Credit: John Lamparski/WireImage Photo: Kim DePaola and Teresa Giudice at Fashion Week

Caroline Manzo’s family members aren’t the only ones as thick as thieves. At their joint event in NYC on Feb. 7 , the Cuffs by Kim D. Showcase Sponsored by Fabellini, BFFs Teresa Giudice and Kim DePaola were tighter than ever, as the former celebrated her wine while the latter presented her jewelry.

We also hear Kim’s been spending plenty of time with Teresa in front of the cameras these days as they film The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5. “Kim has been shooting five days a week,” a show insider told us. Interesting... but will she finally have official housewife status? To find out, we went to the woman herself.

Check out our exclusive chat with Kim D. below!

Wetpaint Entertainment: True or false: You’ll be a housewife this season?

Kim: Ah, let’s just say I’ve been really busy lately. I’ve been having a good time with all the girls.

We can’t help but notice that the rest of them aren’t here tonight — it’s just you and Teresa. Is there anything to read into that?

No, not at all. Teresa and I, we planned this together. It’s about our businesses, it’s about Fashion Week, it’s about having a good time. That’s all there is to it.

At the reunion, Joe Gorga apologized for all the nasty things he said about you. Was it for real, or do you think it was for the cameras?

I accept the apology and I hope it wasn’t just for the cameras, I really do. Joe did the right thing by apologizing and now I’m fine with both of them. I’m completely cool with both him and Melissa.

And the Wakiles?

You know, I’m neither here nor there with them. We live in the same town. I would rather get along with them than not. Let’s just leave it at that.

Has the Posche Fashion Show happened yet?

Well, I did a holiday fashion show this year… so we had that.

Was the drama major, as always?

It was… fun.

What can you tell us about the Giudices and the Gorgas? Where do things stand?

I know that Teresa is really trying to work on getting it together and being a family again. I think everyone’s trying to bury the hatchet.

You and Teresa seem closer than ever. What bonds you?

We’re just such good friends friends. She trusts me to give her the right advice and she knows I’m going to tell it to her like it is. No one can tell me what to do or what not to do. There’s a mutual respect, a mutual trust, and at the end of the day, we’re both businesswomen. We want to help each other.

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