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Jackie Reacts to Teresa Saying She Befriended Her to Get Margaret "Exposed"

The RHONJ friend cleared things up about the beginning of her friendship with Teresa Giudice.

By Shannon Raphael
Jackie Goldschneider Reveals Why She Rekindled Her Friendship with Teresa Giudice

Jackie Goldschneider is sharing how she really reacted when she heard Teresa Giudice's admission that she "need[ed] her" becayse she "want[ed] Margaret [Josephs] to be exposed."

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Teresa made the admission to fellow castmates Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin during Season 14, Episode 8 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. After the episode aired, a fan asked if she was "hurt" by Teresa's comment. 

Jackie responded, per Reality Blurb, that she understands where Teresa was coming from because, "It was at the beginning of our relationship. I knew it was strategic at first."

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Jackie Goldschneider clarifies her friendship with Teresa Giudice

After not getting along for several seasons, RHONJ fans were surprised when Teresa and Jackie decided to put aside their differences and forge a friendship on Season 14.

During a visit to Bravo headquarters on May 30, Jackie opened up about how her friendship with Teresa came to be.

"What viewers didn't get to see is at Jen[nifer] Fessler's birthday party, Teresa and I actually did talk for a few minutes," Jackie said, which you can check out in the video at the top of this post. "And it started out as just small talk, but I think we both left the conversation sort of feeling like, 'That was pleasant. You know, that was nice.'"

The two continued to talk at Jennifer Aydin's dog party, and they realized that there was "a path forward."

Jackie added that she was "excited for people to see" how her friendship with Teresa "evolves" on the show. 

She also said that her connection with Teresa is "a really nice, beautiful friendship that has continued off-camera."

As for where they stand now, Jackie said that Teresa was "the only person" she had "spoken to on the phone today."

"We really are good friends, so I'm very glad that it happened, but I'm excited for people to see how that happened," she concluded.

Watch new episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo. Stream the next day on Peacock. 

-reporting by Tina Santomauro

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