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Rachel Fuda Teases the Dramatic Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion: “Holy Temper Tantrums”

The RHONJ Season 13 rookie opened up about the tumultuous sit-down on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

By Jenny Berg
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When Rachel Fuda appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on May 2, she spilled tons of tea about The Real Housewives of New Jersey. In addition to weighing in on friendships, fights, and a certain “fangirl” (peep the clip above), the Season 13 rookie shared some teasers about the upcoming reunion. And let’s just say it’s gonna be rough.

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While dishing about the hotly anticipated showdown with Andy Cohen, the mother of three warned viewers to brace themselves. When Andy asked Rachel, “What was your reaction to the reunion we shot last week?” Rachel answered, “I mean, holy temper tantrums! Are [all reunions] like that?” 

Andy admitted, “That was especially brutal, I would say that one was.” He added: “It was long. It was very intense. We didn’t wrap until after nine o'clock. It was a rough one.” He added that viewers can expect “a lot of yelling," while Rachel teased “a lot of cursing” and “hatred.” 

Rachel also weighed in on a lighter subject: the reunion fashion. When a WWHL viewer asked her which Housewives were best and worst dressed at the gathering, Rachel opined that Jennifer Aydin checked the “worst dressed” box. However, Margaret Josephs showed up and showed out, earning Rachel’s nod for “best dressed” ’Wife. 

While at the Bravo Clubhouse, Rachel also opened up about adopting her teenage stepson, Jaiden Fuda. “When John and I got married [in 2017], [Jaiden] thought he was adopted,” Rachel said on the May 2 episode of WWHL.

She added: “We consulted with a family attorney, and they said, ‘Don’t bother. It’s gonna be too tough, it’s gonna be too much money, you’re never gonna get it in New Jersey,’ so it’s been a topic of conversation for years.”

When the spouses met with an attorney on a recent episode of RHONJ, the legal professional explained that attempts would be made to inform Jaiden’s birth mother about the desired adoption. Jaiden’s mother could then obtain her own counsel and object.

On WWHL, Rachel noted that she was concerned this might stress her stepson out. “I was just scared of the outcome of what it was going to muster up for him,” Rachel told Andy, describing why she had been hesitant to take the next legal step.

However, as she said on RHONJ, she thinks of herself as Jaiden’s mom. “I’ve done everything for this kid, he’s my son,” she said on the show. 

See more from Rachel’s WWHL appearance in the clip above. 

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