Part One of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show aired Monday night, bringing all of the wonderful cat fights the promos promised, and then some.
Not even 10 minutes in, Teresa Giudice went psycho on fellow housewife Danielle Staub after Danielle accused her of not acknowledging her nephew’s birth. Poor reunion host Andy Cohen got caught in the middle of Teresa’s war path, and was shoved down by the petite, expletive-shouting bombshell. It took both Caroline Manzo and a battered Any Cohen to subdue Theresa, who at one point traded in “motherf***ers” for simple caveman-like grunts.
And since Danielle lacked her usual gun-toting entourage of ex-cons, she scurried backstage and faked tears for the camera once things turned ugly. Luckily her “partner” Lori Michaels was there to console her.
Of course, due to contractual obligations, Staub returned and the reunion commenced–along with some serious cases of denial.
Teresa denied reports of her husband Joe’s DWI (even though he’s being charged for it), the fact that their house is in foreclosure (while there’s no confirmation of this, it is for sale–which Teresa also denies) and their belongings are being auctioned off. She did however confirm that they have filed for bankruptcy.
Danielle, on the other hand, denied just about everything she’s ever said or done, including leaking her own sex tape and sharing way too much information with her young daughters.
Bravo, being the savvy network they are, promises more drama and borderline violence in Part Two of the reunion, which airs next Monday at 10 p.m. Wacky wannabe-housewife Kim Granatell stops by to stir the pot some more and to remind viewers that she still exists.