Teresa Giudice believes her life would be very different if it weren’t for the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live, the Big Daddy of Bravo asked Teresa how her life would be different if she didn’t join the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“Do you think you and Joe [Giudice] would still be married?” he asked. Teresa replied, “I think I would have never [gone] to jail.”
Andy added, “and Joe wouldn’t have either,” to which the RHONJ OG replied, “I mean I don’t know, I don’t think so.”
Teresa elaborated, saying, “the big thing he did was he didn’t file taxes and sometimes people do go away for not filing. But then if you settle with them and say you’re going to pay them maybe you won’t go away.”
Andy moved on, noting, “Okay, so, you wouldn’t have gone to jail.” He then asked, “Would you still be with Joe?”
Teresa replied, “maybe,” before adding, “Listen I was the best wife ever. And I know to Luis [Ruelas] I’m going to be even better because you know, you get better with age, and you learn things, and so yeah maybe we would’ve [stayed married].”
As for if she would still be friends with former costars and best friends Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa says “Yeah, probably.”
She quickly added, “Absolutely, yes. I was really close with Jacqueline. With Caroline, I wasn’t that close with her. I was respectful to her because she was the sister, and I was close to Dina [Manzo].”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.