Teresa Giudice doesn’t have many allies left at Bravo after her recent diva behavior. Now, RadarOnline.com has learned that her tension with the network actually started months ago, when the Real Housewives of New Jersey star refused to go on a cast trip to Miami with the other housewives.
As fans of the series know, every season the ladies take a trip, and Miami was chosen as the hot locale for this go-round. But Teresa’s ongoing legal troubles prevented her from going on the getaway, after her lawyers advised her to pass in light of the fact that she and her husband Joe are facing prison sentences in connection with their fraud and bankruptcy case.
Lawyers for Teresa told her in “no uncertain terms could she go to Miami,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “She is allowed to travel. Teresa just has to notify the United State’s Attorney’s Office. But her lawyers just thought it would look really bad if Teresa was seen on camera going on luxurious vacations with her sentencing looming.”
“Bravo was very unhappy about Teresa’s refusal to go,” the source said, “and assured her nothing would be done to jeopardize her criminal case if she were to join the other housewives.” But still, she refused.
“Teresa really wanted to go, but had to follow the advice” given to her by her counsel, the source explained.
As Radar previously reported, in recent weeks, Giudice has skipped out on promotional appearances for the reality show, gotten into shouting matches with executives at the network after a disastrous New York Post interview, and was 86’ed as a guest on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live.
Now, Giudice is reportedly on the chopping block with Bravo, with network execs questioning whether she’s worth her $700,000 salary.