Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has been through a lot since the reality show began. Bravo’s Andy Cohen has been there through some very traumatic moments. During the RHONJ reunion in 2014, before she was sent to
camp jail for federal fraud charges, Teresa said that she would like Andy to come and visit her in jail.
In March of 2019, Joe Giudice was detained by ICE after he completed his prison sentence. Teresa’s husband,
formerly Juicy Joe was released from ICE custody in mid-October. He requested to return to Italy to await the final ruling on his deportation. Andy spoke with the couple for an interview. Well, he spoke with Teresa in person and a much-trimmer Joe via video from Italy. It was beyond awkward.
Teresa told US Weekly that she never enjoyed filming RHONJ, which was confusing to me. But Andy understood how Teresa felt. According to Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Andy discussed his feelings during an appearance on the Jerry O Show in August. “I’m not surprised. I mean look at what’s happened to her during her life [on the show]. I think she would agree that it’s been kind of the best of times and the worst of times,” Andy stated. He added, “She’s a New York Times bestselling author. Her kids have grown up to be marvelous young women. But look at what’s happened to her husband; she went to jail. She’s had real high highs–and low lows.”
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People reported that Teresa shared that her feelings for Andy weren’t always positive during the “Real Housewives: OGs Only” panel at BravoCon. During the early RHONJ reunions, Teresa was frustrated by Andy’s questions. “In the beginning, I was like, ‘Why is he always asking me the hardest questions?’ I didn’t like you,” Teresa revealed. “And now I adore you,” Teresa added.
Andy didn’t have a great time at the early New Jersey reunions, either. During the Season 2 reunion, Teresa pushed Andy down in his seat like a rag doll when he tried to intervene in an argument between Teresa and then-enemy Danielle Staub. Andy was probably thankful there weren’t any tables to flip or projectiles within Teresa’s reach.
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According to another post on Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Andy named those early RHONJ reunions as the most difficult he has ever hosted. “Toughest reunion I ever sat through, probably those early years of Jersey where it was blood warfare,” Andy said.
They have come a long way, and I think it is safe to say that Teresa is now one of Andy’s favorite Housewives.
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