'Real Housewives' Kathy Wakile on Friendship With Teresa's Enemies: 'She Makes That Very Difficult' (Q&A)
As Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey embark on their road trip to Napa on Sunday’s episode, there are several unresolved issues between the castmembers.
Currently on the show, Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice are on the outs, Teresa and Melissa Gorga’s family will be sharing an RV and Kathy’s comments about Teresa’s dessert recipes being her mother’s is still unresolved. But, Wakile says the group was able to have a good time despite all the relationship troubles.
“It was a lot of fun,” Wakile tells Celebuzz of the trip that had them surfing, camping and visiting a vineyard. “There was some tension here and there, it’s going to happen, but for the most part we tried to leave our troubles in New Jersey and we had a lot of fun and you are going to see a lot of that.”
Celebuzz spoke to Wakile about her comments regarding Teresa’s recipes, the trip and how her cousin’s fallout with Jacqueline and Caroline affects her relationships with them on the show.
Celebuzz: Why do you think that Teresa took your comments about her desert recipes as an insult? Kathy Wakile: I saw a picture in her cookbook and it brought me back to my childhood, and what my mother used to make in the kitchen, what I grew up seeing. So of course, [I said,] “Oh, like momma makes. Oh, my mom’s cooking.” It wasn’t anything calculating, my mom and her mom are sister-in-laws. Her mother doesn’t have any other siblings. My mother doesn’t have any sister-in-laws on her side of the family here in this side of the country. They baked together. What’s the big deal? There’s no reason to be so defensive unless you’re maybe insecure about something.
CB: At this point in the show, Jacqueline and Teresa have just had a parting of ways. Is it possible to remain friends with Jacqueline and even Caroline Manzo and still maintain a good relationship with Teresa? KW: She makes that very difficult. I have to be quite honest. She makes that very difficult, because she wants to always state her point and prove her side is correct and get you on her side. But it’s not really about taking sides, and I don’t feel that it should be at this point in our lives. We’re grown women and you can perfectly establish and sustain a relationship outside of one basic relationship and be able to handle relationships with other people. As long as everyone is respectful to one another, why not? It’s a little elementary if you ask me, and you know like a little high school-ish. Haven’t we grown up a bit since then? I like to think that I have, and you know I’m able to sustain other relationships.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sundays at 10PM on Bravo.