Teresa Giudice

Teresa suggests the wives get a "no Pinot Grigio" clause added to their contracts.

on Mar 26, 20100

 

First things first: hello to all of you. Thank you for your comments. The sweet things you say about me and my girls really make my day!

To answer some of your questions: Yes, filming a season of Housewives takes a really looong time. We started filming Season 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey back in September (when I was still pregnant with Audriana), and we wrapped when she was 5 months old. And as I’m sure you saw tonight, we are coming back on May 3!

Another common question: Where do I find time for my husband and four kids? The same place you all do - wherever I can! Joe and I have "date night" every Friday night, but beyond that, we sneak in as much time as we can. And no, I don't have a nanny. Besides Jacqueline and Caroline, I think I’m the only other Housewife without "people" (but I do have the most kids!) I don't have a nanny, a chef, a personal trainer, or a publicist (what you see is what you get with me). I do the laundry, cook all the meals, take care of my kids and I love it.

And yes, I think you’re all right - Kelly’s daughter said, "Talk to the BOOTY, 'cause the hand's off duty." Gia confirmed I had this wrong too. Oops!

Finally, the comments about me bashing Bethenny ... please. In my last blog, I said she "exhausted me," that we’d make a funny team, and then complimented her dress and her hair. That’s bashing? I totally get that you might be a huge Bethenny fan, and that’s great. You can like both of us. I’m not the kind of friend who demands you only like who I like. All of your friends aren’t best friends with each other too, right? I’ve said that I liked her a lot in the first season, and that I think she’s changed this season. Love her or hate her, you know it’s true. People change. They get successful and change. They get unsuccessful and change. We’ll see where she ends up (hopefully it’s in a good place because she needs to be a good mommy to that little baby!) It’s still early in the season...

 

114 comments
Sande
Sande

You are the most sexiest woman of all the housewives on all of the programs. Your sweet and caring and love your family dearly. You show it in all the shows and I loved the table flipping! I agreed with you and I would have been angry too. You are a treasurer to watch.

NYnative
NYnative

Great blog, Teresa. I really enjoy your perspective. Jill and Bethenny should take advice from you on how to treat friends. Looking forward to the new season.

jerseyitalianguy
jerseyitalianguy

teresa, love your comments, and the way you think,,, you are a true jersey italian girl, lots of class, style grace and respect,,, cant wait for your season to begin,,the camera likes you and you look great, very natural,,,wish you the best...

Lucy's Apple
Lucy's Apple

Teresa- The more I read your blogs the more I love them, they offer a really down to earth point of view and I think it shows your principles and values in a more tangible way than what we see on your show so hats off to you my dear. Can't wait for Season 2 it looks so juicy. I do have to admit that I don't really agree with you on Bethanny and I totally agree with what jessie 73 wrote. I think some time ago Bethanny made a comment in her blog about you that you took offense to and ever since then game on where she is concerned with you. I hate to say it but I think that thing with the blog has totally skewered your view on what's going on with Bethanny, I do admit that Bethanny is different this season, she is almost vicious in some of the things she says and you can clearly see her guard is up however the things that Jill has done is far worse. Jill has behaved like an immature, catty, jealous, paranoid and rude mean girl this season and not once have you called her on that. What do you make of her putting people on speaker phone for an audience to hear what should have been a private conversation? What do you think about her making her friends choose sides in the fued with Bethanny? I feel those are things you would call the other housewives out for but for some reason you give Jill a free pass, why? But besides that I really do enjoy your blogs and look forward to more of them.

Bev m.
Bev m.

yea!can not wait till may 3.i watched some of the previews on line.last year on the reunion show danielle. she tryed to act like she was going to change.by the looks of it she is still the same.drama drama drama.tell the girls dina.caroline and j.can not wait to see you all back for season 2.i just bought this week the first season of you jersey girls on dvd.good luck i will be watching.bevy!

Ms. Robs
Ms. Robs

I would so love to see you work a season with the New York wives! You might help them get into their own perspectives, especially the Countess ...geez. You are amazing and have your head on straight. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! What a pretty name!

nunu_09
nunu_09

I LOVE YOU TERESA!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITES ON THE SHOW

pls
pls

Love you on RHNJ. I understand that you're on team Jill, but when talking about the show you never talk about the foul behavior Jill displays only Bethanny's. Tonight was the second time so far, this season, she was having a private conversation with a castmate without letting them know that Lu Ann was listening. What's up with that? I love both Jill and Bethanny, I hoped that they would put their differences to the side. I understand why Jill was upset, but as she stated so many times that she has made mistakes, in order to be forgiven, we must forgive. When Bethanny got married this weekend and Jill wasn't invited I felt bad for her until I saw tonights episode. I don't understand how Jill could have been hurt that she wasn't invited, can you???

amyg
amyg

NJ Housewives, are my favorite, im so excited for the second installment. Cant wait.

Aunt Kassie
Aunt Kassie

Teresa -- you have a real Jersey girl perspective on things! I think part of the problems these ladies are having is that their friendships were not, for the most part, "organically" developed; that is, they probably would have not have been friends if not for the show. This brings together people who have no real connection to each other and, so bounce back and forth between liking and not liking each other.

I'm glad to know that the Jersey HWs don't have "people" .... it shows the viewers what real "housewives" are ...

Can't wait for you and the other Jersey housewives to be back on TV!

HousewifeOnFire
HousewifeOnFire

Teresa,

You were dead on with your assessments and I agree with your opinions as well. Way to be real, honest, and not too brutal all at once.

Lillian B
Lillian B

Gotta love Theresa, she is real and tells it like it is! She takes care of her own children and is not a prima donna. How could you not love her?!!!! She is real as you can get and I love it! Hats off to one of the first ladies of New Jersey!!!!!!!:o)

Veiwer 1
Veiwer 1

Out of all the Housewife show's I think you and Dina are the most down to earth cast member's. Has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing with you. Just who you are, I think we would get alone fine. Looking forward to the show, love that we are able to tape it.....real life and all lol.

Have a good one.

Sonya C.
Sonya C.

i'm not a fan of yours, but your comments were spot on.

Annaise
Annaise

Love, love, love these shows! And Teresa is the fire that came out of Jersey. You go girl!

Barbra & Mark of Sydney Australia
Barbra & Mark of Sydney Australia

Teresa, here in Sydney, Australia we have just seen the end of Season One Housewives of New Jersey, The Lost footage or similar name. My (Lebanese- 3rd generation Aussie) partner Mark of 30 years & I (Polish but 1st generation Australian) just think you are soooooo sweet. We.. me especially loved it when your Itallian heritage came out at your dinner party & you upturned the dinner table re: Danielle... we were quite surprised at your outburst I kept re-running the scene over & over againi I thought it was SO GREAT When Mark & I had a 2nd hand furnture shop occasionally our European tempers would flare as well as furniture flying much to the amusement of customers We are quite looking forward to Season 2, whenever that will appear on Aussie TV, including seeing the now not so new addition Audriana CONGRATULATIONS to you Teresa & also Joe How do your other girls handle anoher sister? Also our best to the other lovely New Jersey housewives, especially Caroline who we think is wonderful & staunch

ANYer
ANYer

You are AWESOME! Please keep the blogs coming!

jessie73
jessie73

Teresa,

Please stop being so one sided. Not once have you acknowledged any of JIll's immature and rude behavior. Yet you find every single oppertunity to bash Bethenny. It is obvious you have a personal vendetta against B and no matter how much you try to dispute this, it is quite obvious. Now you are trying to back track on you earlier blogs....the gig is up...we are on to you. If you don't like Bethenny or you have a personal beef with her OWN it, stop trying to act like you are an impartial observer, when you are really NOT

missy S
missy S

You are sooo funny! Cant wait to see you guys again! you and Bethany are more alike than you think:) Would like to see her flip some tables this season!!

Kimara
Kimara

Teresa,

You are amazing to me. No nanny, no house manager, four babies and you still have the energy to blog every week? You have my sympathy and my admiration.

LaKyna Boykin
LaKyna Boykin

Hello Teresa! I can't wait until you ladies come on for season 2! I bet the baby girl is beautiful like you and her sisters! Between the Atlanta Housewives and the New Jersey Housewives I love you ladies the same, so I can't make comments to the statements in your blog on the New York ladies. You seem to be a very classy lady who keeps it real and clarifies any misunderstandings with the fans and I like that about you! Cause at the end of the day all that matters is that we take excellent care of the blessings God has given us, OUR KIDS AND FAMILY!! Take care of Joe and the little ladies!! Love ya and again I will be tuned in May 3rd for season 2!!!!!!!!!!!!

Malibu princess
Malibu princess

BEFORE SUGGESTING ANYTHING YOU SHOULD GET ANGER MANAGEMENT COUNSELING YOU HAVE LITTLE ROOM TO TALK ABOUT ANYONE'S BEHAVIOR

Notahousewife ThankGod
Notahousewife ThankGod

Teresa you have the best blog and I agree all your comments. What is your take on Alex and the crying bit?

trishfromnewjersey
trishfromnewjersey

You guys are coming back! Yea...I hope that one cast member will not be returning! Of course this show is for entertainment value, but at the reunion...something serious was going down and it stopped being entertaining...The look on Dina's face and Caroline crying...saying that one cast member was evil...too much realism..I felt very bad for them..whatever went down was apparently very real..Can't wait...for a new and light season!

Lovely Lisa
Lovely Lisa

I second what "GlassHousewife" said 100%.

upstatehousewife
upstatehousewife

teresa............. hi hon......im really looking forward to may....quite honestly........nyc was my favorite but.......this season...so contrived and all the plotting and fighting is a bore......hoping you all are going to give us insight into your lives......thats the enjoyable part......a good fight now and then is cool.....just not every show......xoxox

Dillon
Dillon

Teresa! I was wondering what the name of your plastic surgeon was? And what your experience was like? I am considering it after how happy you seem!

citybre
citybre

Teresa,

I love you! Every word out of your mouth I agree with. Your sucha beautiful women inside and out. Can't wait to see you May 3rd

Pam in St. Louis
Pam in St. Louis

Teresa,

You and Dina are my favorite New Jersey Housewives. I think basically it's because of how you display your feelings for your children and your family. You are feisty, which I like and you and I both can't stand Danielle...which I also like. I can't wait until the new season starts.

ViewerK
ViewerK

Never commented on these before, but I just wanted to say that I hope you're as normal as you seem! You appear level-headed and intelligent (and funny), and my opinion of you has definitely heightened since you started writing this blog (though I do, just watching the show, still like Bethenny a lot, so I disagree with you there). Anyway, keep up the great work!

bluegrass
bluegrass

Teresa, You are probably right about Bethany-but this is also about Bethany getting her own show. Jill is envious of this. When they change RHONY to Jill Zarin and RHONY-she'll be a lot happier.

Itsy Bitsy
Itsy Bitsy

You dont have to apologize regarding Bethenny. I think shes rude and her behavior with everyone is simply unacceptable. Last year her slight little digs were funny and a bit off color at times, but this year she acts like shes on the edge and about to commit herself. And by the way ............ shes not in the least humorous, shes just rude and obnoxious.

Monica from ATL
Monica from ATL

Teresa:

GIRL YOU ROCK!---QUEEN! you are amazing I feel exactly what you said! YOU are so cute! and REAL!!! love love love it girl~! keep going.

Andy love you!!!!! you are my favorite jewish gay EVER Host and just amazing.

ps: from the ATL....my loyal question "WIJAG" coming back???? "when is Jeff and the Gang"

XOXO
XOXO

Teresa, Need I remind you it was LUANN that brought up Jill first at the fashion show... not Bethanny. LuAnn definitely had it coming. Bethenny is as real as you get. You need to be a little more perceptive before you write your blogs. XOXO!

jennymack
jennymack

Can i just say....i love you!!! i'm a housewife/stay at home mom of only 2...bravo to you for raising your own the way you want them to be raised!!! it's refreshing how down to earth and straightforward you are! so here's me, patting you on the back! =)

Southern Sara
Southern Sara

Teresa! Let me just say I love your attitude about life and you! Haha I think you are fabulous and you express your opinion without any apologies! I love it!

iluvrh
iluvrh

drop the team jill card. I agree with some of what you say about Bethenny/Ramona/Kelly, but what about Luann and Jill? Either keep your rose colored glasses on for everyone or take them off for everyone.

DebF
DebF

Teresa you and Bethaney are my favorites. I think the two of you could be great friends. I think Bethaney is just having a rough time with losing Jill's friendship. I think you are a great mom and love the way you put your family above everything else in life. Not to bring up bad situations but the table scene at the restaurant was great. I am glad you told it like it is. I was so proud of you for standing up for yourself. You are a great person and good luck with everything you do. Love the show!

Kgirl
Kgirl

I cant wait for RH of NJ! You are my favorite housewives :) Teresa, I am loving your blog :)

velma
velma

love love love all the housewives! Wish I was close enough to rock those babies Im sure you are not wanting for someone to love them this old granny 72 young. Our baby is 5 but still loves old gran Just had a wedding in Jan.They are still in college. One of these days we could have a middle of the country Oklahoma housewives.send me a call if you have a 2Oclock baby party I could probly get them asleep ove the phone. You are doing the hardest job ever raising the children our future love love love.

Gina G.
Gina G.

Teresa, I agree with you that Bethanny has totally changed. She is very selfish and I understand that she is in a new relationship but I thought love was supposed to bring out the best in you. I think she was unfair to Jill and she should have gone to see Bobby in the hospital and I think she kind of jumped on Luann at the fashion show and it was uncalled for. I love your spirit Teresa and I think you are great!

Monica
Monica

Honestly, I dont get the intense animosity AND intense loyalty I see from the viewers. Every Housewife, both on the show and off, has a good side and a bad side. The show is meant for entertainment purposes which it is clearly successful with! I have only started watching the Housewife Series last year and have learned something from every person on the show.

Everyone should just relax and enjoy the good and bad, since thats what lifes all about anyways!

Annynan
Annynan

I've said it before, you are the nicest,kindest, and most real of all of the housewives. And it follows that you are the most beautiful.

JJinSanDiego
JJinSanDiego

I love reading your blog, Teresa. It's my new favorite! You always seem to say the same things that are on my mind. Don't give a second thought to the haters' comments and keep writing!

BostonWife
BostonWife

Hey, Bethenny is totally bashable. Go ahead, make my day. She's been on her high horse long enough. Her true colors are showing and they aren't pretty. She cut her reality show teeth years ago on the ill fated "Martha Stewart Apprentice". Her selfishness (as described by her team) cost her the win. Obviously, she loves the limelight and has to take her lumps by living in a fishbowl. I'm tired of her screaming fits and demands that everyone agree with her. In addition, her snarkiness is overdone and not charming anymore.

GlassHousewife
GlassHousewife

Teresa,

You say that Bethenny shouldn't have brought up anything that other friends have said about Luann. Was it okay for Luann to bring up what Jill has said to Bethenny and give a dig at the fashion show or mentionin to Betheny how she heard the message Bethenny left for Jill? It is clear that you don't like Bethenny this season so you just need to own it versus making up excuses because the digs you make here and there are very obvious. As far as you not having any hired help who cares?! You chose to have all these kids so take care of them and stop trying to make yourself feel like a great mom. Just own the fact that your a mom instead of trying to be a celebrity. I don't understand why you're blogging on the NYC housewives every week when you have your own season. You were my favorite housewife on NJ but you've overstayed your welcome on this blog and my opinio has changed. Stick to your own season.

missysuzie
missysuzie

Just wanted to say that I love your blogs! You say it how it is and I love, love love it! Do you read the other housewives blogs? I just wondered becuase I just read Luannes blog and she makes a comment at the end about Alex needing to take a joke, which I may add is about her children, but I remember Luanne taking offense at Mario for a joke he made about her. Seems to me she has different rules for herself and her BFF Jill then she does for everyone else. Keep up the good work blogging!

BB
BB

LOVE YOU THERESA!!!.........and I agree, you are not picking on Bethanny. She makes her own problems with her mouth and caustic spin on life and people. I still like her, but she doesn't make it easy. She is waaaay out of control this season. It's like the ugly girl in high school who turned into a swan later on and doesn't know how to handle herself. I think it was very telling when she was at Phillipe with Jason and she was describing herself, there's a lot of hurt there and it comes out as meaness. I wish her the best, but I think there's going to be a lot of problems there. She is very hurt and defensive and not used to happiness.....think she may self sabotage once all the hoopla of Jason/wedding/baby are all settled down and she has to get real. We'll see, but I think she could benefit from some down to earth friendship...........like mebbe a cool successful chick from NJ or somethin.......hey, I'm just sayin' !! :)

miamigirl81
miamigirl81

Teresa

You dedicated your entire first blog to bashing Bethanny. I am not saying Bethanny is perfect, however you seem to find many negative comments to say about her, however you completetly ignore Jill's behavior. I can tell you like JIll, however condoning her behavior and just putting out Venom for B is unfair. For the past few episodes Jill has been super immature and has said and doen things that were just wrong.... yet no mention of that? If you were a little balanced with your critiques, no one would say you were bashing Bethanny. Reading your first two blogs indicates that you have something personal against B and as hard as your trying not to show this....it shows!

lizfromboca
lizfromboca

Love your blog! Can't wait for the N.J. ladies to come back on Bravo-you ladies are REAL and not phonies like the N.Y. ladies (except for Alex whom I happen to like).