RHONJ Recap: Margs & Marriage

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On Sunday’s episode of RHONJ, John calls Teresa the “poster child for mortgage fraud” as their sit-down goes awry. Plus, so much more!

Sunday’s episode of RHONJ kicks off with Melissa Gorga complaining about being stuck living with all boys now that Antonia has gone to college. Thankfully, Antonia is keeping in touch with her via FaceTime.

Melissa tells Joe Gorga about Danielle Cabral’s “dramatic” boujie brunch. She laughs about the switching alliances in the RHONJ cast, but she’s unaware of how close Jackie Goldschneider is getting to Teresa Giudice. In fact, Jackie is over at Tre’s house at that very moment.

At Teresa’s house, Jackie tells the RHONJ OG that Margaret Josephs seems angry. This is music to Teresa’s ears, but she tells Jackie that she’s happy to see her standing up for herself when it comes to Marge. Jackie says she wants her friendship to be drama-free.

Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga aren't thrilled with Jackie Goldschneider's budding friendship with RHONJ OG Teresa Giudice.
Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga aren’t thrilled with Jackie Goldschneider’s budding friendship with RHONJ OG Teresa Giudice.

As for Magaret, she is in Charleston for a birthday soirée, but that doesn’t stop her from FaceTiming Rachel Fuda to rehash what went down at Danielle’s brunch. Rachel explains that she got into it with Teresa, noting that Teresa tried to weaponize John’s past and mock his career. Margaret supports Rachel by taking a shot at Teresa’s hubby, Louie Ruelas, saying, “Isn’t her husband unemployed and mooches off of her?”

Elsewhere in the episode, Dolores Catania and Paulie go out to dinner, but their night out quickly turns sour when Dolores brings up getting engaged one day. Dolores tells Paulie that as much as she wants to get engaged, she doesn’t want to think about it until his divorce is finalized. Paulie gets snippy with Dolores. He can’t believe that Dolores would think to propose right after getting divorced. 

Dolores Catania Paulie Connell pose for photo in all black outfits on date night
RHONJ couple Dolores Catania and Paulie Connell pose for a picture

Dolores stands her ground, noting that Paulie said he would get divorced last year but still hasn’t. The RHONJ star says she may have to re-think the future of their relationship if Paulie can’t be honest with her about where he sees their relationship going. Paulie says maybe Dolores should think about it and make a change in their relationship if she isn’t happy with their situation.

Meanwhile, Danielle is sweating bullets over her NYFW show for Boujie Kids. While she’s excited that Melissa will be there to support her, she misses her mom, who can’t attend.

Some of the RHONJ cast, Melisa, Dolores, and Rachel, come out to support Margaret’s charity event. Melissa is excited about her upcoming housewarming party and lets the ladies know she did invite Jackie and Jennifer Aydin. Naturally, not everyone is thrilled by that news.

Elsewhere, Jenn Fessler meets with Jennifer for margaritas. Jennifer explains that she and Melissa have put their issues behind them in an attempt to start fresh. Jenn wonders how Teresa will feel about Jennifer and Melissa getting friendly. Jennifer explains that it feels right to let go of her hostility for Melissa but admits she hasn’t told Tre that she will attend Melissa and Joe’s housewarming party.

In her confessional, Jennifer admits it will probably “sting” Teresa to see her move forward with Melissa.

Jennifer Aydin Altercation With Joe And Melissa Gorga
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Jenn is in the same boat as Jennifer. Her budding friendship with Teresa is pissing off some of her pals. During their chat, Jennifer insists she did not set Danielle up but knows Danielle is pissed about Lina bad-mouthing her.

At Margaret’s charity event, Rachel says she is done fighting with Teresa because she has too much going on in her life to deal with such petty drama. Dolores then brings up the conversation she had with Paulie about his divorce. Margaret reveals that she got engaged a week after getting divorced and questions what Paulie’s deal is.

Later on in Sunday’s episode of RHONJ, Louie wants to chat with John Fuda about their issues. John, on the other hand, wants a proper apology from Teresa for calling him a drug dealer and a parking attendant.

Teresa can’t believe John is demanding an apology from her. Rachel can’t get over Teresa bringing up John’s past, and John feels like Louie knows everyone’s secrets and wants to use them to hurt people.

The Fudas set up a private meeting with Louie and Teresa. Teresa brings a housewarming gift for Joe and asks the Fudas to deliver it to her brother.

RHONJ -- Season:14 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rachel Fuda, Margaret Josephs, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, Danielle Cabral, Jackie Goldshneider and Jenn Fessler -- (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Bravo)
RHONJ — Season:14 — Pictured: (l-r) Rachel Fuda, Margaret Josephs, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Teresa Giudice, Jennifer Aydin, Danielle Cabral, Jackie Goldshneider and Jenn Fessler — (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Bravo)

John tells Teresa he is trying to clear the air with her out of respect for Joe. Teresa says she never had a problem with the Fudas and that because of their friendship with Melissa and Joe, she can’t get a fair shake. John questions why Teresa would bring up his part and call him a drug dealer. Teresa apologized for making it seem like he was currently selling drugs.  However, John still isn’t happy and continues to demand an apology. John doesn’t feel like Teresa’s apology is authentic, so when Teresa asks John for an apology, he freaks out.

Teresa insists that the Fudas threw the first punch, which angers John. But Teresa holds her ground and claims that John brought up Louie’s name first. Louie tries to calm Teresa down and keep the situation peaceful.

John Fuda thinks Teresa Giudice's time on RHONJ has run its course
John Fuda thinks Teresa Giudice’s time on RHONJ has run its course

When John isn’t getting what he wants from Teresa, he grabs Rachel and leaves. As the Fudas are leaving, Teresa calls him “John Fugazi,” and he responds, “You’re the poster child for mortgage fraud.”

He then adds that he loves a good fight and will call the RHONJ OG when he needs his money laundered.

Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Sundays at 8 pm on Bravo.

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