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'Real Housewives' stars upset over lack of freebies

Sure, the families featured on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” hardly look like they need a handout, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take one or two — and then get mad when they don’t get more.

According to Radar Online, that’s just what happened when “Real Housewives” newbies Richard Wakile and his son Joseph offered one store a chance to photograph them in exchange for freebies.

It seems Richard, otherwise known as husband to Kathy and cousin-in-law to Teresa Giudice, isn't happy with the arrangement they made with Something Sophisticated, as it yielded them only two gratis shirts.

“They reached out to us, checked out our store, thought it would be mutually beneficial, so they called us, we set up the time, we hired a photographer, bought champagne and food,” shop owner Ed Bergan told Radar. “As far as we were concerned it went great.”

Hours after the shoot, a personal assistant for the Wakiles sent out an email stating that the “The Real Housewives” stars felt the two gifts showed that the shop “is not at all being thankful nor grateful for whom they are.”


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