It has been almost nine years since television viewers were first introduced to Teresa Giudice on ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ and the reality star is now revealing that she is getting ready to leave the show behind and possibly make a big move.
The table-flipping mother-of-four writes in her new book ‘Standing Strong’ that she has recently been thinking about packing it all in and heading to Kentucky, far away from the limelight and Bravo camera crews.
DailyMailTV host Jesse Palmer asked her about this when she sat down with him to talk about her new book, and confirmed that she may one day seek out some southern charm in her life.
‘Why not? I’m not gonna live in Jersey forever,’ said Teresa.
‘It’s hard to predict the future but when you are in the public eye and everyone judges you, some times you want to get away from it all and be treated like a normal person.’
Southern charm: Teresa Giudice said that she would consider moving to Kentucky to escape her life in the public eye during an interview with DailyMailTV (above) host Jesse Palmer
Escaping her reality: ‘Some times you want to get away from it all and be treated like a normal person,’ said Teresa, who noted that she is not going to live in New Jersey forever
Writer and a fighter: Teresa was promoting her new book ‘Standing Strong,’ (above) which was released on Tuesday
‘I often think to myself, maybe we should move and start over. I fantasize about what life would be like if we picked up and relocated to a place like Kentucky and started from scratch,’ writes Teresa in ‘Standing Strong.’
‘What if I was no longer Teresa Giudice, reality television star from New Jersey, and I became Teresa Smith, real estate agent from Louisville or Lexington?’
She then added: ‘What would my new house look like? What would my new friends look like? Where would I get my hair done? Are there any good Italian restaurants in Kentucky? Would the paparazzi come looking for me? Would I be happy?’
It is just one of the many shocking admissions in her new book, which was released on Tuesday.
Teresa also voiced her anger with husband Joe during her DailyMailTV interview with Jesse, who is currently serving out a 41-month prison sentence after being convicted of bankruptcy fraud.
She was convicted of the same offense during the couple’s 2014 trial, and served her time in 2015, entering prison in January of that year and leaving just before Christmas.
‘I was upset with my husband because he got us into this predicament and I fell like I lost time with my mom,’ said Teresa, whose mother Antonia Gorga passed away in March.
It was the loss of her mother that inspired her to write the new book Teresa later told Jesse.
‘I feel like this book was therapeutic, to get it all out,’ explained Teresa, who noted that she was able to open up more than ever before in the wake of this huge loss.
Viewers were able to see Antonia with her daughter Teresa and son Joe on episodes of ‘Real Housewives’ ever since the first season, and her passing will be part of the new season of the show which premieres Wednesday night.
When asked what people could expect, Giudice said: ‘There is namaste and a little bit of the old [table-flipping] Teresa.’
She then justified her at times aggressive behavior by stating: If my buttons are not pushed, I don’t push back.’
Getting the goods: Teresa will also return for the new season of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ on Wednesday, and admitted to Jesse (above) that she gets into a few fights this year
Troubles: Teresa also spoke about the loss of her mother Antonia and her anger at husband Joe (above) for getting her sent to prison on bankruptcy fraud charges
Joe’s attorneys are already attempting to fight the possibility that their client might e deportated after his sentence, and argued back during the trial that because their client came to the US as an infant from Italy he was not aware that he was not an American citizen.
The judge in that trial also recommended Joe participate in an alcohol program, this after his lawyer, Miles Feinstein said he had a drinking problem and should be sent to rehab rather than prison.
Joe read a letter to the court before he was sentenced, saying: ‘I stand here humiliated before the court and my family and society.
‘I disgraced many people, including my wife and four daughters. I take full responsibility for my actions. I promise to be a better person.’
Joe, 46, also pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return for 2004 and acknowledged he didn’t file taxes on income of approximately $1 million between 2004 and 2008.
For that he was given a 12-month sentence, but one that will run concurrently with the 41 months he had already received for his other crimes.
There is a chance that Joe’s sentence could be shorter, with his wife not serving her full term behind bars.