In fact, Teresa's sole supporter might be former castmember Dina Manzo—a relationship that has reportedly caused a rift between Dina and her own sister, RHONJ matriarch Caroline Manzo.
Where do things stand now? Caroline herself answered our burning questions and teased what we can expect from the Garden State reality families this season—including bratty Ashley…
"It was an explosive finale," Caroline acknowledged to us. "That's unfortunate and sad, because you don't want relationships to end, nobody does—we're not children. But sometimes things have to be what they have to be. I'm comfortable with my decision and I stand by my decision."
Her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, who felt so "betrayed" by her former BFF she skipped the reunion taping, "is pretty much on the same page as me," Caroline confirmed.
"Jacqueline has experienced a lot more hurt than I have, because her relationship with Teresa was different than mine. I think Jacqueline's wounds cut a little deeper."
Jacqueline's relationship with her obnoxious daughter Ashley seemed strained to the point of breaking last season, and it looks like this bratty bird is finally flying her well-appointed nest. Even though she's had her own "frustrations with Ashley," adding, "everybody does," Caroline also supports her niece. "She hasn't had an easy time of things. I think she harbors a lot of anger. I think Ashley just fights because she has the fight in her. Ashley just needs to relax and let things be and know that she's loved."
Caroline also took a beating last season in the form of stress-related migraines, so we asked whether things are calmer these days. "I had a two-day migraine that just ended this morning," she said, adding dryly, "Does that answer your question?"
Caroline isn't the only stressed-out Housewife, as you can see from these two other previews of Sunday's premiere—including Joe's "Gorgasms," Teresa's "serious denial" about her financial problems and Melissa questioning her husband's sexual orientation!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns Sunday at 10 p.m. on Bravo.