As AllAboutTheTea.com readers know, Teresa Giudice, has been on a press tour slamming her jailed husband, Joe Giudice.
She’s laying it on thick and blames Joe for screwing up their finances and taking away her final precious months with her now-deceased mother.
“I do blame him because if he was on top of everything then this wouldn’t have happened,” Giudice told ABC News. “He keeps saying, ‘You just got to move on from this. You can’t keep bringing up the past.’ It’s true. I need to let it go and move on.”
The reality TV fraudster was released from prison on December 23, 2015 after serving 11-and-a-half months in the wake of pleading guilty to multiple offenses that included bankruptcy fraud. Joe also pled guilty to multiple counts of fraud, including hiding assets and failing to pay taxes, and is still serving his own 41-month prison sentence.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star talks about how her mother’s passing in March affected her life.
“Going away to prison was nothing, I’m just saying, compared to losing my mom. … And that’s why it made me open up so much with the book,” she said. “After I lost my mom, something snapped inside of me and I got really angry.
“I lost time with my mom. So that’s what made me spill everything,” she added. “Those 11-and-a-half months I wish I was hanging out with my mom instead of being away from my family.”
She adds that as a mother, she struggled with how to tell her youngest daughter, who just turned 8, what happened.
“The three oldest know … and the baby says that, ‘Mommy, people do say that Daddy’s in jail,’ and I say, ‘You know what honey … you’re too young to understand whats really going on, when you get older, Mommy and Daddy will explain everything to you.’
Still deflecting and playing the blame game — Teresa takes no accountability for her role in their fraudulent scams.
“I don’t feel like I should have gone away,” Giudice added of her time in prison. “I did what a lot of others do, you know, if their husbands tell them to sign something, they do that.”
“I’m an adult, I had no problem doing my time,” she added. “But who got punished was my daughters.”