Andy Cohen was a sobbing mess, as conquering felon, Teresa Giudice, marched back onto The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Fans had a front row seat as Teresa dramatically reunited with her family, after almost a year behind bars. Teresa spent a year in lockup for swindling innocents — and now reclaims her center spot in the Bravo spotlight. Andy gushed all over social media, about the emotionally joyous occasion — retweeting tears from fans, as well as his own.
You might cry tonight when you watch #RHONJ. Just warning you
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) July 10, 2016
— Antoinette Cucuzza (@antoinettebrant) July 11, 2016
Have seen it five times and sobbed every time https://t.co/ow52qh9X2E
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) July 11, 2016
The scene with Teresa and her girls was indeed touching — but many will agree, that the emotional truth stems from a mother choosing phony material wealth over a year with her children. Teresa’s girls are a year older — and she missed it. Showy possessions and a fake lifestyle were put before the most precious of gifts. Did the cameras miss Teresa telling her daughters, “Mommy’s sorry?” Sad for sure — but spare us your tears Andy.
Viewers expected a rosy painted portrait of the sprung mommy — and Bravo isn’t messing around. Teresa hadn’t been home an hour, before the net of culpability was dropped — and only Joe Giudice was caught.
“I was very naive,” Teresa said. “I won’t be naive anymore, I learned my lesson. I’m not going to make the same mistake twice.”
Teresa also referred to “being taken” from her daughters — as if she had been powerless to prevent their year without a mother.
Joe/Mr. Mom Giudice began his prison stint last March. Through a Bravo lens, he was set up to take the whole fall — rotting in a couple’s cell of accountability from the start. Viewers who have been wondering if prison changed Teresa, had their question officially answered last night.
Did a year spent trapped with her thoughts, humble the reality star into accepting responsibility for her crimes? Bravo says nope — and Teresa agrees.