Jersey Belle Recap: Arden’s Big Day & Baby Talk [Episode 3]

Posted on Aug 19 2014 - 10:23am by Dani-K


The wedding day is finally upon us and it’s raining buckets. Jaime is delayed at LAX, and please stop telling Arden that rain is a blessing. The good news is that Arden’s MIL shows up for the ceremony. She seems like a pleasant woman, though doesn’t speak on film. Believe it or not, some people don’t actually seek out the cameras. During the exchange of vows, the pastor tells family and friends that he did not select this sermon; the couple selected it. Something about complete submission to the man, blah, blah, blah. Jaime’s take on this is pro-submission…if she’s tied up ;). 

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Jaime makes it back to Mountain Brook one hour behind schedule. Two stylists arrive with a designer dress that is two sizes too small. Hilarity ensues. They are meeting at Leigh Ann’s house before the party and will take a limo (new in 1980) from there. All the girls in the limo have a roadie. They might be proper, but they can handle their drink.

At the reception, Arden says she’s happy to see Jaime, but didn’t really convey any happiness. In a TH we understand why. Arden was not happy with Jaime’s fashion choice of a black, leather jacket. Is that because it’s black? Or leather? Is the no-leather rule new or old? Arden never tells us. 

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Luci is conflicted about being at a wedding. Haley hooks her up with friend, Brooks. (Not Vicki’s Brooks from RHOC. This is a common name in Alabama/Mississippi.) They dance and have a fun time. William and Arden depart by helicopter for the airport. They leave in their tuxedo and wedding dress for Playa del Carmen. 

The rest of the show is baby talk. Jaime wants one more baby. There’s just one hiccup – Michael had a vasectomy after the last baby. Jaime says she’s open to adoption or snatching. Which ever comes first. We then switch to Danielle at the acupuncture’s office. She is getting needles placed in her ears and ankles to help with peace and fertility. (I think.) Danielle has struggled with endometriosis and is not sure about fertility drugs. But God has a plan for her. 

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Back at Jaime’s house, it’s countdown to bedtime. Jaime’s going out with the girls. Michael seems completely content to handle the kids while she goes. #greatguy. At the bar, the girls toast the end of Arden’s wedding. Luci is told that Brooks had a great time dancing with her. But just in case there’s a store called Love Stuff down the highway. Jaime tells everyone that Luci knows all about that store and goes there all the time to get vibrators. Luci says, “Just that one time” and turns red. Jaime assures Luci that all the women at the table masturbate. Then their faces turn red, too. 

Jaime asks Danielle if she’s ready for her surgery. Danielle says that she’s tired of being in pain, so yes, she’s ready. Feeling like a jerk for wanting child number four when Danielle hasn’t had child number one. Jaime tearfully tells Danielle to tell her to shut up if she talks too much about babies.

After painting Charlie’s toes, Jaime and Michael head out to dinner. They are going to have the talk. The following is a summary of their conversation:

She says: Her entire life she has wanted 4 kids

He says:   Where was this information prior to the vasectomy

She says:  She asked that he wait one year to get it

He says:  She pushed him to set the date

She says:  He let her hormones get the best of her

He says:  Don’t play on that sympathy

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Somehow the topic moves off–task to Jaime’s last pregnancy and when she was in the hospital for 34 days, Michael only visited five times. Warning. Wrong direction. This gives Michael an out to say, look how busy we are. The following day, when Jaime talks to her mom, she says that Jaime is too busy for a 4th baby. Her mom suggests a two-year break. Jaime would rather “chew her own eyeballs” than be a stay-at-home mom. 

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Over at Danielle’s, it’s 5:30 am and she is making sure her dogs, Willie and Sweet Pea, stay on their routine. She is the best mommy-doggy, and hopefully she will have 10 kids someday. (Though not at once.) Before Danielle and her husband, Bart, go into the hospital, he says a prayer of protection for her. When Danielle comes out of surgery, the doctor says it was a success and soon they can start making babies. Jaime calls to check on Danielle and tells them to expect sauce on their doorstep. She’s leaving for New Orleans.

Later, Jaime calls Luci and Scarlett from New Orleans to tell them she has found a woman who wants to give her a baby. The weird thing was, Jaime was actually asking the girls pregnant friend if she was planning on keeping her baby, because that’s just normal conversation that you have with people on the street. Well, it turns out that girl was keeping her baby, but the other girl has a baby for Jaime. How do you like that? Tune in next week to see if this is true or if Jaime had one too many hurricanes.  

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  • Norrth

    Based on the episodes airing so far, having a friend like Jaime would be a freakin’ blast! She is a dynamo. I don’t know about that last part. I hope everything works out for everyone involved, including the birth mother. Giving a child up is hard enough, I’m sure, but to have it take place on national television must be even more difficult. I hope Bravo handles this well, no matter what happens.

    • Dani-K

      I agree Norrth. I was adopted so I have a tendency to think adopted people are special, but Bravo needs to tread lightly. For ex: if the birth mom changes her mind, she has the right to do this and we shouldn’t make her feel bad. I can’t wait for next week!

  • Lip service

    I think I have one of your books Dani-K-must find! I thought the wedding was lovely. Just wondering, are the cute bridesmaids Arden’s children? She has mentioned a couple of times that she was married twice before, not sure about her child status-though it is a main topic of the show. Why does the MIL not like her? Boy, the groom is adorbs! That was the best phone call Arden could of made regarding horseback riding, love the little horse too! I’m from a small town in western PA, the Washington county fair is held at a little place called Arden Downs, close to The Meadows racetrack-The reason I mention it,is I never heard the name Arden for a person. Do you think that is her real name? Also, Luci would rather read a book instead of doing what the boyfriend wants, that girl needs to stay single!

    • Dani-K

      Lip service, you’re the one! LOL! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. (It was probably “Three Days in Purgatory” because my other novel was published by an e-publisher.) I think Arden is her real name, but it could be her middle name. Or her mother’s maiden name? Thanks for the nice comment.

  • nan/4

    Am I the only one who can’t understand when Arden speaks? It sounds like she has mashed potatoes in her mouth! 😮

    I can’t say enough about the realness of this show. It’s such a pleasant departure from most of what we see on Bravo. Jamie reminds me of the girls I grew up with. Funny and very down to earth. I have a feeling she’s from a part of Jersey closer to my hometown of Philadelphia. When she said “How do you like THEM apples?” it reminded me of home. I felt the highs of the cake scene in the stable and the lows of Danielle’s struggle to become pregnant. All in all, it was an hour well spent.


    Thanks for the wonderful recap Dani!

    • Dani-K

      Thank you, Nan! I really like this show. I hope Jaime gets renewed. It’s such a nice departure from the petty arguing (how many times does someone need to apologize, Heather!) that some of the other shows have. And as far as Danielle sharing with us her struggles to get pregnant…wow! That’s real.

  • Great recap Dani-K. Everyone needs a friend like Jaimie. She’s real, down-to-earth, charismatic and funny as hell! Arden’s wedding was a such a classy southern affair. Nicely done and I thought Jaimie’s attire was fine for the occasion.

    • nan/4

      Hi Doc! Hope your day is a good one so far. I so agree with you. It was a very lovely affair, and everyone was so civil to one another too. Imagine that, people getting together and actually having fun! What a concept! lol

      P.S. I hope that I don’t become invisible again! OY VEY! 😉

      Take good care of yourself my friend. 🙂

      • Thanks Nan. Sorry you’re feeling that way. I’m having a pretty rough day myself.

        Take care my friend.

        • nan/4

          I’m sorry Doc. If there’s anything I can do cyber-wise, please let me know.

          Keep your chin up Doc! I think that you’re the best! 🙂

          • I appreciate that, Nan. I will try. Thank you.

    • KJ

      Hi doc!
      Been missing ya! Hope things are good for ya

      • Awww,…miss you too, love. More than you know.

        How are you doing today?

    • She does have a lot of charisma and charm.

  • Chloe

    Thanks Dan-K for the beautiful wedding pics. You managed to capture details not easily seen in the episode. I wish Jaime and Michael success in their journey for another child. I love her family.

  • nan/4

    Just thought I would throw this in…I think that there is something very sexy about Jamie’s husband, but again, that’s JMO.


    • KJ

      Hi my friend

      • nan/4

        Hi KJ! How are you honey? I hope you’re doing well today. Yes! I see the resemblance, but I think that Jamie’s husband has that special something that I can’t quite put my finger on. The other guy gave me the willies most of the time. 😮

        Take good care KJ! 😉

        • KJ

          The story of micheal & Jamie are SO sweet! LOVE it!! I adore these two together! Their kids are SO adorable & oh my they have manners! Maybe Tre & Joe could get some tips from them! Discipline!!!
          I hope her friend is able to get pregnant 🙂
          As a mom & you know my story, that love whether it’s yours or given to you it’s just so strong when you want it! God bless them!
          Hope things are going good for you love!

      • That’s exactly what I was thinking! They look like brothers!

        • KJ

          Oh definitely! Crazy! They even TALK alike! Idk if it’s the southern talk or what but is think they are twins!! Although Michel is married to Jamie & the other one couldn’t even handle one close!! Lol she’s ADORABLE

          • Hi KJ! Hope you’re having a good day. Please check your email when time permits. Thanks.

  • KJ

    I would truly love to have Jamie as a friend! I actually am blessed to have a friend just like her!! One that is there through thick & thin, & can make you laugh when your in the middle of crying!! That is what has lasted our friendship through all these years!! MOVES, KIDS & LIFE!!
    Laughter is so awesome!!
    Her cooking consists of pb&j , thank God I can cook for her kids!! Loving life, with best friends!!

    • nan/4

      You truly are blessed to have her in your life KjJ. 😉

      • KJ

        Absolutely!! :))

  • equinox2009

    Jaime, you rock. Now this is a reality show!

  • Nice recap. I really like Jaime’s boisterous personality. Also love the fact that she has a dynamic, interesting career which is so much more fun to watch than a bunch of squabbling harpies arguing over spa days and dinner parties.

    • Dani-K

      Thanks Carole. This show is really a pleasure to watch and recap!