Joe may have a Napoleon complex.
If you're wondering why Teresa leans over in all of her photos with her husband, it's because she's 5'8" to his 5'5". Maybe that's why he felt pressured to at least have a big ... bank account.
Teresa may be a Housewife, but she's still the primary breadwinner.
Prior to her Bravo fame, Teresa studied fashion marketing and management at Berkeley College, later working for Vogue and Macy's in New York City as an associate buyer. No wonder why she has such expensive taste! She's got her own fashion, hair care and jewelry lines as well as several published books, including cookbooks. On top of that, Teresa's also a committee member for RHONJ co-star Dina Manzo's charity, Project Ladybug. As for her husband? Joe attempted to open a pizzeria and a few other businesses and describes himself as an "entrepreneur," but uh, court records say otherwise.
Surprise! Reality TV isn't entirely real on RHONJ.
Radar Online reports that Teresa is regularly "fed" lines on the show from producers. A source revealed, "Teresa is so fake! She is constantly asking producers what they want her to say. She gets fed lines, she's always trying to figure out how they’re going to spin things so she says to them, 'Tell me what you want me to say' ... Teresa wants to control how people perceive her so she tailors her comments to whatever she is told to say and it makes the other women on the show think that she is being fake all the time."
The Giudices are serious about sausage.
They made a year's supply in the most recent season of RHONJ. Teresa gushed, "We stuffed the casing and everything!"