Ahead of the season 11 reunion, Teresa dished on her feud with Jackie and revealed where she stands with her co-star following the taping.
“I always say I may forgive but I never forget,” she explained in a recent interview with Us Weekly. “I said that at the reunion. Yes I always forgive, but I never forget.”
Though the pair appeared to be on good terms toward the end of the season, viewers can expect to see the duo hash out their differences during the two-part special as they have plenty to discuss.
As fans well know, Teresa and Jackie kicked off the season with an epic, profanity-laced argument after Jackie asked Teresa to clear up the cheating rumor she spread about her husband, Evan Goldschneider. But things went south quickly when the former attorney used an ill-advised analogy, suggesting the cheating rumors were comparable to someone saying Gia Giudice “does coke in the bathroom.”
Though Jackie has since apologized for the analogy, Teresa is still convinced her co-star was determined to “hurt” her.
“I’m all about analogies, but don’t make an analogy about anyone’s child,” the Turning the Tables author stated. “She knew exactly what she was doing. She was trying to hurt me.”
Of course, Teresa is not one to back down from a confrontation, but according to her, fans will see a new side of her at the reunion.
“I think everyone’s going to see me in a different light. They’re starting to get to know who the real Teresa Giudice is,” the mother-of-four explained. “I think it started towards the end of this season too. You have to understand who I am. I’m not a troublemaker. If I have something to tell you, I’ll tell you right to your face and that’s it. It’s up to you how you handle it.”
Still, the sit-down will reportedly be explosive and full of drama, which a source revealed following the April taping.
“The girls essentially showed up to get the job done,” the insider spilled. “It was for sure explosive at times, especially when Teresa and Jackie went at it, but it’s what viewers have been seeing this whole season. … No one held back their emotions.”
As for Jackie, she previously revealed that she and her husband Evan were “worried” about facing Teresa at the reunion because they had no idea what she might say.
“I was very worried going into reunion about how vicious it could be because, let’s be honest, you’re on TV,” she explained on Housewives Nightcap last month. “You’re not breaking the fourth wall, but you’re on TV, so if somebody says something, it’s immediately out there. So, you know, Evan was very worried too. He said, ‘What is she gonna say? What is she gonna say?’ I said, ‘I don’t know what she’s gonna say!’”
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