Teresa Giudice “begged Bravo not to air” RHONJ episode

The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice said she “begged Bravo not to air” Sunday’s episode, on which her husband, Joe, told someone on the phone, “Hold on. Here she comes, my bitch wife. She’s such a cunt.” Later, after she tried to have sex with him, he called her “a fucking whore.”

Teresa writes on her Bravo blog, “I begged Bravo not to air it, but when you sign up for a TV show, you sign up to show everything, warts and all.”

In her post, Teresa alternates between making excuses (“We were on an 8-day trip in close quarters with people Joe didn’t really want to be with. Eight days of nonstop filming is a long, long time.”) and saying what he did isn’t acceptable (“it’s not OK that he talked to me like that”).

She insists that “Joe and I are happy together now. He’s a great dad and a great husband and we still really like each other,” and blames the cameras and alcohol for his comments: “Alcohol + camera = not a good idea. But believe me, if he talked to me like that regularly, we would not be together. I don’t know why the camera (and alcohol) brings out the worst in him… it just does.”

Most interestingly, though, Teresa had no idea what he said on the phone until she saw the episode: “My husband disrespecting me on camera happened a year ago, but I just found out about it, and I’m trying to process it. I seem to always be the last to find out things, huh?”

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