After much-needed therapy sessions in Arizona, the cast of ‘RHONJ’ is back in their state, and ready to kiss and make up — but proves hard when an ugly rumor lingers, continuing to hurt Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga’s relationship.
At Teresa’s previous Milania Hair Care party on Episode 12, Penny, a guest, perpetuates a rumor that there was cheating in the Gorga’s marriage, and the Gorgas finally confront her in tonight’s episode about who it was that started the rumor on the Sept. 15 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The ‘RHONJ’ Support Kathy Wakile & Jacqueline Laurita
The gang is finally in a better place after going through multiple therapy sessions on their trip. Teresa Giudice‘s wholesale food business is on the up-and-up (but ominously wears the same ensemble she does on her July 30 court appearance for fraud) and at a family lunch date with Teresa, her mother Antonia Giudice, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga and Joe Giudice. Joe talks about his sister, saying, “I’m finally at a better place with Teresa and Joe.”
Teresa also stays true to what she said about wanting to be there for Jacqueline Laurita, and went to Jacqueline’s house to help her write a speech about son Nicholas for an autism event that she’s super nervous about. Teresa confesses to the audience she’s helping Jacqueline out, because Jacqueline “has apologized for what she’s done.” So generous of you, Teresa!
Melissa also has album producers come to her home to listen to a new song of hers, but judging from the looks on their faces, she needs a whole lotta work, saying that family can’t be a factor in hindering her success. When they invite her to their Orlando compound — so glam! — for more production meetings, she ponders her choices, saying, “Singing is my passion, but I’m a mother first.”
Kathy Wakile‘s cannoli business venture is also weighing on her mind, so when she has an event at Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC, she’s upset when her family shows up late to the cannoli tasting and demonstration, repeatedly complaining that she’s always there for the family — on time — when they ask her to be. All goes well, and even Queen Teresa is semi-impressed, scoffing, “They are edible — I’m pretty impressed.” Poor Kathy — looks like she’s the only one who took equestrian therapy to heart!
Teresa Giudice Is Blamed For The Gorga’s Cheating Rumor
Peaceful lives take a turn for the scandalous when Melissa and Joe go to dinner and spy gossipmonger Penny at the bar of the restaurant by her long blonde hair extensions, who was thought to be behind the rumors that there was cheating in their marriage.
They decide to confront her — what else? — and learn that Teresa was behind spreading the rumor all along, telling Penny to confront Joe at the party about Melissa’s ex-boyfriend, feeding her info, and then also telling her to stop the rumors. Penny, her husband and Teresa are clearly all in this together — but Penny is still a little too shady to be seen as a totally trustworthy source.
Looks like nothing can stay peaceful for long with this family. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Teresa really spread the rumors, or is Penny lying? Sound off!
WATCH: Melissa & Joe Gorga Confront Cheating Rumors
— Ivy Jacobson
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