The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) acts as the fourth installment of the ever-growing ‘The Real Housewives Franchise.’ Since 12th May 2009, when the show first aired its first episode, it has quickly grown to become a guilty pleasure for most TV fanatics.
It’s a show that focuses on the professional and personal lives of numerous women living and working in New Jersey. Over the past 12 seasons, the show has had great moments for its fans, but some have stood out more than others.
1. Teresa Flips the Table Over (Season 1)
In its premiere season, Teresa Giudice takes her friends out to dinner and gets mad before eventually flipping the table after Danielle Staub asks her to “Pay Attention.” All this was due to some of the questions that Teresa was asking.
Teresa didn’t like her attitude and decided the best thing to do was to flip the table, literally. Call that woman a taxi! Or, in true Real House Wives style, a limo! Check out New Jersey limo sevices here.
2. Country Club Chaos (Season 2)
After the blowout fight caused by the infamous table flip mentioned above, Teresa ends up chasing Danielle Staub across their country club. With tears streaking down her face and dealing with a broken heel, Danielle books it outside, attempting to hide in the bushes.
At this point, it’s safe to imagine the other members didn’t know what hit them!
3. Fight Between Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga During the Christening (Season 3)
Traditionally, christenings are intended to be family affairs that bring everyone together. But this doesn’t seem to be the case with the Jersey Wives! You can see a fight break out between Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice after the former made certain remarks to Teresa.
After a lot of yelling, crying, and punching (in Italian, no less), they don’t get to resolve anything.
4. Battle of the Joe’s (Season 5)
There’s no better drama in the Real Housewives of New Jersey universe than when the husbands decide to get in on the action. It’s best portrayed in Season 5 when Joe Giudice isn’t too happy with Joe Gorga after the latter calls his ex “scum.”
Gorge charges at Giudice after Giudice tries to get him to apologize to Teresa. But rather than try to calm the two down, what does Teresa do? She chooses to run instead! Same Teresa as always.
5. Shopping Spree Gone Wild (Season 10)
In Season 10, the Real Housewives of New Jersey go on a shopping spree and give the salespeople an experience they will remember forever. During the trip, Melissa gets upset with Danielle and opts to dump a water bottle on her head.
Rather than stay calm and classy, Danielle takes Melissa’s purse and dumps all its contents on the table for all to see. If only they exercised some class (pun intended!). But what would the show be like if it wasn’t for this type of drama?
The five moments listed above best showcase what the Real Housewives of New Jersey is all about. It’s a show that heavily revolves around the personal and professional dynamics of these wealthy Italian-American women living in New Jersey.
Make sure to check out its twelfth installment on Bravo to catch up on the latest escapades.