The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended its third season with a moment of calm, as 'Teresa posed for a family portrait alongside her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa.
That was then, and this is now: On Sunday's season 4 premiere, Teresa is in hot water with her costars.
"I believe that she's living a rough life with her husband, she's unhappy and misery loves company," her brother Joe Gorga said.
Fans have already caught a glimpse of the drama that is set to unfold in season 4 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey – most of which is centered around Teresa Giudice.
Now, Giudice is speaking out to PEOPLE exclusively about what went down on – and off – camera.
"I am still saddened by what transpired," she says of shooting the season. "There are a lot of hurtful and shocking moments."
Teresa Giudice has always had a way of getting into trouble on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. And based on a first look at the show's fourth season, it seems like she's at it again.
Giudice has already publicly clashed with costar Caroline Manzo, who accused the Celebrity Apprentice contestant of trying to destroy her family by exposing a feud with her sister Dina Manzo, a former cast member who remained friendly with Giudice.
Will they make up in season 4?
There's trouble brewing this Christmas for Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice.
On Tuesday, a grand jury in Passaic County, N.J., handed down a two-count indictment against Joe Giudice, a former developer. The charge includes one count of wrongfully using identifying information of another, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and one count of impersonation, which can carry up to 18 months in prison.
The indictment alleges that last year, Giudice used his brother Pietro Giudice's information, including a marriage and birth certificate, to obtain a driver's license at the Paterson, N.J., department of motor vehicles. His own license had been suspended at that time following a DUI.
Teresa Giudice may be known as the main chef in her family, but sister-in-law Melissa Gorga also enjoys time well spent in the kitchen.
In fact, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star tells PEOPLE she can cook up a mean linguine dish – and mix an equally delicious cocktail.
"I love cooking in the kitchen with my family, with everyone picking at the food before it makes it to the table," the Voli vodka ambassador tells PEOPLE.
As for her signature dish, she says it's "a traditional family recipe" best sipped with a pomegranate Voli martini, which she calls "light, refreshing, sweet and sour."
She also says Teresa's been a big help and teacher in the kitchen. "I am a good cook, but nothing compares to my sister," Gorga says. "She is a pro. She sometimes teaches me her secret recipes."
On part one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion Sunday night, Teresa Giudice faced off against, well, all three of her present costars.
Talk turned especially explosive when Caroline Manzo revealed that Giudice confided in her that she never planned to make up with her brother, Joe Gorga, and had called him "an a------."
"I don't get Caroline's problem with me," Giudice tells PEOPLE in a new interview. "I never did anything to intentionally hurt people."
Despite the tense episode and her escalating feud with Manzo over her behavior around her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile, Giudice says her family comes first.
There's no family feud for the Manzo clan – at least not according to Dina Manzo.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey castmember took to Twitter on Thursday night to clear up rumors that she has a stake in the escalating fight between Teresa Giudice and her older sister, Caroline Manzo.
"eww getting some MEAN tweets," Dina, who left the show in season 2, Tweeted. "I didn't take sides, don't assume~didn't even know they were not getting along until recently~I'm not involved."
After previews of an explosive – and emotional – New Jersey reunion hit the web, there was speculation that Caroline and Dina's relationship was strained because of disagreements over their friendship with Giudice.
Oh, how things have changed!
In a sneak peek at part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show, one-time friends Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice are at each other's throats.
The only two original Housewives in attendance (Jacqueline Laurita refused to participate) shed tears, shouted insults and accused each other of lying and their turning backs on their families. They also tackled Teresa's husband Joe's legal problems and Caroline's relationship with her sister, Dina Manzo, who quit the show in season 2.
How did it all go so wrong for two women who have traveled together, spent holidays together and weathered Danielle Staub together?
Teresa Giudice has the perfect recipe for making enemies.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's third season came to an end Sunday with Teresa offending her costars with comments she made in her second cookbook, Fabulicious!
Taking shots at her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga (who was steamed to read she allegedly "copied off" Teresa's taste in shoes and porch chairs) and her cousin Kathy Wakile (who spotted a comment she didn't like about making lame jokes about Teresa) isn't new but taking aim at pal Caroline Manzo certainly is.