Teresa Giudice took to her Bravo blog this week to talk about the final episode of season five. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star talked apologies, hair stylists and shared her thoughts on the interview with Andy Cohen that aired after the finale.
Teresa revealed that she's sick of apologizing and taking blame, but will keep on doing it for the sake of her brother Joe. "I can't believe it ended like the last two did: with everyone trying to blame me and make me apologize. I've apologized more times than I can count, but if that's what my brother needs, I'll keep apologizing until my tongue falls out. I've never tried to hurt him or Melissa. I only care about my family. Hopefully we've wiped the slate clean and can start over from here now. Since my family is in the public eye, we've got to be strong, we've got to support each other, and we've got to stand united. I never want to go back to that dark place with my family again."
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On the Penny drama: "I'm not going to talk too much about Penny and Johnny because I don't have anything much to say about them. I've met them a few times, I knew she wanted to be on the show, and I stayed as far away as I could from whatever rumors she had or didn't have on Melissa. It's a small town though, I guess I didn't stay far enough away! How did she have my phone number? I have no idea, but most people around her do have it. It's easy to get. I'm not a super secretive person. I give it out to everyone. To me, that's no big deal. If we were really working together, she would have texts from me and photos of hanging out at my house with me and my kids — like all my other friends do. I'm not buying that she deletes all her texts but saves all her Twitters, but whatever. It is what it is. I can't do anything to stop strangers from coming after me and my family. The only thing I can do is protect my family the best I can. And if that means getting up and walking away, taking the blame, or apologizing, then I'll do it."
See this hair? It was never styled by Penny, just FYI.
Teresa clarified that Penny does not do her hair..ever. "My amazing hairdressers did want me to point out that I've never had my hair done by Penny or at her salon. Melissa knows that too, I have no idea why she screamed that. She likes the drama. I went with Kim D. to have my makeup done at Penny's place last season, but that was it. I love the people who do my hair — thank you Edyta and thank you David at Hair by David in Kearney, NJ. He's the official hair stylist for Youthful 8 Milania Hair Care and he carries it in his salon of course! And when I do it myself, the Youthful 8 Milania Collection helps keep my locks looking luscious! (End hair commercial here.)"
Teresa also shared that she's happy with the ending of the season – everyone at her shore house hanging out like old times.
She admitted that her WWHL interview was intense, but that Andy did a good job. "Hopefully we answered enough questions, but it is aggravating to not be able to speak freely about everything. When this is all over, we will! As Joe said, we pleaded not guilty for a reason. Thank you all so much for your support and for withholding judgment until the trial is over."
Teresa was adamant that she's not in denial over the severity of the fraud charges. "I'm not in denial about it, I know it's serious and terrible, and I wouldn't wish this situation on anyone. If you've ever been in any kind of legal situation, even a divorce, you know it can suck your soul dry faster than almost anything else. It's not a pretty process. But I choose to stay positive. I really believe that being positive and being happy is a choice. It would be easy to stay in bed and cry all day. It's hard to keep moving forward, keep working, and keep your head up, but that's what strong women do. Especially being a mom, I can't fall apart. I have four little girls looking at me to see how to handle bad times. I want to set a good example for them because life involves bad times. You have to know how to cope and not to crumble. And I trust in God. I trust that no matter what, we'll be OK. Worrying isn't going to do one thing to help us."
She ended her blog this week by thanking her support system – fans, Joe, her family, etc.
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