Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, May Be Moving to Fort Lauderdale
Theresa Caputo, also known as "The Long Island Medium" on her TV show of the same name, might be moving to Fort Lauderdale, as she revealed on an episode last night.
With her children in college but her husband, Larry, in tow, Theresa Caputo — a gregarious, platinum blond with alleged psychic abilities — drove in an R.V. from her home in Hicksville, New York (ion Long Island) to Fort Lauderdale. The Caputos
In the second episode of the seventh season, Caputo interacted with “spirits” in Fort Lauderdale the same way she seems to do in Long Island. She surprises people who lost a loved one at their homes and then randomly on her daily errands. The biggest burden of doing her job in Florida, Caputo stressed throughout the entire episode, was the humidity and what it does to her hair.
“The pros so far are that it’s not cold, there’s no
In the episode, Caputo arrives in South Florida and rushes to Salon Bongini — the brainchild of celebrity stylist Joel Bongini — on Sunrise Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Her hair is washed and blow-dried as she conducts an impromptu psychic reading for the woman sitting beside her. But even with hairspray, Caputo’s blond strands still fall flat when she steps outside — an all-too-real fact of life for any person living in South Florida. In every other outdoor shot, Caputo sports a visor or baseball cap.
“My hair is a big part of my personality,” she explains to her husband. “And my personality is one of the reasons that you love me.”
The show had its tear-jerking moments: Caputo surprised the parents of Warren Cohen, a young man who was killed in a hit-and-run in December 2014, and a yacht captain who lost her father and brother, in Lighthouse Point. She also held a group reading at Mama Mia Ristorante in Hollywood.
In June 2014, Ron Tebo, who runs a YouTube site focused on debunking frauds, declared that Caputo simply analyzes a person’s body language to make a high-probability guess or asks vague questions to a large group of people to increase her odds. Still, Caputo has appeared on Dr. Oz and the Today show.
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Despite the skepticism surrounding psychics, Caputo found fans wherever she went. In yesterday's episode, a fan approached Caputo as she was golfing. The woman ran up to Caputo and said: “I feel like I just won the lottery!” They hug.
The episode ended with dinner on the Intracoastal Waterway with Caputo’s aunt, who resides in South Florida. Afterward, they headed to the Caputos' rented home in a water taxi. Caputo shrieked in excitement when she realized she could ride the water taxi to Galleria Mall.
“Who would rather take a yellow cab in Manhattan when they can take a water taxi?” Larry says to end the episode.
Looks like Fort Lauderdale might be getting a celebrity medium.
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