When Kathy joined RHONJ, she was already on the outs with her cousin Teresa and from then on their relationship continued to worsen to the point of no return.
Their relationship officially ended when Teresa went to prison for a year and Kathy never reached out to her. When Teresa returned home from prison and they resumed filming RHONJ, Teresa decided to cut all ties with her cousin. Kathy, who returned a friend of the Housewives for season 7, and her sister Rosie Pierri met up with Teresa and her brother Joe Gorga to hash out their family drama. However, Kathy and Rosie were shocked to learn that Teresa had no interest in having any type of relationship with them at all and wanted to cut them out of her life.
Now, many years later, Kathy is opening up about why she isn’t wasting time trying to reconnect with her cousin.
Kathy talked with HollywoodLife, who asked the former RHONJ star if her time away from the show has helped her mend fences with Teresa.
“No. She made her position quite clear,” Kathy explained. “I’ve made my position quite clear, that I’d try and, my life is very full, and so I’m not going to waste my time with trying to make something work that isn’t going to work.”
Kathy also made it known that she doesn’t check in on Teresa and instead focuses on her own family.
“I really couldn’t speculate,” Kathy said when asked how Teresa is doing. “It seems to me she’s doing… Seems to be doing fine. Whatever you see out there is what I see. I don’t check-in. That chapter seems like it’s closed, and I’m doing other things. My children and my husband and my family keeps me pretty busy, so I keep concentrating on that.”
Thoughts on Kathy’s comments? Do you think Kathy and Teresa will ever reconcile?