Week by Bravo: Teresa Gets Love From the 'Wives
Plus: Inside Countess LuAnn's new clothing line; why Heather and Josh called off their wedding.
Teresa and Joe Giudice were sentenced to prison time in a federal court this week after pleading guilty to fraud. Many of the Real Housewives spoke out in support of Teresa, who will begin her sentence in January. Read on to see their words of love and support—plus all the other news and gossip you missed in the Bravoverse this week.
NeNe Leakes opened up about how she feels about Teresa's sentencing, saying she feels for the couple's children. “I just hurt for Teresa,” she said. “I hurt for her kids." Read more about her reaction here.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump also publicly shared her sentiments after being antagonized by a Twitter follower who was “shocked” that Lisa hadn’t commented on the situation. “I have supported her and called her personally. Not everything needs to be on display,” Lisa fired back. Read more about her reaction here.
Current RHONJ stars took to their blog to support Teresa and offer advice to the fans. “We are heartbroken for our family and especially those four sweet girls. Pray for them,” said Melissa Gorga. “No matter how you feel, I hope everyone is wishing their family strength and faith.” Read more about her reaction here.
Dina Manzo also expressed similar thoughts. “No matter what your opinion, there are children and elderly parents involved…Just send them some positive energy and warm thoughts.” Read more about her reaction here.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stood tall in support of their co-star. But one former Housewife's words may have come as a surprise to Teresa. Danielle Staub appeared on Access Hollywood Live Wednesday morning and expressed her sympathy: "From my heart, I love you girl," Danielle said. "I'm genuinely reaching out to her, giving support. People need to realize, she's a mother." She also hinted that she's open to a reconciliation. Read more about her reaction here.
Why Josh and Heather Put Their Wedding on Hold
Between deal-making and show-taping, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars Heather and Josh have a lot on their plate. And if you add in selecting the wedding details – down to the perfect cake? That’s a lot to chew. "We thought we could balance our jobs, the show, our lives and the planning but it was just too overwhelming and we decided to wait until we are done filming this season to get into it,” the couple said about their decision to slow things down. Their wedding planning may be down, but it's not out. Read more here.
Andy Dishes on Porsha's New Housewives Role
When the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 trailer was released last week, speculation on why Porsha was no longer a full-time Housewife lit up the internet. In the latest episode of Ask Andy, the executive producer dishes on why Porsha wasn’t given a peach for the new season. "It had nothing to do with anything that happened at the reunion last season," Andy said, referring to the fight she had with Kenya Moore. "Really, it was about the amount of story we got from Porsha this season. We went into it assuming she would be a full Housewife, holding a peach. We just haven't gotten enough to merit that.” Andy assures fans that Porsha will still be very much a part of the season, however. Read more here.
Inside LuAnn’s New Clothing Line
The Real Housewives of New York’s LuAnn de Lesseps, who tacked clothing designer onto to her list of titles earlier this year, stepped out Wednesday night to debut looks from her newest collection. Fellow Housewives Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Heather Thomson, and Carole Radziwill joined the Countess at her cocktail reception atop New York’s The Strand Hotel to show support. The line, a Fall and Holiday collection, will be available on ShopHQ starting this weekend. Read to learn more about her inspiration for the line and about its signature (and familiar) piece.