RHONJ’s Rachel Fuda Suggests Teresa Giudice Should Be Fired & Shades Her as a “Bad Apple,” Plus She Addresses Falling Out With Jennifer Fessler

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RHONJ's Rachel Fuda Shades Teresa as a "Bad Apple," Suggests She Should Be Fired, and Talks "Rough Patch" With Jennifer Fessler, Plus If They Can Come Back From Falling Out

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Rachel Fuda is opening up about her feud with Teresa Giudice, slamming the Real Housewives of New Jersey OG as a “bad apple,” and blaming their feud on her closeness to Melissa Gorga.

In a couple of new interviews, Rachel, 33, said she was “100 percent” confident that the issues Teresa, 51, has with her would arise due to her friendship with Melissa, 45, and spoke about her falling out with Jennifer Fessler, 53, admitting that the two of them went through a “rough patch” amid season 14.

“I believe that to be true,” Rachel said during a May 2 interview with Distractify about Teresa taking issue with her due to her bond with Melissa. “And I’ve said that since day one of filming.”

Before the ladies and their husbands John Fuda, 37, and Luis Ruelas, 50, faced off at the season 13 reunion, where Luis was accused of hiring a private investigator to dig up dirt on the cast, which Luis denied, Rachel and Teresa started off in a good place.

While Rachel stated that the demise of her and Teresa’s friendship was unfortunate, she also noted that Teresa was a “bad apple” who negatively impacted the relationships among the cast and suggested she wouldn’t be upset to see her axed from the series.

“I don’t even think it’s a question of if there should be [cast changes],” Rachel said. “I think it’s needed.”

In another interview with Distractify this month, Rachel addressed a scene from the season 14 trailer in which she was seen telling Jennifer she felt as if she was “mourning” their friendship, which Jennifer “[didn’t] understand.”

“It’s really, really hard. It’s really hard. Friendships change, and they go through different storms,” Rachel said of the divide between them, adding that she believes she and Jennifer can overcome the “rough patch.”

“We just had a rough patch, and you guys will see it,” Rachel teased. “I don’t think I’m being unreasonable. I think it’s for a very good reason.”

Although Rachel didn’t say if their drama involved Teresa, she confirmed she and Teresa are in the same place as they were at the end of last season.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 14 airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.