They laugh, they catch up a little, and then Andy mentions, the last time he saw her, it didn’t seem like Teresa was preparing herself for prison. “No, not at all,” she admits. “I was just in the moment and focusing on my daughters. I felt like I was dying. In reality, that’s who I felt. I wanted to, every weekend, do something special with them. Especially with my little baby. I did not want her to forget me.”
Andy talked about their reunion on his Sirius XM radio show yesterday morning.
It’s old news now, but Andy announced the return of theReal Housewives of New Jersey, with Teresa, Melissa Gorga, and Jacqueline Laurita returning as full-time housewives. “There’s been a lot of questions about will Teresa be a housewife. Yes, she will. She’s back. We’re not shooting a special kinda like Teresa Checks In. We are shooting Real Housewives of New Jersey. It is officially in production and you will see it later this year on Bravo,” he added. “We were shooting when Teresaleft Danbury, when she got home, we’ve been shooting for the last few months.” Any new housewives will be announced later.
Teresa Giudice is going to be everywhere this week. When I opened a particular website this morning, there were at least a dozen articles about her and her book! Teresa did two interviews with GMA’s Amy Robach – one pre-taped at her home and then she appeared live in the studio this morning, too. Her pre-taped interview is split into two parts – the second half will be on Nightline tomorrow. In her interviews today she opened up about how she spent her days in prison and still maintains that she didn’t know what she was signing way back when. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star also called prison “hell.” She talks about whether she and the girls will move if Joe is deported and so much more.
Amy asks Teresa if she knew she was breaking the law and committing a crime. “Definitely not. I didn’t know I was committing a crime. The government saw it differently, I got sentenced, I served time.”
Teresa, of course, will be the main focus of season 7 as she tries to repair her relationships with her family and friends, namely Melissa and Jacqueline, and learns to live without Joe Giudice. “I am very excited to be back,” said Teresa. “For me this season is all about letting go of the past and embracing the future. People are calling me Teresa 2.0.” Ha! Who are these people? Andy Cohen?
Ahead of the release, the New York Daily News is sharing a few excerpts from the Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s tell-all, which includes her sexual fantasies (eww), the pros and cons of her celebrity status (there are more pros than cons), and her vision for the future (she is soooo out of touch with reality).
Since her December 23 prison release after serving 11 months on fraud counts, Real Housewives of New Jersey’sTeresa Giudice has certainly been busy trying to get her life back in order. The reality series star and best-selling author, who has probably been hounded by hordes of media vying to get the first post-prison interview with her has agreed to a sit-down with ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.”
Teresa and husband Joe Giudice have in the past, given exclusives to their boss, Andy Cohenwho is an executive producer on RHONJ, a former Bravohead honcho and the host of “Watch What Happens Live” on the same network. Now Teresa will chat with Amy Roach (pictured right), GMA’s news anchor. Page Six states that took place at Teresa’s Montville, N.J. Township mansion and will air on February 9 which is coincidentally, the very same day her memoir, ‘Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again’ is set to be released. Perfect timing or perfect orchestration?