What Did Teresa Giudice And Her Husband Joe Really Do For Hurricane...

What Did Teresa Giudice And Her Husband Joe Really Do For Hurricane Sandy Victims?

The Real Housewives of New JerseyThanks to twitter (and segments what we understand will be prominently featured in the upcoming season of RHONJ), fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will see the tireless efforts of cast members like Jacqueline and Caroline gathering clothes and BLK Water for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. What is rumored NOT to be shown or discussed are the behind-the-scenes happenings at the Giudice household.

TVFishBowl has learned that the Giudice family home was fortunate during those dark days and did not lose power like many in the area. As a result, it’s being reported by neighbors that Teresa and Joe threw their doors open to everyone they knew who needed food, water and lodging. Teresa, herself, tweeted occasionally about all the food that she was preparing, but rarely mentioned for whom. Knowing children should not be exposed to the elements, the Giudice’s kept and fed children while their parents surveyed the damage and braved the conditions.  

One might expect such hospitality shown to friends, right? However (in an exclusive that you will only read here), we have learned that when Teresa and Joe learned of the plight of a mother with children who had lost everything they quickly moved into action. Without hesitation, the celebrity couple quickly offered one of their rental properties to the family and even assisted in moving them in. Local police are rumored to have relied on the Giudice’s more than once for such services. 

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TVFishBowl has scoured the internet and Teresa’s tweets for reports on the family effort, but have found none.  Why, since we have learned that crews were available for filming, did so little of this story leak out? Perhaps the great reveal of kind-heartedness will come in Season 5, but we’re not holding out breath.  

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  • Randie

    Great article Ed…Love TG and wish her and her family only the best!

    • http://www.tvfishbowl.com Ed B.

      That’s what I like about Teresa, she’s very quiet about what she does. One has to dig to find things out. It’s refreshing that she’s not tooting her own horn. I don’t have a favorite, nor do I claim a “Team,” if I find something worth reporting on I’m going to report on it, good or bad.

  • popsy

    great article and a great find getting this info out there!

    • http://www.tvfishbowl.com Ed B.

      Thanks for your support, good or bad I’m putting it out there.

  • brittany

    I know they are great people,then what bravo is trying to get us to believe!Love the arc ED!

    • http://www.tvfishbowl.com Ed B.

      Here’s what I learned from years in the industry and watching Reality TV. You have to understand editing. Do I necessarily like Teresa on the show? Based on the editing no. Have I ever met her or interacted with Teresa on a personal note no. But I’m mature enough to listen to what people who know her personally are saying and I’m smart enough to understand that the edit people receive on shows doesn’t accurately portray who the person is in real life.

      If you watched Big Brother this past season and subscribed to the live feeds, you know that Danielle was a whack job, but CBS gave her the darling edit. Those of us who watched the live feeds know better.

      • popsy

        thats fascinating about danielle, I always thought she was a bit nuts, but I didn’t know she was on BIg Brother, I’m in the UK, but I think we are all learning a lot about the power of editing to make someone look good or bad rather than try to give any balance to a situation.

      • jane

        perfect analogy! what those of us that read/watch live Big Brother feeds is almost a completely different show than what CBS shows on TV.

  • Fran by

    I’m not surprised she didn’t do it for the cameras and the glory like SOME

    • http://www.tvfishbowl.com Ed B.

      I’ve been watching Teresa closely on Twitter to get a better idea of who she is as a person. One thing I can say is that I was extremely impressed when I saw her tweet a congratulations to Melissa on her book.

      I’m happy to see that she’s stepping above the drama by not getting involved Twitter fights and bashing, that right there demonstrates true class!

      • http://www.twitter.com/team_giudice Team Giudice

        Teresa has always called for us to be positive because that is the way she is. She doesn’t believe in negativity or being mean just to score points. I have had the very huge honor of running her Twitter unofficial account for awhile, and I know she isn’t prefect, I never say she is. She is someone who is a fabulous woman, mother, daughter, wife, and friend! She deserves to be treated with respect and kindness not for this but for what everything else she does. She works hard at rising up and above the pettiness of Twitter and Facebook and other social media wars! Team Teresa all the way!

        • http://www.twitter.com/team_giudice Team Giudice

          Unofficial FAN ACCOUNT THAT SHOULD HAVE SAID SORRY!

  • http://www.twitter.com/team_giudice Team Giudice

    Thank you so much for this great piece. Good luck!

    • http://www.tvfishbowl.com Ed B.

      Thank you for the support. And I apologize for the server crash today.

  • hwcrazygal

    Thank You so much for printing this article. So glad you got your site up and running again! I for one will become a regular reader here because I want to hear the truth, good or bad!

  • http://Goggle Dox3jm

    Some people (Jacqueline/Caroline) felt it was a platform, but I agree with Teresa that you start by helping everyone around in need and just do what you can! People I’m sure knew Teresa was there to help and that’s what she did! Others do things for the recognition and need the praise like Melissa posting pictures right away of Joey cutting trees that fell! It was nice of him to do that, but why do you need to send it out to the media? Right away, I might say! For praise and recognition! Remember how after Bravo stopped filming at Catface then Lauren didn’t want the people dropping things off at her store? That was only a couple days in too! Lauren was twitting like crazy to drop things off at Goodwill and Shelters and not her place! Thought that was so strange when you opened your doors to help, but that was only for a few days when they were being filmed by Bravo! After that they went back to their regular little lives, but Sandy survivors are still suffering with losses.

    • old NJ Lady

      I remember Jordan (M’s name when she danced at Lookers) tweeting pictures of her, her sisters and Fredo at Target shopping for donations. I had a moment of thinking that she wasn’t all bad until I found out that she was given the gift cards to use for the shopping trip. Nothing came out of their own pocket.

      • popsy

        no way! She was given gift cards to use? Was that from Bravo?

        • old NJ Lady

          Bravo did not give her the cards as far as I know. I was told the cards were from sales of T-shirts she was promoting.

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  • audpaud

    I’m new to your site Ed, but will also be coming back more frequently for articles like this and the others I’ve quickly browsed!

    Despite any edit, Teresa and Joe still come across as the salt of the Earth type people that viewers would feel at home with – even in that kooky house, lol. The fans have stomached two very dark and depressing Seasons of gang-ups and needless catfights. BRAVO has missed a huge opportunity with the Hurricane Sandy relief cast efforts to not only bring back some of the magic of Season 1, but to also help heal this broken family and friendships. :( I think ratings for BRAVO would have skyrocketed had they filmed the cast TOGETHER – whether it be delivering supplies or having a meatball cook off for the homeless etc. Instead, sides are taken and the lines drawn on who will film with who etc. Who would want to watch more of the same? The opening episodes featuring “The Christening” was the beginning of the end of this once fun franchise.

    Big mistake BRAVO, big mistake.

    • http://www.tvfishbowl.com Ed B.

      Thanks for the support. Unlike a lot of the other sites we try to stay impartial and just report the facts with prejudice

  • jane

    I’ve got to say, when I read the title I thought this would be a slam on Teresa. I’ve read what Bravo is doing by highlighting what other families are doing (bless their hearts) but Andy has a serious agenda against Teresa & Joe.
    Something Stark3923 tweeted I found interesting & that’s that Lauren Manzo started telling people to give directly to RedCross once they wanted things sorted & on hangers…not just dumped off in trashbags. If you know GreggsLooseHole she may know about it.
    Anyways, I’m glad you’re getting the TRUE story, despite the edit & bad media Bravo is trying to give the Guidice family; they at least deserve an equal playing field.

    • dsuea

      OMG like Stark only tells the truth? One tweet I seen from her was requesting that someone CHECK OUT someone. The woman is a stalker and as long as you are a Teresa fan, I guess she will not “CHECK YOU OUT”. Whats wrong with that picture. This is a reality show, Mrs Stark needs to get a life. When Teresa isn’t on the show anymore, who is she going to be checking out then? The Giudices are THIEVES. They stole from the business partner Mastropole by forging his name and NEVER repaid him. Not one dime. But its ok for Teresa to lie and say that he has been paid. Well he has NOT. Check the judgements, its still there and open.

      • Someone

        Talk about someone who needs to get a life ^^^^^^^^. It’s a fake reality show.

  • http://sensicology.wordpress.com sengord

    great article! I love the housewives of New Jersey and can’t wait for it to come back on. Unlike most people, I actually like Teresa and Joe and I hated how they were treated and portrayed in the previous season. I think this goes to show that they are genuine people and not selfish. I highly doubt Bravo will air much if any of their good deeds as that show thrives on the Teresa and Joe being ‘the bad guys’…the show would be dead otherwise.

    • jane

      I think Bravo wants to make Teresa look so bad that she loses all her fans. Problem is, her fans get the real story mostly on Twitter or various blogs, so we realize how biased the editing is. If Bravo cans Teresa (which, imo, is their goal) it will be suicide for the RHONJ franchise. No doubt.

  • dsuea

    Look, I am so tired of the “Bravo is picking on Teresa” bull, she has caused her own problems. About the only thing I seen her tweeting about was “going to visit daddy in the hospital”. Excuse me, Oh poor me and my poor daddy. She is a media ho. If she was out there really helping, the neighbors would all be here saying what a wonderful person she was and she would have been tweeting and pictures would have been plastered all over. Well they are not. If you don’t want to be portrayed as an evil person, then learn to be nice to people. The latest poll on MSN said it all. 24% of the RHONJ like Teresa, 76% do not. It’s pathetic how she has drug her parents and the kids into the feud with her brother. I lost all respect for her when she taught her kids to diss on their uncle and his wife on TV and when they made the crude remark, she and Joe laughed. Its so sad that she couldn’t find something more constructive to do with her kids than teaching them to be a hateful bully. What a parent.

    • Someone

      Well if she is a media ho, you certainly have taken the title of comment ho on here. Much to your chagrin I imagine, not everyone needs or wants their good deeds plastered in everyone’s face just to show “I’m a good person”. Furthermore, if you want to discuss being a media ho, why don’t you call out your girl MeHo, who called an entertainment show to complain about a lost jetski, and broken window sill. Let’s forget about the people who lost their homes and some lost their lives, we must only focus on the sadness of her tragedy. PAHLEASE!

  • http://tvfishbowl michelle

    Team T needs to remember how she parents her daughters its awful,the grocery store sceen was awful.and her hubsand is mentally abusive to all of them its disrespectful to treat females the way he does she can put up with it if she chooses but her daughters shouldnt have to live around a man like that its just so sad.word of advice get those girls outta that kind of enviorement now or they will all have major issues when they get older.and all the drinking around those little girls u know darn well thats not right and talking about how baqd her brother is come on hes cried real tears several times over how bad he just wants to be in his sisters life again and their kids to be close and oh no her hubsand wont hear of it.what happened to bloods thicker then water?ive watched every single season noone is gonna convince me that Ts hubsand is in a good place at all he has major anger problems that needs some attending to bigtime and if he dont get some help i feel sorry for that whole family period!!

  • http://tvfishbowl michelle

    i like Melissa and Kathy they didnt seem to bad when T got into with the other girls on the show now did they?The first thing T did was call Kathy for a lunch date and wanna talk about making up and so on,dont forget that sceene now come on everyone has seen the show joe calling T a **** while on his cell phone talking to whom was it again we all seen and heared the phonecall and hearded what was said.I think the whole RHWONJ helped out with the storm and i think its sad were trying to say who did what and who did it for the cameras,you cant tell me that not anyone of those cast members werent guilty of wanting the world to see them helping and sweating tears come on everyone of them wanted to get their 5mins or more on camera or thier face on the front page of a magazine that I think we can all agree on for sure.all i care about is that everyone helped and lives were saved and children had a warm bed to sleep in and food in thier bellys.all i know is ive had enough of the bad energy that Ts hubsand puts off everytime i see him on the show what a great role model he is for other familys watching.