It’s a terrible thing to say, but even Teresa Giudice will be better off without him.
Poor Teresa, no matter what he says or does, she still loves him. Or she just doesn’t know anything else. Remember, her parents live with them, and help maintain that household. Her parents are basically raising those children, and look what a good job they did with Joe Gorga and Teresa….but I digress.
The treatment Teresa receives from Juicy? She learned this subservience at her mother’s knee.
Bravo filmed season 4 from June, 2011 to October 2011, hoping to film and catch the fallout from Joe and Teresa’s bankruptcy fraud trial, originally scheduled for July, 2011, moved to October, and then Joe and Teresa withdrew the bankruptcy petition to avoid prison.
So much for that storyline. so now we see Teresa doing everything she can to raise $11 Million with Joe going through ‘roid rage and calling her relatives and Melissa names. He doesn’t even try to be “politically correct” anymore, we are seeing the true, undiluted Joe Giudice. After all, he doesn’t belong in prison with “those” people:
But “horsey-face” is nothing compared to the name he usually calls her: the “n” word.
Memory Jog: When we first heard of Melissa and Joe Gorga, we heard that Joe was Teresa’s brother and that his wife was black. Indeed, that was the problem between the parents and Joe Go, and thus, Teresa and Juicy. This is the subtext of everything we are seeing and hearing.
But Teresa defends everything Joe says and does. from her Bravo blog:
Finally, I want to talk about my Joe. I love him for who he is. He’s the same guy now as when I first met him when we were kids. He’s old-school Italian, he says what he thinks, he’s tough, but has an amazing heart. He’s a great dad. He’s my best friend. He’s amazing.
Of course, he’s not perfect. He doesn’t always say the right thing. But I married him for him. I didn’t marry a Simon. He doesn’t wear bowties and drink tea with his pinkie up. He also didn’t choose to be a Housewife. I did. And he let me. But he’s happy for it to be my thing. He doesn’t want to be a “House Husband” — that’s why you won’t see him sit down for interviews. He lives his life, he tolerates the cameras in our house, and he lets it fly sometimes. I’m sure many of your men would be the same. In a lot of ways, I feel bad for Joe because this whole experience hasn’t been really positive for him. He’s a private guy who likes to go about his business. But since the show, it’s hard for him to go anywhere without having to stop and take pictures and then worry that those pictures might be sold to a tabloid for a fake story. He just doesn’t have a lot of tolerance for B.S.
Teresa is so delusional, but that’s how she is able to survive. Don’t count her out, she probably will pay back those creditors. She begins her book tour this week, with appearances on the Today Show and Wendy Williams, then she’s off to tour the country. In the meantime, Joe turned down a plea bargain, so we’ll see where that goes:
In the “I have no mind of my own” category, did you catch that Jacqueline Laurita is also not speaking to Dina Manzo? What a twit! Everybody knows it’s only because Caroline isn’t speaking to Dina. In the meantime, Dina is doing fine without this drama in her life:
More on Dina later…
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sunday nights on Bravo.