NeNe Leakes has made headlines in the past about her relationships with the other women on her show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but recently she revealed she has a friendship of sorts with a very famous cast member from another city: Teresa Giudice.
Leakes told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she’s spoken several times to Giudice and has given the New Jersey native her advice from time to time, and even said she would visit her while she does her time in prison. Giudice and her husband Joe were famously sentenced to several months in jail recently on various charges, including mail and wire fraud.
“Teresa and I have had lots of conversations. We talk a lot. We’ve talked and I feel bad for her as well. When Teresa calls me, I feel like she knows she’s going to get true advice. I’ve done everything I can do for her and I hope she comes to see my Broadway show with her girls and have a drink with her before she goes. I would even visit her. I really would,” Leakes said.
Teresa was sentenced to 15 months, while Joe will serve 41 months. The reality stars will reportedly surrender in January after spending the holidays with their family.
“For a moment I thought about probation … but I think a period of confinement is absolutely necessary in this case. I don’t honestly believe that you understand or respect the law. I need to send a message. In the eyes of the law, it doesn’t matter who you are. There are consequences to pay,” the judge said.
Leakes didn’t say whether her advice had to do with the couple’s legal troubles or the rumored troubles inside their marriage; sources told Radar Online recently that Joe has turned to drinking and that divorce may be imminent.
“Teresa might be putting on a united front with Joe publicly, but it’s all a sham,” the source said. “He is most often alone, or with one or two guy friends. Teresa is never with him. He just likes to hang out and watch football games, or just shoot the sh*t.”