Well, they definitely saved the best Real Housewives of New York for last. I was glued to the third part of the Reunion show. The first one gave me a headache. The second one made me sad. The third part was amazing. We learned so much! Finally, secrets were revealed! Let's dig in.
LuAnn actually won me over in the Reunion. I like her, but she is caught on camera in her least classy moments. (Aren’t we all?) I thought she handled herself with an enormous amount of grace, especially when she was asked to explain her extramarital activities. She said, "I don’t owe anyone an explanation." Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! It IS enough that she lives her private life on camera for our enjoyment. She doesn’t have to justify every little thing.
Best line of the entire show was from a Bravo Mobile fan who wrote in: "That Court dude looks like someone who would lick your face when you’re sleeping." LMAO. (Followed by Jill talking about Alex and an eagle, but you're going to have to watch that clip for yourself. There are kids here.)
Who knew Ramona was psychic? Or did we know that? I feel like she might have said that before, and I was shocked then too, but I forgot. Clearly, I’m not psychic. But Ramona said she got a premonition that Jill was coming Scary Island. It was very funny when Sonja was trying to defend Ramona kicking Jill off Scary Island by saying, "She did get up from her pedicure..."
We also learned that Kelly didn’t just leave Scary Island, but was "escorted" home by a producer. Jill started having an Alex attack just remembering her five minutes on Scary Island. It was like the Perfect Storm of reality TV. I don’t think any of us that weren’t there will ever know what really happened.
It was a continuation of the Jill Apology Tour. I have to say, she faced a firing squad from Andy’s questions, viewer emails and the other ladies during all three parts. I don’t think I could have sat through it as well as she did. I tried keeping track of how many times she took the blame, said she was sorry, and looked miserable, but there were too many to count. I think it’s enough. Can we all agree that the Flogging of Jill of over? Even Bethenny asked for them to stop "crucifying" Jill.
The best part of all though was Kelly. She admitted she’s a total contradiction who doesn’t listen to herself. Fine. She said she changes every day, that she’s "ever evolving." That's cool. Then she said that unpredictable people are dangerous and that's why she's scared of the other women. Um, what???
Love the New Jersey ladies, wish Dina would not quit , but, understand why.I also love Jill Zarin,cant stand to look or listen to Alex.
bethenny you are the best----a scream----husband-baby-honeymoon-dog -everything buts a smile on my face---------------------cant wait till next season
Teresa, you did instigate that fight at the country club with Danielle.. However, I understand how she can get on your nerves! What was really wrong was when Ashley pulled Danielle's hair and then lied and said that she thought that she had hit her mother.. What a lie! Right after the incident she see's her mother and her mother asked her .. Why did you pull Danielle's hair.. Ashley said.. cause I think she's a bitch.. She didn't say... Mom are you alright? She did it to fit in with the rest of you who are Danielle haters.. She is a very immature girl.. who shouldn't be on the show at all! I will stop watching if she continues to appear. I love the rest of you girls.. I was a Jersey girl too back in the 80's ... We were awesome also..
Honestly, by the end of watching every episode of RHONJ, my whole body hurts from laughing so hard! You are hilarious, I love the fact that you don't have a "water-downed" personality, you don't listen to what people want you to be like and you just do what you want to do. I absolutely love your personality, your a true Jersey girl. I think all of the RHONJ have faults, but your personality & true charm makes you one of my favorite housewives!
I actually liked Teresa and Jaquiline (sp) until this last episode. I can not believe how Teresa behaved....it is sooo clear she initiated this behavior. JUST LET IT GO!!!!!!! Teresa NEW EXACTLY WHAT SHE WAS DOING. Yes this is a show but come on....AND Ashley....wow she is soooo disrespectful to her mother...the "father" is the only one she respects because he is her bread and butter!!
We all know that the best way to really get away from someone is to avoid contact at all costs. Theresa (and Jacqueline) knew that the Danielle the Hag would be at the show, they had every right to go to the show, but Theresa parking her butt in a chair where she knew she would confront Danielle on the way out was just plain wrong and you both know it. You all need to grow up and act like mothers and should be ashamed of yourselves. And Jacqueline, you need to be stricter with Ashley or she's going to become another Danielle.
Bethany is awesome & super together. Plus she doesn't wear fur. You wear chinchilla which is so 1972. Yuk. Plus you & your husband are thieves and welchers. You owe your creditors thousands & IRS millions. Every dime your book & show make should go to pay back what YOU TWO owe. You are disgusting and sad. & No you ain't nice and everybody cab see it.
Hi Teresa! I just love you, your frankness, humor and girly girl-ness. Loved seeing you looking fabulous in your own PJ's at the hospital when you had the baby and how happy and healthy and pretty you looked at home immediately afterwards, awesome! You always make me laugh and I like that you are a bit fiesty and do not take any crap from anhone such as sicko Danielle. She does make the show interesting but she is pretty creepy. I will miss Dina, but understand she dos not want any more drama. Love Caroline also. But you are my favorite. I know you are going through some hard financial times right now along with many milliions of other people in this very tough economy, but I know you will be resiliant and get through it with the love and support of your family. Much love to you and all of your family!
You have a great family- kids, hubby, parents, etc. Gia is a hoot! GOD bless her relentless drive for stardom. It must take A LOT of patience to deal with a thug towing narcissist like Danielle, not to mention guts. You, Caroline, and Jacqueline really put up with an abundance of unnecessary drama she created. I would wish Dina had not left the show just to avoid the ridiculous antics. For your fans' sake, don't let Danielle continue to steer the direction of the show toward her or her kids. It's nauseating to watch her talk about the big house she'll have when her daughter makes it "big" as a model. Most housewives are not interested in ex-cons, kidnappers, drug dealers, or two-faced gossipers. We like to watch REAL life triumph over problems and joyful family affairs.
@btaViewer Teresa did not start the fight with Danille. Just because she is trying to be a classy lady by getting over how horribly she was treated by Danielle does not mean that she started with her. Danielle is someone who lives and thrives on drama, Im not knocking Danielle but I dont agree with your statement. I am 100% behind Teresa @Teresa, you are my idol! I love how confident and forgiving you are. Your daughters are beautiful and I wish you all the luck and blessings in the world with them!
Jill gave Bethany a hug. Which is what she asked for. They both had tears in their eyes after the hug.
I don't think one has to roll out the red carpet to give or receive a hug.
So what, she didn't get up. If she didn't care, she would not have had tears in her eyes.
Jill was the one who wanted to GIVE. And that she did. Bethany RECEIVED. It was reciprocal.
Theresa, Shame on you, The last episode should never happened if you did not force the "hello" incident with Danielle. She was leaving like a lady and you just had to creat drama. The very thing you say Danielle always causes. I do not like your always calling her names,bitch,whore,etc. Is that your total grasp of the english language. You threw the first stone and the girl is only trying to defend herself. Which I would do as well. You do not represent the women of N.J. well at all. Have some class, big houses, expensive clothes do not a lady make. Without Danielle this show would be boring and the producers know this. You are window dressing she is the star.
teresa, i just love you and joe, what an adorable couple, and the girls are beautiful as well how do you balance it all. and still look good dont you guys miss dina , it must be weird doing the show without her i understand why she left but she was great!!! i sont want o mention names but i think dina was the wrong housewife to leave, wat up wit dat? LOL well tersea you sure make me laugh you have a great outlook and seems like your living the dream at least my dream. LOL luv the show "FABULOUS" IN FLORIDA LOL
You are my favorite housewife, your girls are too cute! You and Joe sure can make some gorgeous babies. What was up with that party planner you hired? She was so rude and kept encouraging you to get a nanny and housekeeper. I think it is really refreshing that you don't have any hired help, keep up the good work! Stay beautiful and sweet! P.S. when are you coming to Northern California for a book signing?
congradulations on baby! Sooooo adorable. luv luv luv the show. I only wish danielle was leaving insead of dina. Im imbarrest for her evrytime she opens her mouth. She's a friggn nut!
AWESOME - YOU ARE AWESOME, SO REAL, SO HONEST, AND I LOVE THAT TABLE TOSS, YOU KEPT TRYING TO KEEP THINGS CALM AND NUT CASE JUST PUSHED YOUR BUTTONS TOO MUCH....
YOU ARE THE BEST AND SO REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL....
I love you Teresa!! And your girls and your cute husband. He is so funny and very nice on the eyes...you are very lucky...and so is he. I love every scene you are in, I love your enthusiasm and charm and sense of humor...you really are one of a kind. My prayers are with you on the money and economy issues....keep your head up..you will get through it. Terri in WA
You've one me over. I like the new you. You're calmer, wiser, and I see you holding on the temper.
I really like yea!
You are so much fun and you have such great spirits and a very outgoing attitude. I love you so much in season one and I am believe that you are my favorite in season two...you are great!!.... And sheesh do I want your sex life... hahaha
Theresa, you remind me of my friend that is now bankrupt. She like you lived beyond her means and lived a lavish lifestyle. She tells me that all the rich friends are now gone. These are the same ones that enjoyed free dinners and entertainment for years. They are nowhere to be found. I think you and Joe will be in that boat soon. It is really hard to lose it all Theresa. You will have a hard fall. Good luck living in la la land.
Are you sure you don't have help Teresa? Im almost sure that your mom and pop live with you....am I right? Give your poor little folks a little credit
Teresa: The Danielle is so nutty. why does she tote around an entourage of ex-convicts? very creepy. you and your family and friends are so fun and funny and I enjoy watching you all. Keep having fun and keep away from the crazy one. best wishes to you all.
Really??? Bethenny should have stood up? She just had a C-section! Aside from that, a standing up hug would have been more awkward. Anyways, Jill treated here horribly the whole season and threw her under the bus during the reunion (saying Bethenny told Jill not to film w/ Kelly). Ugh, I wouldnt have gone through the physical pain of standing for someone like Jill.
No actually I think Bethany has Kelly dialed up TOO HIGH! That's why her head is going to explode! HA.
teresaaa, you are by far my favorite housewive. you are soo down to earth and you act real. Sometimes with these reality shows is that they seem scripted, and no matter how much people say they arent...they probably are. But what i love about you is that you scream, you splurge on your beautiful girls, you flip tables, you enjoy yourself, just overall you are a real person. No matter if the cameras are rolling or not, you seem like teresa 24/7. thank u so much for being on the show. your a joy to watch.:) ps) dont worry bout daniele, we all hear her preech about how shes a changed woman, and yet shes publically showing her tatas, is spread eagle poll dancing, and bringing thugs to private parties to start drama and problems. u girls just cut her out and pretend its only the four of you..well three now. u guys r better off without her unneccesary drama.
On your comment about LuAnn....Uh yeah you do have to explain yourselves when you are involving other peoples livelihood. Like claiming bankruptcy.
I really do enjoy you on RHNJ - especially the look you get on your face when you are interacting with your girls - you can tell that they are your whole life - a softness comes all over your face.
I don't really care if Bethenny got up to hug Jill or not - that's small potatoes - not really worth even talking about.
I enjoy the dynamic between you and your hubby so keep it up - I'm not much of a rumor monger but I hear some tough things are going on with your family - in this economy everybody is going through some kind of financial woes, so just keep your head up and keep loving your family - everything will work out.
OMG people. Get it through your head, she just didn't want to get up! Yes, she had the baby 12 days prior, but she also had jumped up earlier to show off her body, and although they shot for 8 hours, that is NOT 8 hours straight, THEY DO TAKE BREAKS! Women have c-sections all the time, you are not crippled 12 days after one.
Love you on "RHNJ"! Also, I like your positive blog concerning the "RHNY". I absolutely LOVE Jill Zarin and hate to see her apologizing so much. I think those other ladies are in awe of her, for whatever reason.
Also, Bethenny did not get up to hug, Jill. So, Jill should just bow out and agree to be Frenemies. Some people you have to love from the balcony. In her next girlfriend relationship, she will be a better friend.
Bethenny, on the other hand, is on top now, but she will crash later and she will find out who her real friends are.
Don't know why I'm bothering to type this (nothing on TV tonight?) because I'm pretty sure your blog screeners allow only positive, fawning remarks to get through - nothing negative about your home life or your TV life is ever printed. But I'll give it a shot - we read about your financial problems elsewhere, but NOT on this blog. Want to clarify that you're some $10 million in debt - and yet you spend thousands at a crack on crappy dresses for your children's "modeling" careers - not to mention ordering a ton of ornate furnishings for that ugly house?
I love that you don't have any help with all of you Family duties. You are a great mom, wife, and have your home well put together. You go girl and don't listen to anyone about, what you do very well. Also, you and your husband are the cuties couple ever.
Did we watch the same program? I saw Bethenney get up to show the weight loss. Just before she did, I heard Andy ASK her to. I did NOT see her "jump", "bounce" "leap" etc out of her seat to do it. I saw her get up, period. So if, after 7 or 8 hrs of taping, she did not stand up to hug Jill, who had been disresepcting her, making fun of her, laughing at her, gossiping about her and generally making her miserable for the last few months, well, perhaps she was indeed being the bigger person. Perhaps she was saying, I can hug you good bye, but my tummy hurts and I am not standing up to do it. And remember, Jill asked, Bethenney did not offer.
You are so hilarious out of all the housewives in all the cities you are my absolute favorite. I'm currently pregnant with twins and after I deliver I am going out and buying your book. Please don't change I love you.
i absolutly love love love your baby girls ! i saw ur pics of u as a little girl and ur oldest daughter is the spittin image of u ,ur ttwin! good luck with love and life!
Tell me why am I watching the episode where you and your husband are throwing the outrageous housewarming party and you and your husband filed for bankruptcy!! Who does that???
Teresa, I love you soooo much! Your hilarious and make me laugh so much! Every single word that you wrote in this blog, I 100% agree with. The hug did seem kind of akward though. Anyways Teresa just keep being the Teresa that we all love.
Love the New Jersey ladies, wish Dina would not quit , but, understand why.I also love Jill Zarin,cant stand to look or listen to Alex.
A c-section is painful surgery, standing up and sitting down takes more time than usual. I'll bet Bethenny was sore a heck. We women need to cut each other a little slack. Do you think you would have stood up quickly just 12 days after giving birth to your daughter to hug and make up with someone that you have already given a verbal pass to? Come on, snap out of it!