Teresa Giudice has spent the last few months talking about how careful she needs to be with money now that she has admitted to a slew of financial crimes and still owes more than $200,000 in restitution, but she seems to be having a tough time actually doing it. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has always had a difficult time telling her kids that they cannot have something, and now that Giudice is just weeks away from turning herself in to a Connecticut prison camp, saying no is even tougher. That is probably why when 13-year-old Gia Guidice's all-girl group 3KT failed to make enough money to fund a music video through a Kickstarter campaign, it was Teresa to the rescue.
According to a report by Radar Online, the campaign raised only a little more than $900 of the $7,500 needed to make the video so 3KT's manager canceled the initial shoot. There was no way Giudice was going to allow her oldest daughter to be disappointed heading into the last holiday they will be able to spend together for a while, so she decided to foot a nice chunk of the bill to get the video made.
"Season of Joy" is the second video of 3KT's to hit the Internet and at least this time around what they are offering is more age-appropriate. But it was still made with money the Giudice family really does not have to burn. The first video cost them $10,000 out of pocket and supposedly caused a rift between Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice, who seems to believe that it really is time for them to stop living such a lavish lifestyle. There is little doubt that learning that his wife wrote another big check for a second video likely sent Joe into another tizzy.
What are your thoughts on Giudice's continued lavish spending? Do you think she really has learned any lesson at all in the last few months? Will 15 months behind bars really make a difference in how she will prioritize upon release? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.