‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Teresa Giudice Admits She ‘Needs Help’ After Reality Show Breakdown

Crystal Bell | September 26, 2012 - 2:54 pm

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Love her or hate her, Teresa Giudice is one of reality TV’s most talked-about personalities. This season on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Guidice’s erratic behavior left viewers split. However, her fellow Real Housewives all agreed on one thing: They want nothing to do with her.

The tension from the explosive season finale finally boiled over in The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special, which left Giudice emotionally distraught.

“I said to myself I wasn’t going get upset, but I couldn’t help it,” she told In Touch. “After the taping was done, I broke down. I started crying and I couldn’t stop.”

What else did Giudice have to say? 

“I’m not conniving and manipulative,” said Giudice, referring to her estranged sister-in-law and castmate, Melissa Gorga.

However, Gorga feels differently. “I’m still so mad,” Gorga admitted to Celebuzz during an exclusive sit-down interview.

During the show’s heated finale, tensions boiled over when Giudice pulled Gorga aside at the Porsche fashion show to ask how she knew Angelo Vrohidis, a man who claimed Gorga once danced for him at an Elizabeth, N.J. strip club titled Lookers Gentlemen’s Club.

Gorga denied Vrohidis’ accusations and later discovered that Giudice had more to do with the man’s accusations that she had originally let on, which is the reason why, more than a year later, the two are still on non-speaking terms.

However, instead of taking some of the blame for her family’s friction, Giudice is pointing fingers at the reality cameras. “We’ve never gone without speaking until we were on a reality show together,” said Giudice. “This is exactly what I didn’t want.”

Hear Gorga’s side of the story, below.