Teresa Giudice is heading back to the Garden State after being eliminated from Dancing With the Stars this week.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her dancing partner Pasha Pashkov were sent home on Monday night after landing in the bottom two for the second week in a row.
“Listen, it was an amazing experience. I had an amazing partner,” Teresa told Page Six via Zoom after her elimination from the dancing competition.
“Finally, my dream came true. I’ve always wanted to dance,” she added. “I did two dances in front of a live audience, and it was pretty amazing. It was great.”
Teresa and Pasha were sent packing after judge Len Goodman chose to use his tie-breaking vote to save Cheryl Ladd and Louis Van Amstel over them.
“Yeah, I don’t think Len liked me really so much,” the reality star quipped at a press event following her elimination. “I don’t think he liked me. I knew Len was not going to pick me. I knew he was going to pick Cheryl over me. I knew already … I had a feeling.”
“I wanted to win the mirrorball … but you know what? There’s a lot of amazing dancers on this show, so I knew I wasn’t going to [win],” she admitted. “When I saw my competition, I’m like, ‘I’m definitely not winning it.’ But I tried!”
Despite her elimination, Teresa is looking at it in a positive light as she now gets to go home to her new husband, Louie Ruelas, who she married a month before starting DWTS.
“I just got married, and then I started doing ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ so it’s like I left my husband,” she explained. “I felt really bad, so at least now I get to go home and spend time with [him], ’cause I am a newlywed.”
RHONJ will return for season 13 in early 2023.