The Real Housewives of New Jersey
is about to finish airing season 4, and what comes at the end of any Real Housewives
season? A reunion, of course! And though real life may have spoiled the end of the season for us (like the fact that Teresa Giudice isn't currently talking to any of her fellow cast members
), Bravo has released some juicy spoilers
for the upcoming reunion, filmed just last week at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
They Laughed, They Cried
Some of the issues that the cast will be tackling are pretty serious, like Joe Giudice's strongly worded phone conversation and Caroline Manzo and Teresa's falling out, but Bravo promises plenty of light-hearted moments to go along with the heavier ones -- like montages of the Manzo kids goofing off or some Milania Giudice moments being featured.
But the turning point came after about the seventh hour of filming (out of spending 13 total hours filming!) when the husbands took to the stage. No surprise here that Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga took the opportunity to turn the reunion into a fighting ring.
"The reason Joe Gorga hasn't spoken to Teresa is because of the stripper drama," an insider told AllAboutTRH
, referring to the drama in an upcoming episode where Teresa accuses her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, of being a stripper. "Joe Gorga revealed at the reunion that Teresa told their father that Melissa was a stripper. Teresa denied the fact that she told their father, and even said she wanted to call him in front of everyone to prove she never told him that."
Another insider told The Huffington Post
that the reunion, much like in season 3, was an exercise in ganging up on Teresa.
"It was four against one, with Teresa being the odd one out. Everyone lost it, but it was Jacqueline [Laurita] and Melissa's response to Teresa bringing up accusations saying they were once strippers that started the biggest fights," the insider said. "Caroline is so over Teresa that she couldn't even be bothered to fight that hard. She raised her voice several times, but it was nothing compared to Jacqueline."
At least now we know that Jacqueline actually bothered to show up for this reunion, unlike last year. But maybe in the upcoming episodes, we'll finally learn the reason for Jacqueline's absence. From Their Own Mouths...
...Well, kind of. Here are some of the cast members' and Andy Cohen's
tweets about filming the reunion:
"Just wrapped RHONJ
reunion. It was intense, funny dramatic and VERY EMOTIONAL. And I have Teresa's bronzing glitter all over my suit sleeve!! OMFG THIS REUNION IS EPIC." -- Andy
"Let's just say that my emotions got so high that staff on set gave me a Xanax toward the end and it didn't even work for me." -- Jacqueline
"Seven words for the RHONJ
reunion yesterday... IT'S LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE." -- Melissa Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)