Terese Giudice Says She Expected to Be Eliminated on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
During Monday night’s new episode of Dancing with the Stars on Disney+, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was eliminated from the competition. Giudice commented on her elimination after the show, saying it didn’t come as much of a surprise.
Teresa Giudice Responds to DWTS Elimination
Giudice and her partner Pasha Pashkov were in the bottom two during Monday’s Elvis Night episode, along with Cheryl Ladd and her partner Louis Van Amstel. Judge Len Goodman broke a tie, choosing to send Giudice home instead of Ladd.
“Yeah, I don’t think Len liked me really so much,” Giudice said of her elimination, according to Page Six. “I don’t think he liked me. I knew Len was not going to pick me. I knew he was going to pick Cheryl over me. I knew already … I had a feeling.”
Giudice was also in the bottom two last week, although the judges saved her over eliminated contestant Jason Lewis. The Housewives star told reporters that she was “all good” with leaving the competition, as she didn’t expect to win.
“I wanted to win the mirrorball … but you know what? There’s a lot of amazing dancers on this show, so I knew I wasn’t going to [win],” Giudice said. “When I saw my competition, I’m like, ‘I’m definitely not winning it.’ But I tried!”
Pasha Pashkov Wore a Mask for Their Performance
One notable aspect of Giudice’s Jive to “All Shook Up” is that her partner Pasha Pashkov wore a face mask for the performance. This is because he’s married to fellow pro Daniella Karagach. Karagach had to sit this week out due to testing positive for Covid-19.
Karagach’s celebrity partner, Joseph Baena, also wore a mask for his performance. Troupe member (and recent So You Think You Can Dance winner) Alexis Warr Burton filled in for Karagach for a Viennese Waltz to “If I Can Dream.”
As for Giudice, she’s happy to be able to spend more time with her new husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas. She told Page Six that doing the show was “like I left my husband,” adding, “I felt really bad, so at least now I get to go home and spend time with [him], ’cause I am a newlywed.”