Former RHONJ star Kathy Wakile is speaking out about what life is like after being on the show in a new interview. Kathy had a lot to say about how she thought the term housewife was used literally, not as an aspiring entrepreneur.
“I don’t give a sh*t. I’m wearing it for who I am, what makes me comfortable,” she told Broadly. “As you can see, I dressed up for you today. I put makeup on. That’s a big deal.”
So in Kathy’s mind what is the difference between a Real Housewife and a Housewife? “Housewife means a woman who stays at home, a stay-at-home mom—the woman that takes care of everything in the house. A domestic engineer, I guess you could call it,” she said. “The whole pop-culture, TV persona thing of [the Real] Housewife is completely different.”
She continued, “It’s a wannabe socialite. You wanna see your name on E! News, or you wanna open up one of those tabloids and see your face: ‘Who wore it better?'”
During the day, Kathy pointed out, she cooks and cleans, whereas on the Real Housewives franchise “nobody is doing laundry,” she said. “I have laundry to do!” She held up her hands, which had perfect French tips. “I have the hands to prove it. Dishwasher hands are real, and they exist in Franklin Lakes.”
Kathy says she quit the show and when asked about her relationship with her famous cousin Teresa Giudice she said things were good, but when her husband Rich walked in the room, he had a different response. “You should do a story on how people are stupid and commit crimes on TV… Does Bravo make these women do an IQ test?” he said, before Kathy told him to stop talking.
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