In case you missed it, on the season 11 premiere, Teresa's co-star Jackie Goldschneider made an analogy about Gia using illicit drugs in an attempt to prove a point to Teresa, who was repeating rumors about Jackie's husband being unfaithful. Said analogy went over like a lead balloon, and unsurprisingly, struck a nerve with the 20-year-old college student.
"I was, like, completely disgusted by it. I never thought my name would ever be brought up," Gia shares. "Especially just, like, being on the show for so long, no Housewife has ever disrespected me. And for me to ever -- for one person to ever use my name in a poor manner, I was like, in shock."
After the episode aired in February, Jackie posted an apology to Twitter and shared that she had spoken privately with Gia. Now, Gia reveals she actually asked Jackie to have that conversation.
"I, honestly, reached out to her," she claims, "because I had complaints from my sorority. I was almost put in a meeting, because they wanted to make sure I was OK. I dealt with a lot of things because of this analogy, and I made her very aware of that. And then, following that, she did apologize and then she did her Twitter apology, which I did... I, like, I thought it was all right, but it wasn't anything too crazy."
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When ET spoke with Jackie after the premiere aired, she reiterated her apology, as well as her intention.
"She's a great girl and I would never want to hurt her reputation," Jackie said. "I just want to make sure everyone understands that it was really just to get Teresa to understand -- at the very end of a long and frustrating conversation -- how I was feeling."
"There was absolutely no truth to that," she also noted. "It was definitely just an analogy. I was trying to make the point about … how words can hurt."
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