RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Accuses Tamra Judge of ‘Backstabbing’ Brandi, Defends Brandi Against Caroline by Saying She’s Seen Caroline Let Loose, Plus Tamra Fires Back

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Tamra Judge is firing back at Teresa Giudice after learning the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member shaded her as a bad friend on the latest episode of her podcast.

In a comment shared on Instagram, the Real Housewives of Orange County star demanded Teresa get her story straight after Teresa suggested she backstabbed Brandi Glanville by welcoming Caroline Manzo to her and Teddi Mellencamp‘s podcast and addressed the falling out Brandi and Caroline suffered amid production on Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip.

“I feel bad for you, Brandi, just because I feel like no one should go through this. If you sign up to be on a TV show together, then you’re in it together,” Teresa said on the April 19 episode of Namaste B$tches. “Nobody should take anybody’s job away … especially a single mom. I would never wanna do that.”

“It’s sad cuz Brandi’s a single mom. She’s raising two sons. And it’s like sad. I would never wanna take someone’s job away, I’m not into that. I’m so not into that. I was a single mom at one point,” she continued. “You shouldn’t try to hurt someone … I just don’t like anybody’s job taken away.”

While Brandi has been accused of inappropriate behavior and lewd acts against Caroline, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum has maintained her innocent. And as Teresa noted, other women were around when the incident supposedly occurred.

“The truth is gonna come out,” she stated, adding that she’s seen Caroline let loose in the past.

“I have to say, I’ve hung out with Caroline and I’ve seen her have a good time. I have. I’m not gonna say what I saw her doing but I did see her having a good time so I was like, ‘Wow.’ I was shocked. When I saw, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s Caroline?’” she recalled.

Although Caroline recently said it would take a lot of money to get her back on RHONJ, Teresa admitted she’d fit in — at least with certain cast members.

“She could fit in with people that want her to fit in,” Teresa explained. “Dolores still talks to her. Like, anybody that doesn’t like me will definitely be her friend.”

Looking back at her spat with Margaret Josephs on season 12, Teresa admitted she stands by her behavior.

“I threw everything on Margaret in Nashville … She pissed me off and I’m so glad I did that — at the time,” she stated. “She likes to run her mouth. You can’t keep running your mouth and think nothing’s gonna happen.”

Moving on to the drama between Brandi and Caroline, Teresa questioned Brandi about Tamra’s recent interview with Caroline on Two T’s in a Pod.

“If Tamra’s your friend, why would she have her on there and not have you on there?” Teresa asked.

“She asks me. I can go on whenever I want. But I didn’t. This is my first interview and I’m still scared I’m gonna say too much,” Brandi replied.

But Teresa continued.

“My thing is, if Tamra’s one of your good friends, why would she have someone that’s hurting you on her podcast? For money, right? For ratings? Nice friend. Nice f-cking friend, just saying,” Teresa shared. “I’m talking about your friend, Tamra. I’m just saying. That’s a really good friend, Brandi, I would always keep her around.”

She also said, “These California people, I don’t know. Backstabbing, I don’t know. I see a lot of that going on.”

Following the airing of the episode, Tamra came across a Queens of Bravo recap on Instagram and quickly offered her response.

“Teresa please! [Two Ts in a Pod] is strictly a housewife podcast. iHeart books our talent (as you know since you came on to promote your podcast). I talked with Brandi prior to Caroline interview to give her a heads up,” Tamra explained.

“Get your story straight before you come for me!” she added.

Also on Teresa’s podcast, she confirmed she was asked to appear on The Traitors but turned the opportunity down due to the rules of production.

“I think I got asked to do that too. I’m like, ‘There’s no way I’m doing that.’ Cuz I couldn’t,” she explained. “I [have] to talk to my kids. I need my phone. Yeah. Sorry.”