If you're totally and utterly confused about what the hell goes on in the world de Giudice, you are not alone!
Here we all were thinking that Teresa Giudice withdrew her bankruptcy filing in lieu of repaying her defrauded creditors the good ol' fashioned way – with work! But now media outlets are reporting Teresa and Joe, who both pled guilty to multiple financial fraud charges (including bankruptcy fraud), recently had their bankruptcy discharged. Which would mean they went forward with the filing? Seriously – any experts please chime in!
I'd like to think that reality stars learn from the mistakes of their peers, but then I remember that they are reality stars. They aren't revered for their brains, but rather for how dramatic their lives are at any given time. Hey, I'm just jealous!
Watching all of the financial strife (to put it mildly) of her family members/co-stars hasn't deterred the maybe recently demotedKathy Wakile from pursuing her dream home. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is hoping that her dessert making skills will be the perfect foundation for a brand new custom home. Sweet dreams, for sure!
Following the event, Melissa Gorga tweeted many thanks to those who helped make the event a success, including a shout out to DJ Pauly D. "@DJPaulyD thank you for being so generous with your time and donating a meet & greet to Project Ladybug!! Much appreciated!"
Proving that no job is too corny for the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, she just released a new commercial for her Fabellini wine. Teresa has been doing bottle signings all over and really selling the product.
"Sexy. Sophisticated." (Two words that totally come to mind when I think of Teresa!) "We invite you to fall in love," says Teresa as she smizes her heart out. Well, hopefully it'll work. Reality Tea has tried it – and we were not swept away by the sexy sophisticatedness. Nor did we fall in love.
"Thank you all for your love & support of my family & my kids," Teresa wrote. "You know how much they mean to me. I am keeping them protected & private. xx" Except on Twitter where Teresa has been blowing up her feed with photos of the family!
Kim flat out says that she doesn't feel Juicy and Tre got what they deserved in the plea deal. "I don't think they got what they deserved. I thik they should've gotten more. 39 counts and they're down to what? 4? Now we're remorseful? We better be remorseful cuz we know we're going to jail." Actually it was 41 charges, so only about 1/10 of the charges will stick.
Tom asked Kim if she thinks the Giudices are truly criminals or if they did what they did to keep up with the Joneses? "Both. I definitely think they're criminals. And actually i think they're that way because they don't know any other way. So that's been their way of life for how many years. Now they just got caught. "
This weekTeresa Giudiceand Joe Giudice finally faced the inevitable and pled guilty for their 41 counts of federal fraud charges. Teresa has expressed her shame for what this has done to her daughters and vowed not to speak publicly about the matter again. Until Barbara Walters or Oprah comes a'callin' I'm sure!
Faced with an insurmountable indictment, the Real Housewives of New Jerseystar is subject to a sentence of 21 – 27 months but Judge Esther Salas has the final say in just how long – if any – Teresa will serve in prison. Perhaps Joe may just be headed to the slammer solo! Teresa's attorney explained to People that Teresa has a strategy for convincing the Judge why she should be permitted to remain a free lady.
"Teresa's plan is to explain to the court both how she ended up in this mess to begin with as well as how she has made a life for herself and the girls that will see them through it," her lawyer Henry Klingeman revealed. "We have the right to ask for probation and we are going to."
Caroline reveals she was planning to leave the show when the spinoff offer came in and she answered an emphatic "No" when asked if she missed her RHONJ castmates. "I knew it was something that I had in mind for a while," she shares with Fashion & Style. "I knew that I have given the show all I could. You know, when you have no more to give its time to go. I made this decision and I'm at peace with it, and I'm cool. I'm happy. I don't miss it."