Kathy Wakile is an Italian-American TV personality who formerly featured in the TV series The Real Housewives of New Jersey that covers the contestants’ lives and that of their family members.
Kathy Wakile currently features in the Bravo series of The Real Housewives of New Jersey that follows through her life journey and that of her Kids. The series also follows the bitter relationship she has with her cousin Teresa Giudice and her cousin-in-law Melisa Gorga.
Kathy started featuring in the series in May 2001 when the season rolled out for its third season. She subsequently appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons before she was dropped from the cast hence she did not feature on the sixth and seventh ones of the series. Despite being dropped, Kathy made several appearances due to her relationship with both Teresa Giudice and Melisa Gorga.
The TV series was the beginnings of her stardom as she went on to realize her dream of opening three product lines while still on the TV series. These include: Della Dea, Goddess Eye Jewelry, Red Velvet Cosmo and Kathy Wakile Loves Wallpics Mixtiles Stickable Photo Tiles For Walls
Besides, she has also written a good cooking book titled as Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet, plus Kathy opened her own restaurant.
Kathy Wakile: Early Years
Kathy Wakile was born on October 4th, 1965 in New Jersey, United States. She has three brothers and a younger sister by the name Rosie.
She currently resides with her husband and children in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Her husband Richard Wakile is a gas station proprietor and owner in New Jersey, and together they have been married for over 20 years. Their children are Victoria Wakile and Joseph Wakile.
Kathy Wakile and her daughter Victoria are active participants in raising cancer awareness in the community. This was brought about as result of Victoria undergoing a series of operations to have a benign brain tumor removed.
Kathy is also an entrepreneur as she has opened product lines for herself while she was still featuring on the TV series The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She is also a proud restaurant owner, which she owns with her husband and has also managed to write a cooking book.
Opens a Restaurant
Her entrepreneurial desire started while she was airing on the TV series. She made it clear to her fans that she was setting out on a business journey to realize her dream of managing a restaurant. She traveled with her husband Rich to do research on the various restaurant aspects.
Before the restaurant open, Kathy Wakile gave her fans a sneak peek of how her Pizza Love restaurant looked on the inside. She posted countless of photos on her Instagram page and this generated quite a buzz amongst her fans.
She first announced her plans of opening a restaurant together with her husband and two friends with a good background in the business.
As a teaser, Kathy Wakile told fans that the menu will include Cannolis and Homemade gelato which are the Mediterranean cuisines and desserts.
This will serve as a continuation of her passion for cooking and creating some of the finest recipes for her restaurant clients.
Katie Wakile discusses Teresa Giudice
The Real Housewives of New Jersey consists of the family and the drama that it brings, especially when it comes to the relationship between Kathy Wakile and Teresa Giudice. The cousins have had a rather sour relationship throughout the hit TV series but that seems to have an end as Giudice seemed to warm up and reconcile with Kathy in season 7 of the show.
Kathy personally opened up to her relationship with her cousin Teresa and she is candid that between the two their relationship is broken. She says that at the moment she is just focusing on her family and her business and has no time to think about people and get involved in feuds.
Kathy Wakile also quells down the rumors that she opened her Pizza Love restaurant to compete with her cousin’s Teresa Restaurant which closed up shop earlier on. The two have continued to have a strained relationship and it is not seen that they will be talking anytime soon.
She said that despite her broken relationship with Teresa, she has a close and good relationship with her former TV showgirls including Caroline Manzo, Margaret Josephs, Cynthia Bailey, Jacqueline Laurita, Marysol Patton, Jill Zarin, and Jenni Pulos.
Kathy says she is content with her life after leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey show and she is fully focused on her family, business, and traveling.
To her, the show was an eye opener as she was able to really discover herself at a more personal level.
Talks about Leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey
Kathy Wakile stopped featuring in the Bravo series The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She successfully featured in season three, four and five but was not renewed for its subsequent seasons.
On her part, Kathy Wakile says that there is no drama behind her not being featured on the show and that she is so grateful for the opportunity she was given. She said she now had the time to focus on other aspects of her life including family and business. Kathy also thanked the viewers of the show for being one of her constant pillars and thanked the show hosts for giving her a chance.
Kathy was not the only one who dropped from the show for its sixth season. Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita also dropped while Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea and Nicole Mauriello were set to make their debut on the show.
So far so good, Kathy Wakile is having a good time away from the show and focusing on her life. The show served to take her to the next level and opened for her more opportunities along the way. Currently, she has made a couple of appearances in the sixth and seventh seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The show is currently renewed for its eighth season and more drama is expected to unfold.