The RHONJ OG kicked off season 11 by spreading a rumor she “heard” about c0-star Jackie Goldschneider’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, cheating. According to Teresa, she heard from someone that Evan “screws around” with other women at the gym.
However, sources claim that Teresa never heard the rumor from anyone.
“She’s being watched by the network and needed a story to stir the pot. She had zero proof [that he cheated] and made up the story because Bravo has been getting rid of original ‘Housewives,’” a source revealed before adding that Teresa is worried she’s on Bravo’s chopping block. “[She’s] too expensive, and they can filter through different women. She’s desperately trying to stay relevant.”
The source continued, “Teresa is the highest paid ‘Housewife.’ If they get rid of her, it’s because they pay her too much and her act is no longer worth it, but she’s been a franchise favorite forever.”
While this is a fascinating twist on the recent RHONJ drama, Teresa’s attorney James J. Leonard Jr., insists the claims aren’t true at all. According to Leonard, Teresa is the most “authentic” Housewife ever. He notes that Teresa has never had to “pull stunts or manufacture [a] story to be relevant,” so why would she start now.
“The core principle of reality television is authenticity, and I don’t believe there has ever been a more authentic ‘Housewife’ than Teresa Giudice, and there never will be. She is without peer in what she and her family have shared with the cameras over the years. When you are as real and authentic as Teresa has been, you don’t need to pull stunts or manufacture story to be relevant, and that is ridiculous for anyone to suggest otherwise,” Leonard explained to Page Six.
Season 11 of RHONJ airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.