Teresa Giudice Teases Aborted RHONJ Reunion Plans, Showing the 'Real' Teresa on 'House of Villains' (2024)

Teresa Giudice Teases Aborted RHONJ Reunion Plans, Showing the 'Real' Teresa on 'House of Villains' (1)

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' legend Teresa Giudice opens up about her apology to John Fuda, whether or not she's spoken to Dina Manzo since her husband's conviction, and her take after watching the show back for the first time ever!

For the first time ever in the history of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, OG star Teresa Giudice is not just a fixture on the show -- and the center of most of the drama -- but she's also a viewer. The reality legend broke down her take on the latest Watch What Happens Live.

Talking with host Andy Cohen and Fire Island star Joel Kim Booster, Giudice dropped the reveal that she's actually watching the show when asked about her newfound friendship with Jackie Goldschneider. She also dished on her aborted reunion plans, House of Villains, Dina Manzo and more!

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Of the latter, it was a pretty brief exchange, with Andy asking if she'd spoken to Dina since her ex-husband's conviction. "I texted her and she hearted it," Teresa said in an answer so short, Andy waited a beat to be sure that was it.

"Okay," he then said, "And what was your reaction?" This response was just as terse, with Teresa replying, "You know. Justice was served."

As for her relationship with Jackie, the audience was 82 percent certain their new friendship wouldn't last, while Joel seemed a little dubious himself. "I think what happens with a lot of these people around Teresa is they are using her for clout and I don't trust-- I want real friends for you, Teresa," he said. "I want friends that will stick by you."

It was in response to this that Teresa revealed she was watching the show back for the first time ever. In doing so, she shared, "I really see that Jackie's making her own decisions. It's not because I told her-- I didn't tell her to do anything. Jennifer [Aydin] didn't tell her to do anything. Like, I see that Margaret [Josephs] was getting on her last nerve and she's seeing right through her."

This segment also explored whether or not her apology to John Fuda was sincere, with Joel again seeming dubious (and 81% of online voters voting "No").

"I think that they came in not necessarily wanting to hear an apology, maybe, but I also don't know that you really wanted to be friends with them, either," said Booster.

Teresa insisted the apology "was" sincere, "but I wanted an apology first, 'cause they're the ones that started all this."

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Joel argued that while it might have been "unfair" for Teresa to bring up Fuda's criminal past, it was equally unfair for her own criminal past to be brought up. But Teresa interjected to tell him it wasn't even about all that.

"He accused my husband [Luis Ruelas] of reaching out to his ex that was in jail and why would he do that? So they threw the first punch, so I'm gonna finish the fight," she told Joel. "Trust me."

She then interrupted Andy beginning the next question to add, "It's too bad we weren't having a reunion, because I was going to bring an envelope and I was going to take something out of the envelope."

She didn't expand on what was in the envelope, but did say she almost brought it with her that night, but wanted more of the cast there. Andy said that maybe they could have her back on before the season runs out. You can bet neither he nor Bravo fans are going to soon forget about that envelope ... or its mysterious contents!

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Later in the show, Joel said that after meeting Teresa in person and seeing her on Ultimate Girls Trip, "I would like to see you in an environment where you're not on the defensive."

"Thank you, he said it," Teresa said. "They're always coming after me."

Speaking of RHUGT, though Teresa insisted that still wasn't fully the "real" her, if only because her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga -- with whom she's been embroiled in a years-long feud -- was there. "I still couldn't talk, I still kept my mouth shut," she said.

We're not sure if her upcoming stint on House of Villains will be quite that, but Teresa suggested the E! series might just feature the "real Teresa" in a way fans haven't seen yet.

"At first I didn't want to do the show because I was like, 'I'm not a villain.' But I'm so excited that I did it," she said. "I can't wait for everyone to see it, 'cause I think they're gonna see, you know, kinda-- everyone's saying the real Teresa."

"I know everyone thinks that you see the real Teresa on Housewives, but I can't wait for you guys to see House of Villains. I can't wait." She then dropped a huge possible spoiler as to her fate on the show, adding, "I have to see it myself to see how it plays out."

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Finally, after 15 years together on WWHL and all things Bravo, Andy and Teresa took a moment to reflect on their ups and downs and even further downs across all those years.

"You and I went through it for, like, a chunk of time where you really felt like I was after you," Andy said, with Teresa admitting she thought he was "always asking me the hardest questions."

"I know you did, but you were always under fire," he said, echoing Joel's earlier sentiment.

"And I didn't get it. Hello, this is my first time on TV, you know? So this was all new to me," Teresa said.

Calling it a "come to Jesus" moment, Andy said that the two finally got to the bottom of it all "before you went away." He said that in that moment, "I feel like that is when we kind of figured it all out. It took us a minute."

Fans have the chance to figure out if this is the "real" Teresa Giudice every Sunday on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey. For Season 2 of House of Villains, coming this fall to E!, Teresa has the chance to get "real" alongside stars like Tiffany "New York" Pollard, Richard Hatch, Jessie "Mr. Pec-tacular" Godderz, Safaree Samuels and so many more.

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FAQs

Is Gabriella Teresa Giudice's real daughter? ›

Gabriella Giudice, born on October 5, 2004, in New Jersey, is widely known as the daughter of Teresa Giudice, a prominent star of Bravo's hit reality show, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Gabriella has grown up in the spotlight, but she has distinguished herself as more than just a reality TV star's daughter.

How much does Teresa Giudice make per season? ›

Teresa reportedly earns $1.1 million per season, earning her spot as one of the highest paid Real Housewives in the franchise. TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A FAIR AMOUNT TO PAY REAL HOUSEWIVES CAST PER SEASON? DOES THE SALARY SEEM FAIR FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT VALUE?

Are Dina and Teresa still friends? ›

When a fan asked if she and Giudice were “friends again,” Manzo responded that the two were “never not friends.” She added, “Sometimes friendships go [through phases], but in the end, true friendships will always find their way back when the time is right.”

Does Gia Giudice get paid by Bravo? ›

Gia's fame skyrocketed after her song, "Waking Up In The Morning," started trending on TikTok after Will Smith remixed it. Bravo saw an opening to enhance its audience, and reportedly paid Gia $50,000 for RHONJ season 12, according to Distractify. There is no doubt her promotional deals are earning her a pretty penny.

What does Gia Giudice do for a living? ›

But now, as a 22-year-old influencer and aspiring lawyer, Gia is ready to show fans a new side of her. In PEOPLE's exclusive debut of her new photo shoot, Gia embraces her sexier side while also looking back on how far she's come.

Who is the highest paid Housewife in New Jersey? ›

Jennifer Aydin's Net Worth: $11 million

A main cast member of the Jersey-set reality series since Season 9, Jen reportedly takes in around $100,000 per season of The Real Housewives.

How much does Melissa Gorga get paid? ›

Melissa Gorga joined the series as an official Housewife during Season 3, and so it's likely she makes a hefty sum per episode as well — a reported $750K per season, in fact.

Which Housewife gets paid the most? ›

NeNe Leakes: By the time season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta rolled around, NeNe was reportedly making $2.85 million per season—making her the highest paid Housewife!

Did the Manzos go to Teresa's wedding? ›

Manzo and Cantin are "notoriously private," Ruelas and Giudice's rep tells us. We're told Manzo did not go to Giudice's wedding to Ruelas because it was being filmed in New Jersey.

Why was Dina not a bridesmaid? ›

There's been a lot of speculation about Dina and Teresa's friendship after she skipped the August 2022 nuptials, but the Standing Strong author has maintained that Dina didn't come because she didn't want to be filmed.

Are Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo friends? ›

"She's not in my friend circle, I don't associate with her; I never see her, so it doesn't even make sense. She doesn't hang out with any of us [or] any of our friends," Teresa added. "I don't even know who she hangs out with."

How many biological kids does Teresa Giudice have? ›

Teresa Giudice has four daughters: Gia, born in January 2001; Gabriella, born in October 2004; Milania, born in February 2006; and Audriana, born in September 2009.

Where is Teresa Giudice's daughter Gabriella going to college? ›

On a recent episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa's daughters Gia and Gabriellacalled their father Joe on FaceTime as Gabriella opened up about her plans to pursue higher education at the University of Michigan.

Who are the giudice daughters? ›

They have four daughters together: Gia (b. January 2001), Gabriella (b. October 2004), Milania (b. February 2006), and Audriana (b.

Did Milania Giudice go to college? ›

Love you endlessly! 💕," she ended her caption. Last month, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star shared a few photos on her Instagram as she celebrated her daughter Milania's decision to attend the University of Tampa next fall.

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