The tea coming out of RHONJ is piping hot!
Brittany Malsch, the ex of RHONJ‘s John Fuda claims that he banned her from seeing their 16-year-old son, Jaiden, according to a new report from The U.S.Sun. John is married to RHONJ star Rachel Fuda. The couple joined the New Jersey Housewives franchise during season 13.
Malsch, who is currently in prison, says it’s difficult to watch her son be his stepmom’s storyline on the hit Bravo show.
As Bravo fans saw on the April 4 episode of RHONJ, Rachel is trying to legally adopt her stepson. Her husband John gained full custody of Jaiden more than a decade ago.
Until now we didn’t know any details about John’s ex but now we learn that she is currently serving prison time in a halfway house located in Paterson, NJ.
The 35-year-old revealed more details about the Fuda family drama while chatting with The U.S. Sun.
“I’ve tried to get in touch with my son, but John won’t let me,” Malsch said. “Since I’ve gone to prison, John has prevented me from speaking and seeing him whatsoever. This was not my choice.”
She explains that she saw Jaiden “periodically up until 2017,” when she was arrested. Since then she’s been in and out of prison. Every time she has gotten out of prison, she reached out to John in order to see Jaiden but he “refused.”
Malsch claims she made the “extremely selfless decision” to severe her parental rights “for Jaiden’s own good.”
She added: “When I’m out of here, I’ll have to get a lawyer because he won’t let me see him.”
Speaking of getting out of prison, Malsch is eligible for release in September 2023.
Her extensive criminal record includes charges of “burglary-entering a structure, laundering $250,000 cash, and possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine in the first degree”
John and his ex dated for four years and were engaged for two before splitting in 2009.
When it comes to Malsch’s thoughts on RHONJ, she admits that she loves watching the show.
“I think it’s great. I love it,” she said, adding that her son is “amazing” on the show. She also enjoys seeing her ex on the show, noting she found it “extremely comical” adding that “he acts the same as always.”
She’s also “not surprised” by the news that Rachel wants to adopt Jaiden.
“It doesn’t surprise me one bit. I knew they would, so I was expecting it,” she revealed. “I actually predicted this would happen when I first heard about them being on the show.”
“John will take any opportunity to make himself look better by making me look worse,” she continued. “But I’m unfazed by what others say and think.”
RHONJ airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.