However, it turns out there was one scene that was too difficult for Joe to watch.
In unseen footage from Joe and Teresa Unlocked, Joe reveals that seeing his daughter Milania look out the window, in tears, as he left for prison, was so “gut-wrenching,” that he “couldn’t even watch.”
“You know, occasionally, guys would come and get me and tell me that the show was on. And occasionally, I would watch a little bit here and there, but not really,” Joe told Andy Cohen when asked if he watched any RHONJ in prison. “I didn’t watch it that much, but I would watch certain things here and there. More like on magazines and stuff like that.”
“I did see yous a couple times because when I was in [FCI] Fort Dix [in Burlington County, New Jersey], the first federal prison, there was this one guy, Jack, that loved Bravo,” Joe explained, “so he always had the Bravo channel on. When I got to the other prison, which was Allenwood [Low Federal Correctional Institution in Allenwood, Pennsylvania], alright, there was really nobody that had that channel on too much. It was only on once in a while, so I was able to catch clips here and there, but not as much as the first [prison].”
Andy pointed out, “If your family was on TV, I would think that you would make a point to watch. Was it just too painful for you?”
“You know, it was actually painful to watch them on television,” Joe replied. “It was actually sad. I saw the one, I remember the one episode where my daughter was waving through the window when I was leaving to go to Fort Dix, and that was like gut-wrenching. I couldn’t even watch that.”
Check out the clip below!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.
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