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RHONJ’s Rachel Fuda Reacts to Getting “Caught” Having a Finsta

The newcomer isn’t afraid to own up to the finsta — which she said she used to “creep on” her castmates — and is instead poking fun at herself.

By Allison Crist

Let’s be real, who hasn’t been tempted to take a peek at someone else’s social media without that person knowing? Perhaps you’ve followed through and used a friend’s account to browse, or maybe you made a finsta (short for “fake Instagram”) to do some scrolling on your own. Regardless, a lot of us have been there — including The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Rachel Fuda.

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She confessed as much in a new interview with ET after she was linked to an Instagram page with the handle “BravoLover1234.”

“It’s so embarrassing,” Rachel said. “First of all, nothing wrong with being a fan of the show. I mean, we are all watching the show. We’re all fans to some capacity, that’s No. 1. So let’s say that.”

“No. 2, this was my old Instagram page before I got married,” she added, meaning the account had gone unused for more than five years. 

Then, “as the season progressed, we weren’t all getting along,” Rachel continued. “I’m like, ‘I need a finsta to watch these girls’ Stories.’ So I log on to my old account and I change the name. Like, deleted everything. I had no followers. There was nothing on there. I guess I forgot to go through [and un-tag] pictures. ... I’m still tagged because I just changed the name. So I was using it as a finsta to creep on my castmates, and I got caught like an idiot.”

Suffice to say, she’s not afraid to laugh at herself. As she put it, “I swear to god, I will always own it — even if I’m wrong, I will say it. I am an idiot.”

Something else Rachel will “always” own? Her decision to skip Teresa Giudice and Luis “Louie” Ruelas’ wedding. “A lot takes place during the entire season that really leads up to my husband and I making that decision together,” she said. “You’ll have to see what happens to how we come to that decision, but it was for our best interest, and that’s what we felt was the right thing to do, and we’ll always stand by that."

Per ET, Rachel opted to spend that evening with Melissa Gorga, who also skipped the wedding, along with her husband/Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga.

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