However, that doesn’t mean she can “relate” to fellow reality stars like Todd and Julie Chrisley or The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah, who are all about set to begin serving prison sentences this month.
While hosting the latest episode of her podcast, Namaste B$tches, Teresa said her and Jen’s legal situations are not the same. Teresa explained that she didn’t steal money from the elderly or lie to her children. In fact, she asserts all she did was unknowingly sign papers that would allow her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, to implicate her in his illegal financial activities.
“I know my kids know that I didn’t do anything. Joe told them. When you’re stealing from people and the kids can read this … What do you say to that? So, I can’t relate to [Jen] because I would never do something like that,” Teresa said.
Teresa’s co-host, Melissa Pfeister, was also quick to call out the Shah family, accusing Jen’s husband, Coach Sharrieff Shah, of being complicit or just plain ignorant of his wife’s illicit crimes.
“[He’s] not even a head football coach, he’s like an assistant or something … You are not making that salary being an assistant coach and supporting that lifestyle,” she said. “With those $80k dollar parties, all the handbags, all the clothes, the jewelry. Like, you’re not making that money as an assistant coach. So, there’s no way he did not know about this … Aren’t you going to say, ‘What’s happening here?’
Elsewhere in the podcast, Teresa had some words of advice for Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley as she begins to navigate her new life after her parents, Todd and Julie, begin serving a combined 19 years in prison.
“Her parent’s made a mistake … If she were my daughter, I’d be like, ‘Do not put your life on pause.’ Live your life,” said the RHONJ OG.
“I would not put my life on pause, especially at [Savannah’s] age,” Teresa continued. “You’re a grown adult. You should live your life how you want it.”
Teresa further explained that she would tell her own daughters, Gia, Milania, Audriana, and Gabriella, to do the same and “work hard.” She also acknowledged her past, saying she would tell them, “Don’t do what I did,” but instead, “do the right thing.”