So what went down during this week’s episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey? Well, the ladies continued their couples’ vacation down the Jersey Shore.
Things heat up at dinner when Joe Gorga makes it known that his marriage is picture-perfect. It’s clear Joe is STILL feeling extremely sensitive and vulnerable following the prank Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice played on him while in Lake George.
However, Melissa isn’t feeling it. She calls out Joe for being “so high maintenance.” Their drama escalates even more after dinner.
On the way to the car, Joe gets his panties in a bunch because Melissa didn’t wait for him. This causes a MAJOR argument to erupt between them in the car – talk about being awkward for all the other people in the car!
Joe feels he and Melissa are growing apart and questions her love for him. He admits that he just wants things to go back to the way they were before the fame, the show, and Melissa’s newfound career. Melissa isn’t feeling any of this and screams that she’s tired of kissing Joe’s ass all the time.
Later in the evening, Joe reveals that he aspires to have a marriage like his parents, who were so in love until the day they died. He also insists Melissa has changed, which he isn’t a fan of at all. On the other hand, Melissa acknowledges she’s changed but thinks the changes are more positive than negative.
The next day is all about boats and babes for the RHONJ crew before they memorialize Teresa and Joe’s late dad with a beautiful celebration of life party down the shore. The entire Gorga/Giudice family and many of their friends and extended family tearfully pay tribute to Nonno.
Gia Giudice, Joe, and Teresa all say some special and sweet words about Nonno, and there’s not a dry eye in the house.
Rest in Peace, Nonno! Sending our love to the Gorga/Giudice family tonight!
RHONJ airs Wednesdays at 9/8 CST on Bravo.