“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” season 31. In the premiere episode, she danced the tango with her partner, Pasha Pashkov, to Rihanna’s song “We Found Love.” . During the performance, the Bravo personality paid tribute to a scene in the season 1 finale of RHONJ where she turned a table.
RHONJ alumnus Kim DePaola shared her thoughts on Giudice appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” on a September 2022 episode of the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast. She shared that she will be tuning in to see her former castmate perform.
“I’m going to look at it, I won’t vote for her, but I’m going to look at her. And I hope she comes a long way, because I think she’s going to do well,” said the fashion designer.
She then suggested that she didn’t believe Giudice was intelligent enough to excel at dancing.
“The only problem is that she’s not very smart, you know a few fries too short for a Happy Meal. How is she going to do one, two, one, two, three, four, that will be the problem, but I think she will do well,” DePaola claimed.
After her first performance of “Dancing with the Stars”, Giudice discussed her routine with Extra TV. She said she wasn’t nervous about performing in front of a live studio audience.
“I wasn’t nervous and I tried my best and I probably know you – I don’t have any dance experience so I know every week if I stay, if my fans vote for me, I promise I’ll give it – I have a million percent for it, but I’m just going to get better,” said Giudice.
The mother of four also shared why she decided to honor her iconic table flip moment.
“I did that for my fans. I know they love the whole table flip thing and this time I did it with a smile,” said Giudice.
The RHONJ star shared similar comments about turning the table in a Interview with Entertainment Tonight September 2022.
“At first I knew what I was like, I didn’t know if I wanted to do it. [But then,] I’m like, ‘You know what? I know my fans will love it. I did it for them. And this time I did it with a smile on my face,” said Giudice.
During another Entertainment Tonight interview in September 2022, Giudice shared that her husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, has supported her to participate in “Dancing with the Stars.”
“Luis really supports me a million percent, he’s so happy for me and he’ll cheer me on. He’s Latino, so he knows how to move, so I have to make him proud,” the Bravo star said.
Giudice and Ruelas wed on August 6, 2022. On September 6, 2022, the mother of four took to Instagram to celebrate her month-long wedding anniversary. The post featured numerous photos taken at her wedding. In the post’s caption, she claimed her “marriage was truly a dream come true.”
“Honey, your love is all I’ve ever dreamed of. Thank you to everyone for loving and supporting us, all your messages mean so much to me. Can’t wait to share more wedding photos and videos with everyone soon!” read part of the caption.
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