Teresa Giudice can’t relate to Jen Shah’s crimes and her six-and-a-half-year prison sentence despite her own legal troubles that led to her spending nearly a year in prison back in 2014.
“I can’t relate to that [Shah’s sentencing] because I would never do something like that, you know?” the Real Housewives of New Jersey star said on Wednesday’s episode of her “Namaste B$tches” podcast.
The mom of four notes that her 11-month stint in prison is entirely different from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star’s upcoming prison sentence for fraud.
Teresa explains that she went to prison for accidentally signing papers that allowed her then-husband, Joe Giudice, to commit fraud. On the other hand, Jen ran a nationwide telemarketing scheme that defrauded the elderly.
“Listen, it’s sad, [but] like, I wouldn’t steal anybody’s money,” Teresa continued. “I would not do that. I would never do that, that’s so bad.”
Teresa added that she does not like being compared to Jen. She explains that it “bothers” her when Bravo fans do so because unlike Jen she was “innocent” and “just signed papers that Joe [Giudice] told me to sign.”
“I know my kids know that I didn’t do anything. Joe told them,” she noted. “But when you’re stealing [from] people, and the kids could read this, and they’re like, ‘Mom, well why’d you do this?’ Like what do you say to your kids to that?”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.