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Teresa Giudice Isn’t Leaving Real Housewives; Says “I’m The OG” & The Show Is “Kind Of All About Me”

Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 is set to debut, and once again it looks like Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice will be at the center of the drama.

In 2014, viewers followed the couple as they pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. Both served staggered time in prison at camp, so that one parent would be able to care for their four daughters.

Joe came to the United States as a young child, but never became a citizen. When Joe completed his 41-month sentence in March of 2019, he was taken into ICE custody because an immigration judge ordered that he be deported to Italy. When Joe’s request for an appeal bond was denied, Joe asked to be sent to Italy to await the court’s final decision on his deportation. His wish was granted, and he returned to Italy on October 11. Joe looked a lot less juicy and more slim and fit.

For her part, Teresa made it clear that if Joe was deported, they would get divorced. She was also seen hanging out with, and holding hands with, a much younger man named Blake Schreck. But only in a platonic way. (insert laughter here.)

US Weekly reports that Teresa spilled some tea about RHONJ during a speech at the Ultimate Women’s Expo on November 3. “Do I see myself [leaving the show]? No. Because hello, what’s my name? Teresa Giudice. I’m the OG,” Teresa stated. “If I leave, I think it’s not going to be a show anymore. Not like … I mean, it’s kind of all about me, unfortunately. Not that I even wanted it about me, and I don’t.” I love how humble and down-to-earth Teresa is. Does anyone believe that this table-flipping Housewife doesn’t want to be the center of attention?  I wonder what co-stars Jackie Goldschneider and Danielle Staub would say about Teresa’s assessment of her status?

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Teresa is the only New Jersey Housewife to appear in a full-time role for all 10 seasons of the reality show. She does admit that she changes her mind about whether she should have joined RHONJ.

“‘Should I have done it, should I have not done it?’ It’s a hard question. Listen, I guess God brought it to me for a reason, because I didn’t sign on the dotted line right away,” Teresa revealed. “It took me, like, 11 months to say yes to do it. So it’s like, I did think about it almost a year, and then finally I did it.” The author added, “A lot of good and bad came out of it. But now, since I’m in it, like, why leave now? I might as well ride the whole wave until I’m done. And thanks for all your support.”

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On October 27, Bravo’s Andy Cohen interviewed Teresa and Joe, who appeared via video call from Italy. And this interview on Watch What Happens Live was seriously uncomfortable and awkward. Neither Teresa nor Joe appeared interested in saving their marriage, and both leveled cheating allegations at the other.  According to US Weekly, Teresa said that their daughters know that the couple are discussing splitting up. “I think they get it. I don’t think they want to see it happen, obviously, but I think they understand,” Teresa shared.

Teresa is going to Italy with her daughters to reunite with Joe. “When I go see him in Italy, we’ll figure that out,” the Jersey Housewife told Andy about their marriage. RadarOnline reports that Teresa is getting big bucks to reunite with her husband while the Bravo cameras roll. I feel badly for Joe and Teresa’s daughters who are thrust into the middle of this circus.

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