RHONJ: Teresa Giudice called out for ‘copying’ her cousin Kathy Wakile

Teresa Giudice on the red carpet.
Teresa Giudice is being accused of copying her cousin Kathy Wakile. Pic credit: © Steffens/AdMedia

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 13 may be over, but the pettiness is still alive and well.

Teresa Giudice is the OG of RHONJ, but she’s being called out for something that isn’t sitting right with followers.

After all, she is the one who preaches about family. However, she isn’t in contact with Melissa and Joe Gorga, or any of her cousins for that matter.

Tre shared a clip on her Instagram for her YouTube series, Cook with Love. On the channel, the reality TV star shares her recipes for things like homemade sauce and, most recently, cannoli cupcakes.

And that’s where things get sticky (we love a cheesy play on words!). The comment section of Teresa’s reel lit up with accusations that she was copying her cousin and former The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Kathy Wakile.

Here’s what critics are saying about Teresa Giudice and her cannoli cupcakes.

Teresa Giudice accused of copying Kathy Wakile

It’s been a while since The Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers have seen Kathy Wakile on their screens. She joined during Season 3 and remained a full-time Housewife through Season 5, and during Seasons 6 and 7, she made frequent appearances.

Following explosive comments, the relationship between Kathy and Teresa Giudice fell apart for good. They are no longer in contact, and the latter is accused of copying the former.

Kathy has always loved cooking and baking, which was part of her storyline, and Teresa has released several cookbooks.

Followers noticed something in Teresa’s video, and they called her out.

One follower wrote, “She copied her cousin Kathy!”

Another said, “Love Kathy! You can tell she is a true artist in the kitchen 💜”

Followers think Teresa Giudice copied Kathy Wakile.
Followers accuse Teresa Giudice of copying Kathy Wakile. Pic credit: @teresagiudice/Instagram

Someone else tagged Kathy in the comments and gushed about her cannolis.

Comment from Teresa's Instagram Reel
Kathy Wakile was tagged in Teresa Giudice’s Reel. Pic credit: @teresagiudice/Instagram

Teresa Giudice reveals the recipe is from her 2011 cookbook

It wasn’t long before Teresa Giudice chimed in under the comment accusing her of copying Kathy Wakile.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was careful with her words, saying, “This recipe is from MY Fabulicious cook book from 2011 💖 You should try making my cupcakes they are absolutely delicious 😋”

She didn’t attack the commenter, but several others disagreed with the comment about Tre copying Kathy.

The cousins are Italian women who grew up loving to cook. Their parents were siblings, and they likely learned a lot of the same things growing up and other things that were a bit different.

Unfortunately, things between Teresa and Kathy likely won’t be repaired. But one thing’s for sure, Teresa stands by her recipe being her own and not a copy of Kathy’s.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently on hiatus.

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Missy Lee
Missy Lee
10 months ago

Teresa is nothing but a LIAR !!!!!! She would take credit for Kathy’s recipe in a heartbeat. Teresa was jealous of her too!!!

10 months ago

i think teresa needs to go away and get a real job like the rest of us . shes a liar,disrespectful to her family. and her kids are left exposed because of their mother . namaste my ass she learned nothing in jail. she is a huge bullier. her karma is coming to get her. her husband is a real puece of crap he gives me the creeps

10 months ago

Just think about it, people! They are cousins. Probably grew up cooking, baking like their Moms and Grandmas. Of course, their recipes, are going to be very similar, if not identical. Use your God-given brain, instead of jumping on the hate train!

Crisera Joanne
Crisera Joanne
10 months ago

That’s rather funny that they’re calling her out on this.
Do believe she had a cookbook published, long before Kathy was shown in the show with her culinary prowess.
Do you people have anything better to do, than criticize others?
Geez people, get your own lives!
Now I’m going to leave this discussion and kick myself in the butt, for even getting involved in this craziness!