"Real Housewives of New Jersey" breakout star Rosie Pierri on why she decided to come out on TV.
Last season, they flashed me in a few times on the show and I knew I was going to be caught on camera again ‘cause I’m with my sister and the kids and Richie [Kathy’s husband] a lot. So the viewers — it’s not rocket science to figure it out! So I figured they’re gonna see some things, maybe [the tabloids] would say some things or whatever. And the kids, I was getting worried about that.
I didn’t want them to find out that way. I would rather them be talked to about it before they hear. They’re very innocent children, even though they are older. Victoria was 17 and Joey was 15. They didn’t know. They don’t look at me like that; they look at me as their Aunt Rosie. They see as me as funny, happy, having a good time, kidding around. That’s what they see. They don’t see somebody who is gay or not gay; they have a loving heart.