Exclusive Interview: Kathy Wakile

Posted on Jul 20 2014 - 4:26pm by Editor

Kathy Wakile

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Kathy WakileKathy has developed her hobby of baking delicious deserts into a career as a domestic goddess. Juggling home, career, and family she manages to find time to be involved in raising brain tumor awareness, a cause close to her heart. Kathy’s dessert line called “Dolci della Dea” — Goddess Sweets — launched its debut product, the Cannoli Kit on QVC and her new cookbook “Indulge” is complete and ready for pre-sale. Enjoy the interview below:

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1. How do you feel about your new status of “co-star instead of star” on season 6?

Kathy: To be honest, I’ve never been fond of titles. This role has worked out wonderfully for me, it’s allowed me to devote the time required to write my cookbook, “Indulge,” which was very time consuming. Every recipe has a personal meaning to me, I was involved every step of it’s creation. It was a labor of love, one that I am  proud of now that the pub date is almost here! This opportunity allowed me the free time to focus on my recipes and the development of my desert line. I put my heart and soul into my cookbook. My deserts are small but indulgent. I didn’t cut calories but I cut the size. Portion control is the key to living a healthy lifestyle. Everything in moderation and not depriving yourself.

 

2. Will you be interacting with the newbies a lot during season 6?

Kathy: I’ve been able to get to know the new girls while remaining free to focus on the expansion of my businesses.

 

3. You attended Lauren Manzo’s engagement party and you looked really close to Caroline and Jacqueline. Will you be shown on “Manzo’d With Children?”

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Kathy: Yes – I am friends with them. I’ve built solid relationships with Caroline and Jacqueline both in and outside of the show. When their families have events, I’m invited and vice versa. We formed a bond aside from the show and I grew close to them. I have not not filmed with them yet [on their new show].

 

4. When will your house be finished? Is Kevin Jonas one of the building contractors himself? Will the house include a commercial test kitchen?   ​

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Kathy: It’s contracted to finish by Christmas but as with typical builds it may take longer, which is to be expected.  I’m in no rush to finish by Christmas but it is a project that we as a family are enjoying so no urgency but if it does get finished, what a holiday present!  Kevin Jonas is hands on and his company, Jonas Werner Homes has built numerous homes along with his partner Bill Werner and we are thrilled to be working with them. Their expertise is a great asset. My kitchen in my new home is amazing — it is a place where I am most of the time and have created an open floor plan where all roads lead to the kitchen…I can test my home made items and make family meals– my kitchen as most homes is the Hub of the household. The Heart. The industrial-esque appliances are incorporated but I prefer to keep my home kitchen for my own personal use and entertaining for my family and close friends which are my best testers.

 

5. My condolences on the unexpected passing of your uncle, Frank Giudice. Did you and your family attend the funeral?

Kathy: Thank you, I appreciate that. For clarification, I’m cousins with Teresa on the Gorga side. Frank is on Joe’s [Giudice] side. Our families have known one another since I was a child. Yes, my family and I attended the funeral.

 

6. Where is Joseph going to college? And will he continue to live at home?

Kathy: Joseph will attend college in state, locally, and will live at home. Rich wanted to build a new home a while back but I wanted to wait until the kids were ready for college and wouldn’t have to switch schools and uproot their lives. So now that Joseph is done with High School and both kids are in college, it was the perfect time for our family.

 

7. How is your beautiful daughter, Victoria’s​ recovery coming along?

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Kathy: Thank you–she’s recovering great and bounced back well. She’s in nursing school and taking summer classes to stay updated. I agreed to discuss her brain tumor [during season 4] to help raise awareness for other people suffering with the condition. I wanted to show people it’s treatable through good doctors, proper diagnosis, the right treatment, and family support.

 

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  • WestCoastFeed

    Kathy’s mother is a Gorga. She is Teresa’s father’s sister. Although they all came from that same small village in Italy and have known each other all their lives, Kathy is not related to the elder Giudices.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Great interview AATT. Kathy has always been my favorite housewife. I’m placing my order of her cookbook tomorrow.

    • WestCoastFeed

      She is my favorite, too. I hope we get to see a lot of her this season, along with Rosie and Richie and the kids. I don’t find sweet, kind, generous women boring at all.

      • Izzy

        Howdy WCF!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Hey, Izzy. Happy Sunday to you, too.

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Oh My Izzy,
          Bless Your Heart Sweet one.
          You’re still on my prayer list, Girl!

          • Izzy

            Thanks! You are a sweetie! I have just been really busy. I was in Texas for almost 3 weeks visiting my family. I did not want to come back home!

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Hope the weather was nice for you!
            We’ve been ploddin’ on along.
            West is great about helping me try to be less rude in my labeling.
            Love Love Love West for that. She makes me think more about doing better. Serious she does.
            And Doc and Twi and Marsie and Raine and Tiger and the rest of the group along with the boys…Holey Moley they’re all just Great Folks.
            Couldn’t ask for a better group of people to play with. And today, we get to play with YOU a bit too.
            Nice Stuff.

          • Izzy

            Weather was hot in Texas, but got to spend a lot of time at the beach, which I love! This really is a great bunch of people!

          • Awww 🙂

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Yep, Kathy is considerate, sweet, getting ball-z-er and beautiful.
      Heck if I was man (but I’m not) and I liked women (I’m hetero), I’d fall in love with her just because her eyes are so captivating.
      And I bet she can cook a circle around her cousin. But, I am biased to Kathy and not the other one.

      • Izzy

        Hiya TPaA! She does have some beautiful eyes. I just do not understand why so many people do not care for her. But, most who don’t like Kathy love, love love Treape, so I guess that is the explanation,,,,stupid people!

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          It’s a breath of sweet fresh air to see you here!
          Missed YOU.
          Fun to see your pup.
          I miss NAWS too.

          • Izzy

            Where is NAWS? I hope everything is ok with her.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I wish I knew how she is.
            I’m worried. I keep sending my Angels to her, like I do for you too.
            Always Blessings…

          • Izzy

            You are so sweet! i will put her in my prayers.

  • Chloe

    This site is blowing up. Great interview and I love that Kathy loves her family and home. Kudos AATT!

    • Izzy

      This has always been such a great site! I love that we can express ourselves freely here without fear of having our comments, deleted or even worse edited by the mods. Plus the commenters here are so dang witty!

      • Yes, we are witty! LOL 😉

        • Izzy

          Fa realzs!!

    • Marsbars09

      It’s too bad Kathy was too “boring” to be kept on as a full-time housewife. I think she is the epitome of a housewife.

  • Izzy

    Happy Sunday everyone! I am so happy for Kathy. She and Victoria look beautiful!

    • Hey Sweetheart!!! Happy Sunday. Miss you SO MUCH! (((((Hugs))))))

      • Izzy

        Have missed you too, love!! Was going to come in earlier, but now the toilet in the hall bathroom is leaking! I have a big mess to clean up! Ugh!

        • Oh-oh! You should probably get off here and go handle that. Sorry 🙁

          • Izzy

            I got a lot of it up….just taking a little break, then I will get back to it.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            That, is no fun at all! Been there.
            Keep them gloves and good throw away sneakers or rubber boots on.

  • Kathy is gorgeous. She’s the best wife on that show, she has beautiful family and her new house sounds like it will knock the others out. You GO GIRL!!!!

    • Izzy

      She def is the best mother on that show! Also the best cook.

  • Izzy

    I was so looking forward to see Teresa stumble on WWHL! She was terrible on The View. She made absolutely zero sense!

    • WestCoastFeed

      How can you say that Izzy? I saw one Tre Hugger tweet that she was MESMERIZING.

      • Izzy

        MESMERIZING?! LOL! They probably thought Tre was trying to mesmerize what she could and could not say!

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Yeah…Ha Ha…that’s what idolizing someone does for ya, huh!
        Tre goes all “not so smart” and then so do her followers!
        Oh well….

      • italiano bambino

        LMFAO bitch lost her glasses?

        • Izzy

          Hi Bam!!!

          • italiano bambino

            Hi izzy long time babe hope everything is going well 🙂

          • Izzy

            All is good, thanks! Hope all is well with you! great to see you here!

          • italiano bambino

            Me too babe 🙂

      • RealitytvJunkie

        Mesmerizing, huh. Was this person on crack?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Well I have to admit that I was pretty entranced watching her eyes roll up into her head as she tried to remember her talking points.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Uh Hah Hah Hah Heh Heh Heh Heh Heh.

          • RealitytvJunkie

            I like to describe her robotic blinking as hilariously absurd.

  • Izzy

    I wonder if Andy is going to comment as to why Teresa will not be on tonight?

    • WestCoastFeed

      I expect that he will pretty much echo his tweet, that it was a mutual decision to postpone her appearance.

      • Izzy

        I call BS on it being a mutual decision.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Let’s say, her lawyers called Andy and said she’s not coming and Andy replied, okay. That makes it mutual? Right?

          • Izzy

            I suppose.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      I’m certain he’ll deliver a prepared faux apology.

  • italiano bambino

    I like Kathy great interview btw

    • Hey hey Bam Bam! *muah*

      Happy Sunday, buddy.

      • italiano bambino

        You too babe atlest we got kathy part time. She is to normal for this trainwreck

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        You know, the writing is always so good and the pics…well with Kathy and her girl, you just can’t miss, ay.
        And on the cookbook. Isn’t that the Miriam that cooks desserts with Wolfy Puck?

  • Izzy

    WOW! Just noticed Johnny Iuzzini’s comment about Kathy’s recipies! That is quite the honor!! Eat your black heart out Teresa!

    BTW, Johnny is hot! I will have him for dessert any time!

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Izzy! 🙂
      Oh YEAH!
      *wipes drool* :)““

      • Marsbars09

        That man is fine! Who is he?

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Ohhhhhhh My My…..!

    • Oh Lizzy…you slay me!!

      • Izzy

        Have you ever seen him? I think he was a judge on Top Chef Desserts. Dang, I need a mop over here just thinking about him!

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          You’re still in top form Izzy!

          BTW have you met Cait or Trippinhhard? Those two are quite somethin’

          • Izzy

            Thanks!! But I cannot compete with you!

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Meeee. Oh not even close. I can’t hold a candle to you. Doc’s right.
            Dragon Slayer.

          • Izzy

            I love everyone’ banter here!! That other site that shall remain nameless lost some of their wittiest and nicest posters!

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      I had to google him. Oh yeah, he’s a cutie.

      • Izzy

        The pics don’t do him justice. I love his tats! So sexxxxy!

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          I like tats on a man. Just not toooooooo many.
          I’m beginning to think that tats are a little too trendy.

          • Izzy

            I do love me some tats on a man. I have a couple myself. One on my lower hip, the other on on my left wrist in memory of my daughter.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I love that.
            I bet she does too!

  • WestCoastFeed

    What’s that culinary school that asked Kathy to give the graduating class speech to? It’s a school she has worked with before, somewhere in the Midwest. L’Ecole Culinaire? Something like that.

    • Yes–that’s it and that’s a huge accomplishment. Has Tre ever received such honor?

      • Izzy

        Tre proably thinks that is Ecoli, and is grateful that she did not receive that honor!

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          You crack me up like Cait cracks me up!

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Hah Hah Hah Hah. Now that’s funny Doc!

    • twifan2

      L’École Culinaire

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        How cool is that?

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      That’s pretty outstanding!

    • RealitySuxx

      That’s the same culinary school that was featured on Sweetie Pies

  • Izzy

    I don’t know about anyone else, but It’s wine o’clock here!

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Be careful with the wine and crapper combo. Not a good pairing.

      • Izzy

        LOL!

  • italiano bambino

    Totally off topic

    If anyone is into horror thriller movies go see the Purge 2 great movie was surprised how packed it was specially for a horror film. Ok back to your original programming lol

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      My head’s to vivid with imagining stuff. I can’t watch that stuff.
      I don’t mind those who do, but it’s a dream smacker for me.

      • Izzy

        I don’t watch horror either. Oh, wait I do watch the horror known as Tre-ape on RHWNJ! And that’s pretty damn scary!

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          And that’s a fact.
          We could use a drum roll and a rim shot, here.
          Tiger and Twi are great for finding those graphics!

      • italiano bambino

        I don’t like tge supernatural films they scare the hell out of me

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Yeah,
          I bet they aren’t nearly as super-natural, as natural would mean, ay.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Yes I have to see the second one. The first one, my good friend was in it..she played Mrs. Gulvason(sp)?.

  • RealitySuxx

    I really like her…and I”m sure she knows by now it’s a blessing in disguise not to deal with the foolishness full time. I was going to skip WWHL tonight with Tre on..but I will def tune in to see Rosie and Kathie.

    • italiano bambino

      Looks like the banshee is not showing up on wwhl so is kathy and Rosie who will be on instead

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        That’s what is being said.
        Should be a nice WWHL.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Reality! I co-sign with your statement. Tre is toast.
      How are you feeling/

      • RealitySuxx

        Hey Mars!… I’m doing a lot better… 🙂 Thanks.. 🙂

    • Ditto! Well said.

  • Izzy

    Alright, time to say goodnight. have to finish cleaning up the mess before BB comes on. Was fun chatting with y’all! Doc, so happy to see how busy and fun this site is! Love y’all!

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Major Hugs Izzy ((((((Hugs))))))

    • Bye boo and thanks for gracing us with your presence! ♥

    • RonnieIsBack

      Miss you Izzy!!!!!!! Hugs!!!!!

  • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

    Laterz Y’all!

  • Birdie11

    I have to say that I love the concept of cutting portion size instead of calories. Glad to see her daughter is doing so well.

    • Marsbars09

      I’m so happy for Kathy.
      How are you birdie?

      • Birdie11

        I’m doing well Marsie…how are you? Did you have a nice Sunday?

        • Marsbars09

          My Sunday is boring like most of my Sundays. 🙂

          • Birdie11

            Oh well…boring can be ok, (:

    • Hey Sweet Birdie! 🙂

      • Birdie11

        Suessie! Due to being out of town…I just watched Don’t Be Tardy…I know it’s OT…but what a fun show…love that it’s half an hour. However..could you believe that she risked that baby with a vaginal birth…and OMG…the two of them snuggled together in the bassinet was BEYOND the most precious thing ever!!

        • Hey honey!! Hope you had a nice time out of town. I was shocked the Dr (who I think is sleazy btw) performed a vaginal birth. Why didn’t she want a c-section, anyway? You can barely see the scar. Nowadays, doc’s can squeeze a baby out of a quarter size incision.

          • Birdie11

            I did…I agree…and risking the baby was insane, and Kroy was an idiot to not be the voice of reason. And WTH with Brielle and Ariana growing hair like Kim’s wigs?? LOL…Brielle needs to wash her face!

          • Did Brielle gain weight? She looks a bit chubby lumpkins in the face. And yes, they look like Kim Zolciak crash test dummies (sorry folks). I don’t understand why Kim doesn’t teach those girls how to cook and clean the house. Poor Kroy hopping around on a sick foot, chasing after the little ones while the mac & cheese burns and the teenagers text away.

          • Birdie11

            LMAO! OMG, your’re the best…I almost emailed you to vent about this…then I thought that might seem like a crazed reality TV fan gone off the rails. I do think Brielle has filled out (Briana is on tmrw…FUN…let’s email!!)…and why is Sweetie so important if she doesn’t do anything to help?

          • “(Briana is on tmrw,,,FUN…let’s email!!)<—–Lawd, I love you, sis. Hahahaha!!! *evil cackling grin*

            I know why Sweeties is so important….I'll tell you in email.

          • RonnieIsBack

            From eating that processed food every day because Kim’s lazy azz will never cook (box mac n cheese and nuggets…)

          • Precisely! That frozen junk is very toxic. And makes for a good argument as to why Brielle can’t focus on her school work. Her brain cells are starving for nutrients.

    • I like cutting portions while keeping the taste and not using that crappy diet stuff that bad for us anyways.

      • Birdie11

        She’s right about portion control being everything. Small desserts will usually do the trick without turning you into ahem..you know who!!! 😀

        • Girl, yes! I have loss a ton of weight with portion control. I could lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks easy doing that.

  • Marsbars09

    That was a sweet interview. I wish the best for Kathy and her family and all of her future endeavors.
    Kathy’s interview was also in stark contrast to her trifling cousin’s hardship. I have a feeling Kathy’s book will be a success and Tre’s “empire” will come to a hard crash upon her sentence.
    How the might have fallen.

    • Hey Marsie! *waving*

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Doc!

        • Everything cool?

          • Marsbars09

            Yeah. However, I’m bummed that I missed Izzy. I’ve been thinking about her for awhile. I hope NAWS is doing alright.

          • Aw man, sorry. Izzy is such a hoot. That’s my road dawg! And I was thinking about Naws last night and got choked up in emotions. NAWS is my boo for a lifetime.

          • Birdie11

            Has anyone heard anything??

          • NAWS is still suffering with her RA. It’s really bad.

            If you can see this Naws……LOVE YOU!!! Thinking of you!! ♥

          • RonnieIsBack

            Please send her my best also!!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    I am not in the least surprised that Kathy and Richie grew close to the Manzos and Lauritas. The Wakiles are so outgoing and friendly that the make new friends everywhere they go. I can see it on their twitter timelines. I bet Kathy’s Christmas card list is huge.

    • Marsbars09

      Great point, WCF. Unfortunately Tre, Joe, Joey, and Mel grew up in dysfunctional households, so I don’t think they know what it is to take people as they are.

    • She truly is a genuinely good soul. I agree, West.

  • Gosh, Kathy needs to cater a party for me. Her deserts look scrumptious!!!!

  • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

    NAWS! NAWS our Girl.
    We Miss YOU. I miss you, Somethin’ Fierce Girl!
    A big, Great Big ((((((HUG)))))) Gently to YOU NAWSIE!

    YOU Take CARE for YOU NAWS. When YOU can come back and
    Play with us, We’ll be HERE for YOU!

    • Yep–TEAM NAWS–baby!!!!!

    • Birdie11

      YES! MUCH love and many gentle (((hugs))) NAWS! You are missed!

  • italiano bambino

    Melissa back paddling about moving away because she didn’t want her kids to go to the same school as teresa. It’s ok Melissa you don’t have to change your story just to make things better with the banshee we know everything is fake when it comes to you and teresa.

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Pow…Take that Melissa!
      The Bambino just landed one on the kisser, ay!

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great interview..I always loved kathy and even crazy rich because he truly loves his family. I bought Lisa V’s book and I will by Kathy’s…she made great desserts.

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