Credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images for Wetpaint Entertainment Photo: Kathy Wakile Parties With Wetpaint Entertainment

Kathy Wakile may have joined The Real Housewives of New Jersey in Season 3, but Teresa Giudice’s look-alike cousin has called the Garden State home all her life.

Although she didn’t marry an Italian like all of her The Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars chose to do (her husband Rich Wakile is Lebanese), Kathy never left her home state and currently lives in Wayne, New Jersey with Rich and her two children, Victoria, 18 and Joseph, 16.

Talk about a born and bred Jersey gal! 

Are you surprised Kathy has spent all her life in N.J.?