Did the feisty housewife of the Jersey Shore hoodwink viewers about a sentimental gift to Gia? Well, it seems Teresa Giudice is up to her old tricks again, according to a Radar exclusive.
A recap of Sunday’s Real Housewives of New Jersey show had Joe and Teresa Giudice at the center of a faux-bling controversy, motivated by a rumored publicity stunt.
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RHONH Season 6, Episode 6 wasn’t uneventful as one could expect, especially if you keep up with the drama-laden reality show about sparring housewives on the Jersey Shore.
The show was supposed to be sentimental for the Giudice family when Teresa and Joe made the decision to gift their oldest daughter, Gia, with a rather priceless heirloom. However, there was one particular problem: the ring Teresa Giudice and her husband presented was given under false pretenses.
The diamond ring had been given to Teresa about a year ago by a jeweler in New Jersey. Teresa wanted to give Gia the ring on camera to give publicity to the jeweler,” said an anonymous source.
It turns out that the entire thing was part of some elaborate publicity stunt designed to earn a payday. As a matter of fact – or rumor – Teresa’s mom didn’t have the ring in her possession but for a short time, and it has since been returned to the jeweler.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice took some time off from her beachy vacations with the family to do some promotional work. She's gotta make that money before her September Federal sentencing date...Teresa put on her little black dress and strappy heels, practiced her head tilt in the mirror and and headed out to promote Fabellini with her fans,” as source offered.
For many, it doesn't come as a surprise that Teresa and Joe are trying desperately to add more digits to their bank accounts. Both are said to be cash-strapped and trying to put away as much money as possible for their family members before their sentencing next month.
The Giudice parents are facing years in jail over bankruptcy fraud charges, but it’s unknown if the judge will put them behind bars or opt for some other form of penalty.
However, more information has surfaced that the Real Housewives star is still earning a pretty penny from the Bravo show, and her contract doesn’t expire until mid-2015. Not only that, Giudice and her husband have multiple streams of income that puts them in the upper bracket among taxpayers.
Also during Sunday’s RHONJ show on the family’s business, Gia faced the unthinkable moment most teen girls cringe over: talking to their dear old dads about how many boys they’ve locked lips with. Survey says: only one, says Gia.
Do you think it was in poor taste for Teresa Giudice and Joe to pretend giving their daughter a ring that has no true sentimental value?