The drama continues.
Teresa Giudice is opening up about where her relationship with Jackie Goldschneider stands ahead of the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 11 reunion.
“I always say I may forgive, but I never forget,” Teresa, 49, told Us Weekly. “I said that at the reunion. Yes, I always forgive, but I never forget.”
During season 11, drama unfolded between Teresa and Jackie after the RHONJ OG alleged that Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was having an affair.
When the two sat down to discuss the accusation, Jackie compared Teresa spreading rumors about Evan to her suggesting Teresa’s oldest daughter, Gia, “does coke in the bathroom” at parties. The analogy didn’t go over, to say the least.
“I’m all about analogies, but don’t make an analogy about anyone’s child,” Teresa said. “She knew exactly what she was doing. She was trying to hurt me.”
The RHONJ OG also revealed that fans would see a new side of her at the reunion and at the upcoming Real Housewives mashup special, which will air on Peacock later this year.
“I think everyone’s going to see me in a different light. They’re starting to get to know who the real Teresa Giudice is,” she said. “I think it started towards the end of this season too. You have to understand who I am. I’m not a troublemaker. If I have something to tell you, I’ll tell you right to your face, and that’s it. It’s up to you how you handle it.”
As for the season 11 reunion, a source tells Us Weekly that the event is full of drama.
“The girls essentially showed up to get the job done,” an insider shared. “It was for sure explosive at times, especially when Teresa and Jackie went at it, but it’s what viewers have been seeing this whole season. … No one held back their emotions.”
Before filming the reunions special, Jackie appeared on the Betches ‘Mention It All’ podcast, where she predicted the drama that would go down between her and Teresa.
“I know I’m gonna get into it with Teresa, but I’m hoping she keeps it above board and does not try to drag my husband down anymore and isn’t super vicious because I just don’t feel like that’s necessary for a reality show,” Jackie said in March. “We can keep it above board and still have plenty of drama.”
While Jackie has made it known she doesn’t regret her analogy about Gia, Teresa thinks Jackie needs to be held accountable for her comments and how they affected her daughter.
“Gia’s such an amazing woman [and] she has her whole life ahead of her, so to say that and try to jeopardize that in any way is … uncalled for,” Teresa said. “And she didn’t even tell me it was an analogy.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.