‘Real Housewives’ Drama Explodes at Reunion (VIDEO)

/ August 31, 2010

Last night, the gals from The Real Housewives of New Jersey sat down for a reunion special that was full of drama, physical fighting and answers to some important questions from season one.

First, we finally got a possible answer for why Dina Manzo abruptly left the show earlier this year. Hardcore RHONJ fans may remember that Caroline Manzo, Dina’s sister, broke down into tears at the first season’s reunion special because of something that Danielle had allegedly done to Dina.

Danielle revealed that Dina thought that she had tried to have her daughter taken away from her because she was an “unfit mother.” Danielle denies the claim, but both Caroline and Jaqueline Laurita were unconvinced. It is also revealed that Danielle demanded a gag order against Dina after she left the show.

After the gag order was revealed, all Housewives hell broke loose. Teresa Guidice jumped up from her seat and began screaming obscenities at Danielle when Staub claimed that Teresa had never acknowledged her nephew. Teresa even pushed host Andy Cohen after he tried to keep her from attacking Danielle! Watch the video below.

The drama of the reunion special (and, keep in mind, this is only part one of a two-part special) may explain why Danielle was allegedly asked not to return for the next season of RHONJ.

Later in the show, the issue of Teresa’s bankruptcy came up. Teresa denied that her house was in foreclosure and brushed off claims that she was in $11 million in debt. Remember that the reunion special was filmed in late July of this year, a full month after news broke that Teresa was suffering financially.

Teresa admitted that her husband had never told her that they were in debt but had told her to stop spending so much money. Teresa said she was “keeping out the negative” from her life, but host Andy hinted that she might be in denial. Meanwhile, Danielle smirked in the background while Teresa grew more and more uncomfortable during Andy’s questioning. Watch the video below.

So much drama!

Also present at the reunion was musician Lori Michaels, whom everyone referred to as Danielle’s “partner.” While Danielle refused to admit openly if she was dipping her toe in the sapphic waters of love, everyone else seemed to think they were an item.

The second installment of the reunion special will air next week on Bravo.

What did you think of the reunion special?Are you Team Danielle or Team Everyone Else? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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