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AllAboutTRH EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice Talks Joe Giudice’s Response Of Her New Memoir; Calls Season 8 Emotional And Says She And Danielle Staub Are In A Good Spot

Real Housewives of New Jersey star shocked fans with how opened she was regarding her marriage to Joe Giudice in her new memoir, ‘Standing Strong.’ Teresa has been through a lot in most recent years starting off with leaving for nearly a year to prison for conspiracy and bankruptcy, losing her mother, and losing her husband who is currently serving time behind bars until mid 2019.

AllAboutTRH recently had the opportunity to speak with Teresa to see how she’s holding up, how she’s been able to open up and be vulnerable in her latest memoir, and we get all the rumors cleared about her relationship with her co-stars.

AllAboutTRH: Everyone’s pretty surprised with how open you’ve been in your new memoir, Standing Strong. Were you nervous how people were going to react to you being vulnerable?
Teresa Giudice: No I wasn’t. I have real feelings. And it’s okay to have real feelings. What made me be open about the struggles going on is losing my mother. Losing her just made me open up and I felt bad for my girls who didn’t have me in their life for a period of time.

How has Joe Giudice responded to your latest memoir where you talk about your frustration with him?
I was honest and told him that I opened up and how I’ve felt about everything. He was fine with it. And it was just very therapeutic for me. Now I feel a lot better. He has yet to read it but I will give him a copy. Hopefully when he comes homes things become better and stronger for the two of us.

Would you consider ever doing a spinoff show?
If it was the right timing and the right kind of spin off – I would. Maybe if I was to open up a restaurant and we filmed the journey of that or even touring restaurants! I am a foodie so that would be fun. Honestly, my kids don’t enjoy being on the show. The two little ones Milania and Audriana like it but Gabriella and Gia don’t like all the cameras so I wouldn’t do a spinoff where it focused on my family. If I did something – it would be just me on my own.

>Danielle Staub has claimed that your relationship with her is perfect now that she’s back on New Jersey. You two have had a history so how were you able to move forward with her?
We knew Danielle was going to possibly be on the season and there were people who refused to film with her if she came back. She was out of a job and a single mother and I wanted her to know that I could relate to her and cleared the air that I never said I wouldn’t film with her.

We’re really getting to know each other and it’s been good. Before she had people in her ear and I had people in my ear so we weren’t able to really get to know each other and now we’re building on our relationship.

Have you spoken to Jacqueline Laurita since she left the show?
No and I don’t plan on it.

Which one of your co-stars has been the most kind?
Siggy – I have a strong relationship with her.

How has your relationship been with your sister-in-law Melissa?
I am all about family. I want to keep the peace and I thank God we are on good terms. It was really hard for my family when we were all fighting. No parents want to see their children fight and it was terrible for our own children who were in the middle of it. Everything’s been great between us and we plan to keep it that way.

Teresa and Joe celebrating their father’s 74th birthday last month

How would you describe this season?
Emotional. This season was very emotional for me. When I first start out – I had just lost my mother and was completely devastated. My mother and I were so close and everyone knew that. I am so grateful for my girls because if it wasn’t for them helping me get through it – I would have crumbled. Filming also kept my mind busy but after we stopped filming, I was so upset because I had more time to think and it wasn’t good. Now I have my dad living with me and of course I feel sad for him. It’s been hard for all of us. I am thankful that I have my family helping me through this.

Teresa has been through hell and back and continues to push through and stand strong. Thoughts on what Teresa had to say? Were you surprised by how open she was in her latest memoir?

RHONJ returns today at 9/8c

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  • There is something about Teresa that I will just always LOVE no matter. I always root for her! Can’t say the same about every Housewife.

  • Thank you Roxanne. This was a very enjoyable exclusive. I have just purchased her book, and have only read a small part, but I completely understand her need to be honest regarding her complicated feelings about Joe. I went thru five years of HELL with my husband (alcohol) and when he sobered up, everyone had the attitude “well, good for him! Isn’t he wonderful for conquering his problem.” On on hand, I was thrilled because I had my wonderful husband back. BUT! I had a LOT of resentment, fear and ANGER for what I went thru. We never would have made it if I had continued to “keep strong”. I finally let it all out to family and friends and he supported me all the way. I hope Teresa will get the same from Joe. She’s earned it.

  • Love you Teresa!!! Stay strong- prayers for you always!!! Show them how it’s done!! COMEBACK KID!!!! Screw the haters. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

  • Have fun everyone watching tonight !!!!Can’t wait to see how this goes and the new articles to come !!! Yeehaw ! Happy premier night 🙂

  • And Joe “didn’t make a mess of finances,” and the problem wasn’t bad choices in “trusting people.” Joe stole money; he forged documents; he stole a notary seal to steal property from his partner; he AND she filed totally false tax returns. And they forged false W2s.

    So these interviewers just sit there and swallow her lies and her BS and giggle so they can sell ads. Who’s the whore here? Hard to say.

  • Big question here: since Theresa can’t read or write in English, who wrote the book for her? I saw some excerpts and she couldn’t possibly have written it.

  • I get people like her ,love her ,dislike her but guess what ? She’s human and has feelings . The little pick aparts and in betweens don’t matter in the grand scheme of things . She’s a mommy , wife , moving on. Just like everyone else gets to vent , bitch and express how they feel at one time , so does she . Great job Rox and congrats on scoring the interview 🙂

  • apparently Teresa will be “live” on TMZ in a few min. I will upload a link when she finishes!! Go Teresa! to check it out go to @tmz

    • only about 2 minutes and they tried to joke about prison time being the same as working with Danielle – Teresa called them out “why would you say that”..they asked the normal questions about divorce/Danielle/tonites premiere


    • Best interview was on E! News: Daily Pop today. Asked same questions and more and Teresa answered them All. Amazing how she did, she’s a pro Now. Her Hair was to die for I like it straight

  • I’m assuming Tre was referring Jaq when she said someone refused to film Danielle. SO, hahahaha….did Jaq really think she was that important to RHONJ that Bravo would bow down to her threat?

    • I think Jacqueline got delusions of grandeur because she was asked back for season 7, stirred up (rehashed) drama, and then sat next to Andy at the reunion. She thought she could dictate and that Bravo would never choose Danielle over her. Talk about deluded!

    • Yes she did. lol She has a HUGE ego. I think she may have BPD. She needs to get that checked. She is not important and to me, she is fake and boring. I would not be surprise if she thinks she made Teresa because she begged her to be on the show with her.

  • Teresa said certain people I will never forgive and Melissa is not one of them. She said Jacqueline is one of them. I would never have done anything nor would I ever do anything as malicious as the things Jacqueline did to me. She manipulated and schemed behind the scenes, stirring the pot the whole time. She is a master at that. I gave her a lot of freaking chances, and in the end, the things she did were unforgivable.

  • Thank you Rox! Would love to see Tre get her own show. Something 1/2 hour long. And no coattail riders! LOL!

  • “No parents want to see their children fight” How about no parents want to see their kids turn to crime because they refuse to get an education and good job? She and Joe already sent 2 grandparents to an early grave due to stress and shame. It was apparent some of her kids don’t like the cameras to film. Teresa doesn’t care. Big pimpin’

  • I’m glad the season will show family sticking together. I’m surprised hearing about her and Siggy. Things that have been released certainly don’t give that impression. I’m looking fwd to the season.

  • Roxanne!!

    welcome back and awesome exclusive! Been out of control here.

    I like Teresa’s answers, her books cannot be taken as a full confessional, it is her perspective of what she went through and her children went through.

    I like that Teresa was clear about

    – only doing a spin off if it did not include her children
    – she never stated she would never work with Danielle
    – Knowing Teresa – she is full on real – that is going to be brutal watching her family
    deal with the passing of her and Joe’s mom.
    – wow, I don’t think anyone has asked Teresa about Jack Ass – good for you Roxy!

    #Go Giudice

  • I love Tre but I read the book last night and it still sounds like she doesn’t really like Melissa.