RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice put her 8-month-old baby in leopard-print heels


Oh. My. Baby Shoes. This is New Jersey princess/ Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice, and her new baby Audriana. Audriana is almost 8 months old, and she’s rocking those little leopard-print high heels. I know what some of you are thinking – leopard-print high heels on an 8-month old baby? Isn’t that crazy? The answer: of course not. Not if you’re a Real Housewife of New Jersey.

Anyway, this glorious photo comes courtesy of an In Touch Weekly exclusive. In Touch is helping Teresa promote her new cookbook, Skinny Italian. Here’s more:

When not filming Bravo’s hit reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey, life’s still pretty busy for Teresa Giudice: She cooks, she cleans, and she takes care of her husband and her kids.

“I’m really a housewife!” she laughs. But the mom of four is now letting America in on a little secret in her brand-new cookbook, Skinny Italian, where she reveals that you can eat the foods you love and stay in shape.

“I’m hoping that people will see that Italian food is not fattening and that it actually can be healthy and nutritious,” Teresa tells In Touch while dishing out the pasta she made herself. “I want to keep the old traditions and incorporate them into modern-day dishes.”

Teresa says that she first learned to cook from watching her mom, and that the first recipe she perfected was a classic homemade Italian tomato sauce.

“My favorite recipe, though, is tagliatelle with peas and ham!” And that dish — along with other favorites like bruschetta — are easy to make, she insists.

“I used to buy cookbooks because I wanted to try all gourmet foods, but there were so many weird ingredients, like cumin. Spices I’ve never heard of,” she explains. “And then it tasted gross. It really did. My recipes are easy and simple and good for you!”

[From In Touch Weekly]

She’d never heard of cumin? Seriously? I can see how someone who never cooks would never know what cumin is, but someone who cooks regularly? Strange. Anyway, my mother loves this show, and she loves Teresa. I’m going to have to tell her about little Audriana’s baby-heels.

Here’s a close-up:



Photos are exclusive to In Touch Weekly, photo credit: Andrew Coppa, Vis Vitae/In Touch Weekly.

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  1. DoMaJoReMc says:

    I *SO* want that kitchen!

  2. pebbles says:

    okay, this woman is a close second to Kate Gosselin – the celebrity who I despise the most…….

  3. Squirtle says:

    Oh I’ve seen those baby heels before, it’s a little strange but I don’t think it’s that big of a deal really…

  4. Melanie says:

    They look like Barbie shoes! Ahhh so cute!

  5. Beck says:

    The shoes? Soooo wrong.

    I like the kitchen too but I don’t like the granite she chose.

  6. imalawyer says:

    I’ve seen those baby heels before. The heel part is squishy like a stuffed animal so the baby actually walks on a flat surface-well mostly flat.

  7. Missmilly says:

    Heels are so wrong…but yet SO CUTE!

  8. Karen says:

    I love her! She’s so funny. I’m interested in her book. It actually sounds interesting unlike the other housewives silly books.

  9. Bonfire Beach says:

    Meh. The baby most likely isn’t walking yet so it’s just for show. I’ve never seen baby heels before and I’m a bit intrigued. While I think they’re kind of creepy (sexing up a baby?) they might be neat for photos. I don’t like the leopard print though.

  10. doublestandard says:

    Cute shoes. Babies don’t need a lot of things we put them in. She can’t walk so it’s no big deal.

  11. CIdee says:

    Hilarious. I kind of think Teresa is in on the joke. And that baby is adorable.

  12. Obvious says:

    i think those are “Heelarious” shoes. I much prefer the soft soled baby booties. they are just as cute and even cheaper.

  13. Samantha says:

    If the baby isn’t walking yet, I don’t think it matters. Now when her daughter starts walking…if she puts her in heels, I’d say thats a little too far. Now though its just for show.

  14. Alarmjaguar says:

    Seriously, this is disgusting! And it isn’t just some crazy person on TV. I was just in Target last night and they are selling wedge sandals for 2-yr olds. The fact that they sell bikinis for babies is annoyingly sexualizing and awful, but heels will actually damage your feet as well. I am (almost) speechless!

  15. Alarmjaguar says:

    I’m also pretty shocked by the comments — this sexualizes a baby! Heels are about lifting a woman’s ass and making her legs look better — would any of you wear them if that wasn’t the case? She is a baby, why do we want to make her a sex object?

  16. original kate says:

    of course she did.

  17. lilred says:

    The high heels are actually like a slipper (with a soft squishy heel) they are not real heels.

  18. connie says:

    this woman is so not attractive. i was cracking up the other night though when her husband said she needed therapy for talking about when her 8-yr old daughter would get married

  19. bb says:

    @Alarmjaguar If you think a two-piece bathing suit “sexualizes” babies and young children, there’s something wrong with YOU, not the suit. It’s a practical choice for babies and small children because of diaper/potty issues. I have the most conservative, prudish parents in the world, but even they put me in a bikini as a baby (and we lived in Hawaii, so I wore it quite often.)

  20. benny says:

    Everything about her is TACKY – her clothes, her kitchen, her baby’s shoes, her fake boobs, even her table runner. All of these shows should be called the “Tacky Housewives.”

    And maybe it’s just me, but she doesn’t look like the correct person to he hawking a book called “Skinny Italian.”

  21. Maritza says:

    The whole outfit is hideous!

  22. Spring says:

    I have never seen her before. What happened to her right eye???

  23. Ron says:

    A serious question:

    Why do people watch these Real Housewife shows? I really don’t understand the appeal of watching hate fueled bitchfests as entertainment. Some “reality” based cattiness is fine and can be fun. But in the few times I have seen any of these shows, all of these women are digusting and full of hate. Why watch?

  24. RhymesWithSilver says:

    Ugh. I’m embarrassed to say I come from the same stock as these people. This is why I fled the tri-state area and will never return.

    Isn’t there a chance baby Audriana is going to scratch or otherwise hurt herself with those pointy shoes? I bet mom will take the baby tanning for its first birthday.

  25. Iris says:

    oh my God, it looks like her face is melting off!

  26. Alarmjaguar says:

    @bb I don’t know, I ran around naked all the time as a kid and don’t mind if my kids do that either. And in all honesty, I’m less concerned by the bikinis than the shoes, but I think it is all part of a trend of dressing our babies in non-age appropriate ways. Seriously, I was just totally struck by it yesterday — why should we care if our baby girls are wearing boot cut pants? Are we concerned about making them look slimmer? And it isn’t just the girls clothing. I have twins, so I was shopping for boys too, and those clothes are problematic on another level. Why do all the shorts for boys have to be made out of stiff, rough material? Do we have to prove they are manly and stoic at age 2!? Why are girls’ pjs made out of cotton and boys’ out of polyester (for the most part)? So many questions!?

  27. TaylorB says:

    I don’t care about the heels, the kid can’t even walk yet, so it is just kinda cute.

    HOWEVER, I was in the TJ Maxx by my house and I swear to Homer Simpson that they had padded, underwire TRAINING BRAS in the KIDS dept, now that is just ill. Heavens to Mergatroid, I hate padded underwires (it only takes one time that the fabric breaks and the wire ‘escapes’ and you are stabbed in the chest all day with that rogue wire, it is evil and then you find out the torture of the underwire bra) I am WAY past my 20′s and some of my 30′s and I would like to slap the sadistic woman hating j*cka$$ who invented the underwire bra… why would anyone put a child in an underwire bra, a padded one no less, any sooner than you must? Not to mention, why would someone want their 10 year old in a padded bra? So she looks older, bigger boobed and hotter? If so, I hope someone calls CPS on you sicko.

  28. Mairead says:

    She made cumin taste bad? What the hell did she put it in? She’d probably faint if she saw my spice cupboard – I’d be sorely tempted to traumatise her with Tunisian harissa :lol:

    And whilst I would kill for the space, that kitchen is far too overwrought for me. Poorly detailed Baroque is not my thing.

  29. Squirtle says:

    @Alarmjaguar: I was born in the early 80′s and I wore a bikini when I was a toddler, there was nothing sexual about it and I don’t think this is anything new..

  30. Cinderella says:

    Those shoes would be beyond darling if they did NOT have the heels. The heels make them look granny-like.

  31. JustBe says:

    The entire outfit on the kid is just wrong. Hot pink tutu mixed with leopard print! Why, just why!!
    But, seriously, I see that other commenters have said that the heel squishes down and that the baby ‘probably’ isn’t walking, but many 8-month-olds do ‘walk’ by holding on to objects and standing up and moving around on their feet. can you imagine when you’re just learning to stand that you have this weird, cushy, uneven sensation on the ball part of your foot. i would think that it would hamper your desire to move around. my hope is that the shoes are just for pictures and then quickly tossed. but, unfortunately, many other mothers may see them as cute and put them on their kids for extended periods. i generally dislike any heels on shoes for young girls. you’ll have your whole life for back and foot issues, why start so young?

  32. lrm says:

    just came back from italy-went all over…and southern italy is now full of tijuana princess types-which reminds me of this woman and those baby heels…just new money people who don’t really wear it well,and are very self-conscious about it.

    oh,and yes,she would not have heard of cumin if she mainly eats italian or standard american fare. but indian and mexican are full of cumin. I dont really consider those gourmet foods,however….

    brie and caviar,maybe,but cumin?
    ridiculous that she gets publicity for her cookbook,when there are so many deserving chefs and authors out there,who have books probably not written by ghostwriters [my speculation on that]. theresa is ridiculous.

  33. lrm says:

    And,she’s not even skinny!!! wtf?
    I mean,she’s not fat,but considering she has time and money to have staff to help her be in shape,she does not really look like the type to be promoting skinny…whatever.

    i can buy that what she is trying to say is ‘eat real food,it’s good for you’…and I am a big proponent of that philosophy. But no need to throw skinny into it.
    Healthy italian,maybe. but skinny?

  34. Bee says:

    I would criticize her for this, but I’m afraid she might flip a table on me and call me a “prostitution whore.” After that I’d have to tell her “that’s a f***ing nuff.” Then, she’d tell me I put the “cont” in “contradiction.” At which point I’d be forced to tell her how fake her new “bubbies” look. And then I’m afraid it would get really ugly.

  35. prissa says:

    They are cute, but I don’t like the idea of putting heels on a little baby (even if they are fake). Sends the wrong message in my opinion. When I was growing up, heels were something to look forward to and to grow/mature into. Heck, they are putting babies in heels almost right out the womb now! What’s next sexy lingerie onsies? UGH! :o j

    Cute baby – must take after her father lol!

  36. Annicka says:

    Gotta start those future Guidettes out early. I’m surprised she doesn’t rub self-tanner on her baby.

  37. Melanie says:

    I put a tutu on my pug because it makes me laugh. If I had a little girl I would probably buy these stupid slippers because they are funny but I understand why people get grossed out by child beauty pageants and such. I really don’t think silly little accessories are going to cause some pedo to molest my child or my pug.

  38. mouth.like.a.sailor says:

    i’m going to go out on a limb here and say that i’m sure she only puts these shoes on the baby “FOR SHOW.” that is what they are for, i actually read an article on the women who designed and came up with those shoes and opened a business from it. they are marketed as “the gift to give to the mom(baby?) that already has everything” there is no way any child would be able to walk in them, they would throw her balance waaay off because it would feel like there was a weird lump under their heel, it would probably be so uncomfortable that they would manage to take them off/kick them off/scream til YOU took them off her, or something like that.

    now, i’ve been known to definitely have my “Feminist” periods, and all to varying degrees and all were brought about by various topics and situations, however, never in my life have i EVER considered a bikini on a baby or toddler to be an early sexualization of them. as the person above stated, it’s MUCH easier than a one piece because of the diaper and little swim pant issues, as in having to change them frequently which is a HUUUUUUGE pain in the butt if you are trying to wrangle your kid out of a wet one piece that keeps sticking to their little bodies. not only that, if they are potty training and moving into ‘Big Girl” territory there is almost no way that they would ever get to the bathroom and get a wet one piece off of them in time to not have an accident. i don’t know of a single human being that thinks a 2 year old in a bikini is sexy. seriously.

  39. Relli says:

    I put these soft high heeled things up there with the grill pacifiers, clearly for their parents entertainment. I prefer my kid to look like a kid.

  40. filthycute says:

    She looks like Casey Kasem with tits.

  41. ay_ay_ay says:

    to me, they look like shoes Miss Piggy or some other muppet would wear!

  42. kelbear says:

    Out of all her little girls, this one looks like daddy the most. Cute!

  43. Confuzzle says:

    That is some seriously hideous decor.

  44. Ana says:

    All I can see is that vase in the background on that stand. My baby would’ve knocked it over on her head. Maybe it’s just there for the picture.

    I’ve seen the squishy baby heels, and I don’t see how a baby would walk in them. Wouldn’t the heel fold and make it more difficult?

    The heel part of the shoe looks pretty solid to me. But the baby isn’t walking yet, so whatever.

    I don’t think my kid wore shoes until she started walking. And then it was tennis shoes like Nikes. I couldn’t be bothered to put those little dress shoes on her, I could barely keep socks on her!

  45. kristen says:

    hey, TINY FOREHEAD, get those shoes off your child! dont you know that their bones are still forming???

  46. Rosanna says:

    If one cooks REAL Italian food (not that hogwash they make in “Italian” restaurants in the US), one has no idea of what cumin is. We do NOT use it, and it doesn’t grow here.

  47. Kelaa Khaa says:

    I have been a cleaner and with all those grooves and swirlies to make that fancy kitchen, it looks like a beyotch to clean, and Beck I agree, the tile is ugly and looks like someone threw up on it. This chick must have a maid.

  48. Ana says:

    Omgosh! That’s why she looks so weird! Her forehead is almost non-existant!

  49. Rosanna says:

    @Alarmjaguar: I hear you! When I was a kid on the beach I would only wear slips — no bra OF COURSE since I had no breasts (!!!!). I don’t think a little girl needs to be covered up there before she becomes of age and start developing breasts. I’m firmly against sexualizing kids, EVEN with the “all pink” and “all blue” method.

  50. bellaluna says:

    That adorable baby doesn’t need those heels – she’s gorgeous all by her lonesome!

  51. Eileen Yover says:

    Not appropriate-don’t care if they are real or not.

  52. Alarmjaguar says:

    Alright, point taken on potty training/diaper changes and bikini suits…I’m still not thrilled about it, but I take your points.

  53. BadkittyGoodPuss says:

    Actually those heels are not hard but soft. I saw them like a year ago they’re called heelarious. They have like different colors of the heel but they are squishy. It’s her baby and she can raise her as she will. Keep words here: Her Baby

    As for the kitchen it looks really nice.

  54. Missfit says:

    That baby is CUTE, her shoes look weird to me, so does her dress, but that’s not her fault, it’s her mommas. Regardless if an outfit is too “sexual” or not on a kid, if a sick pedaphile will find a kid “hot” he will find the kid attractive, regardless how they are dressed or how they are covered up. I think the shoes would look better with a flat heel, even if they were leopard or not. She has too much leopard on anyway. If you put too much of one print or pattern like that on someone it doesn’t look right, but like I said, that baby is cute, it’s not her fault. Maybe a solid color dress would have been nice.

  55. GatsbyGal says:

    Leopard print? I have a slight beef with the heels, yes, but LEOPARD PRINT?! That’s so gross and trashy. I hope that someday when her daughter is grown up, she takes this photo to her mom and goes “WTF?!” Then again, she’s probably going to grow up super spoiled and trashy too, just like mommy.

  56. quincy says:

    Two piece suits are not sexual, just practical, like others have stated, Seriously, people – get a friggin’ grip!

    As for her kitchen: gag, gag, gag! Just because a kitchen has dark woods and granite does not make it “classy, ” mmm-kay!!! That kitchen is evidence that money doesn’t buy class! Tacky, gaudy, OVERDONE and nouveau riche. I’d say it suits her!

    I am not concerned with the silly little baby shoes – it’s just a gimmick. What concerns me is that this woman obviously spends a great deal of time on outward appearances, BUT THAT FOREHEAD!!! OMG, CAN’T THEY LASER THAT CRAP? HOW ABOUT A SKIN GRAFT? SOMETHING???? LOL. All that energy and $$ and I just cannot look at anything but that (lack of) forehead. Shame.

  57. CB Rawks says:

    Anyone here like Stephen Lynch songs? “Damn that’s an uuugly baby…”

  58. cowbell says:

    She had a baby 8 months ago. She was pretty darn fit before the pregnancy and it was her third. I bet she’s a skinny italian again by fall.

    I love this show.

  59. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    She is disgusting, her husband is disgusting, the way she dresses her kids is disgusting. Her hairline, disgusting. Her house, if you have watched the show, tacky AND disgusting.

  60. Leek says:

    I strongly dislike this a-hole. She looks like Stewie Griffin in guido drag. Idiot.

  61. Laurie says:

    Whose kitchen is that? She & her husband foreclosed on their home…

  62. Diana says:

    Weird ingredients like Cumin? What an idiot.

  63. michellllle says:

    Great range/oven & I love the practicality of a tap overhead but the rest is beyond tasteless. Probably cost a fortune & looks like it fell off a truck. At least she knows what colors suit her & sticks to solids. Too bad she didn’t do the same for her child. As for the skinny bit, I think she looks good size wise considering her 8 month old. But the cumin comment… sad, esp when you have the means to travel or at least explore different foods. To each his own I suppose.

  64. Katyusha says:

    @ Laurie

    she didn’t foreclose on her home…she foreclosed on a half acre piece of land she owned down the road.

  65. Trillion says:

    She looks like a succubus, holding that baby. (shiver)

  66. MingMing says:

    Putting a baby in leopard hooker heels?

    This is one tacky JerZ B!tch. And her face: Disgusting!

  67. VeronicaL says:

    At least one of her older children (6 maybe?) is in pageants or auditions for roles somewhere. So the footwear is hardly surprising.

  68. Kim says:

    Some women are so stupid you dont know whether to hate them or feel sorry for them. Teresa is one of these to me. She seems to be racist, homophobic and very uneducated. She does seem to adore her kids so I give her props for that.

  69. BellaC says:

    i think its stupid that people are bashing this woman and her family so what she wants to spend money so what she doesnt want to live in someone elses house who the hell cares if her n her husband had the money or not…everyone gos threw the same shit she does its only blow up more cause she went on a reality show!…. and fyi im italian and no italian knows what the hell cumin is! cause we dont use that in anything we eat!….

  70. Sophia says:

    Yuck yuck yuck. The only good thing about these photos is Audriana. Those shoes make me feel ill, not just because of the wrongness of a baby in heels, but also just because they’re plain ugly. The kitchen is hideous too. So is Teresa, obviously. Ew.

  71. Mor til 3 says:

    I thourght Teresa was so funny and that she just did whatever to have the most fun with her girls A’s she could, but then she started to say All these little ignorant things and didn’t correct the girls when they did the same, so to me now, she isn’t funny anymore, she is selfish, narrowminded, ignorant and in definate denial!! Sorry, but open those wide eyes and ears(not wide ears) and get a grip before it’s too late, don’t raise your kids to be shallow! It breaks my heart!!!
    The babyheels are soft and only intended for non-walkers, couldn’t imagine trying to learn how to walk ón a shoe with a heel constantly bending under my foot.

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