Teresa Giudice

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Teresa Giudice (née Teresa Gorga; May 18, 1972) is an American television personality, best known for starring in The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Besides appearing on the show, Giudice has written three New York Times Best Selling cookbooks and was featured on Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice. She currently lives in Towaco, New Jersey with her husband and four daughters.

TV Guide included her in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.

Early life

Teresa Giudice is the daughter of immigrants from Italy who came to the US. She was born and raised in a Catholic home in Paterson, New Jersey, where she also met her husband Joe Giudice. She graduated from college and then went on to work as an associate buyer for Macy's


She has co-authored three successful Italian cookbooks, each of which includes family recipes handed down by her mother. The first, Skinny Italian, was published 4 May 2010; her second cookbook, Fabulicious, was published 3 May 2011; and her third cookbook, Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit, was released on 8 May 2012, all which have made the New York Times Best Seller list. Giudice has also created her own line of Bellini cocktails, called Fabellini. She also has her own haircare line with Jerel Sabella called Milania (named after her daughter).

In 2009, Giudice joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. 'She initially had dropped out and then returned to the show four times without explanation before filming began. Originally linked to the Manzo-Laurita family as just a family friend, she became infamous for flipping a table towards the end of season 1 (episode 1.6, "Final Dinner", airdate June 16, 2009) and ultimately became its breakout star. Giudice is also a committee member for former RHONJ co-star Dina Manzo's charity, Project Ladybug. In 2012, she joined the cast of the reality competition The Celebrity Apprentice 5 (also known as The Apprentice 12), ultimately raising $70,000 for her selected charity, The NephCure Foundation. She was fired in episode 12, which aired May 6, 2012, placing fifth.

Personal life

Teresa is married to husband Joe Giudice, an entrepreneur who runs several businesses throughout their home state. The two have 4 daughters together: Gia (b. 2001), Gabriella (b. 2004), Milania (b. 2005) and Audriana (b. 2009).

Legal problems

On July 29, 2013, Giudice and her husband Joe were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, bank fraud making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud in a 39-count indictment. The indictment also charges Joe Giudice with failure to file tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2008, during which time he allegedly earned nearly $1 million. The maximum penalties for the couple include 30 years in prison and $1 million fine. Her attorney told the Associated Press she will plead not guilty and that "we look forward to vindicating her." Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan W. Romankow and Rachael Honig are representing the US Government. Miles Feinstein Esq., of Paterson, is representing Joe Giudice. Henry E. Klingeman Esq., of Newark is representing Teresa Giudice. On August 14, 2013, the two pleaded not guilty in federal court to financial fraud charges.


Year Title Role Notes
2009"present The Real Housewives of New Jersey Herself 73 episodes
2012 Celebrity Apprentice Herself Placed 5th

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