Teresa Giudice

Teresa explains the story behind the tabloid cover.

on Jun 12, 20120

Here's the deal though: you're only ever paid for photographs. The magazine has to pay for photos no matter what: either they do a photo shoot with you, or they pay for shots from a professional photographer who just happened to catch you walking down the street, or god forbid, the paparazzi. Here's how I feel about that: if the magazine is going to run a story about you anyway and you have no control about what the story will be, what will be on the cover, even how they might twist your own quotes or use ugly pictures of you, why not get paid for a professional photo shoot? I love, love, love photographs... especially of me and my girls. You've seen my Christmas cards; I go over the top with photographs. Now suddenly magazines are offering to give me gorgeous photos (that I get to keep) and they'll pay me. If I say no, they're going to do the story anyway, but the photos will probably not be pretty, like the recent cover of US Weekly with my arms crossed when I look all mad. Who wants that?

So Jacqueline and I were all excited to have beautiful shots of us and our babies in In Touch and get paid for them! And that one actually was a pretty nice story, no drama or crazy cover tags. But maybe that's because we never made it to the cover. We got bumped for a story about Brat Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. No need to have a dramatic cover sentence for us because we weren't the cover.

It's weird how it works: you don't always get paid even for photo shoots. People magazine doesn't pay for instance (unless you're Brad Pitt I'm guessing). But when I was asked to pose for a photo shoot with my girls in their playroom, for back-to-school clothes with Alex McCord and her boys, and with my girls for Halloween in People magazine, I did them all for free because I love taking pictures! You don't have any say about the photos of course, and they can still pick a bad one, but I still think taking pictures is fun, especially when I get to keep them for free.

At some point the photos of me and my kids must have been selling well because I started to get asked more often, and started to appear on covers I was never asked about at all. And of course, the stories about me got crazier. To date, I've been on the cover of over 25 magazines. That's just crazy to me; I know actors and models would kill for that much exposure. But I didn't ask for it. They put me on the cover because apparently magazines sell really well when I'm on them. I'm not sure if that's flattering or not since the stories aren't typically very flattering.

257 comments
Miss_VA
Miss_VA

You need to put your pride aside, and admit that your wrong for once!

youngpair
youngpair

Jac sounds like she's trying to help Tre just the way she was "trying" to help Gia. Remember, it's still her version of the truth. She's gonna kill herself being a people pleaser...actually she's the worst kind. Check it out....just what is it she gets out of being the fixer all the time. She gets to be the "hero" or the victim. She gets a "reward" either way...as a hero, she's the saint...as thevictim......everyone rallies around poor Jac. Sometimes people resent your help, cuz they can never claim progress on their own...but then if they take your advice & fail, they resent you & let you wallow in your victomhood. Maybe a bit less Pollyanna / DarthVader(Caroline).

Janesj
Janesj

Heckle & Jyde - LOL This just demonstrates how ridiculous you are. Your are a hustler, just admit it. Caroline is very patient given the fact that you sold yourself out and all the innocent people under the bus!

Carma McConahay
Carma McConahay

Don't you wish Danille was still on the show? That way Caroline would still have someone else to hate and fight with instead of you. Caroline can not live without having someone to hate and fight with. I feel bad for her husband he is married to trash and he seems to be a good person.

Sparkie36
Sparkie36

You are amazing and not in a good way! I'll let God be your judge, but suggest you seriously re-evaluate who you are as a person. Sooner or later it will all come back to you. Karma.....

Viewer 11
Viewer 11

Teresa, It is amazing to me how positive you remain with Caroline, Melissa, Kathy, & your supposed best friend Jacqueline, constantly bashing you behind your back. These woman are obviously Teresa wanna be's. None of them get that a true friend NEVER talks behind your back, but rather always has your back. I am sorry you have been betrayed by these women. You must feel like who can you trust. Stay strong as you are. You are a wonderful person, mommy, and friend. You are beautiful inside and out. Your friendship with Dina says it all. You are both sweethearts. You are not afraid to speak your mind and stand up for your beliefs. You go girl! And stay strong. Your fans Love, Love, Love you! Bright Blessings to you and your family, from one Jersey girl to another. :)

mary ann
mary ann

teresa, you are my favorite housewife. you have been so strong and just keep on going trying to provide for your family. iadmire your strength and love for your family. the other ladies are jealous of you and made fun of your problems, now they may have the same problems. they want you gone, caroline is the worst. keep your head up and know you will end up the winner.

zocola
zocola

Love you, Juicy and the girls. Sorry kiddo for the snakes on the show. We see them and their pitiful words. Stay strong.

Glori
Glori

Teresa, I admire your toughness. I can't believe that bully caroline and that idiot jackie and that horseface melissa. I wish they were off and you had your own show. those jealous wenches need to get a life. love love love you and your family

Mrs S
Mrs S

Boy tonight episode really showed who is really your friend..it is not Jacquline and certainly not Caroline..People let their jealously destroy their friendships, Thank G-d you never sopped being their friend, even tho they didn't end up deserving it...You keep your chin up and keep fighting for you family...sorry if you've gotten hurt by all the jealous people in the show..I know , you should have your own show :) Lets the Manzos and the Gorgias rip each other to shreds once you move on up....That would be great TV and social justice....it would be nice to see another house wife find success like Beathany F did...you work just as hard....A cooking show would be perfect, how about " Skinny Italian"..Love you Tre and family

Robin B.
Robin B.

Teresa, I'm sure that you don't need my approval or validation, however, I simply want you to know that you are A-OK in my book! I can't understand how people don't see through Caroline and Jackie. Remain true to yourself by keeping an open mind/heart, and you will learn who is real. Peace to you & yours!

jenji
jenji

Teresa you rock !! I wish you had your own show I'm tired of everyone ganging up on you, it seems like every episode your the topic of negative conversation. I hope things get better between you and Jacqueline

amorenomore
amorenomore

I give you alot of credit for TRYING to get through to Jacqueline (maybe if she cut back on the booze a little). As soon as Caroline walked out, I would have stood up & left - that was a total set up. Jacqueline is no friend for doing that to you. The whole pack pulls out the magazine - and please, Caroine & Jacqueline should have had a few more dress rehearsals over the article because it was lame & was not how they would have reacted if they felt it was true. Do they believe all the articles that are put out there in a negative light about them? I wouldn't go to the reunion either...it's going to totally be a bash on you session. If you don't go, no one will watch it & then where will that leave them. Don't do the show anymore either, and see how long they last. They'll be BEGGING you to come back!

PJC
PJC

Tre I Love You continue to keep your head up, Caroline works on my nerves, you are doing an excellent job and whatever your issues are God's got you, Joe and the kids covered. Do Not apologize to Caroline again, she looks fullish, Melissa want to be so much like you she envy you, don't worry about her either, Kathy is confused she's going which ever way the majority goes, just keep them in front of you so that you cand watch them LOL, you and your family are going places, all the things you are going through is coming to past, hang in there you have a loyal fan in me. Oh one more person Jacqueline, please stop stressing yourself out over her she is crazy as a road lizard, she doen't know what she's talking about, she just want to see you crying and all torn up. K Love you!

Ruby2
Ruby2

Disregard the poll tonight...WWHL is always pro-Melissa/Kathy/Jacqueline/Manic Caroline.

Laurie in Ohio
Laurie in Ohio

I dont believe you. You are loosing friends due to your greed. It is a shame you have changed for the worse so much. You are not being honest with your friends about everything and yes it is their business. That is what friendship is all about. I jusst hope that one day you could stop the crazy lying and learn how to be honest with yourself for your kids' sake.

Jacki_in_PA
Jacki_in_PA

I don't think Caroline is jealous... she is just a bully. Caroline is a ball of anger and hate.

Don't let them get you down Teresa!

JMHO4U
JMHO4U

Get therapy before you believe your own lies anymore than you already do. Your the type that can look a friend in the face & say F*&^ you while smiling & kissing....all the way to the bank.

sj2011
sj2011

I believe that Jacqueline just wanted to know what was going on from you and your words...with all the tabloids she just wanted to understand what was going on because after hearing things from others so often, it gets confusing and sometimes its hard to know what to believe. So she would go to the source which would be you and when you kinda shot her down talking about it, It made her more upset and i think its because she just wanted everything and you weren't opening up and that could lead someone to feel upset. But i also understand that you maybe the person to only talk about certain things that to you are important and that you want to talk about. And you feel that if someone has a problem they would come to you rather than you asking them but after awhile sometimes people want to be asked...where you're agressive, Jacqueline is more reserved and waits so maybe this is the reason for conflict im assuming....im not taking sides just stating how things look to me.

Rose Noire
Rose Noire

Your husband called you a W*ORE! Twice. And backed up by calling you a b*tch. He made horrible, degrading comments about homosexuality and made people feel uncomfortable.

Absolutely disgusting behavior. And you allow it, and defend it!

If my husband spoke to me like that, he wouldnt be my husband anymore. Period.

TimeOut
TimeOut

Teresa you need to go back and look at every show barvo have tape of housewives of NJ to see what you really say. You need to own your wrong.That's what i dislike about you, you never own anything thing.......it's alway someone else that did it. I don't have any issue on how you make you money, just own how you do it.

ViewerBiacalla
ViewerBiacalla

OBVIOUSLY Teresa G, is the STAR of the SHOW!! So all the cast members are CREATING DRAMA.. TRYING TO GET SCREEN TIME. STOP RIDING TERESA'S COAT TAILS! THE MANZO BOYS EVEN TRIED TO HAVE THEIR OWN APARTMENT W/ A TOKEN GAY AND OF COURSE A SURPRISE VISIT FROM MELISSA!! SOMEONE WAS FISHING FOR THEIR OWN SPIN OFF!! TOTALLY TEAM TERESA, SHE IS A GOOD MOM, WOMAN, WIFE, AND THE STRONGEST PERSON ON THE CAST!!!

Sam64
Sam64

You are my fav and alway been. You have not changed at all. have you had to provide for your family, worry about yor husband going to jail for the dumb stuff he does, yes. Have you had to keep it together while your family tries to take you down stooping to the lowest level, yes. Have you had to find out that your friends Jac and Caroline have been talking behind your back all season while you have said not an evil word about them, yes. I think you are better off without Caroline, Jac, your brother and Melissa. Get out of that negativity and you will be just fine.

A show fan
A show fan

Great blog.....boy I am just in awe at Caroline's viciousness! She is one jealous woman. Keep doing what our doing there would be no show without you.

keep positive
keep positive

I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!! The more I watch this show ,the more I dislike the other housewives and their actions toward you. This season definitely is showing their TRUE COLORS and it's not pretty!!!! Teresa ,you need your own show, or Bravo you need to replace Caroline and her jealous gang with 4 fresh faces...

KBtime
KBtime

Teresa, you poor thing. I really don't want you to go to the reunion. That jealous pack of women have months to get their stories together, and it's gonna be a death trap. Don't go. Jaqueline is on a blog recently trying to endorse a skin care "thingamabob" and she was asked if she's going to the reunion and she answered "hell yea"... She bashed you even on a skin care blog when the reporter asked her how she is doing. Just know, no matter what those abhorent women do to you, we know Jaq is chomping at the bit to attack you out of jealousy and they will ALL have their stories together. Everything she has done is a flop, and she and Caroline are seething about it. Melissa generated this all, God I hope those two women are not asked back. DON'T GO TO THE REUNION. NONE of us would blame you!We would applaud you. You can't fight lying, manipulating bullies, you just can't!!!!!!"

Chef DMC from CALI!!!
Chef DMC from CALI!!!

Teresa ~ Love, love, love the fact that you are standing strong against the bully mentality of Caroline and her followers. She needs to get over it. You could say so much about all of them and you don't. Keep writing your cookbooks, keep cooking healthy for you family, and being a great mom. The people who really are your fans, friends and family would never "talk smack" about "going-away"... So what if Joe does. If you need help with your kids while he is on vaca, I'll come help you! I'm a single mom and a chef. ~ ChefDMC

BarbaraB50
BarbaraB50

Keep your chin up. I understand you have a family to support. Kudos to you for taking care of business. Do not go to therapy with your brother. I have a gut feeling anything said there would be fodder for Mel and Joe.....to blab on national tv :( Would love to see you two work it out tho, best of luck with that!

mistic
mistic

I wish you the best in everything you do... however it is obvious that you have lost touch with reality.... hopefully one day you can look back on this and use your behavior as a teaching tool for your children... God Bless!!

Margaret TX
Margaret TX

I don't believe everything that your "friends and family" say. Do I think you're perfect? No. Do I know, for a fact, what I've heard come out of their own mouths with their own voices? Yes. I figure what they say and do on TV is pretty likely nicer that what they do and say off camera. That doesn't look good for them. I do think, however, that you and your brother could benefit from therapy. Alone, just the two of you. It'd be a big pill for you to swallow what he and his wife have done but it'd be worth it to be close again. Look at it this way - if you and your brother patch things up it'd REALLY get under Melissa's skin. Seems like that'd be a nice bonus.

amorenomore
amorenomore

Teresa - come to upstate New York!!! Once again you have proven yourself to be a stand-up woman! You should have your own radio talk-show! The other women clearly have become catty when it comes to you. The fact that Dina is standing with you tells us all...Dina is a stand-up woman too! Caroline, Jacqueline, Melissa, Kathy, Richie & the Manzo kids (along w/their friend) need to SIT DOWN!! They are & always will be BULLIES!

Allyson
Allyson

Teresa!you and your family are the best of RHONJ! I believe that no matter what anybody says you love your family and friends and that you guys can work this out!I do kind of believe therapy would be beneficial to you and your brother...but if Joe doesn't think its a good idea, I respect you agreeing with your husband. I would love to see you in Orlando sooooo much but unfortunately I already had plans to be in Atlanta that day!!! =(. my friend is going, however, and I told him he better say hi for me!!

bestwishes!, Allyson =)

NOLA girl
NOLA girl

I don't care what they say about you, you da' best. Them other witches are just jealous of you. I for Team Teresa in New Orleans!

HammerIt
HammerIt

Here's your tag lines for next season with a new tag line so the "viewers" can speak: You're welcome! : Jaqueline, "I'm a Vegas girl, Teresa hit the jackpot so I've lost my mind, tee hee." Caroline: Life is short, and so is the list of sisters that will still speak to me." Melissa: "I never throw the first punch, in front of you that is, I knock you out behind your back." Kathy" We're old school, if someone else is making money off cookbooks, we copy it" Fans: "RHONJ uesd to be fun, enter Melissa and we're in a snakepit!" Teresa: "When times get tough, you find out who you're real friends are." Amen Teresa, yours is the only apropo one.....I agree with the viewers who say don't bring Melissa back. This show has become raunchy.

WashingtonViewer
WashingtonViewer

Teresa...sometimes you have to do things out of your comfort zone for the ones you love. You're brother Joe is trying so hard to have a relationship with you but if its not on YOUR terms YOUR way then you just blame them for not trying. If you really want a relationship with your brother then you should be willing to do anything to get it. Joe is willing to go out of his comfort zone for you (to go to therapy)..why cant you do that for him?? Its called compromising.

I hope you reconsider.

JanShe
JanShe

Teresa, please, please, do not sign on for S5 if your Brother and his wife do. I have ZERO respect for them. Your Brother and his wife have emotionaly abused you and have brought enough shame on to your Parent's. I have not watched any of this season, and, I have no inclination to do so. PLEASE, do not participate for another season with them on. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Jenny318
Jenny318

did or didn't we address joe's comments to you?

Nina Girl
Nina Girl

No need to explain.... it was clearly shown on the "View" what Melissa tried to do... without you there will be no show....

thop
thop

Teresa, If you really wanted to make things right with your family, why would you attack your sister-in-law? You stated last season that she was a "goldigger", and this year you tell your brother that she would leave him if a richer man came along. When she tried to talk to you in regard to you accusing her of once again only being with your brother for his money, you blamed your friends for making the comments and you were only warning your brother. Warning him of what? If you truly wanted to heal the rift you would stand up for your sister-in-law to those so called friends and let them know that Melissa loves your brother and they should keep their vile comments to themselves. You should never allow any one to speak that way of your family. You are so jealous of Melissa and Joe that you must try to destroy them any way you can think of. You are not the number one woman in your brothers life any more grow up and accept that he is happily married with a beautiful wife and family. Once you accept this fact maybe you can truly end the rift that you have created. YOU NEED HELP>

krystal233
krystal233

Love Love Love you! You are not perfect but at least you don't pretend to be, Bravo needs to figure out this season is awful and it is because the other women are on it!

Viewer from Maryland
Viewer from Maryland

Bethenny goes to therapy and airs it on tv. You need to go to therapy with everyone. You cannot get along with anyone...and I don't know why anyone would want to be your "friend". They get a chance to be called a bully in magazines. They get to be determined to be wrong because you are always right. They get to be attacked in a cookbook...who does that? You explain that everything you say is a "joke". Nobody is buying it. You are not funny and you are not nice. I hope Bravo gives you your own show so I won't have to see you on the RHONJ anymore.

PLM7489
PLM7489

BRAVO! TERESA!!! My comments never get posted but i keep trying!!! i just wanted you to know that i was not a fan last season -- at all! every episode this year i like you more and more -- and i'm starting to understand better your issues with melissa and your brother -- i think they're starting to show colors they hid very well last year. you are real -- you say it like it is -- and i see EVERY other cast member being fake -- there are so many things they just need to LET GO! i think many viewers, myself included, are getting sick and tired of kathy and melissa talking about you and your brother used to be close blah blah blah. love you teresa!! and i think i'm not alone in the growing number of viewers going to Team Teresa! PS you were wonderful on celebrity apprentice!!!

Tammy Wolfe
Tammy Wolfe

Wow!!! It is amazing to me how many Teresa supporters there are out there! She is absolutely crazy! Teresa, can you please get your own ideas rather than coping another housewife!!

Hollianna
Hollianna

If the other housewives keep saying "It's not The Teresa Show" enough, maybe they'll believe it.

I ONLY watch the show because you're on it!!!!! xoxo

Ms Relissa
Ms Relissa

WOW....it must have taken all day for you to come up with enough fake names to post glowing comments to yourself on this blog. The others are wrong in their own ways but you are wrong in so many others and bold face lie when confronted. You should go to counseling with your brother if you really want to mend your relationship with him (Even though I think he is a bit of a douche bag). And stop letting your husband treat you like crap!

tresfan
tresfan

I LOVE love love Teresa! Go TEAM TRE!!

TanyaFrmNJ
TanyaFrmNJ

TERESA; it is soo clear that everyone IS jealous of you. My heart goes out to you. If Jacqueline and Caroline want to believe the BS Kathy and Melissa are crapping out of their butts, then they were NEVER your true friend. I cannot go on to say how disgusting it is that Melissa acts so perfect. She is an evil witch. She is trying everything Teresa, let them have one another. You are too good for all of them.

Viewerchris10
Viewerchris10

Team Teresa!!! You Joe and your children are the show!!