The Real Housewives of New Jersey cameras may have been filming since the moment Teresa Giudice stepped out of prison but don’t expect to see her hubby Joe Giudice as he leaves to serve his 41-month prison sentence when RHONJ returns later this year.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Joe revealed that despite being the in the middle of filming RHONJ, the cameras won’t be filming him when he reports to prison saying, “That’s none of their business, and they’re not going to capture anything.”
“We haven’t crossed that bridge yet. Listen, I know we’re on this reality show, but you know, we’re also human beings. And we want to keep some things private, just between us and our four daughters. So, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Teresa added.
Teresa will continue to film RHONJ while Joe is incarcerated saying,“It’s my job. It’s something that I’ve been doing now for a long time. And now that I’ve been doing it, and, after all, this happened, like I’m not saying goodbye now. Now I’m just going to ride it out. They’re like family to me.”
In fact, Teresa revealed how supportive her fellow Housewives have been especially Jacqueline Laurita and Dina Manzo who have really been there for her during all her legal troubles.
“They’ve all been great; they’ve been amazing with reaching out. I mean that’s all you can really do, but it’s nice you know.I have to say between the fans and family, friends, costars, they’ve all been amazing, just by reaching out and just saying, ‘We love and support you.’ That’s good enough.”
One Housewife, who has not reached out to Teresa? Caroline Manzo. According to Teresa, she’s cool with it saying,“Um, I haven’t spoken to Caroline, but it’s okay. I wish her well.”
I totally get Joe not wanting his last day or two and his arrival at prison filmed. Let the family have that time to themselves. And I’m sure Joe doesn’t want his arrival at prison to live forever in the world of reality TV.
Thoughts on Joe and Teresa’s interview? Do you think we will see Joe’s prison sendoff on RHONJ? Are you surprised Caroline hasn’t reached out to Teresa?