During a recent radio interview with Boston’s Billy & Lisa In the Morning, Teresa Giudice found herself in a pickle.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star appeared on the radio show to promote an event she’s co-hosting in Lynn, Mass.
However, during the interview, Teresa got mad at radio host Billy Costa when he mentioned that she wrote a successful book, Turning the Tables, after her prison stint in 2015.
“Teresa, we know you spent some time in prison, but you came out of prison and wrote a book — a bestseller — about your time in prison, and did it focus a lot on the food in prison?” Billy asked the longtime reality TV star.
Teresa replied that she didn’t really “want to talk about that.”
“I don’t know if you know this, but I’m a four-time New York Times bestselling author,” she fired back.
While the radio host attempted to move the conversation along and focus on Teresa’s upcoming event, the RHONJ OG wasn’t ready to let it go.
“[We’re going to] have a good time, and it’s all about being positive, right? And not negative? You should learn some of that,” Teresa bluntly told the radio host, to which he said he would “work on that.”
“I have a podcast called ‘Namaste Bitches,’ [and] you should listen to it and learn how to be a little more namaste,” Teresa continued before being cut off by her PR rep, who encouraged the radio hosts to come to her event.
After Teresa ended the interview, Billy and co-host Justin Aguirre slammed the Bravoleb.
“She was easily, hands down, the rudest person I’ve ever interviewed,” Billy said before calling Teresa an “idiot,” “nothing,” and a “monster.”
Justin chimed in and insisted they weren’t being “negative” since her book and time in jail are “part of [her] bio,” which was given to them by her publicist.
“I did time in prison, too, and you said, ‘Yeah, you did time in prison, but you got out, you wrote a successful book,’ which it was — it was a huge book,” Justin said in defense of the questions they posed to the RHONJ star.
He also claimed that the radio show “stayed away” from all the questions Teresa’s PR told them to steer clear of, including Teresa’s drama with her brother Joe Gorga and her recent Balenciaga scandal.
“I don’t even want a coffee with Teresa Giudice,” Billy quipped.
Teresa has yet to publicly comment on the snafu, but her attorney and publicist, James J. Leonard Jr., told Page Six, “I think Mr. Costa needs to work on being a bit more namaste like Teresa is — he seemed like he was looking for a confrontation or to have his moment. I would recommend he listen to Teresa’s podcast, ‘Namaste Bitches,’ so he can work on himself and learn how to properly treat guests on his show.”
Check out Teresa’s radio interview below! (swipe to listen)
RHONJ will return for season 13 in early 2023.
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