” is what got her through her own 11-month prison sentence in 2015.
The 50-year-old advised them to “stand strong for their family and manifest while being in prison what they want when they come out … and just to be strong for their children.”
Giudice — who was also convicted of fraud alongside her ex-husband, Joe Giudice — continued, “It’s going to be very hard but they have to make the best of it … but they have to stay connected to their children and make it work.”
Carlos King spent years producing drama, now he’s spilling the tea on it. King is famous for some of the pettiest housewives fights in bravo history. From Jersey to Atlanta, he produced iconic scenes that we still reference today. With his new podcast, “Reality with the King”, we can expect exclusive tea from his time as a producer for the housewives franchise.
The housewives universe has been shaken ever since news broke that RHONY would be split into two shows: RHONY: legacy (working title) and RHONY. The legacy series will catch up with some OG’s and fan favorites, while Season 14 of RHONY will center a “multicultural” cast of real friends that better represent New York City’s elite.
Williams was afforded an advanced call from production about the executive decision regarding the two shows; without telling much she says “When the general populous found out I was informed.” She admits she was in her feelings at first. “I feel very strongly that I did everything in my power, everything I knew, to do everything I could do to show up full throttle as my inaugural season as a housewife.”
Season 13, starring Williams, was shot during lock-down. She’s been vocal about how she feels she’s been robbed of traditional housewife perks, such as the international trips, the reunion, and the glitz and glam of it all.
After digesting the news, Williams said that the decision is more than fair. “The audience deserves to see what has always made housewives successful: which is not a plug and play casting situation. It is a curation of an existing friend group of women with different personalities, different dynamics, different aspects, coming together and living that out loud for television.” Essentially Williams will have to audition for her job all over again.
King gives his two cents, “I felt that, wow did Eboni shake the table so much that she single-handedly raised the flag to a show that did not represent diversity that we all know New York has become? And because people i.e the audience, have said Eboni ruined the show.” Williams has both white and black critics. King implies that they can’t get rid of Williams as the first black housewife of New York City.
King believes they want to create two separate shows to appease black folks, while saving Ramona’s job. He thinks that if it hadn’t been for Williams being on the show this would have never happened. I agree. Although Bravo took a hit with Betheny’s departure, letting go of Ramona is too much of a risk for the network.
Williams was willing to negotiate with her former castmates about what an ensemble future could look like that included everyone. “They were unwilling to come to the table and meet me even halfway in that negotiation.” Eboni makes it clear that only Sonja Morgan was open to changes. Apparently Ramona, LuAnne, and Leah were not willing to engage. In Williams’ opinion, that is the reason they are getting these two shows.
“If those same former castmates of mine had been willing to enter into the negotiation of co-existing and sharing space with myself and additional women outside of their particular New York world and bubble, you would have had a season 14 that was what everybody anticipated. A proper integration of old school and new school.”
Am I really shocked that Leah was unwilling to be part of the growth? No. At the end of the day we’re talking about Upper East Side white women.
King said he had his doubts about Eboni as a housewife, and even said out loud “Does Eboni belong on this show?” To which Williams quickly replied, “Or do they belong on this show? I think that’s what Bravo is ultimately telling us that they concluded. That perhaps the time is up for that energy to be at the forefront of one of the flagships.”
Williams had no problem giving Bethenny her flowers. She said that Bethenny “activated” the show, and even calls her “a force multiplier”. Williams learned that phrase from a prolific NFL coach. “A force multiplier is a type of individual you can drop into any scenario and everyone around them comes alive. Everyone around them offers something better, different, stronger.”
She continues, “Housewives all across the board are peppered with plug and play types.” But there will always be force multipliers: The Bethenny’s, the Kenya Moores, the Tamara Judges, and the Gizelle Bryants.
While interviewing Williams, King had an epiphany. “You don’t have to confirm or deny this, this is me saying it. I now understand you were put in a box to represent a movement so that other people could say see we talked about it, we’re on the path and we’re a part of the movement so leave us alone PR people leave us alone black Twitter, instead of saying why can’t we represent Eboni K. Williams on this show the way we did with Garcelle on Beverly Hills.”
He continues, “I now realized in this “aha” moment you were never given a fair chance of showing the authenticity of who you are because there was one agency that was placed on you and the fucked up part about it is you and the black community, the pressures of the black community on your shoulders and that is not fair to a woman who is walking into 13 years of an established show. So I apologize to you.”
Williams gracefully tells him no apology is needed. She explains that she has successfully divorced herself from white comfort and white approval. What’s important to her is acceptance and relationship by the black community and culture.
King believes that Williams will be back because apart from her diverse friend group, she is going to show a side to herself that the audience hasn’t seen. He said “We saw a glimmer of that when you were on WWHL. Everybody watched you on the most recent episode of WWHl and fell in love with you.”
Williams shares that no one (production) made space for her personal story because they were too preoccupied with the racial conflict that was existing between Williams and the veteran cast members. She admits she stopped watching the show after black shabbat. “It’s not an accident when you’re the first black woman they choose to put on the platform for what I now can say retroactively was a demolition of sorts.”
King believes that the reboot of RHONY will be Eboni and other women, and that the show will be on peacock, while RHONY: legacy will be on Bravo. “I believe based on the fact that the ratings for this past season of NYC wasn’t the greatest, that bravo is not going to take a chance of putting on the linear network a brand new cast hoping to cas that same audience.”
Williams disagrees; apparently the ratings weren’t much better than season 12. RHONY hadn’t been doing great for a while, so just because the OG gets back together again, doesn’t mean that the ratings will sky rocket.
Williams admits that she wasn’t swooning over being a housewife for season 13. She was more concerned with being an important representation of black womanhood on a global iconic platform. “Now a bitch is old, outside is open, I want to be a housewife now. I’m kind of bought into it, the whimsicalness of that part now.
If she is invited to the reboot of season 14 it would look more like Eboni’s crew. “Why wouldn’t I continue the relationship that’s already been established and consider building a fuller cast around a woman who is clearly at the center of media elite New York, of cultural integration and intersection, and is on the cusp of making massive life decisions concerning baby, man, and money. It just makes sense to me.”
Williams has hired a matchmaker to support her journey to love and marriage.
As we speak, Williams is in work mode when it comes to pitching her group of friends to the network. “I’m not going through instagram. I’m going through my text messages. When it comes to who I’m actually going to put a bra on for, and go out my house with by choice, with no check attached thats a small group of women, they just happen to be fantastic”
When asked if she would want Bershan back on the show, she states that she has no beef with her. She wishes for her health, prosperity, and happiness. Bershan and Eboni were never friends, Bershan and Ramona were never friends, and news flash: Eboni and Leah were never friends.
“They identified two exceptional black women. The two most educated people that appeared on your screen for RHONY were myself with a doctorate and Bershan with her master’s from Syracuse, baby don’t play with us. So when it comes to credentials and qualifications we were overqualified to be amongst those particular women.”
Williams shares that during filming her and Bershan had a conversation where it was kind of odd that they had to kiss the ring, and sing for their supper, and be invited to things.
King throws his hat in the bid and wants his production company to produce the upcoming season of RHONY. “I know how to produce a diverse cast. I did Jersey. I did Atlanta.” For the last 13 seasons the same production company has been behind the “crown jewel” that RHONY is, but it’s time for someone who understands the (new) assignment.
Tiffany Moon, M.D. graced the screen as the newest member of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” and quickly became a fan favorite for her kind attitude and cheerfulness. In 2021 she joined season 5, but the lone–star had a short-lived Bravo career. The show was placed on hiatus after wrapping up the season. Now word on the street is that the Peacock network is working on reviving the series for season 6.
It’s no secret Moon had a complicated relationship with the ladies. While filming she shared that she had never had a group of girlfriends before, so joining a group of girls, housewives, was sure to be a challenge. It was evident that she felt uncomfortable during many of the cast outings. It was as if she was forcing herself to have a good time, and to be honest it was cringy to watch at times.
One thing you might say kept her on the show was the platform. Moon used several moments throughout the show to raise awareness for violence against the AAPI community. We see the efforts across the pond, in Beverly Hills, with Real Housewife Crystal Kung Minkoff. Moon took the opportunity, as an Asian American immigrant, to share her culture with the ladies and the viewers.
Early in the season Moon was excited to host the ladies for dim sum, a traditional Chinese meal. Those southern ladies were not prepared, or appreciative for traditional Chinese food, most noticeably, chicken feet. Little did Moon know it would be used as a weapon throughout the season. Their poor manners left Moon unimpressed; we’re looking at you Kameron Westcott.
Moon and Westcott engaged in a lengthy twitter feud. The Westcott’s really showed their colors as they spewed hate, during a time that Asian Americans faced violence at a record high. It’s normal for housewives to fall into twitter wars, but things got awkward when Kameron’s husband, Court Westcott, and brother-in-law Chart Westcott, joined in on the tweets.
Court Westcott tweeted, “‘Anti-racism’ is racism. It discriminates by the color of one’s skin. They tried that once in Germany, it did not work out well. I don’t understand how many of your patients would be comfortable with you treating them with your open vile racism [sic].” According to Page Six Court Westcott has since deleted his Twitter account.
His brother Chart alleged in a tweet, “I’ve spoken to her twice, once when she was blackout drunk at my house but needed to get home for early work. Wonder if she had a hangover while working on her patients?”
Moon took action against the defamatory tweets and her lawyer told Variety in a statement “The insinuations the Westcotts made in those tweets are reckless, defamatory and applying. Dr. Moon is a professional in every sense of the word and is deserving of the excellent reputation that she’s earned as a physician and as a hard working mother. These attacks on her character will not be tolerated. The Westcotts would be well advised to keep mentions of Dr. Moon out of their social media feeds.”
Bravo denounced the Westcotts horrific tweets “Bravo strongly supports the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Anti-Racism is, in fact, not a form of racism and the network stands by Dr. Tiffany Moon and her advocacy against racism and violence.”
With rumors going around that Peacock might pick up the series for season 6, fans quickly called on Moon to help revive the series. Moon responded, but to their dissatisfaction, she’ll “politely decline” returning to RHOD.
RHOA Alum Cynthia Bailey Hill joins TRR’s Chase Brown during an episode of Reality Right After to dish on all the new things happening in her life. Cynthia starts the interview off by letting fans know that this next chapter of her life has been very busy. Cynthia stated, “this is the busiest I think I have ever been in a long time. Honestly for me, I have an incredible work ethic and I understand that this industry has a lot of options. I’m a woman of a certain age and there are a lot of talented women out here in this lane so for me I’ve always been that girl that if you let me in the room, I’m showing up every single time.” Cynthia noted that remaining humble in this industry is very important to her spiritually.
Chase dived right into Cynthia’s time on Celebrity Big Brother (CBB). He wanted to know what her time was like in the CBB house. Cynthia enthusiastically said, “this was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I thought having a background in reality tv would help me be prepared but it did not help me at all. This is a situation where you have no phones, no tv, no yard, no sun, you can’t even walk out the front door because it’s locked! There is no way to decompress and you’re in a house with 11 strangers for 30 days. With that said, it was so amazing because I got to see how patient I was.”
Cynthia mentioned having had such a good time with fellow RHOBH alum Teddi Mellencamp during their time on Celebrity Big Brother. “I have never laughed so much in my life. Teddi is wonderful, she is hilarious, and we had a great time together. I was sad to see her go but somebody had to be the first to go but I’m looking forward to hanging out with her outside of the house.” Chase proceeded to ask the burning question on everyone’s mind and that is “what happened in the fight between Cynthia and Todd Bridges?” Cynthia explained, “let me start by stating that I was the biggest Todd Bridges fan. Todd Bridges has been around a long time, and I think I may have even had a poster of him back in the day. I was very excited to see but of course he was the very first one that I fell out with. We got into an argument because I didn’t vote for him to get off the block when it was between him and Teddi. He ended up getting on the block at the last minute and Teddi, who I knew was on the block, was a part of my alliance. We did end up exchanging words that I didn’t like but I apologized for my part in it. Now that’s my boy! We’re friends for life at this point.”
At the halfway mark in the interview, Chase brought up the show many viewers have come to love and that is Real Housewives Ultimate Girl Trip (RHUGT) and wanted to know what Cynthia’s experience was like on the show. “I was excited to be a part of the first one because we kicked it off. Fans have wanted this for a long time. It was good until it wasn’t for me. I got a little bit in my feelings. When it came to my Bailey-Que and people not wanting to play my games. I changed the games 50 different times to try and make everyone comfortable. I’m a team player and it’s not like the other ladies had exciting events, but I participated anyway. I just wished I had been met with that same reciprocity. So, it was a great show, but it didn’t end up being the best for me. In the end, Kenya and I had a moment. You know Kenya is like my friend and our rift really hurt my feelings, but it is what it is.”
Chase asked, “Is there any chance of a reconciliation for you and Kenya and why was it so important for you to express how you felt after the Bailey-Que?” Cynthia responded, “I just wanted her to know why I was feeling some kind of way, my feelings were hurt, and I have not always expressed my feelings. It’s important to set boundaries in a friendship and be able to express when you have an issue with that person. At the end of that day, I don’t have any friends that if they make it known that they’re bothered by something its important to discuss. I felt like after that the energy didn’t really change and that hurt my feelings again. It’s hard maintaining friendships on our platform, and I had to put some space between it, but the love is there, I love me some Kenya Moore. At this moment we are not where we use to be and that’s ok because that’s just how life works sometimes. When the time is right maybe we’ll be able to get back to a better place.”
Chase asked about Cynthia’s upcoming Lifetime film Cruel Instruction. Cynthia dished on how this role came to be and everything she wanted us to know about the upcoming film. “First and foremost, I love the Lifetime network! So, I couldn’t be happier than to kick off my acting debut and to have this opportunity with them! I was offered this role and resonated with it because I am a mother, and the biggest priority of a mother is to protect her children. In the movie, my husband and I send our daughter away to a teen treatment facility for troubled teens. She’s getting bullied at school, she gets expelled, and we’re told of this academy that’s supposed to be great and help her, but it ends up being a place where they abuse kids. She gets put through a lot in the film. This is an intense film.”
In talking about her real life, Cynthia states, “I didn’t know much about these types of institutions because I never sent Noelle to anything like this, but we have people like Paris Hilton that are speaking out against these types of places that exist. It’s a conversation we need to have more because this is something that is really happening. So, I’m glad to be a part of a movie that is shining a light on this because it is inspired by true life events.” I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life which is acting. I’m excited about it and passionate about it.”
Cynthia credits having learned a lot through watching her daughter’s father, the actor Leon Robinson. She talks about how he stayed in character the entire time he filmed his iconic role of David Ruffin in The Temptations. She said, “I learned a lot about the process and the business through him. The man played the hell out of David Ruffin. So just being around his acting process I was able to use a lot of things that I hadn’t realized I picked up.” Cynthia and Chase wrapped up the interview by reminding everyone to stay tuned to all things Cynthia Bailey.
The reunion continues to heat up as chatter surrounding the memorial for Meredith’s father is brought to the table. Throughout the season nearly everyone had an opinion regarding the exact date of the service. The controversy started as the ladies were off to Vail for their cast trip; Lisa phoned Meredith to say “I feel awful calling you; Jen’s husband is in the hospital, Meredith I hate interrupting you right now, go be with your family right now. I love you, I’ll see you in a little bit.”
We clearly hear Meredith respond “I love you, I love you alright bye.” Nowhere in the audio does Meredith say the word memorial. So for Lisa to tell everyone on the sprinter van, “Meredith is at her father’s memorial, I hate even bothering her,” is concerning.
Lisa is adamant that she heard Meredith say, “Hold on a second I just stepped out of my dad’s memorial.” However, Meredith raises a good question, why would she answer the phone if she was in the middle of her father’s memorial? The future isn’t looking bright for this friendship.
Meredith states, “I was actually in the bathtub, not at the house in Vail, in the hotel in Vail, when you called me, so that is not true I was not at a memorial I was in the bathtub for the second time. It’s enough.” We hear Andy second Meredith’s motion as he softly repeats “enough.”
Regardless if this was a major misunderstanding, we’re watching the demise of one of the longest friendships in housewives history.
As they break for lunch we get a hush-hush conversation between Lisa and Meredith. Lisa says, “Meredith I didn’t call you because I feel like it would be better to say it to everyone at once where I was, but do you know I love you?” Meredith responds, “I don’t know what to know. I don’t want to hear the excuses, please just stop.”
Lisa storms off the set and goes to her trailer. She gets a producer on the phone and says, “You guys knew what you were doing when you put that in there like I was on a rant. I think what you guys did by adding that in there you just gave them all a reason to fucking say, “thats who you are, that’s who are you.” I’m done, you let them narrate me.” The camera’s walk into Lisa’s trailer but she was quick to let them know they need to leave.
The ladies return to the set and Andy takes a cast vote. By a show of hands all of the ladies admit that they’ve received mean texts from Mary, except Jennie. It’s shocking that even Meredith wasn’t saved from Mary’s wrath. After Jennie threw her glass at her, Mary would have liked more support from Meredith.
“There was a lot of talk about Mary’s church being a cult,” says Andy. He asked Meredith, Whitney and Jen if they believed that, after attending a service there. Meredith says, “I didn’t see anything at the church that would lead me to believe it’s a cult.” Whitney states, “When I attended no, I question now.” Jen’s answer is my favorite: “I think every church is a cult to an extent.” Jen explains it was a mother’s day tribute, but only to Mary. “They were like losing their minds over Mary, like they’re there for her,” says Jen. Whitney believes that Mary uses the fear of God to get what she wants.
Cameron Williams, the most outspoken ex-member of Mary’s congregation, passed away shortly after his appearance on the show. The cause of death has not been revealed. “I miss him so much and I am so sad he is not here,” says Lisa, who’s known him for over 5 years.
The ladies have questioned the authenticity of Lisa’s friendship with Cameron, but it didn’t stop there. The ladies were not convinced that he was on the board of Utah Foster Care, as Lisa made it seem, by having him at the Fresh Wolf event benefiting foster care.
Whitney is adamant that he was not a board member, but that he was a supporter. Lisa claims he was in the process of becoming a member. There is speculation that Cameron was invited to Lisa’s event because she wanted him to meet Meredith and Whitney, reveal damning information about Mary, and have the ladies take it back to the group, quite clever on Lisa’s part.
Meredith asks Lisa the million dollar, or in this case the $300,000 question. Did Cameron really give Mary $300,000? Lisa says, “I think I got the numbers wrong. He mortgaged his house to give her money.” Meredith calls Lisa out for lying and recalls a conversation they had off camera. “You flat out told me off camera that he did not donate $300,000. You told me it was about 10 percent of that, and Mary told me the same thing,” according to Meredith.
I’m sorry, but did Mary actually admit to this? It doesn’t make her look any better that someone would “donate” $30,000 to her.
“I might have had it wrong,” said Lisa. Meredith was angry that Lisa didn’t correct that information with the group. Meredith says, “You let everyone else believe that, on world wide television. Lisa pulls out text messages from Cameron. Heather reacts, “He’s passed on, why would you be his voice? I don’t know if he elected you to represent him.”
Cameron’s text message to Lisa: “I want to text you in case someone tries to misconstrue the truth, Whitney Rose reached out to me through Angie. I don’t know her at all. I didn’t tell her anything that happened between me and Mary.”
Lisa wasn’t the only one with receipts. Whitney had her own stash.
Whitney’s text to Cameron: “I don’t want to create an issue with you and Lisa but a few of the things that I heard are weighing heavy on my heart and I’d like to hear it from you.”
Whitney believes he was ready to come out about mary. Mary’s congregation believes she’s God. There’s a clip from when Jen attended a service, and a woman reading to Mary says that she’s a facsimile of God, meaning an exact copy. Apparently Cameron had told Whintey that he had a relationship with Mary in the past.
According to Lisa there’s a support group for ex members of Mary’s church. Whitney has had ex-members of her congregation come up to her and say that the ladies had it right this whole time in regards to Mary’s church.
Jen pointed out multiple times in the season that Meredith hadn’t been a good friend to Lisa. Lisa defends herself by saying “I was never offended by Meredith’s relationship with Mary.” Cut to the scene in the sprinter van where Lisa says the double standard with Meredith is that she supports kindness yet supports the meanest person in the group, referring to Mary.
Meredith has been building a case against Lisa throughout the reunion, proving that she has had Lisa’s back.
Exhibit A: At casino night, when Lisa ran into an issue with Angie, Meredith backed her up.
Exhibit B: Jen was very upset about not being invited to the Fresh Wolf event, and at Mary’s lunch Meredith defended Lisa by saying not everyone gets invited to everything.
To rest her case Meredith says, “I find it incomprehensible that me expressing my feelings of being offended could be enough. There’s nothing that could be enough to trigger that kind of tirade against anyone. I’ve never spoken that way about anybody, nonetheless someone who professes to be like sisters, family friends, friends for 10 years. Ever.
Meredith claims to have called Lisa three days before her father passed away; apparently Lisa never called to check on her. Two days after he passed Meredith called her to tell her he died and to invite her to shabbat dinner; while at dinner Meredith felt that all Lisa wanted to do was attack her, to make friends with Jen.
Meredith says, “I needed a moment to grieve and a friend to be there for me and you hurt me and you let me down.” Lisa claims she called Meredith back and checked on her. Again, who is lying? Who is telling the truth?
Meredith reads her text to Lisa: “if you love my family please stand up for it, i am in immense pain, suffering daily, what you decide is right for you i always respect, but I am asking for a friend. I have gone through what no one should ever, I am hurting, I love you, I am in extreme pain and feel alone.”
After Meredith sent that text, Lisa would fire the shot heard around the world. “Meredith can go fuck herself I’m done with her because I’m not a fucking whore and I dont cheat on my husband. Her and her dumb fucking family that poses. Why don’t you own a house? Well you can’t because your husband changes jobs every five minutes. Meredith is a piece of shit ; I have your back I’m offended by that fuck you that fucking piece of shit garbage whore. I fucking hate her, shes a whore she’s fucked half of new york, she can go fuck herself.”
Meredith states that the hatred that the delivery came with is what resonated with her. “I couldn’t even sit and watch it. I’d stop, It took me about an hour to get through it. I was sick. Utterly sick.” Whitney does what she does best and stirs the pot. She goes on to tell Meredith, “She told people before this was even filmed exactly that. You should call “Sarah Jane Warner.”
Lisa apologizes for her rant and blames it on blind rage. She says, “I was trying for you to understand that why is it okay for you to be friends with Heather and Whitney but me not to be friends with Jen? Why is it okay for Heather and Whitney to be friends with Jen but not me. That is where I was confused but you can be friends with everyone but i have parameters on who I can be friends with. That was rough for me.”
Lisa breaks down. She claims that her castmates want to break her all the time.
Whitney offers Lisa some advice and tells her that in a moment when her friend is devastated, just stop talking. Lisa apologizes once more and Meredith says “I saw this less than 48 hours ago, as you say I am processing. I don’t know where I stand. I hate to throw a 10 year friendship out the window. I’m devastated. I could not fathom someone speaking about me that way. And I have to start to question if you did it intentionally.”
Moving on Andy asked Meredith what she meant when she said she would expose who everyone slept with. Meredith says, “They know who they are, they know what they’ve done. Maybe I know this about this one and that about that one. I’m tired of it. Stop weaponizing my father’s death against me. Stop making up rumors that I turned Jen into the FBI. Leave me alone.”
Andy makes it clear that she’s basically threatening everyone, and Meredith doesn’t deny it. In fact she admits it.
Lastly, Andy brings up the rumor that Meredith and Jen were seeing the same guy at some point. Meredith explains, “I haven’t dated anyone other than my husband for well over 2 years. I can’t speak for Jen, she can speak for herself. According to both ladies it’s not true.
Lisa tries her luck with Meredith one more time during a break. She asked Meredith if they could talk. Meredith says, “I don’t think we can talk off camera right now I’m in the middle of this. Lisa I’m not getting into all this off camera shit.”
Apparently Lisa was triggered because Meredith was supposedly making fun of her home renovations, calling her house ugly. Meredith says “What would I say about your renovation. so you have an ugly house so you should rip my character to shreds?”
Next week the men join the ladies. A new episode of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” airs Sunday Mar 13, 2022 at 8/9 central.
The latest episode of RHONJ picked up with a cliffhanger. The ladies are at Jackie’s ‘frat party’ and in typical ‘frat’ fashion there was a “whose dick is bigger” argument. Well…in this case whose loyalty is bigger: Jacki vs Dolores. Don’t tell Jacki, but I think Dolores won.
Disclaimer: Teresa was in Boston as the ladies gathered at Jackie’s event, otherwise this night might have gone down differently, but keep reading as her return is explosive.
Dolores is upset that Jackie would go behind her back and tell Jennifer that she doesn’t think Dolores has been the kind of friend that Jennifer needs. “I’ve known Dolores since she was 19 years old,” says Frank Catana, “Dolores grew up on the streets of Patterson; she’s a street fighter.” He even goes on to say that she once got into a fight in a bar and bit through two of a girl’s nails. Dolores takes her beef and moves over to Jennifer for not speaking up about her feelings towards her. Dolores has told the ladies that she called it quits with David, her boyfriend of the last few years, so that might explain her reaction.
The beef then moves onto Margaret and Jennifer as they have a one-on-one conversation. “I don’t want to have issues with you, but you had a double standard. You crucified me for it,” says Margaret. Jennifer is adamant it’s not the same. Margaret responds, “it is the same, your husband was like me.” Referring to the fact that she was unfaithful in her first marriage, just as Bill was unfaithful to Jennifer 10 years ago. “Okay that’s fair,” says Jennifer.
This might be the closest we’ve gotten to an apology from Jennifer since her crusade against Margaret, where she slut shamed her relentlessly for a year.
Margaret is up there with housewives who are considered trustworthy narrators but she may have missed the mark while Jennifer was explaining that she’s part of the Syrian Orthodox community. Jennifer goes on to say that they all know her husband Bill. “I don’t want him to be humiliated, my family’s name, it’s my in-laws, they’re going to blame me for everything.” She wouldn’t be surprised if they thought it was her fault for being a bad wife, if she wasn’t sleeping with him enough. For now this conversation between the two foes has been put to bed.
Trigger warning: eating disorder coming up
In a previous episode we saw Jackie having an honest conversation with her husband Evan about her eating disorder. Jackie says her eating is so ritualized. Which leads one to wonder if old habits really do die hard? Evan admits that her children have been noticing her eating patterns lately, and they’ve even asked “why is mom eating the same dinner every night?” The most tearful moment was when Jackie says “I’m afraid i”m going to relapse and kill myself, I just don’t want to do this anymore.”
A round of applause to Jackie for being brave enough to share her story, and to her husband Evan for being so incredibly supportive. Later on we see Jackie seek help as she visits The Renfrew Center, expert eating disorder treatment. Below you can find a link to locations across the US.
Dolores’ family are all about to be under one roof, for the first time, so they’ve called a family meeting to set ground rules, including but not limited to no girls, for Frank senior. Dolores’ family might just be one of my favorite family dynamics across any housewife franchise. Her ex-husband Frank, aka her best friend, father to her children, who in fact did not raise them, nor live with them, is actually moving in with them for the first time, as grown adults. You really can’t make this stuff up, and I am here for it.
At Jennifer’s shore house we see Jennifer recap Teresa about the frat party last weekend. This is our first time really hearing from Jennifer’s mouth that Dolores has not been a friend to her. And in an awkward moment Teresa suggests that the BBQ should be moved from Teresa’s house to Jennifer’s backyard. The look on Jennifer’s face says it all. Could this be Teresa stirring the pot or protecting her boyfriend from the cameras?
My favorite line while at the beach comes when Margaret describes Luis: “He is charming, he’s good looking. So is a car salesman.” And then Margaret’s husband says “Sometimes when there’s that much smoke there’s gotta be some fire.”
The couple that shades together stays together.
Dolores finds Jackie’s newfound friendship with Jennifer suspicious. She reveals that at Teresa’s pool party Jackie had some nasty words to say about Jennifer’s husband, bill. According to Dolores, Jackie said “I don’t care he shouldn’t have stuck his dick in someone else.”
Teresa says that Luis won’t make it to the beach because of traffic, but after what we find out, he might have arrived late on purpose.
Back at the shore house Teresa gets a call from Luis where he says “he’s a few minutes away” then he follows with “I just want to get out of here”. Teresa gasps and says “why? I’m mic’d.” Luis tells her to turn it off. Shortly after Melissa gets a text from Teresa and she reads it to the group. According to Melissa, Teresa instructed them to not say a word (we can only imagine she’s referring to the video circulating about Luis) , do the right thing and to back up her boyfriend.
The episode ends with every viewers dream: A fourth wall break
Teresa: What happened with Luis?
Producer: We talked to him in the parking lot, and he’s all upset. Did he talk to you about it?
Teresa: No (we know this is a lie because of the text she had sent Melissa)
Producer: I think he feels like everyone is talking about him, and he wants to know why.
Teresa: I told him not to come around if he feels like that. He does not deserve this; he does not have to prove anything.
Producer: Here’s the thing, the story’s out there
Teresa: (raising her voice) I don’t want to discuss it. They’re not happy for us, they want to sabotage us.
Producer: Where are you going?
Teresa: I’m leaving
Producer follows Teresa as she’s leaving Jennifer’s house. Teresa turns around and loudly asks “Why are they still filming?” while looking dead at the cameraman. Teresa gets in her boyfriend’s car but not without letting the producer know that they can all go eff themselves.
To be continued…
While appearing on Flipping The Table with Jack Sitt Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jennifer Aydin dishes on the new season and how it has affected her family and her relationships with her castmates.
The reality star talked about being surprised at how much her castmate Jackie Goldschneider had her back through this ordeal. “I wasn’t sure where she was coming from when she reminded me that it wasn’t something she could relate to but now I’m watching it back and I’m like wow she really did have my back and that is very big of her” Jennifer recalled. Jennifer made it clear that she wasn’t a fan of the first several episodes of RHONJ because it seemed to be from Margaret’s point of view but she’s hopeful that fans will soon get to see more of her spin on things in the upcoming episodes.
Jennifer didn’t hold back when discussing the awkward distance between her and castmate Dolores Catania. She’s now using the advice that her once friend Dolores gave her which is “when someone shows you who they are, believe them” and Jennifer says that’s exactly what she’s doing when it comes to her relationship with Dolores. She doesn’t feel Dolores has been there for her and Jennifer is putting some space between the two. Jennifer affirmed what many already guessed which is she’s closest to Teresa Giudice but in a new development she’s made amends with the Gorgas.
When asked if her kids watch the show, Jennifer stated that the only person in her household that watches the episodes with her is her daughter Gabby. Jennifer quickly admitted, “Bill is not watching this season, it’s just easier for him to cope. Ultimately, he’s thinking that this was his shame, his infidelity and he’s like of course it’s easy for you to talk about it because you didn’t do it.” The reality star credits self-reflection as the thing that has helped her grow over the past seasons. “My first season I would watch it and I was thinking that everyone is going to love me. I’m like I’m a good time, I tell it how it is and then when I saw the first season and I was talking about my bathrooms and about my house and realized how I sound. I was like that’s mortifying and terrible! So, I am more conscious of the things that I say now.”
The reality star also stated that she would love to explore writing books in the future which could include mom self-help books and a novel based loosely on her actual life! Fun fact when asked if she could switch to another franchise, Jennifer excitedly responded, “I’m loving Salt Lake City! Every single person on that cast is just dynamic and they have personality. One day Whitney’s my favorite then one day Heather’s my favorite, even Mary’s been my favorite and I’m like we need this coco for cocoa puffs woman on the show! Bring her back!”
For more on the entire interview and weekly RHONJ episode recaps be sure to check out the Flipping the Table podcast hosted by Jack Sitt.
Blogger Jack Sitt joins Rundown Media as host of a new Real Housewives of New Jersey-based podcast “Flipping The Table” set to launch in February of 2022.
Sitt is the genius behind acclaimed news/media Instagram account @RHONJObessed which he created back in 2018. He transformed his love and fandom into a famous Real Housewives platform with over 150-thousand followers on Instagram. Through the management of his page, Sitt has had the opportunity to not only meet, but also form relationships with various cast members from RHONJ.
Most recently, Sitt celebrated his 19th birthday and attended Jennifer Aydin’s masquerade ball fundraiser which she hosted to support her brother’s music foundation. Aydin knew it was Sitt’s birthday and surprised him with a cake.
“Flipping The Table,” named after RHONJ star Teresa Giudice famous table flip moment, is set to premiere February 3, 2022, and will be available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or anywhere else you can find podcasts. Join Sitt for exclusive interviews, episode recaps, and more every week following new RHONJ episodes.
Former RHONJ star Joe Giudice has hired a new attorney to help him in his deportation case so that he can return to the United States to see his children.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum, 49 — who shares daughters Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, with ex-wife Teresa Giudice — told Us Weekly on Friday why he wants to come back after spending two years in his native Italy. (He was deported in October 2018 after serving three years in prison for fraud.)
“I would like to be able to see my children again in our home state, be a part of their lives, be physically present when they need me and watch them grow up,” Joe said, adding that he is also hoping to reunite with more loved ones.
“I yearn to hold my grandmother in my arms again before the time comes [in which] she is no longer on this Earth. [I want to] be with my mother [and] my family, to be in the place I have called home since I was a year old.”
According to the outlet, Joe’s manager Dominique Enchinton connected him with immigration lawyer Jessica M. Cadavid, who is helping the dad of four in his legal battle.
“I’m hopeful and pray that I can finally go home in the near future,” continued Joe, who frequently meets up with his daughters in the Caribbean.
Cadavid, of Cadavid & Associates, said that she has been working on the case for two months and is filing a waiver of inadmissibility, which, in her words, is a “kind of a forgiveness from the United States government.”
Cadavid noted that former President Trump’s administration was not keen on approving such waivers, but is more optimistic now that President Biden is in office.
“We are hopeful that this time around, we can take a look at his file with time that has passed from his deportation and the fact that he has a family here, he still has children here,” she said. “He could ask the government for forgiveness and at least come back to be able to see his family.”
The attorney said that it could take “14 months at a minimum” before a judge will be able to address Joe’s case.