According to Andy, he spoke with Teresa about Melissa and Kathy joining "months before."

on Jun 18, 2012 - The Dish0

Teresa Giudice

There was a blowout of epic proportions on Real Housewives of New Jersey last night between Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo (in case you missed it, watch here), and much of the anger stemmed from an earlier conversation Teresa and Jacqueline Laurita were having about how T was in the dark when her cousin and sis-in-law Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga signed on to become Housewives themselves. But was she?



Teresa and Joe Giudice were guests on Watch What Happens Live directly after the explosive episode, and Andy Cohen led into the discussion during the after show when Teresa said she "didn't know the family was going to come on." Andy was quick to retort, saying that he and Teresa "discussed it months before, this was a conversation that was going on ... that we were talking to them."

And while Teresa agreed she got the heads-up from Andy, her family never really told her about the process, which is what set her off. "They never called me. They were my family, you told me first ... my boss told me first before my own family told me," she said with a hint of sadness.

Andy then shifted the conversation to the infamous incident where Teresa shoved Andy into his chair while he was restraining her from going after Danielle Staub. And while Andy says people constantly ask him about it, there's really not much to it.

"They act like it was this big thing. After it happened, I forgot that it happened that day ... The truth of the matter is you pushed me, big deal," Andy said. While Teresa agreed it was no big deal, the background to what caused her major reunion blowup will soon be revealed.

"In two weeks ... everyone's going to get their answer to that whole thing, why I was trying to get to Danielle," Teresa said.

Talk about a teaser! Watch the big Teresa vs. Caroline throwdown below, and tell us in the comments: Are you Team Teresa or Team Caroline?

11 comments
Nursie
Nursie

Dear Andy Please give Teresa a cooking show on your network.we would watch and real housewives is ruining her family!!!!!!!!

veiwer
veiwer

caroline has been so negative this season. I dont ever see her smile anymore. I will take sides when the season is over.

Sissy Ann
Sissy Ann

TEAM CAROLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Imnobetterthanu
Imnobetterthanu

Andy, you need to put Melissa on blast. She is a trouble maker and YOU know it

Imnobetterthanu
Imnobetterthanu

How come Andy doesnt ask Mellisa and Joe (since they have said they were having problems with Tereasa & Joe for so long)Why did they come on the show? Tereasa was on first, So did they just come on to air their dirty laundryor were they jelous fame whores? If Caroline is so smart and so fair how come she hasn't asked this question? Maybe, its because of her own crap with Tereasa. Caroline says they were never friends only aquaintences. After Tereasa flipped the table she told her That, That wasnt in her, if it was they wouldn't be such close friends. Caroline thinks she is above everyone but look at her family. I hope her sister comes back onand she can see how Tereasa feels.

Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston

I think that T has many things on her mind at that point and time that these things went down. I do not think that she meant to hurt her friends. T is one of the type of people who has a difficult time seeing another persons side to something. I think that right now she is very sensitive because of all the stress she is under. I do not think what she did was done in malice but she does not see how others may take it. Caroline on the other hand is like a cat. She holds things in and plans her strategies. She has been hurt and is slowly and cunningly stalking her pray. Caroline I feel, can be very manipulative and cunning. She has I hate to say this but more intelligence than T. Knowing this (I feel that Caroline has to also know this), She should just quietly call off the friendship and let it go. To cause a scene is just vengeful. Caroline can see both sides. She should understand this about her friend and except her as she is and then place her in her hierarchy of friends in the position that she can take. I have friends who have the same problem. They cannot see beyond themselves and how they effect others. Only how they think they should effect others. They are not my best friends. They may be fun at parties as long as the right group of people are there. I make sure when they are around, the ones that they have problems with are not there. If you do not want to do this then put them lower on your list and do only what you want with them like a lunch every now and then. If you do not want to be around them at all then when it is inevitable to be around that Ex Friend you be the better person. Stop being the cat stalking your lesser who is now your pray.

Terri W-M
Terri W-M

Teresa has her own truth! That's her problem...first didn't give the names of her friends who were on the show and then 2 seconds later, it was some of them she gave the names. As for last night's episode, I am team Jacqueline...although I did like Teresa on Celebrity Apprentice...so different!

Donna Kay Stallcup
Donna Kay Stallcup

Wow!!! An apology is an apology. I don't always agree with Teresa and I certainly don't like her disrespectful husband but Caroline has a nasty temper and you can decide not to be someone's friend and not go after the way Caroline is Teresa. I am wondering with Caroline's behavior and Jacqueline's defensive tweets if they are in financial trouble and just making waves to stay on the show. Andy whether Teresa pushed you or not. She has been there for Bravo and has taken a lot of *hit to make RHONJ a great success. I like Kathy but I think she is misguided by Melissa. Can't stand Melissa, Joe Guidance, or Caroline. Hope Bravo makes better choices in the future.

Lori Sanders
Lori Sanders

Andy, we all know that drama brings viewers; when Melissa and Joe came to you saying they would take Teresa down, you loved it, and brought them on board. Teresa claims she knew that talks were in the works, but was never officially told they would be on. You don't like Teresa obviously, and always try to make her look bad; hence another reason Melissa and Joe were hired. Caroline and Jacqueline should realize that the reason Teresa tweeted Danielle, was to get the reason Joe and Melissa were treating her bad and of course would respond to Danielle's tweets - anyone would have. Are Caroline and Jacqueline so desperate to be on tv, that they are making believe they don't believe Teresa, if so, you should set them straight....