In another very dramatic installment of the’RHONJ’ three-part reunion, Teresa’s husband was faced with the biggest question of the season: Did he cheat on Tre? Read on to find out what he said!
Part two of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion answered more lingering questions from the season. Was Joe Giudice cheating on Teresa Giudice? Can Melissa Gorga actually sing? And did she go on RHONJ to destroy Teresa?
In typical Jersey fashion, these ladies didn’t hold anything back — starting from the very first moment Rosie Pierri was screaming backstage.
The Return of Rosie
Rosie has won the hearts of RHONJ fans this year, but the episode kicked off — not exactly putting her most charming side “on display.”
“I’ll f****g kill her,” Rosie screams, talking about Teresa.
Thank goodnes for Lauren Manzo who was able to calm her down.
“Think about how your father would want you to react,” Lauren says to Rosie.
Moderator/host Andy Cohen tries to change the subject and talk about how there have been a lot of heartwarming moments this season with Rosie, especially when she came out about being gay to her niece and nephew. But Teresa doesn’t waste any time to attack Kathy and say that she was unsupportive of Rosie’s sexuality. Rosie fights back and claims that Teresa was actually the unsupportive one.
Whose side are YOU on?
Caroline & Teresa’s Fading Friendship
Next up on Teresa’s chopping block is Caroline and Andy brings up the infamous Nappa trip which sends Caroline into a tailspin.
“When we were in Nappa you called me the ‘c’ word, you called me a b***h,” Caroline says to Teresa.
Caroline goes on to tell Teresa that she needs to open her ears and listen to what people are saying around her. Andy reads a comment from a reader and questions Caroline on being a “bully” to Teresa — who, unsurprisingly, says she did feel like a victim of bullying.
Caroline fires back and asks Teresa to give one example of when she was a bully. Teresa says that it was the “entire season,” but Caroline says no, “give me one” example, but Teresa refuses.
Caroline goes on to say that she was very hurt when Teresa brought her sister, Dina Manzo, on the show to talk about her.
“That was a knife to my heart,” Caroline says.
“She is my friend,” Teresa says. “I’m sorry if I hurt you.”
Andy asks where Caroline’s relationship stands with Dina now, and she says: “We’re not speaking.”
Melissa’s Singing Career
As Andy said, during season 4 Melissa went from being a star in Joe Gorga‘s bedroom to a star in the recording studio, but not everybody at the reunion agreed with that.
“It looked like to my she was lip-synching the whole time,” Teresa says.
Teresa then prompts her to sing and Melissa follows suit — but that’s not good enough for Tre.
“I want you to sing the whole song,” Teresa says, mocking her.
Melissa says she would never act the same way and attack Teresa’s cookbook. Andy then changes the subject and asks Melissa why her home is on sale — and the truth is revealed.
“Honestly, I don’t want my kids going to school with her kids. And I’m moving away because of that,” Melissa says as she starts to cry.
Meeting Hotter, Richer Men
Moving forward, Andy relives an ongoing fight throughout the season: Teresa claiming that Melissa’s music career was going to lead her to meet a hotter, richer man than Joe Gorga (is that even possible?).
Andy points out that there is a reoccurring theme here: Melissa went on the show to hurt Teresa. Teresa nods her head and shouts, “you came on this show to destroy me.”
But of course everyone in the room rolls their eyes and chalks it off as crazy talk.
Joe Giudice’s Moment Of Truth
Right after commercial break, the man of the hour/season is sitting next to Teresa: her husband, Joe Giudice. Andy asks him right away if he watches the show and what he thinks about his wife’s behavior.
“She’s great. She’s a great mother and a great wife,” Joe says.
Andy asks if he watches the show though.
“No,” Joe says, but he watches Celebrity Apprentice.
Andy proceeds to show a montage of Joe’s most, well, not so great moments, inlcuding the infamous scene in Nappa where Joe pretended to be on the phone with work when it clearly wasn’t. After the video, Andy asks who was he on the phone with.
“A longtime friend of mine. I was taking care of things back home,” Joe says.
“Was it a girlfriend?,” Andy asks.
“No,” Joe says. “I basically shouldn’t have said what I said to her. That word isn’t even in my vocabulary. I messed up.”
Andy then asks Teresa how she felt when she saw that episode.
“I was hurt, but that’s not a word Joe ever says to me,” Teresa says.
“There was no excuse. I said it, it was stupid,” Joe chimes in.
Andy reiterates that many people think Joe was on the phone with another woman, but he goes into a very detailed explanation saying he was on the phone with “Albie.” Andy asks why he had to speak in a different language when Teresa walked towards him.
“What happened was he put my Spanish pizza guy on the phone because he was having a problem,” Joe says.
Wasn’t he speaking Italian?
Joe goes on to say that “that stupid word” cost him a lot of money and rudely “thanks” Andy for airing it. Meanwhile, all the wives are rolling their eyes.
A reader asks Jacqueline to comment on Teresa putting on a “front” about being happy in her marriage and the fighting begins.
“You told me your husband cheated on you several times,” Jacqueline says to Teresa.
Yikes! Joe just sits there and acts like Jacqueline is crazy, but she continues to word vomit.
Joe chimes in and coyly redponds “never” when Andy asks if he’s ever cheated on Teresa.
Hmm! Definitely seemed unsettling and untrue. Next week during the final installment of the reunion ALL of the husbands join forces with their wives. It will definitely be an explosive finale!
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