When it comes to what’s happening to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Teresa Giudice and her family, housewives from other cities are quite vocal with their opinions. Teresa has a little more than a month to go before she has to turn herself in to start her 15-month prison sentence. After she gets out, she will have to be a single parent to her four daughters because her husband, Joe Giudice, will then serve his 41-month prison sentence.
As shown on a All About The Real Housewives article, posted on Wednesday, November 26, Perez Hilton recently caught up with several housewives from other cities and asked them for their thoughts on the whole Teresa situation, including whether they think Bravo should and would cancel the show now that Teresa’s heading off to prison. Shannon Beador, Brandi Glanville, Tamra Barney, and Eileen Davidson let it all out.
Orange County’s Shannon Beador said that she has never met Teresa but that she feels for Teresa’s kids and what they’re going through. Surprisingly, Brandi Glanville, known for her controversial comments, simply said that the situation is “sad on every level” and expressed gratitude that the Beverly Hills show doesn’t include such heavy and serious matters but only just middle-aged women fighting about trivial matters.
The harshest comments came actually from Tamra Barney and Beverly Hills newcomer Eileen Davidson. Tamra admitted that when she watches the “Real Housewives” shows, she sometimes feels that what’s being shown is just wrong. She questioned whether, in the race for ratings, it’s right for the show’s producers to promote a convicted felon. “Are we influencing or highlighting people that are doing negative things in the world?” she asked. Tamra ended her comment by saying that she wishes Teresa and Joe well and that her heart goes out to her kids.
Tamra’s sentiments actually echo that of her “The Real Housewives of Orange County” co-star Heather Dubrow. In an interview with a radio show in October, Heather questioned whether it’s right for Bravo to keep Teresa on the show since she’s a criminal. “”At some point, are we harboring a criminal?” she asked.
Meanwhile, newcomer Eileen believes that the producers of the New Jersey show will try as hard as they can to keep the show going. She also expressed incredulity that Teresa and Joe would commit such fraud. She said that she can’t imagine going on a reality show and breaking the law or breaking the law and then signing up for a reality show. “I can’t relate to that in my personal life so it’s hard for me but I wish them well,” she said.
It’s clear that most of the housewives feel bad about Teresa Giudice’s situation because of what it means for their children. However, when it comes to feeling sympathy for Teresa herself, the housewives are more divided.