Teresa Giudice has officially regained her royal diva status — away from the Real Housewives of New Jersey script.
On Thursday, Teresa stormed out of a live interview with Access Hollywood, after being asked about husband Joe’s possible post-prison stint deportation. Teresa and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, were on the show to promote the new season of the Bravo reality franchise, when the obvious question riled Teresa.
“Next question please,” Teresa responded to the host Dave Carter. “I don’t think that’s something you should be asking.”
Carter’s co-host, Kit Hoover, pressed on, “Well everybody’s talking about it, and it could be a reality.”
“I think that’s really rude,” Teresa said.
But it didn’t end there. Hoover fired back,
“Okay, well it is a fact and we’re probably going to see it on the show so I don’t think that was a rude question.”
Teresa then cut her off and said,
“No, you’re not gonna see it on the show. As a matter of fact, I’m going to leave.”
Is the freed felon implying that she has editorial pull? What say you Bravo?
Teresa flounced self-righteously off the set, and a seemingly torn Melissa had no choice but to follow her
leader. In a show of obedient solidarity, Melissa followed Teresa off camera.
In the past Teresa has always said, “We’ll deal with it when it happens,” now the very relevant question sparks a walk-off. It makes you wonder if something has changed, and the interviewers are touching a nerve.
Her rep delivered these comments, addressing Teresa’s grand exit.
“She politely deflected the question and asked them to move on and they didn’t, so she left. She was doing Access Hollywood, not 60 Minutes or a sit down with Barbara Walters. To see the host hi-fiving at the end of the segment as if she did something worthy of a celebration was absolutely tasteless.”
Sixty Minutes or Barbara? So much for that humble pie served at Danbury.
But wait, it gets better. Teresa is now saying from this point on if she’s asked the deportation question, she’s walking off the set. So Andy, I hope you’re listening, because the reunion show’s just around the corner.
Teresa spoke with NBC New York Live about the incident.
“I’m not going to address it. It’s nobody’s business,” she said. “It’s a legal matter, and I’m not addressing it. So, if anybody asks me, going forward from here, I’m going to walk off … so don’t even try it. Because they’ll just make it worse.”
You’ve been warned truth-seekers — the New Jersey reality diva has spoken.
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