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‘RHONJ’ star Rachel Fuda says Teresa Giudice only came after her husband John to stay relevant: ‘I was the last resort’

Rachel Fuda is calling out Teresa Giudice.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, 33, told Us Weekly on Wednesday that she feels her ongoing feud with Giudice, 51, was a move from the “Turning the Tables” author to “solidify her relevancy and paycheck.”

“Who else does she have? Melissa’s off. Margaret’s off. She’s not going to fight with Dolores. Jen’s so far up her butt, she can’t even see her eyeballs. And then, who else do we have?” Rachel said.

Rachel Fuda said her feud with her “RHONJ” co-star Teresa Giudice is a move from the “Turning the Tables” author as a way to stay relevant. rachelfuda/Instagram

“Who else does she have? Melissa’s off. Margaret’s off. She’s not going to fight with Dolores,” said Rachel, calling herself a “last resort.” Instagram/@teresagiudice

“I was the last resort.”

At the Season 13 reunion, Rachel and Giudice hit a rough patch when it was revealed that Giudice’s husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas — whom she wed in August 2022, allegedly hired a private investigator to look into other members of the cast.

In the Season 14 premiere, which debuted earlier this month, Teresa claimed that Rachel’s husband, John, used to be the “biggest drug dealer in Bergen County.”

Rachel and Giudice have long been feuding since the newcomer joined the Bravo series in Season 13. rachelfuda/Instagram

In the Season 14 premiere, Giudice claimed Rachel’s husband, John Fuda, was once “the biggest drug dealer in Bergen County.” rachelfuda/Instagram

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Rachel responded to Giudice’s comments about her husband in the interview, saying the accusation is “such a joke.”

“We’ve all made mistakes as kids,” Rachel said. “We’ve all done things that someone would say is ‘bad’ or try to weaponize.”

Rachel added, “John is not ashamed of anything that he has done or has been through. It’s just unfortunate that that opportunity for him to tell and share his own story was completely taken from him and manipulated into something that it’s not and weaponized against him.”

Rachel responded to the claim, calling it “such a joke.” rachelfuda/Instagram

“We’ve all done things that someone would say is ‘bad’ or try to weaponize,” said Rachel in her husband’s defense. rachelfuda/Instagram

Giudice, who’s been on the Bravo show for all 14 of its seasons, is also set to join E!’s “House of Villains” for Season 2 — a move Rachel recently called a money grab.

“Hustlin’ for a buck out here in these streets. You gotta do what you gotta do,” Rachel said, which was likely a reference to Giudice’s rumored money woes.

In the Season 14 trailer, several of Giudice’s castmates accuse her husband of financially ruining her.

Giudice — who will be starring in “House of Villains” Season 2 — has been a major focus on Season 14 of the show as several castmates have questioned her financial stability. Andrew Eccles/Bravo

“Bitch, you don’t know what you’re talking about,” Giudice recently told her co-star Margaret Josephs after she claimed Giudice’s husband Luis “pissed her money away.” teresagiudice/Instagram

Notably, Margaret Josephs claimed Ruelas “pissed [Giudice’s] money away.”

Giudice responded to Josephs’ comments on the Monday episode of Tori Spelling’s “MisSPELLING” podcast.

“Bitch, you don’t even know what you’re talking about,” she told Josephs.

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