Teresa Giudice's dirty secrets
The new Us Weekly cover story has all of Teresa Giudice's dirty secrets. In the wake of an emotionally charged 13-hour reunion taping (part two of three airs October 7 at 10 p.m.), her fed-up fellow Housewives are finally revealing the truth about Teresa. "I used to always cover up for her -- I've kept in a lot of secrets," admits sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. Not anymore. Says the singer, "When she stops telling lies about me, I'll stop telling the truth about her."
Among her offenses is her insensitivity towards Jacqueline Laurita after she received the diagnosis that her son is autistic. "If I went to talk about my son, she would quickly change the subject and start bashing her family," says Jacqueline. "Despite what she's claiming on TV, she wasn't there when I needed her most." No one was spared Teresa's viciousness during the reunion, but no victim is more shocking than her 7-year-old niece, Antonia. Melissa relates that when she signed her then toddler daughter with a modeling agency, "Teresa called me and said, 'I heard Antonia got accepted.' Then she was like, 'Yeah, the ugly kids always get picked.'"
As for Teresa's teary reconciliation with friend turned foe Jacqueline? Purely for show. As soon as the cameras powered down, Teresa told Melissa she'd faked the whole scene. Says Melissa, "She was like, 'Oh, please, Jacqueline is crying again. I don't care!' " It's a tried-and-true move, says Melissa. "That's how she filmed with me," she explains. "She'd be nice on camera and as soon as they were done, she'd be like, 'That f--king bitch!'"
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