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It took a long time for Teresa Giudice to be ready to join the hit Bravo show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The mother of four spoke about why she decided to hop on board the reality television train in her interview with E! News' Catt Sadler, and she admits she waited close to a year before opting to become a part of the popular franchise.

"I really, I know people probably won't believe it, but I really didn't know what I was getting myself into," the Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again author explained before adding, "Some people did warm me about it."

So how did her husband, Joe Giudice, react to her joining the show?

"Joe was supportive and Joe's a man's man. At first he was like, do you think, and he really didn't want to be on it. He's not that kind of guy."

She added, "When I go to red carpet events, he's not into that. He'd rather stay home with the kids. He lets me do my thing and I let him do his thing."

For more on our exclusive interview with the Real Housewives of New Jersey star be sure to tune into E! News at 7 & 11 p.m. tonight only on E! Also catch Teresa Giudice on Watch What Happens Live tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET & PT on Bravo.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)