'RHONJ' Reunion Recap: One Housewife So Pissed She Ditches The Reunion!

Sun, October 16, 2011 11:39pm EDT by 36 Comments
RHONJ Reunion

Disgusted Caroline Manzo may cut Teresa Giudice from her life — but was it over Melissa or money? Read on for the feud details!

After a season where family bonds and friendships were tested, the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunite to confront each other on the Oct. 16th reunion special.

The show began acknowledging which one of the five housewives was not present — Jaqueline Laurita. While we’re not sure what happened that was so bad Jaqueline decided not to attend, it’s safe to say it was very dramatic.

Caroline reveals at the reunion Jaqueline is beside herself. “Jaqueline said ‘I’m so betrayed; I’m so hurt,'” Caroline tells the housewives. And Teresa fights back right away, expressing how hurt she is by the situation. “I was crying for two days,” Teresa says.

But Caroline, Melissa and Kathy Wakile seem hesitant to believe her.

After moving on from the fact that Jaqueline chose not to attend the reunion, host Andy Cohen takes a trip back in time to one of the most dramatic episodes of the season — Melissa Gorga’s son, Giuseppe‘s, christening — when Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice go head on and Joe Gorga yelled at his father.

All of the housewives faces went blank when Andy showed that scene and Teresa began to cry.

“I hate that. My parents are my life. It hurts every time watching it,” she says. And Melissa chimes in: “I get disgusted every time I look at that. That’s the memory of my son’s christening.”

Andy then asked Melissa what she has to say about Teresa calling her a “gold digger.”

“I would say shame on her,” Melissa says. But Teresa quickly denies ever calling her sister-in-law a gold-digger, but rather puts the blame on her husband Joe Giudice.

But the reunion really heats up when Andy questions Teresa about her husband’s bankruptcy case. Andy asks Teresa how much her family is in debt, and Teresa says she doesn’t know!

Caroline gets really upset about how Teresa is handling the situation. “I don’t understand what she’s doing. It doesn’t add up as an intelligent person,” Caroline says.

Part 2 — which will air next Sunday Oct. 23rd — Teresa calls Melissa “the devil” and Caroline publicly disowns Teresa!

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