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Here Are the Photos from the RHONJ Husbands’ Charity Calendar Shoot in All Their Glory
The Jersey guys stripped down for a good cause. See Joe Gorga grilling in just an apron, and Evan Goldschneider’s take on a sexy basketball player.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey husbands kicked off Season 13 by stripping down and striking a pose in the name of charity.
Following the success of her charity softball game on Season 12, Dolores Catania asked fellow cast members Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, Margaret Josephs, Melissa Gorga, Rachel Fuda, Danielle Cabral, and friend Jackie Goldschneider if they would recruit their husbands to pose for a unique photo shoot on the February 7 premiere.
“I was thinking, for the fundraiser this year, I want to do a sexy calendar shoot,” Dolores explained.
She enlisted the help of Margaret and her assistant/creative director, Lexi, to turn her calendar plans into a reality.
“Last year’s charity softball game was such a success. This year, I want it to be even bigger,” Dolores said in an interview on the show. “So with the help of Marge and Lexi, we took all these sexy men and put them in different roles that we thought would fit them.”
See the RHONJ guys in those “different roles” — including a motorcyclist, bartender, gardener, lumberjack, grill master, yoga instructor, basketball player, and sexy doctor — by scrolling below.
But first, take a look at Evan Goldschneider, Joe Gorga, Joe Benigno, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, and Dr. Bill Aydin (plus Frank Catania, who appeared on a FaceTime) wearing Santa hats for a group shot for the December picture.
Melissa’s husband of over 18 years went with an all-American grill master look for the July photo. Joe wore a patriotic apron (sans shirt) and accessorized with a plate of hot dogs, tongs, and a barbe-cute chef’s hat.
Joe did double duty on the photo shoot, as he also posed in a Phantom of the Opera–inspired look for the October picture.
Evan may be holding a basketball, but he’s not a player! Jackie’s spouse brought some summer heat for the June image by showcasing his off-the-court modeling skills. Evan put on a pair of athletic shorts for the sports-themed photo, but perhaps his best accessory are his abs.
The doctor is in, and he’s ready to check if your heart is racing! Plastic surgeon Dr. Bill Aydin scrubbed in for the photo shoot with a white coat, a stethoscope, and a Valentine’s Day–approved red rose for the February picture.
The plumber, whose Instagram bio notes that he is Margaret’s “Harley riding husband,” got all revved up for the May picture. Joe left little to the imagination in his leather vest, posing for the photo atop his motorcycle.
Luis “Louie” Ruelas
Strike a (yoga) pose! Since January is all about setting health and wellness resolutions, it makes sense that Louie would channel his inner yogi by taking on a tree pose for his calendar picture.
Paul “Paulie” Connell
Sláinte! The Irishman, who began dating Dolores ahead of the Season 12 reunion, made a strong first impression on viewers by stripping down for his RHONJ debut.
Paulie had to fill in for Frank Catania, who was in the hospital when the photo shoot took place. He showcased his Irish charm (and his biceps!) by wearing a festive shamrock vest as he mixed a drink behind the bar for the March picture.
Dolores’ ex may not have made it to the original photo shoot, but his Easter Bunny look for April was well worth the wait.
Nathan “Nate” Cabral
Like Paulie, Nathan made his RHONJ debut (alongside his wife, newbie Danielle Cabral) on the February 7 Season 13 premiere. Nathan, who works in home security, highlighted his green thumb by watering some bushes and tending to the greenery at Margaret’s house for the August picture.
Last but not least is John Fuda, the husband of new addition Rachel Fuda. No sexy calendar photo shoot would be complete without a lumberjack, and John rose to the occasion for the group.
John’s rugged look for the calendar’s September picture featured a torn-up flannel, blue jeans, work boots, and an ax.
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