Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dolores Catania is conscious of the way she’s portrayed, especially in relation to her friend and co-star Teresa Giudice.
Longtime RHONJ fans know that Dolores is notorious for backing Teresa, even when viewers and co-stars disagree with her actions. That may be because Dolores and Teresa have been friends for around three decades. They’ve spent so much time together that Dolores needs to understand Teresa in a way her other co-stars don’t seem to.
During season 12, Teresa has lined up with her castmate Margaret Josephs. Teresa and Margaret have been on different sides from the start of the season when it comes to now-fiancé Louis “Louie” Ruelas.
During a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Dolores admitted she knows she regularly has to explain Teresa’s actions and also opened up about whether she believes her RHONJ co-star Margaret Josephs is toxic or not.
RHONJ star Dolores Catania admits explaining Teresa Giudice’s actions, reluctant to call them ‘excuses’
While appearing alongside Real Housewives of New York City star Leah McSweeney on WWHL, the two Housewives responded to various questions as viewers voted with their own opinions.
One specific question was asked of viewers: “Dolores apologize for Teresa?”
“Defend yourself, Dolores,” Andy urged.
“I do, sort of,” Dolores laughed.
“No. It’s an explanation,” Dolores added. “It’s an explanation, not an apology. There’s a difference.”
According to viewer poll, 81% felt Dolores apologized for her friend.
When Andy echoed it and asked Dolores if it bothered her that people felt that way, she was quick to confirm that it didn’t really affect her.
“Not at all,” she said. “No.”
Does Dolores find Margaret poisonous or not? Well, that was a simple answer that needs no further explanation.
“No,” Dolores shared.
Leah mirrored the sentiment, simply repeating, “No.”
Dolores says she understands Teresa when others feel “offended” by her
Dolores detailed her ability to decipher Teresa during a recent episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey After Show.
As previously reported by Monsters & Critics, while discussing her ability to understand Teresa, Dolores also explained that while she’s “evolved.” Aside from how Teresa does it, she is able to understand her thought process because she once acted that way.
“I have a feeling Teresa will come in there, but it’s not yet. So I understand if she’s doing something that’s on her mind,” Dolores shared.
While Dolores admittedly understands Teresa, she also clarified that just because she has Teresa’s back doesn’t necessarily mean she has to agree with her friend, she can just understand where she’s coming from.
“I don’t like that, but I can understand where someone is coming from when they say that,” Dolores shared.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.
https://www.monstersandcritics.com/tv/reality-tv/rhonj-dolores-catania-admits-she-makes-excuses-for-teresa-giudice-plus-is-margaret-josephs-toxic/ Dolores Catania admits she apologizes for Teresa Giudice and is Margaret Josephs toxic?