Theresa Caputo, born on June 10, 1967, is an American psychic medium, best known for her T.L.C. reality television series “Long Island Medium.” She was born and raised in Hicksville, New York, on Long Island, and has a brother, Michael. Their father was a volunteer firefighter and worked for the Nassau County Department of Public Works until 1980, when he was elected county water commissioner.
History of Theresa Caputo
Caputo has been on the T.L.C. Reality Show “Long Island Medium” since 2011. She is also the author of two books and tours under “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience.”
Caputo, who started seeing, sensing, and feeling spirits when she was four, has been a practicing medium for more than 20 years. She accepted her gift as a medium after a therapy session with a spiritual healer and teacher named Pat Longo. Since then, she has toured the country with her live show, published four books (some of which are bestsellers), and has recently started her podcast, “Hey Spirit!,” which was nominated for an Ambie award in the ‘Best Personal Growth Spirituality’ category.
Several people — from television news programs to print publications — have accused her of being a fraud. Caputo was described by D.J. Grothe as a charlatan, and James Randi said her claims were not true. In April 2012, the James Randi Educational Foundation awarded Caputo its Pigasus Award, a tongue-in-cheek award that seeks to expose parapsychological, paranormal, or psychic frauds. The James Randi Education Foundation has been critical of Caputo’s work. A newspaper review of Caputo’s performances at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in late 2017 concluded: “For me, this unbelievable experience was simply that: not to be believed. In my humble opinion, Caputo is a damn good performer, and she’s got undeniably likable sass and charisma.”
On December 3, 2017, Caputo and her husband, Larry Caputo, jointly announced they were separating after 28 years of marriage. They have two children, who have both appeared on the show. On June 27, 2018, Larry Caputo, who moved to Los Angeles following their separation, announced they were moving from separation to divorce. In August 2021, her daughter Victoria announced via Instagram that she and her husband were pregnant with their first child, a girl, due in February 2022. Caputo’s daughter, Victoria, gave birth to a baby girl on February 22, 2022.
Theresa Caputo timeline
Caputo launches her reality show, "Long Island Medium," where she acts as a psychic medium.
Along with Kristina Grish, Caputo publishes the book "There's More to Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight About the Other Side from the Long Island Medium."
Caputo starts an online reality show, "Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience," where she meets fans and lets spirits guide her through the audience.
Her book "Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again" is published and tops the “New York Times” bestselling list.
Theresa Caputo FAQs
How much does a session with psychic Theresa Caputo cost?
Caputo revealed that readings range from $50 to $175.
Why did Theresa Caputo and Larry break up?
He reflected on what led to the marriage falling apart: “We’re having a hard time. I think a lot of the frustration has to do with the fact that we don’t spend time together anymore. Along with that comes a lack of communication, so it’s like losing your best friend.”
How many seasons does Theresa Caputo’s reality show have?
The reality show has 12 seasons.
5 Surprising Facts
She sells jewelry
She has a line of necklaces that are spiritually inspired.
She’s highly sought-after
According to her website, she has been booked for two years, so if you’re emailing or booking her now, know that you’re in for a long wait.
She’s impervious to skepticism
Caputa knows many people consider her to be a fraud but she doesn’t let those skeptics bother her.
She was investigated for fraud
Caputo was under investigation for fraud, as many of her clients were not satisfied with the readings she gave them.
She’s a guitarist
Caputo used to be part of a folk band — she played the guitar.
Why We Love Theresa Caputo
All the messages she relays are positive
Caputo assures people that when she does talk to a spirit, they tend to only share good things with her. Whenever she gives a reading, it’s almost always a positive message — the spirit is just trying to reassure the person that they’re okay and relieve the guilt about their death.
She helps people
Caputo is all about helping people. She feels the need to convey messages from spirits to humans for one simple reason: to help as many people as possible.
She’s a diva
She refuses to go anywhere unless she’s in full hair and makeup. And when she’s traveling, she refuses anything less than five-star amenities.
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