The Real Housewives of New Jersey OG gave fans an update on her friendship with Dina Manzo and also talked about her recent reconciliation with Jacqueline Laurita. Teresa also shared the current status of her relationship with the Gorga kids amid her ongoing feud with Joe and Melissa Gorga.
Andy Cohen peppered Teresa about rumors of a falling out with BFF Dina. He also questioned whether or not Teresa and Jacqueline’s five-hour lunch was a result of Jacqueline’s recent comments against Melissa.
“No. That’s not true. I texted [Dina] today,” Teresa said of rumors she and Dina were on the outs. These rumors began to swirl when Dina skipped Teresa’s August wedding. The speculation of a fallout between the RHONJ OGs intensified when Dina “liked” a comment on Kelly Dodd’s Instagram bashing Teresa’s podcast co-host, Melissa Pfieffer.
As for her reunion with Jacqueline, Teresa said it came from the fact that she now has a stepson named Nicholas who has Autism, just like Jacqueline’s 12-year-old son, also named Nicholas.
“We both have Nicholases, and they both have autism. My stepson [is named] Nicholas. So she’s been on my mind a lot, and I was going to Vegas to see Bruno Mars, and so [I thought], ‘Let me reach out to her,’” Teresa said.
She also denied that her meetup with Jacqueline had anything to do with Jacqueline recently bashing Melissa.
“That didn’t have to do with it,” Teresa admitted, adding, “I really have been thinking about her a lot because it’s crazy because we both have Nicholases now.”
When Andy brought up that Teresa and Jacqueline used to hate each other, Teresa said, “I know, but time heals all wounds. It really does.”
Late last month, Jacqueline exposed Melissa as a liar during an interview with AllAboutTRH. She also revealed that Melissa badmouthed Teresa to her and that she was used by the On Display podcast host.
Read our full interview with Jacqueline HERE.
Meanwhile, on the WWHL: After Show, Teresa was asked about her kids’ relationship with their cousins – Antonia, 17, Gino, 15, and Joey, 12.
“Unfortunately, I think they text and communicate on social media, but that’s all I know. I guess you would have to ask both of them more so,” she confessed.
When it comes to her relationship with the Gorga kids, Teresa said, “I text them for their birthdays, and that’s it. The last time I sent Joey a birthday gift, [his] was his birthday in April; that was the last time. I know the next birthday is Antonia, [it] will be in August.”
Andy noted that April is before August, forcing Teresa to confirm that she knows that her niece and nephews’ birthdays are in “April, August, and July.”
Teresa added that she would love to have Antonia over to her home.
“I would love for Antonia to come over,” Teresa admitted. “She has her driver’s license. [Milania] told her to come over. And Milania has her driver’s license. They can see each other anytime they want. I would love that. My girls see [my ex-husband Joe Giudice]’s family all the time. We take them on vacation with us, my nieces, everything.”
Speaking of the Giudice family, Teresa says that while she still keeps in touch with her ex’s family, she didn’t invite them to her August wedding.
“I stay in touch with some of them, but I didn’t invite them to the wedding,” she explained.
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Yes, Teresa Giudice confirmed that she is still friends with Dina Manzo and even texted her recently, dispelling rumors of a falling out between them.
Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita reconciled due to their shared experience of having sons named Nicholas who have autism. This common bond brought them closer together.
Teresa Giudice maintains minimal contact with the Gorga kids, primarily texting them on their birthdays. However, she expressed her desire for her niece Antonia to visit her home and mentioned that her daughters frequently spend time with Joe Giudice’s family.