This past Sunday, the season of Real Houswives of New Jersey came to an explosive end. Whether you are a fan of hers or not, Teresa Giudice has made quite the name for herself since making her t.v. debut on the Housewives in 2009. Not only has she claimed her stake as a New Jersey Housewife but she's gone on to write three successful cook books, created a line of cocktails, placed 5th on Celebrity Apprentice and has recently created her own hair care line named after her daughter….Milania. She's obviously doing something right!
I have watched RHONJ since day one. I've always liked Teresa despite her bad rap. I try to keep an open mind that us viewers don't know how much has been edited. It does not mean I believe everything I hear or see. But I have been in the ET business for 12 years. I know what you see on t.v. is not alway the truth. No matter which way you look at it.
I do not know Teresa personally and none of us will ever learn the TRUE story. Did she set her sister in law Melissa up or didn't she? Who knows. There's always his side…her side…and the truth.
But thanks to the fabulous people with the Balance Your Life Road Tour, I had the opportunity to meet Teresa this past Sunday at the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte….the SAME day the finale aired! In the style of a small press conference, Teresa shared with me and a few other bloggers what her daughters thought of Celebrity Apprentice, how she never knew her brother & sister in law(or even Kathy) were going to be on the show and how fame has completely ruined her family.
Teresa is known for stirring the pot on the show…creating drama…..and we can't forget all of the words she tends to make up…..but I found Teresa to be quite opposite of what you may gather from the show. She was very pleasant and wasn't near as flaky as she is made out to be. Not to mention, she said she loved my dress ;)
So, what do you think about the RHONJ? Are you Team Teresa or Team Melissa?
(Me and Teresa)
Want to hear what Teresa had to say? Check out the video clips here!