After years of denying that she turned Teresa Giudice and her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, to the FBI for his or her authorized woes, Caroline Manzo is including a brand new layer to the controversy.
“I do know who did. P.S., I used to be there,” the Actual Housewives of New Jersey alum, 61, mentioned at Web page Six’s “Digital Reali-Tea” podcast taping at The Loft in New York Metropolis on Thursday, Might 18, earlier than she and daughter Lauren Manzo revealed they might by no means out that individual.
Teresa, 51, and Joe, 50, have been indicted on a number of counts of tax fraud in 2013. The Standing Sturdy creator and the Italy native — who share 4 daughters — each pleaded responsible and have been sentenced to 11 months and three years in jail, respectively. After Joe’s launch in March 2019, he was deported to Italy and the pair finally cut up. Their divorce was finalized in September 2020.
Teresa — who has since moved on with Luis “Louie” Ruelas, whom she wed in August 2022 — had advised on the time that she thought Caroline was the one that initially turned her into the feds.
“It’s simply so unhappy, I assume as a result of she’s lived that crooked life,” the Dancing With the Stars alum mentioned throughout a 2019 look on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen after Caroline predicted the pair would find yourself behind bars. “Like, I’ve by no means lived that crooked life and I assume she has and who she comes from, and the place she got here from.”
She continued: “How might she predict that? Might she have something to do with what occurred to Joe and I? Is she a rat?”
Caroline additionally spoke to Us Weekly on the time, the place she weighed in about the standing of Teresa and Joe’s marriage amid his deportation.
“I believe that if there are those that get pleasure in [the relationship drama], disgrace on you,” the Manzo’d with Youngsters alum — who left RHONJ after 2013’s season 5 — solely advised Us in November 2019. “There are 4 stunning, stunning infants [whose] lives [are] endlessly modified due to that and you may’t low cost and dismiss that. … Joe belongs dwelling together with his women. If the wedding is damaged, the wedding is damaged. That doesn’t make them any much less of an individual. It means s–t occurs, you recognize?”
Caroline did finally shoulder the blame for turning the Guidices in, telling Web page Six on Thursday that she needed to “shield” the people who “didn’t deserve the collateral harm.”
The “Meals, Love and Chaos” podcast host added: “It’s not even about being a rat. There’s this factor known as collateral harm. So, whenever you say one thing, who’s going to harm? Who is that this going to harm by saying this fact? You possibly can consider no matter you want about me. I do know I by no means did — I might by no means do this. But when blaming me makes you’re feeling higher, OK, then your actuality. It’s not going to alter my day.”