Teresa Giudice believes viewers of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” will see her in a “different light” during the upcoming reunion special for season 11.
During a May 13 interview with Us Weekly magazine, Giudice admitted to experiencing a major change in her life and her demeanor as filming on the recent episodes wrapped several months ago.
“I think it started toward the end of this season,” she shared.
“You have to understand who I am. I’m not a troublemaker,” she added.
Teresa Giudice Butted Heads With Jackie Goldschneider At The Start Of ‘RHONJ’ Season 11
As “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fans will recall, Giudice went to war with Jackie Goldschneider during the premiere episode of season 11 after spreading a false rumor about Goldschneider’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, cheating on her at the gym.
“If I have something to tell you, I’ll tell you right to your face and that’s it. It’s up to you how you handle it. I just say it the way it is, but some people can take it, some people can’t,” Giudice explained.
Teresa Giudice Might Take A Step Back From The Drama
Looking forward to the upcoming, but yet to be confirmed, 12th season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Giudice said that she may take a step back from the drama of the show.
“Maybe I’m going to start learning to not be so vocal and maybe take a step back. Just sometimes … like, I come from a good place, but some people don’t understand it. I guess you have to get to know me to see that I’m coming from a good place. Like, in life, we all get wiser and we’re all learning. We’re learning every day,” she noted.
Teresa Giudice Has Faced Hard Times On ‘RHONJ’
According to Giudice, she’s seemed hard and dramatic at times due to the way her cast mates have treated her over the years.
“I started the show being very happy, and then you see it, everyone coming after me, attacking me, trying to take me down. Like, all the seasons. It’s been me trying to defend myself year after year after year, from starting out with Caroline, Jacqueline — you want me to go down the line?” she asked. “Attack, attack, attack.”
Teresa Giudice Was Frequently Forced To Defend Herself
“If somebody’s coming after you and attacking you, you have to defend yourself. You’re not going to let them just trample all over you,” she pointed out.
To see more of Giudice and her cast mates, don’t miss the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” season 11 reunion special, which airs in two parts, starting on Wednesday night, May 19, at 9/8c on Bravo.
To find out what Giudice had to say about the “Real Housewives: Mashup,” which she filmed with seven other “Housewives” in Turks and Caicos earlier this month, read on.