Teresa Giudice grabbed headlines at the beginning of the year when it was reported that she was spotted with a mystery man in Miami around New Year's Eve. She addressed the rumors during Part 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 9 reunion Wednesday night. "Yeah, what else is new? I took tons of pictures with tons of fans," Teresa said. "I mean, I was hugging a lot of people."
When RHONJ reunion host Andy Cohen asked if Teresa remembered anybody touching her leg, as the reports claimed, she said, "A lot of people were touching me. It was New Year's Eve, hello. Some girl wanted to make out with me."
Teresa also shot down speculation about her marriage to Joe Giudice after she was reportedly spotted without her wedding ring. "Yeah, that's what they said, yeah. But who cares? Who cares if I wear my rings, if I don't?" she said. "Joe never wore rings."
Photos emerged after the reunion taping of Teresa out and about in Miami with a man identified as Blake Schreck. Teresa's lawyer, James Leonard Jr., told PEOPLE that the man in the photos is just a friend. “Teresa was in Miami for a charity event with a large group of friends, both men and women,” he said. “The photos show one of those friends helping Teresa out of the venue and to her car. She had some wine and she was wearing heels.”
See more from Part 2 of the RHONJ Season 9 reunion, below.
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