If you recall, Teresa and husband Joe Giudice shocked viewers back in 2010 when it was revealed that they filed bankruptcy to the tune of $11 million in debt. Shortly afterwards, the two were accused of bankruptcy fraud by their trustee John Sywilok, who accused them of concealing assets and hiding income. By the way, concealing assets just happens to be a federal crime.
In a move to likely avoid persecution, Joe first withdrew his bankruptcy bid back in September, after pleading the fifth amendment during questioning by the trustee.
Following Joe’s move the Giudices’ lawyer told PEOPLE magazine that Teresa would soon follow, stating she felt “vindicated” to be voluntarily paying her remaining debts rather than go to jail have them discharged in bankruptcy court.
The NJ Star-Ledger is reporting that in addition to withdrawing her bankruptcy, Teresa has also settled the lawsuit by the trustee by acknowledging that she wishes to resolve Sywilok’s proceedings against her “without the need for further inquiry or litigation, and without her making any further admissions.”
Teresa’s attorney Jim Kridel stated back in September that Teresa was now making enough money to pay off her debts, while also adding that most of the debt in the bankruptcy belonged to Joe. Safe to say the system won this go around.
In other RHONJ news, Tre’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga recently revealed she is now selling T-shirts with some of her catch phrases written on them such as “Thank you Jesus” and “On Display.”
“We are selling a lot of “Thank you Jesus!” shirts of my website this week! Guess its for Christmas gifts! Send pics! Xo, melissagorga.co” tweeted Melissa last week. Pictures of those T-shirts are below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA WITHDRAWING HER BANKRUPTCY BID? WOULD YOU BUY ONE OF MELISSA’S T-SHIRTS?
Below,Taylor Armstrong is pictured out shopping, Bethenny Frankel is pictured with Kris Jenner, Kelly Bensimon at multiple events, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan share an intimate moment, Jill Zarin visits Beverly Hills, Alex McCord walks son to school, and Brandi Glanville shares an awkward moment with LeAnn Rimes!Plus more photos of Teresa Giudice, Countess LuAnn, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also belowKate Gosselin goes shopping, and Khloe Kardashia strikes a “sexy” pose. Plus JWoww, Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison,& more!
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Real Housewives of New Jersey is the gift that keeps on giving! Following last week’s excoriating Bravo blog, Teresa Giudice is claiming the network edited out a portion of her sentiments and she has released the “pieces” that were cut. The reality star posted the complete, unedited version on her personal webpage for your shock and amusement. Oh, lawdy!
In installment two of Teresa vs. the other Housewives — Teresa continues to call out her cast mates and family members that happen to be cast mates! She definitely wants the public (and Bravo!) to know she is not taking a beating lying down. So, when is Celebrity Deathmatch Jersey Style happening? Oh wait… I think it’s already begun!
Teresa starts things off by insisting she is innocent of having a relationship with the tabloids! “I can’t believe Jacqueline Laurita thinks I put out a magazine story that says bad things about ME on the cover. How does that even make sense? I’m not even going to try and follow her logic anymore.”
She also echos what most of us believe — that Caroline Manzo is a little silly arguing her adult children (who signed releases and received payment from Bravo) did not sign up to be a part of the show. “I can’t believe Caroline told the media her ‘children didn’t sign up for this.’ They are grown adults and they actually did literally sign up for it. They have contracts and got paid. What do you call that? And Caroline keeps telling Jacqueline to let Ashley [Holmes] grow up?…” Oooohhhh… sometimes the truth hurts, Mama Manzo!
Accusing Caroline and Jacqueline of being the ones who hold grudges, Teresa brings up She Who Should Not Be Named, New Jersey version: Danielle Staub (her new Twitter frienemy and the reason all this nonsense originally began!) “I know Caroline and Jacqueline obsess about things and people and revenge (What sane person would stalk Danielle’s ex-husband? What sane person would be friends with Kim G? That’s just ugly.).” Teresa better watch out as she appears to be the next target they have selected to “obsess” over!
Also, hinting that Jacqueline might just be having that rumored breakdown we’ve been hearing about, she states: “I just hope she gets well… “ Well, I just hope Chris Laurita deletes her Twitter! How does girl have time to associate with Kim G when she spends day and night Tweeting the masses?!
Then, Teresa actually makes a fair point (don’t hurt me for saying it!) about how reality TV and family may not mix. “Caroline and Jacqueline and Dina [Manzo] signed up for the show TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. It was the first time a family joined any Real Housewives show which I think is what made it so interesting from the beginning. I was just the friend on the sidelines with my juicy husband any my fab-u-lous girls,” she explains.
“I thought it was very brave to go on a show with your family, and I wouldn’t have done it. Watching what being on TV together did to the Manzo and Laurita family is EXACTLY WHY I didn’t want my family on the show with me. Seeing all the hurt they went through, I would be crazy to want the same thing for my family.” Except the one thing I will say in the Manzo and Laurita famblees’ favors is that they kept their family drama off the air which, as we know, is the opposite of the Gorgadiceakiles!
Teresa point blank accuses Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile of coming on the show to “hurt” her! “They didn’t come on like the Manzos first did, just to show the world how a real family looks,” she argues. “They came on to hurt me, insulting me and my husband and my kids from the very first episode through the last (is there a single episode they didn’t say something nasty about me? My own family?).” They insulted her kids?
“I would hope Melissa and Kathy wouldn’t have sold their own sisters down the river for a shot at 15 minutes of fame, but I’m not their sister, and I think they don’t think they care about the hurt it causes me and my parents because we’re not their immediate family.”
Explaining she was “worried” about her family experiencing the negative sides of fame, Teresa reveals she attempted to warn them about the tabloids and becoming victims of “made up stories.”
“I told them stuff they didn’t want to talk about would come up, that people from their past would try and take them down, that journalists would dig through their lives… Melissa told me she didn’t care. Then Melissa brings it up at the reunion as if I was trying to scare her off the show? It’s just twisted. Sad and twisted.”
Teresa goes on to call out her cast mates for having “skeletons” in their closets. “I don’t lay in bed at night worrying that my porn past or previous arrests or unstable history is going to come out because I don’t have any of those things,” she wrote. No names on who has a porn past or an arrest history!
And she insists whatever her family members might reveal about her didn’t matter! “I wasn’t worried that they would come on and expose me because there’s nothing to expose.” Ok, Teresa may not have what she considers skeletons – but isn’t her husband Jr Mafia Joe Giudice possibly facing jail time for multiple offenses, including a DUI? And then there’s that never-ending bankruptcy… And the cheating allegations…
Teresa also points out some of the unsavory behaviors of her co-stars (I think she ignored some of her own déclassé behaviors)! “I didn’t expose my daughter’s problems to the world, judging her for a difficult time in her life in front of all of America. That was Jacqueline. I didn’t make fun of my niece/cousin and criticize her all the time and tell the world I thought my daughter was fat and ugly. That was Caroline and her kids. I don’t have a pre-teen son on Twitter using curse words and insulting my own family. That’s Kathy. Bravo, ladies! Class acts, all of you!” She forgot to mention: ‘I didn’t have sex with my husband in a public bathroom on national TV. That was Melissa.’ Really though, class and RHONJ do not mix! Isn’t that why we watch?!
Reality TV doesn’t define me,” Teresa concludes, neither do “big fat bullies who puff hot air because no one will listen to them don’t phase me, rumors don’t keep me up at night. I have my family, we all have our health, we live a very normal, happy life of Sunday school and dance lessons and birthdays and trips to Costco. I am moving on and up to amazing new things.” Keep us posted, T!
And in other RHONJ news Teresa nemesis #1 (or 2 or 3…) Caroline, along with hubby Albert Manzo (sure has been doing a lot of appearances to save face with his wife lately), were spotted at Michael’s restaurant in NYC meeting with editors from People Magazine and Bravo’s SVP of Communication Jennifer Geisser. Which only means one thing – the New Jersey drama isn’t ending anytime soon!
I predict a sob-story interview about her feud with Dina and finally breaking her silence about the brawl in Punta Cana involving the Manzo boys, which likely demoted Teresa from “like family” to “acquaintance” status! I wonder if she’ll also mention Teresa’s – Oops! I mean Jacqueline’s – latest financial woes?! Who would have expected NJ Bankruptcy 2.0!
Here’s my two cents: Either Teresa knows big controversy brings big ratings (which means big dollars and endorsements for her) or she is just furious, fighting, spitting mad. Either way, Teresa garners a lot of attention and keeps things interesting – whether you like her or not! Admit it, she makes a few fair points in her blog, although she certainly fights dirty!
Don’t worry – whatever happens us minions at Reality Tea will continue to work round the clock slaving to bring you the latest gossip.
THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S UNEDITED BLOG? DO HER ACCUSATIONS HAVE ANY MERIT? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY HOPE FOR THE GORGA, WAKILE, AND GIUDICE FAMILIES TO REBUILD THEIR RELATIONSHIPS?
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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In light of all the real-time drama of the past few days, I felt very sad watching last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa, Kathy, The Joes, and Melissa all made-up and seemed to be working positively towards the future, but current drama lets us know it doesn’t last!
These women have sold their integrity and self-respect, and in the process destroyed their families and friendships for a small piece of fame and little bit of extra money. I hope it was worth it. And when no one remembers who they are, except for the fleeting memories of how they once appeared on our TV screens to embarrass themselves for amusement and some designer shoes; I hope the little bit of extra money they earned is at least enough to pay for their kids’ therapy. Lord knows, they’ll need it!
Full disclosure: I don’t believe Teresa set Melissa up. 1) I don’t believe she’s capable of masterminding something that involved. Or keeping it a secret long enough for it to pan out. 2) She seems to really love her brother. I do believe she wants a relationship with him at all costs. As to what happened, I suppose maybe time will tell, and maybe not.
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Days after a photo leaked online showing her husband Joe Giudice having dinner with his girlfriend a mystery woman, an article came out stating Teresa Giudice was laughing off the cheating rumors as she believed the woman in the photo was simply a family friend.
Well fast forward to today and an insider exclusively tells Reality Tea that is far from the case. According to the source, Teresa, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, is “a mess” and very “upset” over both the photo and the cheating rumors.
The insider reveals this isn’t the first time Teresa has had to deal with Joe’s questionable actions. “Teresa has accused him of infidelity many times over the years,” says the source. “Before she was on RHONJ, she expressed that to her family and friends.”
The insider adds that Teresa is definitely not laughing off the latest cheating rumors. “Joe isn’t so innocent and she knows it. She isn’t home laughing like Rob’s article said. She is a mess.”
As for the state of Teresa and Joe’s marriage, the insider adds that it is definitely not the happy go lucky union they try to portray on the In Touch Weekly magazine covers. “Joe cannot stand Teresa. The way he acts toward her on TV is the real deal,” says the source to Reality Tea. “Over the years Joe has been in some shady situations and his loyalty to Teresa has been questionable. He very frequently went to strip clubs and spent many late nights out with “the guys”. That is why when the show started Teresa was always talking about their sex life.” Ai ya ya.
The source adds that those close to the couple found it odd that Joe missed the Posche fashion show while his brother Pete Giudice attended the show with his wife Sheila Giudice. The photo of Joe with the mystery woman was snapped while the fashion show was going on.
For the time being the insider adds that Teresa is also “panicking” over Jacqueline’s recent tweets. As forJoe Gorga, he is said to be livid with Teresa and currently not speaking to her. Can’t say we blame him as more than one source has confirmed to us that Teresa was indeed in on the plan to try to expose Melissa Gorga as a past stripper. Except Melissa was never even a stripper.
Our insider supplied us with the below photo of Teresa with Pete Giudice and his wife Sheila at the Posche show. It is being rumored that Bravo is considering adding Sheila to the cast. Another fun fact? Sheila CANNOT stand Teresa!
Meanwhile Caroline Manzo is now speaking out on Jacqueline Laurita’s latest twitter rants in which she revealed her plans to quit the show. While a source confirmed to PEOPLE magazine days ago that Jacqueline had indeed quit, Caroline states not so fast.
As she participated in the Real Housewives Bravo tour in Atlantic City yesterday, Caroline shrugged off Jacqueline’s threats. “We have our good days and our bad days,” she explained to Wet Paint. “Every single one of us has felt like [leaving].”
Caroline warns fans of the show not to take Jacqueline’s tweets to heart: “Maybe [Jackie’s] in a funk now, and in two hours she’ll be like, ‘Hey, when are we filming next week?'” Interesting comments there by the Caroline. Jacqueline also posted a long message on her twitter page yesterday in an attempt to expose Teresa’s lies. A screenshot of that message is below.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHONJ! On the 18th episode this season (the finale airs next week) titled “An Inconvenient Truce,” the wives continue their vacation in Punta Cana, but they discover the open-air market and streets can be hazardous (especially in heels). Back in the Garden State, Ashley considers getting a tattoo, and Caroline’s sons host a product-launch party. Also: Melissa prepares for an important performance. The new episode airs at 10/9c.
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