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NJ Housewife Teresa Fires Back on Premiere-Night Shockers! My 9-Year-Old Is Not Anti-Semitic And My Hubby's Not a Drunk!

Tue, April 20, 2010 4:27pm EDT by Chloe Melas 12 Comments
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Don’t mess with NJ Housewife Teresa Giudice’s family! She’s setting the record straight right here at on a couple of the most insane moments from the season premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey — her daughter’s apparent anti-Semitism and her husband’s alleged DUI arrest!

On the May 3 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa’s daughter Gia, 9, says she’d never marry a Jewish guy and makes a gesture mocking Hasidic Jews’ long, curly hair when referring to Jewish people. But Teresa shoots back in a conference call with her co-star Dina Manzo today, Apr. 20, : “I can’t control what my daughter says. Kids say dumb things … what, am I going to be crucified for it?”

By the way, Teresa: We definitely think Gia, who was eight, at the time was old enough to know not to say something like that AND she must have learned this behavior somewhere … we’re not saying Teresa taught her these things but seriously, Teresa. What’s that about apples falling near the tree?

Also, Teresa addressed her husband’s alleged DUI arrest Jan. 14 when he crashed into a pole in his hometown of Montville Township, N.J., after having dinner in NYC with his wife and friends. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to maintain his traffic lane.

“He was two seconds from home and he closed his eyes for two seconds and yawned when he was turning the bend,” she says. “It’s pretty sad you can’t have one drink … everybody does it. I know he was not drunk at all.”

Is she embarrassed about the car crash? “Thank God no one got hurt … Joe addresses it on the show. But he’s not ashamed of it and I’m not ashamed of it.”

Teresa also has three other daughters Gabriella, 6, Milania, 4, and Audriana, 7 months.

-Chloe Melas