When it comes to Teresa Giudice, you better watch what you say. That’s what Real Housewives of New Jersey newcomer Jackie Goldschneider found out on the most recent episode of the show, after she dared to mention Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice, during a pretty heated fight. This fight also happened to include Melissa Gorga, Teresa’s sister-in-law and basically, her nemesis. Yep, if you’re a fan of RHONJ, you know Teresa and Melissa really do not see eye to eye on most things, but the drama this season has really started to pop off between the families. Poor Jackie –– after this, she’ll remember not to get in the way.
On the Dec. 5 episode of RHONJ, another newcomer to the cast, Jennifer Aydin, hosted a kid’s party for all the housewives and their little ones. At said party, Teresa got to complaining about Melissa and how she “amps up” Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga. Any fans reading this right now are probably shaking their heads –– when is Teresa NOT blaming Melissa for the way her brother acts? Jackie took the discussion as her cue to come to Melissa’s defense. “She’s entitled to talk to her husband in the way that she feels comfortable,” Jackie said, before telling Melissa, “I give you credit because I would’ve gotten up and stormed away from the f–king table.” We get it, Jackie. It’s definitely hard seeing Melissa treated this way.
Jackie continued to add fuel to the fire by ripping apart Jennifer’s view that, in a relationship, it’s possible to control your man. Hah, good one, Jen. Seems like you’re new here. “If you can control him then that means you have a husband without a backbone,” Jackie told the RHONJ confessional her logic, which is completely sound, BTW. But naturally, Teresa didn’t like it one bit. She came at Jackie with the usual Teresa-isms: “mind your own business,” “stop messing with my family.” It’s textbook Teresa behavior.
But Jackie decided to take it to a whole other level, and let these historic words fall from her lips: “Do you really feel like your husband would be in jail right now if you could control what he did?”
I say historic because Teresa’s cool and collected response was really one for the books, especially when she’s got a serious history of table-throwing on her resume. “Why are you bringing up my husband and where he is?” Teresa asked Jackie and for the severity of the dig, she was pretty calm. It was impressive to watch… for a few seconds, before she let her rage go in the confessional. “How dare she throw it in my face that my husband’s away. Who the f–k does this b—h think she is?” You’re in for it, Jackie. Watch your back.
Though in Jackie’s confessional, she was clear that “if you’re a b—h, I’ll call you out on it,” so she’s probably feeling pretty ready to take on Teresa’s potential upcoming wrath. Who knows what the rest of the season holds, but as Melissa said in her own confessional, things are not “going to be good” for Jackie and Teresa.