- (Photo: Twitter/Teresa Giudice)
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" breakout star Teresa Giudice was left stunned after a recent appearance on renowned journalist Anderson Cooper's talkshow in which the CNN host openly criticized her for her behavior on the hit Bravo TV reality show.
Giudice, 40, appeared on the "Anderson" show and she was grilled about the upcoming "RHONJ" season four reunion show special in which she is seen blasting her former friend and co-star Caroline Manzo, 50, as fat.
"Why do you want to be that person?" a puzzled Cooper asked Giudice.
"I'm not that person, but you need to understand that I've known Caroline for a long time and at the reunion show I had four women attacking me, I did nothing to any of them," she responded
"But you don't need to say...no matter whose attacking you, you don't need to say somebody has three roles of fat," Cooper countered.
"But you know what she said to me?" Giudice asked as she attempted to explain before Cooper interjected to audience applause. "I don't care you're not 12 years old!"
Cooper, 45, also questioned Giudice about her other co-star Jacqueline Laurita, whose 3-year-old son Nicholas has autism.
Laurita, 36, was close friends with Giudice for several years although their friendship began to crumble during season three. She claims that Giudice never reached out to her about her son's condition despite the seriousness of the situation.
"I did reach out to her, I texted her 'I'm sorry to hear about your son...hope all goes well'," Giudice explained.
"Why no pick up a phone?" Cooper asked later adding "Her son has autism, who cares about a stupid reality show at this point...this is real life!"
"You know what, we're at two different places. I'm in a good place right now after doing celebrity apprentice. I'm also helping kids the charity is NephCure foundation, it's a rare kidney disease. I know theirs kids out there suffering and I'm trying to do as much as I can so trust me I did reach out to her," Giudice said.
The "RHONJ" reunion show will air on Sunday Sept. 30 at 10pm ET on Bravo.