Teresa and Joe Giudice Sound More In Denial Than Remorseful In Bravo Interview
Teresa and Joe Giudice sat down with Andy Cohen on Friday — a day after they were sentenced to prison — for an exclusive interview that aired on Bravo on. Monday night, and the couple sounded more like they were in denial than remorseful.
Teresa said, “I feel like I’m numb,” adding that after being sentenced to 15 months behind bars, she was “shocked. It was very unexpected.” And Joe, who was slapped with 41 months in prison, said, “I actually felt like I got hit in the back of the neck by a bat… I didn’t think I was gonna get that much… I don’t know.”
He then told Cohen during the special edition of “Watch What Happens Live,” “I expected me [to be sent to prison], I wasn’t expecting her.” Joe went on to defend his wife, stating, “She had no part in my businesses or whatever. She really didn’t.” And Teresa tried to corroborate that by saying, “Whatever Joe told me to sign, I would sign.”
Throughout the interview, neither fully accepted blame. Joe, who perpetrated the crimes, brushed off his wrongdoings. Rather than saying he purposely had his wife sign off on false loans, he simply said he had Teresa sign “whatever the bank gave me for her to sign.” Only when he was pressed by Cohen about having his wife sign false loans did Joe mutter, “All right, whatever.”
As Gossip Cop reported, the couple pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and failing to pay taxes amounting to more than $200,000. During Monday night’s interview, the two also denied that they needed to live the good life.
“I’m not trying to keep up with the Joneses,” claimed Teresa. Trying to hammer that point home, Joe said the fancy suit he was wearing was actually part of a cheap deal. “Two suits, two shirts, two ties for $250 — and they tailor it,” he told Cohen.
Teresa further said she won’t be a diva in prison. “I’ll just slick my hair back and go about my day,” she stated. Mostly, they’re in such denial — whether they’ll admit it or not — they still haven’t told their younger daughters that they’re going to prison.
“They don’t know anything,” said Teresa, the mother of four girls — Gia, 13, Gabriella, 9, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 5. And if you believe “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, she doesn’t know anything either, claiming she was under the impression that by pleading guilty, she wouldn’t be sentenced to prison. Part two of Teresa and Joe Giudice’s interview airs on Bravo on Thursday. What did you think of the first part of their interview?