I had the pleasure of interviewingÂ Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice. I asked the Bravo star everything about the new season of the show, how her family is doing and more. Teresa shares how her husband Joe reacted to her new memoir; Standing Strong, reveals whether or not she’s talked to Jacqueline Laurita, shares her thoughts on Danielle Staub’s return, Kim D and more.
Has Joe reacted to you being so honest and open about everything in your new book; Standing Strong?
Teresa Giudice: “Because the book has only been out for about a week, Joe hasn’t seen it yet. Everything I have said in the book, I have said to him. So I don’t think any of it will come as a surprise to him. That being said, Joe and I are in a very good place and I look forward to him coming home.”
Iâ€™m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. How is your father doing? Is he living with you?
TG: “My father is really having a tough time ever since my mother passed away. His heart is broken. Him and my mother were inseparable. He lives with me now and I think him being around my daughters is really helping him. He is surrounded by love.”
After reading your book, a lot of fans want to know if you currently have a relationship with Joeâ€™s mom/family?
TG: “Joe’s family is my family. We are all one family. I love them all very much.”
Has Jacqueline Laurita tried to contact you? If she did, what would you say to her?
TG: “I have had no contact with Jacqueline and I am fine with that. I’m sure she is as well. Sometimes relationships run their course and ours did.”
Iâ€™m sure Danielle Staubâ€™s return shook things up this season. Like you said in your blog, she can be unpredictable. Is it true you have problems with Siggy and Dolores because of Danielle?
TG: “You’re going to have to watch the show to see how things shake out. It is a very interesting season with lots of twists and turns.”
How did Kim D go from posting photos of your kids on Instagram to the explosive fight we see in the trailer?
TG: “That is something you’d have to ask her.”
How are your girls doing since Joeâ€™s been gone?
TG: “My girls are doing ok. They have been through a lot, but they are strong. They miss their father and can’t wait for him to come home. We are all looking forward to being reunited as a family.”
What do you want viewers to know about this season of RHONJ?
TG: “I think this is a season that is going to surprise people. A lot of stuff happens that you don’t see coming, it just happens. I have to say it is one of our better casts and seasons and I think the viewers are going to be happy.”
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