Kathy Wakile appeared on Bethenny Frankel’s Sirius XM Radio show this week and spoke about why she continues to appear on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, her bad blood with Teresa Giudice and what’s going on with Teresa’s newfound friendship with Melissa Gorga.
When Bethenny asked if Kathy and Rich continue to do the show to help their business, Kathy said, “It’s a little bit of both. A lot of times when we film with our family, our immediate family, it’s fun. It’s being you, there’s no tension. It is a good platform, I’m not going lie. And the money’s not bad either.”
Does filming create tension in their marriage? “Oh please, I’m used to him. He’s just a nut all the time and he says whatever. Sometimes it’s like ‘dude, chill, you don’t have to say EVERYTHING that’s on your mind. He doesn’t have a filter and he doesn’t have any restraint.”
So the main question at hand… where does the tension between Kathy and her cousin Teresa Giudice come from? “It all stems from the very beginning when I came on the show and it was a big miscommunication of my being asked to come on the show. It was just a thought, nothing definite, but she ended up finding out before I had a chance to talk to her about it. It looked like I was doing something behind her back which wasn’t the case. I didn’t even have anything solid.”
But why has Teresa forgiven Melissa and not Kathy? “The jury’s still out on that one,” Kathy says.
Bethenny asks how the kids are doing now that Joe Giudice is away. “I think the kids are solid. Joe stepped up when she was gone and now she’s doing what she has to do. They’re really strong as far as that goes. We’re made of tough sh*t in Jersey. We stay, we work it out. We may be ripping each other’s hair out, but we stay.”
Does Kathy believe Joe and Teresa have a strong marriage? “I think when he comes home they’ll stick it out, I do.”
Does Kathy believe she will ever work things out with her cousin? “I’m hoping, I’m trying. I love her, she’s my cousin.”
Rich shares that he loves Teresa and feels like she’s a sister to him. “So, if I’m busting your chops, it’s not because there are cameras there, it’s because I’ve been busting your chops since I met you. I didn’t change for the camera, it’s been like this since day 1.”
Bethenny notes that Teresa’s new friendship with Melissa is complete crap. “I think maybe deep down they would like it to be, but there are these little things that still irk each other,” Kathy adds.
Thank you to RealityTea for the recap of Bethenny’s show.
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