During part one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, Teresa Giudice’s cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri joined the ladies on stage to answer questions from viewers and Andy Cohen. Their presence led to Teresa Giudice “taking a break” from filming the reunion and walking off the stage.
A viewer asked Teresa how she feels when she sees Rosie and Kathy these days and how their relationships are going.
“Yeah, things are fine,” Teresa said as several of her cast members looked confused.
After showing a clip of Rosie and Kathy’s time on the show this season with a scene of a conversation where Rich asked Kathy and Rosie’s mother what she thought about the Giudice’s guilty plea.
“I don’t know what to say, Rich, but when you don’t do the right thing it always catches up to you,” Teresa’s aunt said.
When the clip ended and Andy said he wanted to discuss what Teresa’s Aunt had said, Teresa got up and said, “I need a break. You guys can have this conversation without me.”
Kathy immediately explained, “That was a broad statement and there was much more to that than what we saw in this clip. What she said was, ‘If you make mistakes they catch up to you.’ She wasn’t trying to single her [Teresa] out.”
Meanwhile, Teresa takes a break in the bathroom and tells the producer that she didn’t want to partake in the conversation. She said her heart “was beating 500 again” when she heard what her aunt said and explained, “To me… family doesn’t act like that.”
Back on set, Andy asked Dina why she thought Teresa walked off the set.
“I think there are just lines that you don’t expect family to cross,” Dina said, adding that Kathy and Rosie shouldn’t have spoken about Teresa’s legal case on the show. “I think it may have been better to not speak about it at all.”
Dina spoke to Kathy, “Kathy, I think you are a beautiful person, I like you, but did you ever see me talk about her legal issues? No. Because I knew not to go there.”
An emotional Rosie says, “I want them to know that it affects my heart to see them going through anything that effects our family. They are my family.”
When Teresa finally returned to the stage, Andy asked her if she wanted to explain why she left.
“Because I’m going through a lot and I needed a break,” Teresa said. “I told my family, ‘You guys don’t talk about my legal issues [on the show].'”
Teresa continued to explain that she didn’t want the details of her case to be discussed on the show by her family. After questioning the conversation with Rosie and Kathy’s mother again, Teresa claims she walked off set because her family disrespected her by discussing the details of her case on-camera.
“I want to respect her wishes on that,” Kathy said when Andy asked for any further comments. “I want to say that regardless of the issues that we have had, we are family and we do love you. We are very sorry for what has happened.”
“I don’t want to talk about it,” Teresa insists. “Thank you.”
Watch the footage below.
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