For the past few weeks, Sundays have been all about Teresa Giudice. In addition to starring in her claim-to-fame reality show Real Housewives of New Jersey
, Teresa was smooth-talking her way to Donald Trump's heart on the Celebrity Apprentice
. Sadly, her stint on the Celebrity Apprentice
has come to an end with her being fired, but RHONJ
is just heating up.
"Yes, I did get fired this week, but don't worry, I'm not really gone!" Teresa wrote on her Bravo blog
. "It's weird for me to watch both shows each week, because even though they're both on right now, they were filmed at totally different times. If you want to know how I'm doing and what my life is like now, Celebrity Apprentice
is a much better picture. I've been so honored to work with Mr. Trump and the other amazing celebrities raising money for NephCure. The experience changed my life and really helped me realize what's most important--the health of my family and working on positive things to help people."
In regards to her other Sunday show, Teresa is surprised things have gotten so catty and out of control with her family and friends in front of the camera.
"I never ever thought I'd be part of a show that turned into this crazy high school, he-said-she-said drama," she wrote. "When I signed up, it was supposed to be a fun show with my friends. I thought the Housewives
shows were amazing because at the time TV was only showing young people, but the Housewives
showed that women over 30 and 40 could still be sexy and interesting, go after their dreams, build businesses, etc."
As for her feud with her sister-in-law, Teresa seems to be filled with regrets about how their relationship has played out, especially considering it all happened on TV.
"I am very thankful for the great things that came out of being a Housewife
, but of course, I'd trade it all because sometimes the negatives-- like friendships falling apart and families broken up--aren't worth it. I don't like watching myself from a year ago on Housewives
, because I did let some of the drama get to me."
As for the attention Teresa and her family receive outside of the show, Teresa says that they should all be taken with a grain of salt.
"Especially after being on the show, every single bad thing that could be written about me and my husband (true or false) has been written. It hasn't been fun, but we've survived it," she confessed on her blog. "The tabloids and 'sources' have tried their hardest to dig up dirt on us, but there really isn't any. We had a very public financial hard time, like a lot of people in this economy. There's been a million stories accusing Joe of cheating on me or me leaving him, but there's never been any truth to it or we still wouldn't be together and have such a strong marriage."
But just because Teresa seems self-reflective about the dangers of being in the limelight doesn't mean she's doing anything to shy away from it. After she was accused just last week of selling her apology to a tabloid
, it seems like she's trying to hold on to her fame for as long as possible. Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)