‘Real Housewives’ star Teresa Giudice talks to Deco about new memoir

Who needs Hollywood drama? It doesn’t hold a candle to what’s unfolded before the cameras in “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and no one brings the heat more than Teresa Giudice. The reality TV star talked to Deco on the red carpet in the 954 about her new memoir.

Deco Drive guest correspondent Rebecca Vargas caught up with Teresa, who was looking fabulous posing for the paparazzi at at the Grateful Palate in Fort Lauderdale.

Teresa held a copy of her memoir, published earlier this year, called “Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again.”

Rebecca Vargas: “I’d love for you to read a little bit to us.”

Teresa Giudice: (reading) “I had been dreading these moments for more than a year, but here I was finally on my way to prison. After saying goodbye to the loves of my life, my husband and my four daughters, my attorney took me to the Federal Corrections Institution of Danbury, Connecticut from y house in New Jersey.”

Rebecca Vargas: “It’s really hard to read because this is your life. Its what you went through, and your fans finally get to hear it.”

Teresa Giudice: “You’re going to read how it was the whole time, the 11 and a half months that I was there, and everyone thinks that they know me from the Housewives, but that’s just part of me, but when you read the book, you really get to know who I really am, from when I was born till now.”

Rebecca Vargas: “Your husband is [in jail] right now. You probably know what he went through. Tell me what your relationship is looking like right now.”

Teresa Giudice: “He was strong for me while I was there, and I am strong for him while he’s there, and I’m just being the best mom I could be to our four daughters, and I’m just going on with life. Like, I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and you have to, Otherwise, you’re just going to turn into a hermit crab, and that’s just not me. I just hold my head up high, because I know what I did was not intentionally. It’s something that happened. I took responsibility for it, and here I am.”

Rebecca Vargas: What did you do the first day you got out?”

Teresa Giudice: “I was filming, They got me filming. Like, you guys saw me when I came home. I was reunited with my family, and I just spent quality time with the girls and it was just great.”

Rebecca Vargas: You were on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Have you heard from President-elect Donald Trump?”

Teresa Giudice: “I think he’s amazing, I really do. He was great to me when I was on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’

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