With the premiere of RHONJ: Teresa Checks In Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga appeared on WWHL with Andy Cohen Sunday night to catch up and answer viewer questions.
Andy asked Joe Giudice a series of questions he had after watching the show. First, that Joe had mentioned he hadn’t slept in his own bed since Teresa left for Danbury. “No, I started sleeping on my bed,” he admitted, then joked, “I couldn’t get my TV to work.”
What has been the toughest moment to get through without Teresa? “Everyday is a tough day without her around,” he said. “So, no, I just have to make sure that the girls are good and make sure that everything is good as far as their activities everyday. I just have to keep them busy.”
Teresa told her youngest daughters she’s away working. Does Joe think they know more of what’s going on? “Yeah, they know everything,” Giudice admitted.
Has going through this made Joe a better man? “I wouldn’t say made me a better man, it just made me step up to the plate and made me do things I didn’t have to do before as far as taking care of the girls and doing everything that I’m doing,” he explained. “You gotta adapt. Make changes.”
Next, Andy started going through viewer questions for Joe and Joe. The most asked question was is the family closer now? “Definitely,” Gorga answered, and Giudice agreed.
Why was Teresa so mad at Joe Gorga before she checked in? “Not that she was mad… she got some things after her chest that we hadn’t talked about,” he explained.
Does Joe Gorga blame Joe Giudice for Teresa going to jail? “Well, yes… who am I going to blame?” Gorga said. Andy asked for Giudice’s reaction. “I don’t know why he would blame me, but everybody’s got their own opinion on things,” Giudice responded. “I would blame more him than anybody. Coming on the show and talking all the crap he talked all the years with everything going on. I would blame more him than me.”
A caller asked Joe Gorga about Gia’s comment how she didn’t feel comfortable with his wife Melissa. “We’ve come off of many years of problems or whatever, so it takes a little time for it to happen and Teresa obviously isn’t around so it’s going to take a little bit more time,” Gorga explained.
Another caller asked Joe Giudice if he’s exploiting the kids by having them on the show? “I wouldn’t say I’m exploiting them. I talked to them before I would do anything,” he said. “They agree I’ll do it, otherwise I wouldn’t do it.”
Have the Manzos are Lauritas reached out to Joe since Teresa went away? “No,” Giudice said. “The only people that reached out from the cast are Dina, also Rino a lot.”
Andy mentioned that viewers were outraged Joe didn’t take responsibility for Teresa’s prison sentence and made a comment blaming Joe Gorga instead. “I disagree with that because I did take full responsibility prior to that before any of this ever happened,” he explained. “It just so happened the way it did, but I did take full responsibility for everything.”
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