Yesterday Teresa Giudice wrote an open-letter to the tabloids lambasting them for making accusations about Jr. Mafia Jailbird Joe's alleged cheating ways. Proving that Stand By Your Man is on repeat on the iPod, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star insists there is no truth to the rumors and furthermore threatened to sue organizations making accusations!
Several media outlets – from the littlest to the hugest – have reported on Joe's purported adultery, a situation not helped by some seriously unflattering footage of him in Napa last season andJacqueline Laurita's accusations at the reunion. There's also been photos of Joe with other women, although nothing incriminating!
It's speculated that Teresa is attempting some damage control before a really juicy (pun intended) tabloid story emerges later this week that will contain further allegations and photographs of Joe in a compromising situation.
The latest is an In Touch Weekly cover story about the Real Housewives of New Jerseystars which states Joe was spotted with a “hot blonde” just weeks ago at a hotel!
According to In Touch, Joe was seen with a group of females at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. — and Teresa was nowhere to be found. “He was drinking at the Waterfront Tower with four women,” including an attractive blonde, an onlooker says of the wild September night.
“At 2 a.m., I saw Joe leave a hotel room carrying his duffel bag. He looked like he didn’t want to be noticed!” An insider close to Joe however denies he cheated: “About 30 women approached Joe that night, and he never went to a hotel room.” Really? 30 women???
Even worse, the mag states Teresa was made aware of the incident from a friend. She reportedly confronted Joe at home one day and he denied everything. Teresa is however said to be growing more weary of Joe’s extracurriculars especially after he was “caught” on a dinner date with Davana Medina on September 27.
While Davana maintains it was just a friendly dinner, a pal tells In Touch her boyfriend dumped her after the picture of her and Joe surfaced. Wowzers.
In other Teresa news, our RHONJ insider is telling us that Teresa and Joe continue to make enemies and even states that Teresa, who always brags about not having a nanny, is not the hands on mom she badly wants the world to believe she is.
First our source informs us the Giudices continue to alienate the people in their lives. “Not only are the cast members of the show not her friends anymore, her other real life “friends” have jumped ship,” the source tells Reality Tea. “They said Teresa uses them for rides for her kids. Her one friend’s husband has a driver and Joe asks to use him all the time. The same couple has a lot of money and Joe has asked the husband to put businesses in his name.”
If you recall, Joe’s driving license is currently suspended. In fact, a shocking report came out last year stating Joe’s license has been suspended a total of 9.4 years out of the last 20 years.
Our source adds that while Teresa likes to point the finger at people who have help (she has put sister-in-law Melissa Gorga on blast in the past for having a nanny), Teresa actually has A LOT of help with her kids these days all due to her pursuit of fame.
“I know Teresa’s babysitter well. She watches all four children ALL the time. She drives them everywhere, takes them to birthday parties, and just about everything else,” says our insider. “Teresa is very uninvolved in her children’s lives. She has been for a while. Her main focus is how to build her empire so she can remain “on top.”
The source adds, “Teresa doesn’t value people or friendships. Teresa values possessions, money, status, and looks. She is a narcissist.”
Our source even supplied us with a picture of Joe and Teresa with their babysitter/nanny Shauna. That picture is below.
In the meantime, Teresa is speaking out, denying she is behind the latest In Touch Weekly cover story which alleges Jacqueline Laurita used to be a stripper. Jacqueline had stated Teresa was behind it.
“I don’t play crazy Twitter games & threaten people, but I have to defend myself on this one: I don’t have a “contract” with any magazine,” tweeted Teresa. “Saw the In Touch mag this week. I’M on the cover WITH Jac & Caroline for our “secrets.” Don’t like the story. Had nothing to do with it.”
Hard to believe Teresa didn’t have some sort of deal with the mag as she graced their cover a number of times this summer, each time granting them exclusive interviews and photos.
Also want to add that there’s nothing wrong with Teresa being a working mom and getting help with her kids. It is however very hypocritical for her to constantly point out the fact that Melissa has a nanny while she doesn’t, when in reality, she has more help with her children.
You can read more of the Joe story in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE JOE CHEATING REPORTS? AND ON TERESA NOT BEING AS HANDS ON WITH HER KIDS AS SHE WOULD LIKE THE PUBLIC TO BELIEVE?
As filming wraps up on the 4th season of the hit show, the latest is a report that Teresa Giudice is actually considering walking away from the show that made her infamous!
Teresa tells In Touch Weekly that she “didn’t sign up” for all the drama. Err you kinda did Tre! “I signed up to be with my friends, hanging out, having fun. I didn’t sign on to have my family and friends trashing me,” says Teresa who managed to slam her costar Caroline Manzo in her latest cookbook.
When asked to explain why she felt the need to refer to Caroline, 50, as being only 1/16th Italian in her Fabulicious cookbook, Teresa snipes: “It was such a nothing thing to get upset over.” She adds, “It’s sad that Caroline is trying to attack my livelihood.”
As for Teresa possibly leaving the show after season 4, a source tells that mag that Bravo is loving every minute of the drama…of course and does NOT want to lose their biggest troublemaker star! “They don’t want to lose Teresa as they feel she is their biggest asset. She is ratings gold,” reveals an insider.
Ratings gold indeed as part 1 of the RHONJ reunion got the highest ratings of the season. Over 3.4 millions viewers tuned in to see the highly promoted Caroline/Teresa showdown on Sunday night!
Davana, 37, is now breaking her silence as she tells Star Magazine there is no funny business going on between her and Joe. “We were old friends having fun,” Davana tells Star. “I’ve known Joe and Teresa since I was little.”
And while Teresa has claimed she was aware Joe was out with Davana whom she called a “family friend,” Davana tells a different story when she admits Teresa wasn’t happy about the dinner date.
“I think she’s upset because it makes her look like a jerk,” explains Davana. “But I don’t need to apologize for anything.” Davana’s comments falls in line with what a source told us about the situation, which was that Teresa was a “mess” over the Joe cheating rumors. Our source also insisted that while Davana and Joe go way back, she is NOT a family friend.
Other sources also tell Star that Teresa might have good reason to be upset. “Davana and Joe had a past together, and who knows what’s going on now?” says a source. “Teresa had better watch her back.”
Moving on to Dina Manzo, who continues to remain in the headlines after her sister Caroline finally admitted their relationship is indeed strained. After getting backlash from fans who felt she took Teresa’s side, Dina is once again defending herself.
“Teresa has nothing to do with my relationship with my sister,” Dina revealed to UsWeekly. “I had no idea of their discord until very recently.” She added: “I am at a very good place in my life with my foundation, Project Ladybug, helping so many children with cancer and my new show Dina’s Party on HGTV.”
When it comes to the state of her relationship with Caroline, Dina stated, “I’m sure in time [it] will mend itself. To quote a favorite saying of mine, ‘This too shall pass.'”
Allrighty. So we have to ask –
TELL US – WILL YOU WATCH THE SHOW WITHOUT TERESA? THOUGHTS ON TERESA AND DINA’S INTERVIEWS? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? CAROLINE’S OR TERESA’S? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF DAVANA’S COMMENTS?
Weeks after Joe Giudicewas photographed having an intimate dinner with a mystery woman, Reality Tea can now reveal the identity of the woman!
WhileTeresa Giudicewas busy stirring up drama attending the Posche Fashion Show on September 27, Joe, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, was photographed having dinner at a local TGI Fridays with a mystery brunette. RadarOnline was the first to publish the photo.
Well our RHONJ insider is now alleging to us that the mystery lady is Davana Medina, a divorced 37-year-old professional female body builder. And while Teresa came out stating the lady photographed with Joe was simply a family friend, the insider tells Reality Tea that is not the case.
The insider alleges that Davana used to date Joe’s brother Pete Giudice way way back in the day. “She used to “hook up” with Pete Giudice when they were younger. They have known each other a long time,” says the source. “But she sure is not a “family” friend as Teresa stated. [Teresa] had no idea he was going out with her that night. It is rumored that they have been seeing each other for years.”
The same insider revealed last week that Teresa was “a mess” and very “upset” over the Joe cheating allegations, adding that she “has accused him of infidelity many times over the years.”
A different source tells Life & Style magazine: “Joe actually used to date Davana’s sister before he married Teresa,” reveals a former friend of Davana’s. “But Joe was very close to Davana, as well. He’s been at her house many times, late at night.” Yikes.
As for Teresa, she stated in a recent interview that she would leave Joe if he cheated on her. More photos of Davana below.
In other RHONJ news, Teresa is firing back at costar Caroline Manzo following Sunday night’s dramatic season 3 finale! In a blog posted on her website, Teresa claims the comments she made about Caroline in her Fabulicious book ware simply jokes (Isn’t it funny how she never does anything wrong?) and also goes on to accuse Caroline of being jealous of her cookbook success. Below are excerpts from Tre’s blog –
“I remember when I was writing my very first book proposal, Caroline was also trying to sell her own cookbook (and 5 other Housewives were too!). Caroline told me I was doing it wrong, that I wasn’t smart enough, that I didn’t have the right agent, the right co-writer, the right anything. I took her criticism like I always do, with a smile, and did what I wanted to anyway. And my book got picked up. Caroline’s didn’t. Not one publisher wanted it. I don’t know why. I wish everyone success in all they do, but I can’t help it hers didn’t get published. “
“What I wrote about the Manzos in Fabulicious! was the same thing: a joke. And not even a mean joke, a repeated joke that was made up for a fake feud on the “Rachel Ray” show…. To be honest, I don’t think Caroline is really upset. I think she’s trying to make up a reason to be mad at me and she doesn’t have anything else because I’ve never done anything to her or her family…”
Below is the excerpt from Teresa’s book that set Caroline off. Not quite seeing the humor in it…
“Unlike some of the other “Housewives,” I do not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash, old ladies in hot pants climbing up on a pole to bring their sexy back, or videotaping yourself in any state of undress at any time.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JOE’S CHEATING? ARE YOU BUYING TRE’S CLAIMS THAT HER COMMENTS WERE A JOKE? DO YOU THINK CAROLINE IS JEALOUS OF HER SUCCESS?
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