For women long out of high school, you’d have thought they would learn a little about moving on. But sparks fly on The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show, reminiscent of the playground.
While the season four finale having aired last Sunday, and the three-partner follow-up continuing this Sunday, the new footage actually captures the ladies coming face-to-face for the first time in a year.
Explosive scenes see Jacqueline Laurita wagging her finger at Teresa Guidice, telling her former best friend: ‘You ruined your family – don’t put that on me!’
Before Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga chimes in with: ‘Miss Matriarch – wrecks the family!’
The footage then cuts to a rather acid-tongued Caroline Manzo, shouting: ‘You and your Christmas pageant dress, sit back and shut the f**k up.’
As the action descends into a war, Teresa argues: ‘You have three rolls – blubber, blubber and blubber!’ But Caroline is undeterred, saying: ‘I f**king wear them proud.’
Teresa then starts yelling to Melissa: ‘I swear on my dad: I never said you were a stripper!’
But Melissa is having none of it, calmly responding: ‘You are lying.’
And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just the female species with their claws out – Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice are both brandishing a tirade of F-words by the end of the sneak peek.
Teresa, 40, seemed rather philosophical about the whole thing, blogging: ‘You can love all of us or none of us. We’re all humans and we’re not perfect. I even get why some of you might like Melissa.
‘Sometimes I like Melissa… She can be fun and sweet… then she twists on you, lies, does something nasty, and you’re just like: why? I can’t change her. She is who she is.
‘I’d like to say you know her true colors, but I think this is only the tip of the iceberg. I think she’s so worried about painting a certain picture of her present, glossing over her past, and trying to decide who she wants to be in the future, that she doesn’t even know her true colors.’
But whatever her former co-stars think, Teresa is reportedly in talks to star in her own spin-off.
A source told Radar Online: ‘All the drama and crazy things that Teresa and Joe have done is what makes them perfect candidates for their own breakout show.
‘They’re in talks right now and the show would include the whole Giudice side of the family, which would explain why we saw more of Joe’s brother Pete and wife Sheila in last Housewives season.’