This may be New Jersey, but that doesn’t mean you run into a “Real Housewife” every day.
Believe it or not, the Garden State is pretty big – or at least it seems that way when you’re fighting traffic from one end of it to the other. And since the cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” hails from Bergen/Passaic/Morris counties (for the uninitiated, that’s up north toward NYC), it’s a treat to see them on your own turf.
Apparently even Teresa had no idea how far Princeton was from her Towaco manse.
“Princeton is FAR!” she announced when she arrived a bit late to the event.
During the short Q&A, Teresa – who came accompanied by eldest daughter Gia, 9 – revealed that her husband, “juicy” Joe Giudice, initially didn’t want to be involved in the TV series.
“The reason he’s on it is because he loves me,” she told the large crowd gathered to meet her. (Teresa’s book was such a hot commodity, in fact, that the store was in danger of running out of copies.)
She told the audience that she purchases her daughters’ clothing at Stage Left in Franklin Lakes and said that she named Gia after the Angelina Jolie film of the same name. (“Gia,” by the way, was based on the life of model Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS in 1986.)
“I know it wasn’t a great movie because of the way it ended,” Teresa admitted, but added that she loved the name nonetheless.
And speaking of names, Teresa absolutely raved over mine when it was my turn to meet her.
“I love the name Ava,” she told me. “I was going to name Audriana (the baby) Ava.”
She went on to say that Joe preferred Ava but she wanted to stick with Audriana.
“It sounded more Italian,” she explained.
(Let me tell you, Teresa’s gorgeous brown eyes were absolutely mesmerizing to stare into! Make sure you check them out if you get the chance.)