There’s no doubt that Teresa Giudice is the OG of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa’s fame and success have grown the most since the New Jersey franchise made its debut in 2009.
While Teresa’s had her fair share of struggles Bravo solidified her status as the real star of RHONJ when they halted production of season 7 until she returned from her stint in prison.
However now, sources close to production are claiming that Teresa’s popularity is waning.
An insider tells The Dirty, “Teresa is definitely not as big as she once was. When she was away in prison, there were constant stories about her in the tabloids and the public was obsessed with reading what was going on. However, her husband Joe has been away almost a year, and there’s rarely stories published regarding him.”
Adding “Teresa has been known to sell stories to the press in the past so this is a clear case of if she could, she would. It definitely comes down to the fact that people aren’t as interested in her as they once were.”
The source claims that Teresa’s legal issues have turned off fans which was reflected in the low season 7 ratings.
“What’s more is that some of the episodes definitely were rated lower in season 7 than season 6. If the public was as obsessed with Teresa’s story as they once were, that wouldn’t be the case. Teresa’s legal issues definitely soured her brand and the public perception of her. Sadly, Bravo’s plan to make her loved again didn’t completely work, and the spotlight on her is starting to fade,” the insider claims.
It’s no secret that the AATRH team are HUGE Teresa supporters, so we find this story hard to believe. Any fans or popularity Teresa lost will quickly be gained back as more time passes. Teresa went to jail, did her time and paid off her debts, plus she’s apologized until she’s blue in the face. Personally, this insider sounds like a bitter current or former co-star who can’t stand Teresa’s comeback and success.
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