Fans go gaga over steamy Real Housewives of New Jersey calendar
A charity Real Housewives of New Jersey calendar featuring the show's shirtless husbands is taking over Twitter
Though some Bravo diehards may not be happy with the increased screentime of The Real Housewives of New Jersey husbands, many viewers were plenty happy to see even more of the show's male cohorts in various stages of undress in a charity Real Housewives of New Jersey calendar.
In the premiere episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 back on February 7, we saw Joe Gorga, Frank Catania, Evan Goldschneider, Joe Benigno, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, Dr. Bill Aydin, Nate Cabral and John Fuda strip down for a good cause: a 2023 themed calendar that would tie into the cast's annual celebrity softball game benefitting Brooklyn's Maimonides Medical Center.
“I was thinking, for the fundraiser this year, I want to do a sexy calendar shoot,” Dolores explained. “Last year’s charity softball game was such a success. This year, I want it to be even bigger. So with the help of Marge and Lexi, we took all these sexy men and put them in different roles that we thought would fit them.” That shirtless roleplay included everything from bikers (Joe B.) to basketball players (Evan) to, yes, bunnies (a very game and greased-up Frank).
The big calendar reveal at the softball game in this week's episode not only tickled the housewives themselves ("Oh my god, have sex with me right now!" Jackie Goldschneider screeched upon seeing her husband's steamy spread) but also served as a rare moment of peace between Teresa Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga, as their estranged families shared a laugh over the silly photos before the game began.
"Seeing the Gorga/Giudice clan together around that calendar was both extremely touching and heartbreaking at the same time, I really wish they could move passed the bs cuz they'd be awesome to see as a big ass crazy family having fun and stuff!!" one RHONJ fan (opens in new tab) posted on Twitter about the moment.
The titillating calendar proved to be as much a hit with fans as it was with Jackie G., with many viewers taking to Twitter to inquire about where they can purchase the calendar for themselves. (For the record, the $35 calendar quickly sold out upon its initial release in July 2022 at Studio 4 Threads (opens in new tab), a New Jersey-based boutique, but you can currently pre-order it for an upcoming restock on the retailer's site.)
Fans react to the Real Housewives of New Jersey calendar
How can I get the #RHONJ husbands calendar???March 15, 2023
Me looking at this #rhonj calendar… @andy … it makes me think of that 80’s song “my blood runs cold. my memory has just been sold. my EVAN is the centerfold. my EVAN is the centerfold.” #wwhl pic.twitter.com/NMd4okYviAMarch 15, 2023
#RHONJ When can we buy the sexy husband calendar!?!?! Make some more @DoloresCatania 😃March 15, 2023
Who's getting that calendar?! I need to get it just for the archives! #RHONJMarch 15, 2023
I mean I wanna see this housewife husband calendar 🤣 #RHONJMarch 11, 2023
The Husbands Were Great Sports For Posing For The Charity Calendar For @DoloresCatania. Pure Comedy. But Frank Definitely Takes The Award For The Bunny Outfit 😆 #RHONJFebruary 22, 2023
Evan looks hot in the calendar.. #RHONJ pic.twitter.com/xJX95UtMsaMarch 15, 2023
Seriously where do I get a calendar @DoloresCatania? I need two 😉😝 #RHONJMarch 15, 2023
The calendar should have been all Evan #RHONJMarch 15, 2023
Thank you Jesus 4 the New Jersey househusbands calendar 🥵 #RHONJ need this look for myself pic.twitter.com/IIbhnZv34UMarch 1, 2023
Lord I want this calendar 🙏🏻 #RHONJMarch 15, 2023
Franks calendar photos 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 #RHONJFebruary 24, 2023
Jackie has the finest husband hands down, Evan is fine as hell!! I’d definitely buy his calendar #RHONJ pic.twitter.com/E07u4RRIZrFebruary 28, 2023
These guys are being good sports about these calendar photo shoots lol #RHONJFebruary 22, 2023
Now me personally??? I think we needed Frankie Jr in the calendar photoshoot #RHONJFebruary 22, 2023
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Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.