VIDEO: Teresa Giudice’s Real Housewives Co-Stars Freak Out Over Prison Sentence
On Sunday’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” finale, viewers finally got see the Housewives’ reactions to Teresa Giudice’s 15-month prison sentence.
As Gossip Cop reported, the reality star was ordered to serve time behind bars for bankruptcy and mortgage fraud. Her husband Joe was sentenced to 41 months. Giudice is expected to surrender in January, during which time Joe will care for their four children. After her sentence is completed, Joe will go to the slammer for his. He faces the possibility of deportation when he is ultimately released.
In the wake of the news, Giudice’s co-stars largely remained silent publicly and on social media, while, as Gossip Cop reported, her enemy Kim Granatell slammed her on Twitter as “pathetic.” But on the Bravo show’s season finale, the filmed, in-the-moment reactions of the cast mostly consisted of shock and concern.
Amber Marchese gasped, exclaimed “Oh my god!” and then covered her face (see photo above). She then repeated “Oh my god” several times. Marchese then went as far as saying she rather go through cancer, as she did, than what Giudice is facing. “You don’t take me away from my kids,” she explained.
Kathy Wakile, Giudice’s cousin, looked like she might be sick, while Jacqueline Laurita bust into tears. Laurita sobbed, crying out, “The kids, what’s happening with the kids?” She felt torn over whether to reach out to Giudice due to their past issues, but ultimately texted her, “I feel for what you and your family are going through. I want you to know no matter what I will always love you, and be there for you.”
Teresa Aprea, however, was the lone person to suggest Giudice was getting what she deserved. “You don’t mess with the legal system,” she said, adding, “Choices you make in life, there are consequences.”
She also taunted Giudice, saying “Karma’s a b*tch, clink clink,” mimicking handcuffs. Aprea was met with a swift backlash online after the episode aired, with people on Twitter accusing her of being heartless. But on “Watch What Happens Live,” which aired afterward, she said she had apologized to Giudice for being “mean” and a “little harsh.”
Missing from the segment was Giudice’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. Gorga, however, took to her blog after the sentencing to say it “was a very tough week.” She went on, “We are heartbroken for our family and especially those four sweet girls. Pray for them. No matter how you feel, I hope everyone is wishing their family strength and faith.”
In the teaser for next week’s reunion show, Giudice is seen saying, “This is probably going to be my last reunion.”
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