Kim DePaola stays in the shadows of The Real Housewives of New Jersey — but despite her “friend of” status — the reality powerhouse is bringing the heat.
Bravo is portraying Teresa Giudice as a lonely single mom, navigating life as an inmate’s wife — but according to Kim D, several sources informed her that Teresa has been hooking up with another man behind her husband’s back, and production is working to hide the affair. Kim spoke exclusively to AllAboutTheTea.com, and dished about what has been going on behind the scenes.
“Teresa has been fooling around with Shane, a friend of Joe and Melissa Gorga,” Kim dished. “Shane’s a college graduate, owns a real estate consulting firm, and lives near the Gorga’s Jersey Shore house. He seems to have money, which Teresa likes.”
Shane — Teresa’s alleged side piece
Kim says that she was approached by RHONJ production, after the crew noticed Teresa texting someone non-stop, during filming.
“Producers saw Teresa constantly texting this guy, and asked me if I knew about it,” Kim reveals. “I told them ‘of course I know about it.’”
While Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, allegedly remains in the dark about the secret affair, Melissa supposedly knows what’s going on.
“Melissa knows about Shane, and even told Teresa to stop the constant texting on camera,” Kim tells AllAboutTheTea.com.
Teresa and Shane enjoying dinner together in July
A second source claims that Teresa’s lawyer, James Leonard Jr., is allegedly working to steer production clear of the scandal.
“Leonard is worried that the scandal could damage Teresa’s brand,” dishes the insider. “He is actively working to keep producers away, and the story buried.”
“Teresa hasn’t been to visit her husband in months,” adds the anonymous source.
Shane was spotted at the Gorga restaurant opening in May, and has been described by locals as a “young Joe Giudice.”
Joe Gorga & Shane at the Gorga restaurant opening
Shane supported Teresa at her “Standing Strong,” book signing on October 19 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Teresa’s new book blames her husband, Joe Giudice, for sending her to prison and throws him under the bus (Read about it here). Teresa personally thanked Shane for attending her book signing, “So sweet of you to come ????,” the mom of four commented.
In September, Teresa’s alleged side piece posted a very telling message on social media, “Please don’t settle,” the post stated and was “Liked” by the reality TV diva, whose new book points to her unhappiness in her marriage.
AllAboutTheTea.com will continue to follow the story.
All Things Real Housewives were the first to reveal Shane’s identity.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesday nights at 8 pm, ET, on Bravo.