Andy Cohen is still in constant contact with Teresa Giudice. On Friday, Bravo TV posted the link to his most recent Ask Andy segment. In the segment, Andy’s assistant, Daryn Carp, asked him some questions from Bravo’s viewers. One of those questions had to do with Teresa.
A viewer asked Andy if he got emotional watching the special The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In. The three-part special shows Teresa’s family going through their lives without her there and dealing with her imprisonment. Joe Giudice is shown raising their four daughters alone, doing the tasks that Teresa used to do, such as cooking and getting the kids ready for school.
Andy, who already watched the entirety of the special, admitted that he got emotional watching it.
“Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Each episode of it.”
He also revealed that Teresa didn’t get to see a cut of the special before it premiered. He added that he constantly e-mails with Teresa and that they talked about the special.
“No. No. But I e-mail with her, I e-mail with her all the time. And I said, ‘Are you gonna be watching?’ And she said she probably would be watching.”
Andy also expressed admiration for Joe and Teresa’s oldest daughter, Gia Giudice, over how she’s been helping her dad take care of her younger sisters.
The day the special premiered, Gia tweeted her love for her and her family’s fans. Following the premiere, Joe Giudice and his brother-in-law, Joe Gorga, appeared on Andy’s talk show Watch What Happens Live.
The night part two of the special aired, Gia told her fans to stay tuned.
Did Teresa Giudice actually get to watch her family on the special? According to Radar Online, yes, she did. Early last week, the website reported that Teresa not only watched the premiere but she arranged a viewing party for it. According to a source, the Danbury Correctional Facility in which Teresa is serving her sentence does have Bravo. The source said that Teresa loved the special.
“Teresa was joined by other inmates and she laughed and cried watching Joe, her kids and parents. She was so proud of Gia for being so mature and stepping up and Teresa was also impressed with Joe’s involvement with the girls…Teresa thought Bravo did a great job with the editing and she was really happy with it.”
The source added that the other inmates who watched the special clapped throughout and gave Teresa a lot of support.
A sneak peek of part three of the special, which will air on Sunday night, shows that viewers will see Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, going with his mom, Joe Giudice and the children to visit Teresa in prison. While no cameras were allowed in the prison, Joe did talk afterwards about what it was like to see his sister in prison.
“We were brought up as a family that never cried. I never saw my dad cry. I never saw my mother cry. Growing up, nothing broke me. But this broke me. I’m helpless. I couldn’t help her. I sat there for the first hour…crying. She grabbed my hand and she said, ‘It’s okay…’ No brother wants to see her sister locked up, four kids, you know?”
While Melissa Gorga has featured heavily on the special, shown spending time with Teresa’s family alongside her brother, as well as separately with the children, viewers won’t be seeing her visiting her sister-in-law. During their appearance on Watch What Happens Live after the premiere, both Joes confirmed that Melissa has not seen Teresa yet. As the Inquisitr reported, Melissa responded, via social media, to those who criticized her for not having visited Teresa yet. Melissa pointed out that she hasn’t been approved to see Teresa and that regardless, she would rather Teresa spend more of her visiting hours with her daughters.
In September, E! News reported that Teresa, who will be released from prison around the holidays, is “almost certain” to return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey alongside Melissa Gorga for its seventh season. Days prior, Andy Cohen told the website that he wants Teresa back in front of the cameras.
“I’m hoping to get her back in front of the cameras. That’s how I would like to handle it.”
The reality TV show won’t be the only way that Teresa Giudice’s fans will hear from her in 2016. Teresa will also release a tell-all memoir in 2016.
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