It’s not cheap to keep up appearances when you’re a Real Housewife of New Jersey. Seriously, where’s a girl to go after a $1,095,000 wedding? In this economy, it seems even superglam TV icons aren’t exempt from financial woes. When one of the show’s stars, Teresa Giudice, filed for bankruptcy this month, Montclair author Pamela Redmond Satran was inspired to find out just what it takes to pay a Real Housewife’s bills. Satran, an expert source on the NJ suburban mom experience reveals all in today’s The Daily Beast. What she found wasn’t financially pretty (and the hairless Sphynx cat Grandma Wrinkles downright freaky) — but then again, it is reality TV.
Photo, from Giudice’s signing last week in Verona, by Tracey Alampi.