Andy speaks too! Andy Cohen opened up to Extra on Monday, Oct. 6, about prison-bound Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice. Cohen's comments coincided with the evening Bravo aired his exclusive, pre-taped special with the couple on Watch What Happens Live.
"They seem very unified," Cohen told Extra of the spouses, who have been married since 2002. "I asked her on Thursday night if she blames Joe for her sentence and term, what she says is pretty interesting."
Part one of Cohen's two-part interview with the Giudices included a shocking admission from Joe, that he had used his wife in the fraud scheme that resulted in the reality stars' prison sentencing. "Alright, whatever, I was taking out false loans…" Joe said to Cohen. "They were handing me the paperwork. Whatever the forms were, she had better credit. So, we used her. She never even came to closings, she's never been to closings. She might have signed one document."
Cohen also refuted rumors that the Giudices are planning to divorce after Joe comes out of prison, calling the couple "a pretty solid unit."
While WWHL was the focal point of Cohen's interview with Extra, he also spoke about the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, which was taped earlier Monday. "The reunion show was really intense, there were a lot of rumors online that Teresa showed up four hours later, that’s not true," Cohen told Extra.
"It was a typical reunion show which means it was really dramatic, emotional, intense," Cohen added. "Obviously there was an undercurrent of something incredibly serious that’d just happened with Teresa, but we all got through it."
Cohen also teased part two of his interview (airing Thursday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. ET), mentioning Joe's alleged drinking problem, which was brought up during his sentencing last Thursday, Oct. 2. The Bravo executive added that no decisions regarding Teresa's future on RHONJ have been made at this time. "We also talk about whether he has a problem with alcohol," Cohen told Extra, "and some other kind of allegations that they made in court about the show."