The real housewives of New Jersey Star Teresa Giudice is the reigning queen of the franchise. But she has a lot of new things happening in her life. With a new husband, fans have been wondering if she’s leaving the show. But Giudice says she plans to stay as long as the network will have her.
Giudice has been on the show since season 1. She’s the only OG cast member who stayed and never took a break. She says she would prefer her former co-stars to return because they had real bonds at the time.
“I would love the first one, how we started, season one and season two,” she said in a recent interview with the reality with the king podcast. “When I said it [Carlos King]’I don’t want to fight with my family’ [it was] because I saw what was going on between Jacqueline [Laurita]dina [Manzo]and Caroline [Manzo]. It was about her family. And I said, ‘I don’t want what happens to them to happen to me,'” she noted, referring to the potential consequences Giudice would have with her own family.
Despite being the last OG, she says she has no plans to leave. “[I’m staying] until the end,” Giudice added. “No one will deter me. i started it I will finish it – as long as Bravo wants me.”
Giudice has been open about not enjoying the show anymore. But she says it felt like a dark cloud when her brother and sister-in-law – Joe and Melissa Gorga – joined the cast. At the time, the Gorgas claimed they were estranged from Giudice, which she denies.
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“Since the third season, it’s just been hell for me. It really was,” Giudice said. “It was like living in hell and I wasn’t having fun. It was so gritty and a lot of people were freaking out in front of the camera… It’s just not what I ever expected from reality TV.”
She claims her family joined without her knowledge. “I knew because Andy Cohen called me,” Giudice revealed. “But he didn’t want to interfere or whatever, which I understand. He was the one who called me to say they were coming on the show.”
Giudice married Luis Ruelas in a lavish ceremony. The last season of RHONJ chronicled her co-stars’ concerns about Ruelas and that they were moving too fast. She refused to allow anyone to burst her “love bubble.” Ruelas also said Giudice was leaving the show amid all the drama.
Their three-part wedding special will air after the upcoming season of RHONJ. Whether they will get a spin-off is unclear.