Days after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice dropped $60,000 on high-end furniture, court documents revealed Monday.
The Bravo star, 38, and her husband Joe — who are $10.85 million in debt — appeared in U.S. Bankruptcy Court as the planned Aug. 22 auction of their personal belongings was delayed until October as each item's worth is re-evaluated.
But the real surprise came when new documents revealed that, shortly after declaring bankruptcy, the Giudices went on a lavish 2009 shopping spree, during which they snapped up $8,800 on curtains and nearly $45,000 on wall hangings, mirrors, frames, tables, urns and chairs, according to the New York Post's Page Six.
"These were not Ikea-purchased furniture items," said Judge Morris Stern. "These were from high-end design stores."
After court, Teresa declined comment.
According to the Post, her husband Joe seemed upset, snapping at reporters: "None of your business! Back off before I get pissed!"
Earlier this month on The View, Teresa insisted that she never lived outside her means and only spent money she thought she had (she claimed her husband never told her about their huge debt because he "didn't want to worry me").
“I always live within my means. Always," she said. "The money was coming in from the apartment buildings so we were able to live the lifestyle that we did."
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