‘RHONJ’: Is Melissa Gorga Bringing Notes to the Reunion Again?

The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended with hair pulling, cup slinging and the end of a marriage. The cast had to know the reunion was going to be just as explosive.

As cast members prepared to shoot the reunion, Bravo asked how they got ready this year. Many cast members have become extremely emotional during past RHONJ reunions. So preparation is likely key before heading into what could only be described as a heated situation.

Jackie Goldschneider, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Andy Cohen, Teresa Giudice, Dolores Catania
Jackie Goldschneider, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Andy Cohen, Teresa Giudice, Dolores Catania |Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

One way Teresa Giudice prepared was pretty simple. “I made sure I watched the show,” she said. Adding she watched the entire season too. The season ended when Giudice traveled to Italy with her daughters to reunite with her husband Joe. The final few moments of the final show revealed the couple’s fractured relationship and that they separated after 20 years of marriage.

But what about the rest of the cast? Melissa Gorga shared that she created notecards with all the details she wanted to cover during her first reunion. Did she do it again for the upcoming showdown?

Gorga decides to go rogue

“I mean I’ll never forget for the first reunion, I wrote notes and like sat on them,” Gorga recalled in a Bravo digital original. “And I kept pulling them out during breaks because I wanted to remember what I wanted to say to each thing because I was so passionate about everything that was going on in our family.”

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She says that was then, this is now. “But now, I’m 40 and I give zero f**ks about anything,” she laughs. “I shouldn’t say about anything, I should say what people think. I’m just gonna answer it the way I wanna answer it. And [be] authentic and speak my truth and if no one likes it, not my problem.”

Some cast members took the question literally

Jennifer Aydin said she prepared by taking a page from Giudice’s playbook. “I just re-watched the episodes from the very beginning, just so I can refresh up on it because you forget and I want to be reminded of what these girls did to me. Plus, hypocrisy is rampant with some people and I need to call them out on how they do the same exact s**t that I do. Yet I always get penalized for it.”

“You know, I’ve got my thoughts in order,” Jackie Goldschneider shared. “I really thought about what I wanted to say to who today and what I could respond to it when certain people came at me with things.” Goldschneider added that she got a spray tan because “I’ve been horrified ever since the New York reunion last year that the tan cream would come off on the couch.” She also had her hair colored and all her waxing done, not to mention a beautiful dress.

Margaret Josephs took the question literally. “Getting taped in and you know, getting my knockers, you know I’ve got them taped up to the Gods,” she hilariously shared. “Nipples folded in the wrong direction. And uh, just ready. Ready for this reunion.”

Part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion kicks off on March 4. Part two is scheduled for March 11 and part three is March 18.