It took approximately three minutes for Teresa Giudice to make a dig at Danielle Staub during last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show. (Part one of two!) And, it came as response to a question about Jersey Shore. Then, well then things got really nasty, and host and Bravo programming exec Andy Cohen found himself in the middle of the fray.
When Andy asked the women what they thought of that other Jersey show, Jersey Shore, Teresa responded that she thought it was despicable. “This one girl was like, ‘Well of course I had sex with him,’” Teresa said, referring to a part in Jersey Shore that I can’t remember in which one of the girls boasts about sleeping with a guy after only knowing him for one day ($5 to the person who can find that clip — if it exists). Teresa added that none of the women on Housewives would ever do that — except maybe Danielle. Minutes later, Danielle countered, as she usually does, with an unrelated piece of information about Teresa, asking her if she had “ever acknowledged her nephew.”
While confused viewers watched in shock, Teresa leapt from her spot on the couch and stood over Danielle, screaming, “Do not break up my family!” Danielle got up and walked away while Andy held Teresa back. Teresa pushed Andy back into his chair, and tried to throw pillows at Danielle. Pillow fight!
Meanwhile Danielle stalked offstage to huddle with her entourage while Caroline and Andy tried to calm Teresa. If you thought Teresa was at her craziest when she flipped the table, this moment really put the full range of her unbridled Italian rage on display. Danielle only agreed to come back on stage if Teresa stayed in her seat for the rest of the day. And, for the rest of the show, it seemed to be a little more civilized, but just barely.
Last year, the big question raised by the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show was what did Danielle do to Dina Manzo? The ladies addresses that this year, and Danielle confirmed that Caroline had accused her of trying to get Dina’s daughter Lexi taken away from her. Teresa also addressed her money issues, though she was typically vague.
So this year, it seems the ultimate question is: what’s the deal with Teresa and her nephew and why did mentioning it get her so upset?