The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast needed some help making it through their heated reunion taping back in September.
"Xanax was being passed around like candy," Lauren Manzo, daughter of Caroline, tells Us Weekly of the tense gathering, which took place September 7 in Atlantic City. "There was so much yelling, [host] Andy [Cohen] was shouting at everybody to be quiet!"
Laurita's allegation brings up issues addressed in RHONJ's August 19 episode, filmed during the cast's trip to California's Napa Valley. While making a private phone call away from the group, Joe referred to his wife -- and the mother of his four daughters -- as "my bitch wife" and a "c--t." (Teresa hadn't heard his ugly insults, and Joe told his unsuspecting spouse he had just been checking in with a coworker.)