'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Reunion Part 3: The Clash of the Joes
Part three of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey's reunion special finally came to a close and what a power-packed hour it was! The Jersey divas Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile, and Teresa Giudice were joined by their husbands (Caroline Manzo's hubby Albert had to work!) to talk about the drama-filled season.
Here are some of the jaw-dropping moments from the special.
Teresa and her brother Joe Gorga haven't spoken since the 2011 Posche fashion show. Tre's younger brother begged her to stop making allegations that his wife was once a stripper in order for their family to heal. Teresa maintained throughout the entire episode that she'd never called Melissa a stripper.
Joe Gorga stunned the entire room when he revealed that because of his fractured relationship with Teresa, he and his family had lost contact with his and Teresa's parents. Tre became hysterical, claiming "Mommy and Daddy" loved Joe and that she never talked bad about him to her parents. When Jacqueline interjected with "Yes you do!," Teresa flew out of her seat shrieking at her former bestie as Chris and Andy begged Jac to stay out of it.
Not to be outdone in the area of shocking revelations, Juicy Joe shared why he dislikes his brother-in-law: Joe Gorga neglected to return borrowed tools to Joe Giudice. I think that's how it started with the Hatfields and McCoys.
Kim also revealed that Teresa knew something was going to go down regarding Melissa at the fashion show, but not the exact details. Kim also claimed Jacqueline and Caroline knew. Caroline challenged her statements, asking Kim if she could honestly say that Jac knew beforehand. Jac maintained she found out about the takedown via text messages, but wouldn't reveal who she was getting them from.
After a season of accusations about potential stripper pasts, the biggest shocker of the night came when Joe Gorga admitted he had dropped to his drawers for money as a Chippendales dancer! Guess that settles that.
OMG!: Kim D. claims she's friends with both Jac and Caroline. Why are they friends with someone who would set both Melissa and Teresa up?
Thank you, TV gods.: Chris stating siblings Teresa and Joe want a relationship, but can't get it together. The man's always the voice of reason.
Awk-ward: Juicy Joe and Richie arguing over who grabbed the other's crotch to start their fight.
Hotness: The husbands cleaned up really nice for the reunion.
Fab-u-lous: Caroline imploring all of the housewives to work on their relationships with their loved ones before it is too late. Her words of wisdom are always on point.
Can. Not. Wait.: Season 5! Andy and Bravo need to strike while the iron is hot.
Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 10
Will the ladies forgive Teresa? Will Tre and her brother and sister-in-law call a truce? Tell us in the comments.