This week we’re seeing a lot of new interviews from The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice. He opened up for the latest issue of Us Weekly and he also sat down with the crew from Extra, too. Joe’s talking about Teresa Giudice’s life in prison as well as how the family is handling her absence.
Extra sat down with Joe in the family kitchen to talk about their life and Teresa’s, with Joe calling her “an amazing woman.” Joe and the girls hung out with the TV crew and played a game with dad during the interview. Joe shared that no matter how strong you try to be, you break down.
How did I miss the fact that Melissa Gorga had a jewelry line that actually survived the “idea” phase where many a housewives’ hock is created but never comes to fruition? Clearly, cookbooks and cheap sweet bubbly are immune from this branding backlash phenomenon!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has launched her own line of affordable baubles on HSN, and dare I say the majority of the line is both wearable and budget friendly. I’d have predicted a lot of gaudy CZ at blood diamond prices, but I was pleasantly surprised!
We all knew it was just a matter of time before Teresa Giudice broke her silence! And we all know it’s just a matter of time before her exclusive WWHL interview from Danbury is aired, right?!
Sharing a family photo with au naturel hair paired with Wet-n-Wild cosmetics straight from the commissary, Teresa, through her lawyer reveals she’s doing fine, but is homesick. “I miss Joe and my girls terribly,” the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star revealed. Joe Giudice confesses that he’s handling it the worst of all! Really?
“I cry more than the girls,” Joe says of leaving Teresa after their six-hour visiting days. “I pretty much cry every time I leave. Like a little baby.” As for how their four daughters are coping, Joe admits to Us Weekly that their youngest, Audriana (5) thinks mommy is “working” (uhhhh…) and that Teresa keeps in contact regularly through phone and email.
Joe Giudice will officially receive his long-awaited sentence for his driver’s license fraud case – and be remanded to turn over his license as he officially loses his legal driving privileges. Like that’s stopped him before!
On Thursday the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star again returns to a Patterson courtroom to finalize his sentence related to the plea deal he agreed to in October.
In what was the latest in a string of postponements throughout the case, Joe was initially supposed to be sentenced earlier in the month, but it was rescheduled due to a health issue with the prosecutor. However Joe is not getting any more passes (we hope!).
Melissa Gorga appeared on Good Day New York to promote her new jewelry collection. Melissa also answered questions about Teresa Giudice and Real Housewives of New Jersey. She actually spent a lot more time talking about Teresa than her jewelry, but such is life as the sister-in-law of a convicted felon.
Melissa admitted that she hasn’t visited Teresa in prison, adding, “I think she’s keeping her visits for her children.” I honestly don’t blame her. I wouldn’t visit the narcissist, either, family or not. Melissa went on to say that Teresa’s holding up “really well” despite being away from her girls. “It is obviously not easy being away from the children,” said Melissa. “I think that’s probably the hardest part.”
The casting disaster that was season six combined with the favorable response to adding Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has prompted producers to dig deeper (or just not troll the Dunkin’ Donuts for cast members) for season seven.
The first “big name” that leaked out is Tiki Barber‘s wife Traci Lynn Johnson. “Yes, the rumor is true,” an inside source told E! News. “Traci is down the road with the production company. She and Tiki moved to NJ a few years ago. They are next door neighbors with Snooki.”
Melissa‘s hairstylist, Julius Michael, rescued two Pomeranian puppies from a “horrible lady” at the airport last week. The 11-week-old puppies were in bad shape when he found them. Julius kept one puppy, sharing, “I rescued him and have been nursing him to health for the past few days and today I finally got him on film climbing the fence to get out into the rest of the house. He’s making a full recovery.” Melissa adopted the other puppy. See photos below!
No one at Bravo is discussing the future of Real Housewives Of New Jersey, which remains in limbo while Teresa Giudice completes her 15-month prison sentence. Despite the uncertainty where Teresa is concerned, producers are “quietly” putting plans in motion for a seventh season and looking to bring celebrity names into the mix by possibly adding Tiki Barber‘s scandal-plagued wife Traci Lynn Johnson!