I was honestly a little offended that Jacqueline and any Housewife not named Teresa were so prominently featured during such a crucial episode, but I really couldn’t stomach it when Jacqueline was talking about how she was so upset seeing Joe and Teresa hug before he left. It didn’t seem authentic and it’s hard to follow her train of thought: does she love Teresa or hate her? I get that life isn’t that black and white, but it’s just such two extremes going from wanting to be BFF’s to constantly trashing her. And well, Teresa isn’t here for it.
It was so heartbreaking watching Teresa Giudice and her four daughters praying in that bed after Joe Giudice went into prison. No matter how you feel about the Giudices and their illegal activities, you have to admit that it was an emotional episode – or you just have no soul, I don’t know. Flash forward to the present time, Tre shared an update on Joe and talked about celebrating her seventeenth wedding anniversary with her husband behind bars and how he is asking John Legend to get involved.
Before unraveling that mess, Melissa focuses on Juicy Joe’s departure for “camp.” She writes, “I think we can all agree that last night’s episode was so raw and emotional. No matter how you look at the situation, it is heartbreaking to see a family go through something like this. Teresa [Giudice]and her girls are incredibly strong. I’m so happy that we were able to be there for them and have the kids spend time together with Joe Giudice before he went away.”
Last night Real Housewives Of New Jersey lost one of its greatest assets when Joe Giudice left for prison. Just think – all it took for the Gorgadices to mend their family feud was for Juicy to get incarcerated!
The episode begins counting down the days before Joe goes “away” for 41 months. No one feels it as deeply as Teresa Giudice, who tries to make each moment count with special activities for the girls to bond with their dad. First is a little Magnolia Bakery plug to decorate cupcakes for the birthdays Joe will miss while locked up. Also, there was glitter and we know Teresa has never been able to turn her back on an errant piece of glitter.
I know many are criticizing Teresa Giudice for not wanting a relationship with her cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. Plus, she was super cold when they showed up at the book signing. Teresa can be polarizing, but it does seem like she has a legitimate reason to not want to be around Rosie and Kathy.
Teresa has a ton going on right now – she is basically a single mom to her four daughters since Joe Giudice is in prison. She’s trying hard to hustle and provide for her family. And Teresa only wants to be a part of situations that are positive. So, if she doesn’t view interacting with her cousins as positive, that makes sense. Tre also got more specific about what Kathy and Rosie did (and didn’t do) to offend her so greatly.
Teresa admits that without Joe, who is serving 41 months in Fort Dix Correctional Facility, their family feels “incomplete” and that being a single mom to 4 girls is overwhelming. “It’s hard, we are just doing the best that we can, getting through it day by day… ”