Monday, June 7, 2010

Diva. And Broke.

Teresa of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, known for her diva ways is broke. $11 million dollars broke, in fact. Teresa and her husband Joe recently declared bankruptcy, according to the New York Post.

Teresa is arguably the most materialistic and diva character on the show. That's not to say that her character isn't likable; she is. Her one liners such as,"You don't put a bumper sticker on a Bentley" and "Happy wife, happy life" are hysterical. But boy, it's pretty wild to watch her an entire season of her having plastic surgery on her "bubbies," decorating an enormous house with overstuffed, gaudy furniture (and paying with cash, hmm), and spending thousands on her diva "I don't raise tomboys" daughters with elaborate toys and clothes.

I find it hard to believe that anybody could be $11 million in debt and completely unaware. So, why continue to fall deeper and deeper into debt? Why live outside your means that much? Let alone at all. While I love the Real Housewives to Reeses Pieces, it's sad to think that the glamorous, over-the-top lifestyle that got some of these characters onto the show is also what got them deep into debt. $11 million deep.

What happened to living inside our means? I mean, I love the occasional frivolous shoe purchase, but com'on!

1 comment:

Cafe Groenhout said...

I'm totally with you on this.

My all-time favorite Teresa-ism: "I don't want to live in someone else's house - that's gross." ?!?!