BravoCon 2019 is officially underway, and it kicked off with an ‘OG Housewives” panel that featured former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo. And, during the discussion, Manzo accused Teresa Giudice of popping pills before her bombshell interview with Andy Cohen on Joe and Teresa: Unlocked.
Manzo made the accusation during Friday morning’s BravoCon panel at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom that also included RHONY alum Jill Zarin, Jeana Keough from RHOC, Adrienne Maloof from RHOBH, RHOA alum Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and former RHOBH star Kim Richards.
When Cohen – who was moderating the panel – brought up Teresa and Joe’s interview, Manzo said that watching it made her sad because she likes them together.
“[Teresa looked] completely detached,” said Manzo. “She looked almost like, I almost thought she was on like a couple of Xannies or something because she was just like this [with her head slumped down] the whole time. And I don’t blame her if she did, truthfully. It had to be a very difficult moment for her, so I give her that for doing it.”
Manzo explained that she was saddened by the interview because she witnessed a lot of things in Joe and Teresa’s relationship that viewers didn’t get to see on television. She is hopeful that Joe will be able to come home to New Jersey – especially to his four daughters – because he is a “wonderful, wonderful father” who loves them dearly.
It was clear to Manzo when she watched the interview that Joe and Teresa’s marriage is broken, and that’s okay, too, because that happens.
Cohen also said on his radio show after the interview that he didn’t have a lot of hope for Joe and Teresa’s marriage because they were obviously no longer attracted to each other. And, both accused the other of cheating while they were serving their respective prison sentences.
The couple – who has been married for 20 years – said at the time that they hadn’t made any major decisions yet about their relationship, and they were waiting to reunite face-to-face in Italy. Teresa and her four daughters just returned from Italy after visiting Joe for four days, but they haven’t made any public statements about the current status of their marriage.
BravoCon continues through Sunday, November 17th. And, new episodes of Real Housewives of New Jersey air Wednesday nights on Bravo.