Teresa Giudice seems to be making a comeback after serving an 11 and a half month prison sentence. She appeared in several interviews, wrote a book about her time in prison and is returning for a seventh season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. While some may argue that the mother of four should not return to the showÂ and send a lot of hate and aggression, boss Andy Cohen sees it in a different light.
Andy shared on Monday morning that Teresa would appear on Watch What Happens Live last night and wanted to capture the real reaction to seeing her for the first time since leaving for prison.
“I am going to see her for the first time. I was emailing with my producers yesterday and I said, ‘You know what? I think I want to see her tomorrow night for the first time live on the air.’ So I think I’ll not say hi to her before the show. I want to bring her out and just see her, have that real moment play out.”
There was a lot of gossip circling around when the ladies of New Jersey would be filming again and who would be joining the cast. Andy clarified when they started shooting and reveled he had a secret meeting with Giudice before she left for prison.
“We were shooting when Teresa left Danbury, when she got home, we’ve been shooting for the last few months. The last time I saw her on television was at the Jersey reunion, which was like a year and a half ago. The last time I saw her in person, we had a little top-secret lunch about 10 days before she went to prison. I went out to New Jersey and we had a very late lunch. And I have not seen her in person since that day. It was very emotional saying goodbye to her.”
Andy then concluded by supporting the RHONJ veteran by stating:
“Say what you want about Teresa and what she has done, what I say is she paid her time. And some would argue that she got way more time than she would have gotten had it not been such a high profile case. The woman has served her time and she is paying back her debt to society and the government and I think that like everyone Teresa deserves a second chance.”
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