Real New Jersey housewives, Teresa and Joe Giudice, separate after twenty years of marriage. A source close to the couple – who shares four children – shared the news with People magazine.
“They discussed their future when Teresa and the girls went to Italy in early November and agreed that each one should leave. They do it amicably and very slowly, ”said the source. “Joe went out on a few dates, Teresa didn’t. She has been too busy with girls, with work obligations and taking care of her father. She is happy for Joe. “
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice of RHONJ separate after 20 years of marriage
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The insider added that Joe and Teresa were very friendly to each other and support each other. Teresa and Joe still love each other, but neither is interested in a long distance relationship.
Joe is currently living in Italy while he awaits the final decision on his deportation appeal. Joe was born in Italy and came to the United States when he was a baby. He never got his US citizenship, so when he was convicted of postal, email and bankruptcy fraud in 2014, an immigration judge finally ordered his deportation.
The 49-year-old man served three years in prison and seven months in an ICE detention center before the court agreed to release Joe on the condition that he had to leave the United States while he was away. awaits the final decision on his deportation.
Insider says Joe and Teresa have “no divorce plans” yet, and they are both focusing on their daughters – Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana , 10 years. The girls will spend Christmas with Joe in Italy, the source explains. And, Teresa will stay at home in New Jersey with her father.
Joe and Teresa have not lived together for nearly five years. Teresa spent 11 months in prison in 2015 after pleading guilty to fraud before Joe left to serve her sentence. The couple were childhood lovers who married in 1999.
After Joe decided to go to Italy instead of waiting in the horrible conditions of an ICE detention center, Teresa said that at the end of the day, she wanted Joe to be happy.
“I mean, he waited (to leave America) because that’s what his daughters wanted him to do, fight. And that’s what I told him, you can never regret it because you fought, and now it was good that you could leave and fight it from Italy. I was like, “You don’t want to be in there. This is disgusting.” Who would want to be there -in?”
After Joe’s release from ICE custody, he and Teresa participated in a special interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. Teresa was in New York with Cohen and Joe appeared via satellite, and the couple admitted they were not sure their marriage would continue.
Teresa said she was waiting to see Joe in person to see if she was feeling differently, but neither of them wanted to stay in the relationship if they were separated by an ocean.
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