‘RHONJ’: Teresa Giudice explains the favored rumor of Jackie Goldschneider’s husband’s alleged infidelity
[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 11, Episode 1.]
Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider appeared to be in a peaceful place after two seasons of fighting on the RHONJ. Season 11 began with Goldschneider’s offer to prepare Giudice for a blind date and ended with the two insults being thrown at each other.
Jackie Goldschneider and Teresa Giudice | Heidi Gutman / Bravo / NBCU Photo Bank
The battle began after Giudice brought up rumors of an affair between Goldschneider’s husband. Goldschneider’s response included a shocking rumor about Giudice’s eldest daughter, preparing for an explosive season of war between the two co-stars.
Jackie Goldschneider confronts Teresa Giudice with a rumor that her husband was cheating
During the season 11 premiere, Goldschneider is hosting a party for her husband Evan’s 46th birthday. It’s the first time the entire cast has gathered amid the coronavirus pandemic.
During the party, Goldschneider, drunk and yet heartily, toasts Evan as a husband and father. During her speech, Giudice reveals a rumor about Evan that she allegedly heard in town. Giudice tells her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga that she heard that Evan was using his exercise time at the gym to cheat on his wife.
Gorga isn’t the only actor Giudice tells the rumor about. She goes to each performer during the party to share the same information. Her co-stars warn her not to talk about it anymore, especially since it’s Evans birthday.
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During their confessionals, they also reveal that they disagree with Giudice bringing the rumor to the group first, as Giudice was previously exposed to similar rumors when she was married to her ex.
Goldschneider learns of Giudice’s actions from a friend who attended the party. She and Giudice meet at Margaret Joseph’s house to discuss matters. When Giudice refuses to acknowledge wrongdoing by spreading the rumor, she shoots back with her own damaging rumor about Giudice.
“Well, I’ve heard that Gia makes coke at parties in the bathroom … it’s the same,” says Goldscheider. Angry that Goldschneider mentioned her daughter, Giudice storms out of the meeting and yells at Giudice with profanity.
Teresa Giudice defends the rumor about Jackie Goldschneider’s husband
Giudice doesn’t regret having brought the rumor to Goldschneider. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Giudice explained why she decided to tell everyone in the cast about the rumor.
“The rumor was out there… it’s not like I made it up… I’m not saying it’s true, I’m not saying it’s not true… I just wanted a girl to know that it was is out there and for them to do something about it, ”she said.
When asked about her own angry reaction to rumors of infidelity in her previous marriage, Giudice said she did not retreat to face whoever brought her the rumor.
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“I would want to know… it has been mentioned in the past [about my ex-husband] and I defended myself, ”said Giudice.
Giudice also explained her explosion when Goldschneider used the rumor about her daughter as an analogy.
“She calls herself a lawyer and is so smart, but that was the worst analogy there is, and being a mother of four … a very bad move,” Giudice began. “I think anyone who would say such a thing about someone else’s child is very shameful.”
Giudice says the season is explosive, but there is evidence that there might be some determination between her and Goldschneider.
RHONJ airs on Bravo every Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST.