Feel zen. Therese Giudice hope the competition on Dancing with the stars will allow viewers to see a different and calmer side of her than the one she usually shows on the The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“I really want America to be able to really tap into the real Teresa Giudice and really get to know the real Teresa Giudice and not the Teresa that…everyone is trying to trigger,” the reality TV personality, 50, said. We Weekly Thursday, September 8. “I have this Italian temperament, but I worked on myself. You’ll see [some of that] next season. … I am proud of myself.”

Giudice credited her husband, Luis Ruelas, helping him find a sense of peace. “[It’s] thanks to my amazing husband who helped me get here,” the New Jersey native explained. “He really calms me down… and keeps me very zen, very ‘namaste’. I needed this in my life. See, God was watching over me. [Luis is] totally my soul mate.

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The Stay strong The author added that she hoped to do both Ruelas, 47, and her four daughters – Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16 and Audriana, 12, whom she shares with her ex -husband. Joe Guidice — proud of her performances on the dance floor with a pro partner Pasha Pashkov. She even got some words of wisdom from her youngest daughter, who is a competitive dancer herself.

“[Audriana] said, “Make sure you have fun. Enjoy every moment, feel your partner’s energy and don’t be afraid,” Teresa recalls. “And I’m like, ‘That’s easy for you to say! [But she encouraged me to] dance like it’s the last time you dance [and] making the most of it, which I thought…was so cute.

Bravo’s personality was officially announced as part of the DWTS cast just a month after she and Ruelas tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in her home state of New Jersey. “August 6, 2022 – The day my soul mate became my husband,” Teresa wrote via Instagram two days after the wedding, alongside a video of the celebrations. “Baby, I love you more than I could ever express. I’m so blessed that you, your boys and your amazing family have come into my life and love me and my girls unconditionally. Thank you all our loved ones who came to celebrate with us – our bubble of love only grows bigger and stronger with all your support.

While the ceremony may have been a fairy tale for the happy couple, their wedding day was also shrouded in drama when her brother, Joe Gorgaand sister-in-law Melissa Gorga revealed that they had decided not to attend.

“Obviously we didn’t attend your sister’s wedding. We have a long list of reasons in our heads [of] why and I’ll let all my listeners know – obviously there was something that happened at the end of filming The Real Housewives of New Jerseysaid the “On Display” singer, 43, during a conversation with Joe, 42, in an August episode of her podcast. “Those exact details, I obviously can’t say today. Everything we filmed is something I can’t talk about.

Although she declined to share specific details about the disagreement, Melissa added, “There were many reasons for Joe and I to say that it would be very strange…to watch Joe and I say, ‘Yeah, that would be very strange for you guys to be sitting on the pews tomorrow, like, wishing them luck on their wedding day. It would be strange.

Joe echoed those comments later in the episode. “[Skipping the wedding] was one of the hardest days of my life. It was bad. But listen, back to the [season 12] meeting. [Teresa] did this. You know, it was all on her,” the property developer explained. “That’s what she really wanted. She didn’t want you at the wedding. She didn’t want any of my kids at the wedding. She barely wanted me.

“When I left that meeting, I looked at you in a car and I was like, ‘Wow, she hates us,'” he continued. “I’ve never seen her like this. I said, ‘That’s terrible.’ And Melissa immediately texted him and said, “Listen, it’s okay. Let’s move on.’ She never answered.

Dancing with the stars premieres on Disney+ Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi