Caroline Manzo may have publicly slammed her as a "sociopath" and a "fraud" on Sunday's Real Housewives of New Jersey, but Teresa Giudice is staying strong.
Remaining largely silent on Twitter in the wake of the ugly episode, which documented her and Manzo's Napa Valley, Calif. fight, Giudice surfaced Monday to express her appreciation for the fans who remain in her corner.
"Thanks for watching the show everyone. Thanks again for the support," mom of four Giudice, 40, tweeted after facing Manzo's wrath over a year-old dig in her Fabulicious cookbook.
Manzo may believe otherwise, but Giudice has continued to insist her cookbook commentary, in which she calls Manzo "as Italian as the Olive Garden," was written in jest. "I'm telling the truth. I don't know how to lie," Giudice said during her confrontation with Manzo. "I never ever, ever, ever wrote one bad thing about you."
Later, Giudice slammed her frenemy as "a f--king c--nt [who] can go f--k herself."
Speaking to Bravo's Andy Cohen on Sunday's Watch What Happens Live after the explosive RHONJ episode, Manzo said she did not bully Giuidice, and does not regret calling her an "ugly human being."
"Understand one thing: I have never attacked her, never said anything that wasn't in response to something she said to me. I do get agitated and I'm only human," Manzo told Cohen, who also interviewed Giudice in a separate taped Watch What Happens Live segment. "If [viewers] think I'm a bully, that's fine. I just want my husband and kids to love Caroline Manzo and I'm good. If I have to be the most hated woman in the country because of that moment, so be it. That's my truth."
Countered Giudice to Cohen: "Caroline has nothing on me. I don't know what's happening in her head. She's a very angry person."