and Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider got involved with the popular #10yearchallenge on social media this past week. Technically, she did the #8yearchallenge and showed fans how she went from an RHONJ fan to the star of the show.
Goldschneider posted two pics side by side to show that were taken eight years apart. In one, she is on the sidelines of RHONJ as a fan of Teresa Giudice at a book signing. And, in the second, Goldschneider is standing in the middle of the current RHONJ cast. She added the caption, “The eight year challenge. Side line to front line. #micdrop.”
She also added the hashtags “#10yearchallenge #rhonj #feelsgood #sogood #bravo #bravolebrity #writer #jackiegoldschneider.”
But, as AllAboutTRH points out, Goldschneider is not the biggest star of RHONJ. That title belongs to Giudice, and when they filmed the Season 9 reunion earlier this month, Giudice didn’t cut Goldschneider any slack.
This was Goldschneider’s first season. But, Giudice has been on the show since day one. And, insiders say that Giudice “really went after” Goldschneider because the two women have been at odds since the newbie brought up Joe Giudice’s prison sentence in an attempt to defend Melissa Gorga earlier this season.
It looked like the two had worked things out, but apparently, the truce didn’t last long.
“Teresa went hard,” the insider said. “Jackie stood her ground. The picture that came out on social media of Jackie at Teresa’s book signing was a big conversation.”
The insider added that the other women in the RHONJ cast thought that Goldschneider being a fan of the show before she joined the cast may have influenced her opinions.
There was a lot of fighting during the reunion, says the source. The women fought about everything from Goldschneider’s local news article about Jennifer Aydin spoiling her kids to the fallout of Danielle Staub and Margaret Josephs’ friendship.
Giudice and Gorga also managed to push each other’s buttons once again, and Josephs and Aydin got into a heated exchange.
The insider claims the Season 9 reunion is the most “aggressive” one in the history of RHONJ.
Catch Jackie Goldschneider and co on new episodes of the Real Housewives of New Jersey Wednesday nights on Bravo.