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Jackie Goldschneider Reveals She And Husband Evan Goldschneider Watched ‘RHONJ’ Season 11 Premiere Episode Together; Says Teresa Giudice Pulled Cheating Rumors “Out Of Her Ass”

Jackie Goldschneider is opening up about her dramatic confrontation with her Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice. 

If you recall, during the premiere episode of the Bravo hit reality series, Goldschneider confronted Giudice after she alleged that Jackie’s husband, Evan Goldschneider, was unfaithful.

“She doesn’t even know who told her. I don’t even think anybody told her. I think she pulled it out of her ass,” Jackie told Us Weekly on the Friday, February 19 episode of the “Getting Real with the Housewives” podcast. “I was really caught off guard because I expect the best from people and I really thought that she was gonna make it right.”

She continued, “If I’m not feeling supported and everybody is just friends with my enemy, what do I want to do this for? I needed to make sure this was the place for me,” Jackie explained. “It’s put a lot of tension on a lot of the friendships because people didn’t know. I mean the whole cast you can see is really not on board with what she did, but some of them are family, some of them have been friends with her since childhood. They needed to, you know, be there for her as well and it definitely put a lot of strain on a lot of relationships.”

As for Jackie and Evan, the Bravo reality star admitted that the two did have to work through some issues after the rumor surfaced. She told the publication, “We did it with such integrity and grace and I’m so proud of him and I’m proud of us.”

In a separate interview, Goldschneider revealed that she and her husband watched the RHONJ premiere episode together. “Well, it ended up being fine,” Jackie told Page Six. “I had a lot of guilty feelings because Evan’s not a cast member on this show,” she explained. “So for his reputation to be at the center of the drama was very unfair for him. I feel like, ‘I’m on the show. It should be about me.’ If it was about me, I could have handled it on my own, but it was about him. I felt like he had to be okay with everything for me to be okay with everything. It’s not my place to be okay with it on his behalf.”

Jackie added that her biggest worry while watching the episode with Evan was the way the footage would be edited. “My main concern was that he was represented fairly and that there wasn’t even a question about whether he cheated on me,” she said. “That was never a question for us. The only reason I was upset was because of her trying to spread a rumor — not because I ever questioned my husband.”

Jackie told the publication that she always believed her issues with Giudice would remain at a “petty” level and would never involve their families or get so out of control.

“There wasn’t a problem in my marriage,” she said. “It comes down to Teresa having a problem with me; I think that’s where it all stems from. It’s unfortunate that she didn’t understand my analogy. Clearly, I’m not trying to say anything about anyone’s children, but just the fact that there was such an explosive response to an analogy that used your child’s name … Do you understand, now, how I feel?”

She continued, “The scene at Margaret’s house was a really difficult day for me. That whole week before that — I think it was three or four days before that — was really, really difficult. I never thought something like that would happen to my family on such a public forum. And I was embarrassed, I was sad, I felt so bad for Evan — like I had dragged him into all of this. There was a lot of guilt, a lot of weight on my shoulders.”

“That encounter, that particular day, was so just heavy. The only thing I can say about it is that I am really, really proud of the way I handled it. Across the board, I think, husbands and children should be off-limits, but once it went there, I’m proud of the way that Evan and I handled everything together. I’m proud of us.”

Despite the drama, Jackie would love to continue being a “Housewife.” 

“I feel like this season, I went through a lot and I questioned a lot,” she said. “But I mean, when it comes down to it, I really love and care about the show. I feel like I bring something different to it and I would love to stay on it if they want to have me.”

Photo Credit: Courtesy via Evan Goldschneider/Instagram; Bravo Media/NBCUniversal