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This Is How You *Really* Say Teresa Giudice's Last Name

The debate is finally over. 

By Molly Socha
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Few Real Housewives have as controversial a last name as Teresa Giudice. Ever since she first showed up on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, fans have heard two different pronunciations of her last name. One way RHONJ viewers have heard "Giudice" pronounced is with the "c" as a soft "c" sound, as one would hear in the words "ice," "dice," or "thrice." The other common pronunciation features the "c" as "ch-" and the "e" pronounced as "ay." Some argued the latter was the authentic Italian pronunciation, and yet we'd heard it said both ways on the show. It's an issue that's been as widely debated as Dorit Kemsley's actual hair length. Luckily The Daily Dish podcast has officially put the question to rest. Hosts Megan Segura and Rachael Roberts asked Teresa to help them end the epic "tomato tomato" saga. 

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The answer is that both pronunciations are right, and even Teresa herself admitted to Rachael and Megan that she goes back and forth between the two pronunciations and hardly minds if others do the same. "I'm fine with it. I'm not like, 'Oh my God, you just said my name wrong, like, I'm going to freak out,'" Teresa explained. "No, I'm just like, 'It's fine. Whoever can say [JOO-DEE- CHAY], they could say it; whoever can say [JOO-DISE] is fine."

That's right, everyone has been saying the Standing Strong author's name correctly, according to Teresa. Now, if only the other disagreements on the show could be resolved so easily. 

Teresa also filled fans in on the latest news about the family restaurant, Gorga's Homemade Pasta and Pizza. To hear Teresa's update, listen to the full episode above. 

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