First, Cosmopolitan magazine calls the Kardashians “America’s First Family” on their recent cover, and now The Today Show calls the Giudice family “Reality Royalty” as they introduce an interview with one felon talking about another felon, who happens to be his wife, serving her time in prison.
Right off the bat in this Today show interview Joe starts with the whole, “I don’t know why this happened” story. Tamron, asks him if he feels he didn’t do anything wrong or illegal and he basically says if certain people had kept their mouths shut they would have gotten away with it. I really get the feeling he is talking about the Gorgas here. He also says being on TV didn’t help. They flash to a clip of Teresa paying a bill of over $120,000 in cash. Tamron says what kind of idiot goes on TV and flashes all of their stolen cash, but in a nice, interviewer sort of way. Joe says that he didn’t want to be on the but that Bravo pestered them for a year. You know because Teresa applied and begged and pleaded to get on.
Joe seemed to think that his plea deal was supposed to keep Teresa out of prison. And it could have had Teresa not lied right up until the day of sentencing about her involvement. When Teresa was sentenced to time, Joe said, “I felt like somebody just snapped my neck. I felt the pain. The chill going down my spine: I couldn’t believe it.” Neither of these two have ever admitted responsibility for anything. Joe sort of says it was his fault, but then says all he did was sign his name.
Joe denies that he is banging chicks while his wife is making friends in college. But he gets choked up when asked about being deported and can’t even answer the question. If we are going to deport him, what’s to stop him from just leaving for Italy now? I assume they have his passport. But a four year head start to life in Italy would be better than four years of hard time.
I can’t believe they are STILL living in that foreclosed house. I wonder if Bravo is renting it from the bank for filming? Something weird is going on there, right? Tamron mentioned that she asked Joe whether she was getting paid for a Bravo interview when she comes out and she said that is her business. Actually, that deal was made as part of this interview deal before she went in. Bravo struck a deal for an interview going in and an interview going out while she was desperate for money. I think the $15oK was for both interviews with another $50K to be paid after the second interview.
With Teresa soon to be released, we might want to visit her supervised release agreement.