“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her family have agreed to share their struggles on the show, letting the cameras film the personal conversations within the home. On the season premiere this Sunday, Teresa and her daughter Gia talk about the guilty plea, which results in both of them breaking down. But are viewers feeling sorry for them? According to a new Radar Online report published on July 16, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice isn’t getting sympathy points from the legal system.
This week, Andy Cohen had Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper on “Watch What Happens Live.” Both stars are huge fans of the show and the franchise. And both of them watched the season premiere this past weekend. And while both celebrities feel bad for Teresa and her family, they don’t think that they will get sympathy from the courts, just because they share what is happening behind closed doors.
And while fans are sympathetic because of the younger girls, Teresa isn’t getting the sympathy from adult viewers. Kelly points out that she feels horrible for her daughters. “Having said that, I think we have a legal process for a reason,” she adds. “I don’t think that judges are persuaded by what’s happening on television . . . I don’t think there’s a judge sitting over this trial that’s going to say, ‘Oh last night on the “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”’. . . I really don’t think that will impact it.”
Kelly feels bad for the children because they are young and innocent in this case. And Anderson Cooper appears to be in agreement. While it is hard to watch Gia Giudice cry and be upset over the guilty pleas, viewers know that Teresa and Joe broke the law and now have to deal with the consequences of their actions and their guilty pleas. They are scheduled to be sentenced later this summer.
Since the show started filming earlier this year, it sounds like the cameras will not be around when they are sentenced. However, Bravo may film the sentencing phase, so they can add it to the end of the season. It is questionable whether Teresa will be able to film the reunion, as no one knows whether she will get jail time or probation.
What do you think of Teresa’s role on the show this season?