Caroline Manzo Throws Daughter Lauren a Bridal Shower – See the Photos!

Lauren Manzo is about to put the “wife” in Real Housewives.

But before the Bravo reality star marries fiancé Vito Scalia, mom Caroline Manzo hosted a pre-wedding celebration.

Jacqueline Laurita: 'It's Been Positive Being Away' from Real Housewives of New Jersey

After five seasons on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita knew it was time to take a break from reality TV.

“It was just very stressful,” she tells PEOPLE. “So I agreed to do it part-time. It’s been positive being away from the craziness of the show.”

Teresa Giudice: I Came on RHONJ for Fun ... And It Went a Totally Different Way

As Teresa Giudice gets ready to begin serving her impending 15-month jail sentence on fraud charges, the reality star told Real Housewives of New Jersey host Andy Cohen that she has “changed for the better” during part two of the reunion on Thursday.

RHONJ: What Made Teresa Giudice Storm Off During Part One of the Reunion?

RHONJ Finale: 'I'm a Survivor,' Says an Emotional Teresa Giudice

RHONJ: Whom Did Dina Manzo Ask to 'Pack Their Bags' and Leave Florida?

RHONJ: Amber Marchese's Husband Accuses Nicole Napolitano's Boyfriend of Being Unfaithful

The Real Housewives of New Jersey went in search of alligators as part of their girls’ trip to Florida on Sunday night, but Amber Marchese’s husband, Jim, had the biggest bite of them all.

“Better watch out for the gators,” Kathy Wakile wisely told her sister, Rosie Pierri, as she showed her the new house she was building. “And I’m not even talkin’ about the ones in the Everglades.”

RHONJ Recap: Jacqueline Laurita Returns, Shares Her Emotional Texts to Teresa

Jacqueline’s back!

Sunday’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey featured the return of former housewife Jacqueline Laurita, who emotionally admitted to reaching out twice to her BFF-turned-enemy Teresa Giudice. But, she said she received little response in return.

RHONJ Recap: Breast Cancer Survivor Amber Marchese Shares Stressful News Following Checkup

Things got real for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sunday night.

Breast cancer survivor Amber Marchese received stressful news after going to see her doctor for her five-year checkup.

“This is always a time of stress you always fear the worst,” Marchese said at church during Lent before her tests. “I’m always praying I’m healthy and have a long life with my children.”

Why Jacqueline Laurita's Return to RHONJ Could Stir Up Drama

It looks like even more drama could be in store.

Dropped star Jacqueline Laurita is returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for a few episodes, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

“Jacqueline wasn’t happy to not be returning to the show [as a cast member]. She was sad about it,” an insider said.

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