The Real Housewives of New Jersey celebrated Christmas on Sunday night, and Santa certainly seemed to have a naughty and a nice list.
"There's something nice about being home for the holidays and out of the public eye," said an emotional Teresa Giudice, who faces possible jail time along with her husband, Joe, after pleading guilty to fraud charges. "It's all just hanging over us."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Apollo Nida hasn't even started serving his eight-year prison sentence, but he's already questioning his marriage with Phaedra Parks.
Asked point-blank if their relationship would weather his time behind bars, Nida responded matter-of-factly.
When it comes to her brood of six, sometimes even Kim Zolciak Biermann can't believe she's given birth to such a big family.
"It's incredible," the reality star tells PEOPLE. "I thought I was done with my girls. I was on Real Housewives of Atlanta and my girls were out of the baby stage. If I never got married again, I was okay. And if I never had any more children, I was okay, too. I was in a great place and then bam!"
While the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast celebrate the holidays in the second episode of Season 6, cameras catch Teresa and Joe Giudice discussing the possibility of serving jail time before their fraud sentencing hearing in September.
Author Carole Radziwill celebrated her 50th birthday, fittingly enough, with a Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil party on Tuesday's Real Housewives of New York City, and – in addition to real butterflies, chandeliers, lots of lace, mannequins and snake handlers – there were plenty of other surprises.
"I never celebrated my birthday after my husband died," said Radziwill, who stated she initially wasn't looking forward to celebrating her 50th, "but I feel sexy and empowered and strong."
Although New York's health department nixed the snakes, Heather Thomson, who planned Radziwill's birthday bash, was able to infuse NYC with Southern charm as well as all the dirty secrets from John Berendt's best seller.
Lizzie Rovsek held a dinner party – complete with fire dancers – at her family beach house on Monday night's Real Housewives of Orange County, but it went up in flames after yet another heated fight between Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow.
And who was again fanning the flames? None other than Tamra Barney.
She may not look like a grandma, but Real Housewives' Tamra Barney couldn't be more excited about her new title.
Sunday's Season 6 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was filled with new blood, old blood, bad blood and – as always – big hair.
Front and center, of course, were the legal woes plaguing Joe and Teresa Guidice, who pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud in March and await sentencing in September.
"Our money's going to attorneys," said Teresa. "I had a normal life, and now I'm in this nightmare."
Despite legal trouble that resulted in Teresa Giudice pleading guilty to four counts of fraud, the reality star had no hesitations about returning to the Real Housewives of New Jersey amid the ongoing court case.