The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star tells TooFab: "I'm not out there trying to help anybody, I'm really trying to not drown."
"The storyline is no longer -- at least for me -- that I'm not out there trying to help anybody, I'm really trying to not drown," Siggy told TooFab ahead of the premiere of her sophomore season. "You know how in 'The Hunger Games' it says, 'Kill or be killed'? Well, this time, I'm at the part of the zoo that I don't wanna be in, and I have to use my survival skills."
Although Siggy never used Margaret's name in the interview, she did refer to a "new housewife." And based on the explosive trailer, there's no doubt Siggy's beef is with her.
"I'm disrespected over and over and over and over again throughout the season, and you're gonna see how I handle every time that I'm disrespected," Siggy said. "This new housewife was a fabulous edition. She stands on her own two feet, I never heard anything but nice things about her, we've passed each other in town, liked each other's Facebook pictures, always supported each other in our ventures we do in this world and where we stand on this planet. I had no idea. I was actually very blindsided. I was extremely hurt and shocked over what transpired over this season."
See what other tea Siggy spilled in TooFab's interview below.
How do you feel Teresa Guidice has changed since going to prison? Will we see those changes this season?
It's very hard for her. No one can really understand what's going on with Teresa unless you're walking through her shoes, and that's why my heart always goes into a soft spot when I talk about Teresa or when I'm with her. She's really holding up the fort and doing a fabulous job doing it. Her No. 1 goal is for her children and to be there for them and also work and pay the bills and do everything. She really is superwoman. She's really doing it and doing it in a great way.
I didn't know Teresa before [prison], I only knew her when she came home. That's when I met her. I only met her last season, and all I can tell you is she has never been anything but kind and loving to me. Even throughout the season, when I feel like the worst things in the world are happening to me, she'll be the first one to say, 'I'm sorry you feel that way.' I can only judge people on the way they treat me. She has been nothing but kind and generous and loving to me.
Last year's group trip really wore you and Dolores Catania out. How did this year's trip go?
Same thing happened this year. By the time the group trip happens in the end, I'm on an IV drip. I will say anything you want me to say or do anything you want me to do. All I was thinking was, 'Get me the hell out of here!' I was emotionally, mentally and physically done by the end. If you would've told me my name wasn't Siggy by the end, I would've said, 'Pick a name for me then.' Every time after filming, I don't get out of bed for about three days.
As a celebrity relationship expert, do you have a message for fellow housewife Luann de Lesseps, who's getting divorced from Tom D'Agostino after seven months of marriage?
Good for you. Rejection is protection. You took a risk. You jumped in the water. You found out early enough it wasn't for you, and you got out of it. There is no shame in getting into relationships and then getting out of relationships. And I applaud Luann for getting into it and being a class act and getting out of it when she realized it was not for her.
One of the sweetest moments from last season was the episode you took your mom to get a makeover. Can we expect to see more of you and your family this season?
Oh, you're gonna see my mom and dad on the season. I still don't believe they're my parents. They're just -- I have such a big mouth and I am so over the top, and my parents are so quiet and they actually don't love the sound of their own voices. They let other people speak. They're just such nice people. I love them so much.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
There's a reason why I do this show: I lead by example. So as I'm going through a hard time, I'm also showing you that if you're going through it, you're gonna realize that you could also get through it. It's gonna be scary. You're gonna be hurt. I cry, and there's nothing you can do about it, but you have to stand up for your passions in life and what you believe because if not then what is your purpose on this planet? Everything that happens on this show, somebody can relate to.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Season 8 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.