Buckle up -- the next season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey could be a wild ride. "There are a lot of hurtful and shocking moments," Teresa Giudice reveals to People about season four of RHONJ, which premieres on April 22.
(Take a sneak peek at the new season in our RHONJ trailer.)
Although T felt "saddened by what transpired," she didn't allow the other women to walk their Jimmy Choos across her. "I live by a strong set of morals and family values and if I am being attacked I will stick up for myself," the Celebrity Apprentice contender tells the magazine. "I am a strong woman and it is important for me to defend my character if it is being assassinated. It was a very difficult to go through and especially hurtful when family is involved."
(Get a first look at photos from the new season of RHONJ.)
About that, a preview of the upcoming season shows Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga coming close to physical blows. "Melissa and I are family and we have our ups and downs just like any family. That is life," explains Teresa, who also notes that she could have used a do-over at times this past season. "I live in the moment and nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes and in retrospect there are times where I would have handled a situation differently."
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I was in hopes you would have learned something from last season, you were out of control! I really think the show has changed you, and not in a good way! You need to take a bite of humble pie.
So much negativity. You and your brother should part ways already. It's so disgusting how you all communicate to each other like savages. You need to bring peace and concentrate on your kid and husband. This is like the only story line on the show, the cast build plots from this story line. Just move on and let your brother go. It seems like he really doesn't care about you the way he let's his wife bash you and the way he talks about you.
Teresa...We all want to do 'the right thing'. Unless, I suppose, we are very naughty and perverse...There are some people who actively and consciously want to do 'the wrong thing'....sometimes it is hard to get thru a quagmire when everyone is stomping around like a bunch of beastly beasts! Dont let their beastly behavior rile you but let it inspire you. I know easier said than done....because sometimes we think... what is the point of being nice? It just seems that some of the people get further when they are nasty, selfish, self-centered, irrational, or just plain stupid! (lol) But then we ask this question...how do they live with themselves or sleep at night? What inner barriers do they have to put up in order to justify such insensitivity. But Tre...delight in this. What is their naughty behavior keeping at bay? That will remain forever unattainable to those who have hard hearts....Love, peace, joy, pleasures, delights. Tre...be glad of what makes you soft and sweet. Nothing wrong with defending yourself but you cant defend yourself against people who enjoy being stupid, ignorant, malicious, judgemental.... and who have a hard, cold, black heart....deep within you dwells a surprisingly wise sage. Find that part of yourself, consult it, heed it and trust it. Your judgement is as good as anyone else's, and really better than most folks'. It will lead you to do the right thing. Just remember this...that the purpose of life is not to be 'sensible', it is to be HAPPY! HAPPINESS IS OFTEN A BY-PRODUCT OF SILLINESS! SO LIVE, LAUGH AND LOVE AND EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE! BECAUSE YOU ARE SPECIAL!
OMG....What character????? We watched the show. We know you and that creepy husband of yours have NO character. I am shocked that you can spell the word................ Brian of a hamster.
Without you T there will be no show. Caroline is a bully. She will turn her back on Melissa to. Hope Andy Cohen stops protecting Caroline.
If it's your own moral character you're talking about, then you'll be defending a WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING!!!
Oh wonderful, just what was needed on this show, even more amped up drama. NOT. It was so painful to watch last season and the reunion. I don't think I can take something that is even more all about Theresa 24/7.
I will have to find something else to watch on Sunday evenings now.
It seems to me your sister-in-law loves attention and will go to any length to get it. Family or not. It was obvious your relatives wanted to horn in on your new found popularity but as a surprise. All the money in the world will not make a singer out of Melissa. Caroline is mecurial and it shows up constantly. I believe Jacquiline's husband has the best attitude and her also. Hated losing Dina but she seems better off too. Your brother is a loose cannon and his bride loves to push his weak buttons. Take care of those girls and Joe as they should be the most important people in your life. Maybe you and Kathy could combine a cooing adventure. She seems talented in baking and gets beautiful results.
TEAM TERESA! Her brother and sister-in-law and cousin should NOT be in the show. I love her ! I think that everybody criticizes and call her stupid , but who is more successful? Teresa sold a lot of books, the Fabellini has sold way more than the Black Water , and I think she should record a song. I bet it would be popular too. Go, Teresa!
Teresa you are in entertainment in the Nj house wives and i cant wait to see you again.. you are how you are and know one will ever change you but on the other hand some one has to bring some fun to bravoo heloow !!!!
TERESA!!! YEAH!!! THE VOICE, THE CHARACTER OF ENTERTAINMENT ALL THESE OTHER HOUSE WIVES NEED TO STEP IT UP!! SHE IS NOT TO BLAME SHE IS HOW AND WHO SHE IS AND THIS SHOW WOULD BE BORING WITH OUT YOU. YOU ARE THE REASON WHY PEOPLE ACTUALLY WATCH IT, BECAUSE OF THE DRAMA HELLOW AND WHO BETTER THEN THE ITALIANS!! AROUND OF APPLOUSE TO NJ!! THANK YOU FOR PUTTUING US UP THERE
I'm going to try to watch but I am not sure I can stomach Caroline after her embarrassing reunion behavior. The only lady there was you Theresa. All the others are just out to attack. People need to remember that it was not you that started all the friction with your brother....it was him calling you garbage and wanting to fight your husband at the christianing. I have seen every episode and Theresa has not changed. Caroline has. Jaqueline couldn't be bothered to show up at the reunion because she was mad at Theresa for saying things about her but it turns out it was Danielle and Kim G. Wonder if she'll be eating humble pie. Dina has said over and over and over that Theresa had nothing to do with hers and Caroline's falling out. I imagine Caroline was pulling some crap like she has been on the show to Dina.
This show has gotten so awful. I can't watch anymore. I stopped halfway through last season. She's doing it all to stay on the show so she brings money in. It's not supposed to be a job, it's supposed to be following your life...
I am a big fan of RHONJ...What I liked about the first two seasons was the bond between, Teresa, Caroline, Jacquiline and their husbands. It was a tight bond like family..They stuck up for each other...Then came Melissa who Teresa warned ALL of them about in the begining but no one listened ...The reunion was such a mess...I saw sides of Caroline that I never knew she had and in all the clips for season 4 I see the same Caroline showing through from the reunion...I can not believe how bad they all turned on Teresa...BUT SHE DID WARN THEM...Melissa made Teresa's reality come true...I feel very bad for Teresa..Yes she is tough but after seeing how bad Melissa, Caroline and her cousin treated Teresa during the reunion I am not sure I will be watching season 4...I am not a REALLY Big fan of Teresa, I too believe she has changed since the first season but they ALL Did..Honestly I was really starting to like Melissa..but after that reunion...NO MORE...I hope Andy and Bravo don't make Teresa look bad again like they did on the reunion show..that was just shameful and no one deserves to be treated the way you all treated Teresa..
I really dont think Teresa has learned a thing from the past seasons .I am watching C Apprent. and its the same old Teresa everyone out to get her everyone jealous of her and her family and on and on . Is there something in the hairspray you use ....you not only need to take a bite of humble pie you should eat the whole darn pie !!
God bless you and your family Teresa. I am team Teresa all the way. Your children are glorious. Joe is all yours and he really makes me laugh. Your parents are just wonderful. I wish the other housewives would chill on bashing you. How shameful they are...especially Caroline. She turned out to be a real snake. Good luck this season and keep your chin up. Love you on the Apprentice too. Class Act!!!
Theresa, Bravo needs to find another advocate/friend to be on the RHONJ show with you to balance out the hate/jealousy of those other characters on the show. I hate watching all those other women ganging up on you all the time. They just can't seem to mind their own business and they must have such unhappy-unfulfulled lives to be so focused on you. The other people keep talking about "family." - One kicked her own daughter out of the house for expressing the way that she felt and I thought that the kid made a good point to the mother. Please get Kathy & Melissa off the show as they are dragging the whole show down. No body really wants to watch it for them and Caroline and Jacqueline are not much better after showing their true colors. Keep Chris & Albert on the show so they can show the rest of us where and how they get their money and then Andy can really have something to talk about and can grill them at the next reunion about any legalities that they may have encountered.
Since the very first season I have been a huge Teresa Guidice fan and that has not changed. I do believe Teresa has gotten more famous but I don't think she has changed all that much. If anything she has been humbled by her experiences that were displayed for the world to see on and off the show (in the press). She continues to bring it and that's why people love her. My Aunt strongly dislikes her, and this starts many a dinner table argument. My Aunt are one of the many that think Teresa is mean and did not like the competition with her sister-in-law, my thing is why did her sister-in-law decide she should compete with Teresa. If my sister-in-law were on a show and I was not invited, I would think that is her own thing and I will find my own way. I think Melissa Gorga is a piece of work, and I hope Joe Gorga opens his eyes.
If this season is a bash Teresa party again I will watch a different channel. I can't go through it again.
Theresa I love you & this season hasn't even been shown yet, I still stand behind you... You are true, you don't try to be anything but yourself, I respect that! I haVE seen 2-faced back stabbing behavior from all of them except for you. Stay sweet!
I have been watching the show since the very first episode and this has really gotten out of control. Everyone is trying to make teresa out to be the bad guy when she isn't. Caroline isnt as grown of a woman as she says. How do you just jump ship like that, all of a sudden you are friends with Melissa who she really dont know nothing about just because you are upset with teresa because you think she is the reason why her and Dina isnt speaking, when dina told everyone that teresa isnt the reason. Jacqueline doesnt have a mind of her own so she follow behinds her sister-in-law Caroline when she needs to be her own person. Melissa and her husband really doesnt need to be on the show. The truth of the matter is teresa hasnt change she was loyal to everyone its like they all starting ganging up on her for no reason, the show cant run without her and she is still number one in my book shake them haters off!
Teresa, I like you (despite your temper). I think it is best to surround yourself with positive people. My brother and his wife were not very nice and even though they are "family", I chose to not have them in my life for peace and harmony. Like you, my mom, dad and I get along. I wish my brother (and yours) would realize, we can't all be at fault. You seem to be a nice person except when you are around your brother, his wife and Danielle. Wishing you and your family all the best.
NJRHW make Jerry Springer show seem like Mr Rogers anymore ! Melissa and Joe are so jealous and want what T has,they won't stop till they tear her to shreds. I don't understand why others can't see that? Carolyn is like Jill Z. And for the life of her can't see why Super T is the fans favorite. I can tell you why Mrs. M. Because Teresa is Teresa , the good,bad, & the ugly she puts it out there even when she shouldn't have to and probably don't want to! But that's Melissa's goal. Humiliate and try to make the world hate her. May work with some but not this fan. Good grief they need to get a life and stop trying to be body snatchers taking over teresas.
Teresa, You DID at least TRY to warn them all about Melissa, But they all chose to follow the RED HEADED CLOWN...Nothing you can do about that but wait until BOZO exposes herself and all her dirty laundry... How about Bravo bring on her borther who REFUSES to speak to her??? Huh? CAROLINE? Lets see how you react to that situation.... IF this season is just another Teresa bashing Sunday night, I will be changing the channel.
I love Theresa as well and will stop watching the show should the T-bashing continue. In my opinion, Teresa has NOT changed one bit. She and her husband have endured enough humiliation in their personal lives with the bankruptcy issue and BRAVO's decision to add her brother, Melissa and Kathy on the show without prior knowledge. Enough already!!!
I have watched since the first show and for those of you who don't think fame has gone to Teresa's head then re-watch the old shows. She is much meaner now then before. I use to be a fan but not anymore!
You need to come back to reality...you are the jealous hater! Your character? Not much to defend there!
i think Theresa is great and very sweet. I love her attitude and strength and I thing she had a lot of class to stand up to three...! Not once did she cave in and back down. She only shed tears for her father. She is one tough girl. Don't worry about the redhead.....she is erelivent. Watch your back with your disloyal cousin....don't get bitten twice. As for your brother's wife, her karma will be coming. Your brother is gonna leave her ass. Just sit back and watch it play out, but don't make a single public comment. Get some icecream and enjoy the view.
Whenever someone(s) digs a hole to push you in, they will surely fall in it themselves. The deeper that hole they dig, the harder they will fall! THESE TWO-FACED WANNA-BE'S WILL FALL!
This show would be nothing without you and the other 'old' cast members. No one needed the in-laws and the cousin. They just wanted to ride your wave. Leeches don't care who's blood they suck, they just want juicy blood. They saw your star rising and they wanted some of that. Rid them from your crew.
Theresa is the best. Stay strong. You have proved that you can hold your own. You need your own show. That would be so entertaining. Don't let none of those on the show, especially your backstabbing cousin and sisinlaw. The redhead is irrelevant.
From what I have been reading, Bravo did not include Teresa's friends so the show will be lopsided. That is not fun to watch. So glad Teresa went on Cel Aprentise. On the ck she gave to her charity - $60 grand - the Trumps were there which is a first. That is respect. She has more drive and still a wonderful mom. Those kids laugh and are involved in awesome activities. She might be building an empire, but those kids and her husband is 1st. I agree that Joe can be not very classy, but what marriage is perfect. If the love sex, family, work, friendship than who are we to judge. Last, those other women have plenty of skelitons in their closets, financial and more. Those in glass houses should not throw stones. I am looking forward to - not this coming season, but the next one. Hopefully Teresa has her own show by then. Good luck!!!!!
Teresa,we love you, and you are the real reason for the show.Bravo better wake up and get rid of Melissa.She is just a wana be,who has no talent but she thinks she's something great.Thank God for fast forward on the DVR so we don't have to watch her.The redhead is so fake and such a liar that loosing her wouldn't be a loss.But for now we love watching you and your family.We wish you all the best!!! Good luck on the Apprentice!!